Meghan Markle Tells Oprah the Royal Family Is "Perpetuating Falsehoods" in New Teaser
"There's a lot that's been lost already."
UPDATE: 3/4/2021: Three more nights until the highly anticipated Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. CBS has teased another clip from the interview that is shocking.
Winfrey asks Markle, "How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?" To which Markle responds, "I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that the Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us," she said. Adding, "And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean I — there's a lot that's been lost already."
We're one week out from Oprah Winfrey's special interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and our jaws are already on the floor. The first trailer for the CBS special is dramatic, to say the least.
In a series of cuts, Winfrey asks Markle (clad in a black maxi dress with white detailing) questions like "Were you silent, or were you silenced?" and clarifies that "there is no subject that's off-limits" in the interview.
Harry, in a gray suit, is shown telling the talk show host that his "biggest concern was history repeating itself."
March 7 can't get here soon enough.
Previously: It helps to know the right people. And Oprah Winfrey knows everyone, so it's not surprising that the legendary host snagged an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — their first since announcing that they're expecting a second child together. People reports that Winfrey will be hosting a 90-minute primetime special with Harry and Meghan set to air on CBS on March 7, 2021.
"Winfrey will speak with Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in a wide-ranging interview, covering everything from stepping into life as a Royal, marriage, motherhood, philanthropic work to how she is handling life under intense public pressure," CBS said in a statement. "Later, the two are joined by Prince Harry as they speak about their move to the United States and their future hopes and dreams for their expanding family."
Winfrey isn't just a close friend. She's also literally close to the couple, since Meghan and Harry moved to Montecito, California, last year. And the CBS interview isn't the only way that Oprah is teaming up with the Sussexes. She's working with Harry on a mental health docuseries for Apple TV+, though that venture doesn't have an air date on the calendar just yet. Harry noted that the show would cover the "human spirit fighting back from the darkest places."
"When I did your podcast two years ago the response made me realize what an impact sharing my story could have, and what an impact other stories can have for so many who are suffering silently," Harry told journalist Bryony Gordon about the series. "If the viewers can relate to the pain and perhaps the experience, then it could save lives, as we will focus on prevention and positive outcomes."