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Meghan accuses palace of `perpetuating falsehoods`

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Published: 15:50, 4 March 2021  
Meghan accuses palace of `perpetuating falsehoods`

Meghan accuses palace of `perpetuating falsehoods` in new Oprah clip – video

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

In the clip released on Wednesday night in the US, Meghan was asked by Oprah how she felt about the palace hearing her “speak her truth today”.

“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.

“And if that comes with the risk of losing things I mean – there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”

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

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

A spokesperson for the couple said: “It’s no coincidence that distorted several-year-old accusations aimed at undermining the duchess are being briefed to the British media shortly before she and the duke are due to speak openly and honestly about their experience of recent years.”

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