Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview will air on Sunday 7 March in the US – but a teaser clip has been released ahead of time.
The Duchess of Sussex has said she could not be expected to “just be silent” if the Royal Family is playing an “active role” in “perpetuating falsehoods” about her.
Meghan made the remarks in a second teaser clip for her heavily anticipated TV interview with Oprah Winfrey – which will be aired on Sunday 7 March in the US before being shown in the UK the next day.
Harry and Meghan are expected to lift the lid on their short period as working royals together before stepping back from their duties to pursue a new life in America.
The duchess says she is not afraid of the consequences of speaking out during the 30-second clip, before adding that “a lot… has been lost already”.
Winfrey asks Meghan: “How do you feel about the Palace hearing you speak your truth today?”
She replies: “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.
“And, if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, I … there is a lot that has been lost already.”
CBS has shared the clip after Buckingham Palace said it had launched an investigation into claims the duchess bullied former royal staff.
Meghan and Harry will not be part of the process and it is understood the palace hopes to start the investigation soon.