The Duchess of Sussex has claimed in a new clip from her upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey that the palace is “perpetuating lies” about her and Prince Harry.

In the clip released Wednesday night in the United States, Oprah asked Meghan what she thought of the palace hearing her “speak her truth today”.

“I don’t know how they could expect that after all this time we would just stay silent if there is an active role that society is playing in perpetuating the lies about us,” he said. she declared.

“And if that carries a risk of losing things, I mean – there’s already a lot that has been lost.”

The exchange was released after Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday it would investigate allegations of intimidation made against the Duchess of Sussex by former royal staff, after a Times report claimed Meghan had kicked out two personal assistants during his working time. royal, while Kensington Palace staff had been “humiliated” on several occasions.

Ahead of the Buckingham Palace announcement, sources close to Meghan and Prince Harry suggested the emergence of the bullying allegations was timed to undermine the Oprah interview.

A spokesperson for the couple said: ‘It is no coincidence that distorted, years-old accusations of undermining the Duchess are being reported to UK media shortly before she and the Duke do speak openly and honestly about their experience over the past few years. . “

The interview, the bulk of which is between Meghan and Winfrey, with Harry joining at the end, has been billed as ‘intimate’ and ‘broad’.

The two-hour CBS special in which the couple will speak to Winfrey premieres Sunday in the US and airs in the UK on March 8 on ITV at 9 p.m. ET.