Explained: Why Oprah Winfrey's interview of Harry and Meghan is in the spotlight

On Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special, which airs on CBS on Sunday, the couple will explain why they left their royal roles.

meghan markle, prince harry, oprah winfrey, sussexes oprah, meghan markle harcèlement moral, meghan markle procès en matière de confidentialité, princesse diana, express indienThis image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)

It’s been almost a year since the Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have decided to step back as senior members of the British monarchy, but feelings of ill will between the couple and the rest of the royal family appear to persist.

Speaking to American talk show host Oprah Winfrey on her show, Meghan has now accused Buckingham Palace of perpetuating lies about her and her spouse, claiming the royal couple will not remain silent as they tell their story. An excerpt from the interview aired on Wednesday.

Prince Harry, little -son of Queen Elizabeth II and younger son of Prince Charles’ heir apparent, is currently sixth in line to the British throne. After their marriage in 2018, Harry and Meghan assumed the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex (known as together the Sussexes).

tamar braxton net worth On Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special, which airs on CBS Sunday, the couple will explain why they left their royal roles. How do you feel about the Palace hearing you speak your truth today? Winfrey asked Meghan. Meghan responds: I don’t know how they could expect us to remain silent after all this time if The Firm is playing an active role in perpetuating lies about us. And if that comes with the risk of losing things, I mean there’s already a lot of things that have already been lost, Meghan added.

Analysts said Meghan referring to British royalty as ‘The Firm’ – a term the Royal Family sometimes uses to describe themselves – is indicative of the bad blood between the couple and the remaining members of the monarchy, not just their feud . with the British press.

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What does the Times report say?

This week, a Times newspaper article said assistants working for Meghan two years ago were intimidated by her. He cited unnamed sources and claimed an aide to Harry and Meghan filed a complaint in October 2018, alleging that Meghan reduced some of her assistants to tears and treated others so badly that they quit. The newspaper said Harry urged the aide, who has now left his staff, to drop the complaint, and it never progressed. The Times said it had been contacted by former staffers who wanted the public to preview before Winfrey’s interview aired.

Reply to report

In a press release, Buckingham Palace said it was very concerned about the Times allegations following claims by former employees of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He added that The Royal Household would not and would not condone bullying or harassment in the workplace, the HR team will look into the allegations and that staff members involved at the time would be asked to participate.

Harry and Meghan released a statement denying that she had bullied anyone. A spokeswoman for Meghan said earlier she was saddened by this latest attack on her character, especially as someone who has been the target of bullying and is deeply committed to supporting those who have suffered pain and trauma, reported the Washington Post. The spokesperson called it a calculated smear campaign based on misleading and damaging misinformation.


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What did Prince Harry say on the show?

kristen alderson feet In another excerpt from the show, Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that he was worried about repeating the story, referring to his mother, Princess Diana, being sued by the British press and dying at the age of 36 years in a car accident in Paris after her divorce from Prince Charles. I’m really relieved and happy to be sitting here talking to you with my wife by my side, said Harry. Because I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her (Diana), going through this process alone all those years ago… It was incredibly difficult for both of us, but at least we met each other, added Harry.

The Royal Couple

Meghan and Harry, who married in May 2018, retired from official duties in March of last year to forge new careers and a financially independent life in California. That decision was upheld last month when they also handed over all of their royal patronages. They said their decision was fueled in part by intense press intrusion.

However, Meghan had also previously indicated that she felt that she did not have the full support of the royal family. In court papers submitted in her successful privacy action against the mass mailing Mail on Sunday, her lawyers said she felt unprotected while pregnant with their son Archie.

Privacy and paparazzi

In March 2020, the couple had taken Splash UK to court after Meghan and her son were photographed without permission on a private family outing while in Canada. The case was later settled, with Splash UK agreeing to stop taking unauthorized photos of the family. In April 2020, the Duke and Duchess announced that they would no longer cooperate with the Daily Mail, the Sun , the Mirror and the Express, and in July of the same year, Meghan took legal action against an unidentified individual for taking photos of their son in Los Angeles. ethnicity lana del rey She had also sued The Mail on Sunday and MailOnline for alleged breach of privacy, violation of the right to author and violation of the data protection law of 2018 for the publication of a letter that she had sent to her father in 2019.

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