“I don’t know how they could expect that after all this time we would just stay silent if there is an active role The Firm is playing in perpetuating the lies about us,” Meghan said in a clip. already published, hinting that she is ready to escalate a war of words between herself and the family she married into.
These theories are certain to be polled in the interview, giving viewers a first official account after years of intrigue at the palace.
“It’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes” to the interview, Meghan said in a preview, discussing the constraints that prevent her from speaking to the media while she was royal work. “I mean … I’m ready to talk.”
A unique challenge for the Palace
As the sun rises in the UK on Monday, the public will have a new perspective from former royals on the palace machinations.
This week has seen a frenzy of stories citing anonymous sources and royal commentators, but the palace has adhered to its usual protocol of silence in the face of speculative reporting surrounding the show.
“It is no coincidence that distorted, years-old accusations of undermining the Duchess were being reported to the British media shortly before she and the Duke spoke openly and honestly about their experience of these recent years, “their statement added on Wednesday. .
On Sunday morning, the front pages of several UK newspapers focused on the impending show, with some reporting the Queen would not be watching. The Mail on Sunday featured a royal source on its front page denouncing public interest in the program – but devoted 11 pages to the interview preview.
But royals probably know from history the impact the TV show could have. The Palace encounters a TV movie bomb roughly once in a generation; a 1970 interview with abdicated King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson posed problems for the palace, 25 years before Princess Diana’s “Panorama” confessional was viewed by tens of millions in Britain.
But their moves to date make it clear that palace insiders aren’t their only targets. The duo will likely keep their harshest words for the British tabloids, which have relentlessly pursued them for years.
The couple carried out several lawsuits against publications and photo agencies that had printed details of their private lives.
“It was incredibly difficult for both of us, but at least we had met,” Harry told Winfrey in another promotional clip, drawing parallels between their experience and that of his mother, Princess Diana, who was also exiled from the royal family. in the 1990s.
The door was closed on a potential return for the pair as royals earlier this year.
Nonetheless, the conversation means they can begin the task of reclaiming the narrative of their royal split, finally free to make any media engagements they choose and sculpt their new lives as celebrity activists.