Meghan Says She Feels “Liberated” In A New Oprah Clip

A brand new teaser of Meghan Markle's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey has been released by CBS and it is almost two minutes long. In it, the duchess speaks about how liberated she feels now that she is able to speak, and how being part of the royal family is different to what people imagine it to be.

In the clip, Winfrey recalls calling Meghan back in 2018, asking her to do an interview before her and Prince Harry's wedding, which Meghan "turned down nicely" at the time.

"I remember that conversation very well," says the duchess. "I wasn't even allowed to have that conversation with you personally," explaining that other people were in the room at the time of the call.

When asked why now was the right time, Meghan replies: "Well, so many things. That we're on the other side of a lot of life experience that's happened and also that we have the ability to make our own choices in a way. I couldn't have said yes to you then, that wasn't my choice to make."

"So as an adult who lived a really independent life to then go into this construct that is different than I think what people imagine it to be. It's really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes. I mean, I'm ready to talk," she continues. "To be able to make a choice on your own and just be able to speak for yourself."

In another sneak peek released earlier in the week, Meghan said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to remain silent if it was "perpetuating falsehoods about us.”

"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."

The 90-minute conversation, Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, will air on CBS on Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. ET, and in the UK on ITV on Monday, March 8, at 9 p.m.