Meghan Markle and her husband
The Duchess of Sussex has said she is not afraid of the consequences of speaking out in her and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In a second teaser clip released by CBS for the upcoming interview, Meghan said “a lot… has been lost already.”
She said she could not be expected to be silent if the royals had a part in “perpetuating falsehoods about us.”
It comes as Buckingham Palace said it had launched an investigation into claims the duchess bullied royal staff.
The interview with Winfrey, which will air in the US on Sunday, is expected to lift the lid on Harry and Meghan’s short period as working royals together before they stepped down for a life in the US.
In the 30-second teaser clip, Winfrey asks the duchess: “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.”
Past and present royal employees are to be invited to speak in confidence about their experiences of working for Meghan as part of the palace’s investigation.
It follows a report in the Times newspaper that the duchess faced a bullying complaint when she was a working royal.