Meghan Markle has said she does not know how Buckingham Palace could expect her and the Duke of Sussex to remain silent if it was “perpetuating falsehoods” about them.
In a clip from the upcoming interview with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey, Meghan was asked about recent events after Buckingham Palace announced it would investigate allegations of bullying against her.
Ms Winfrey asks: “How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?”
Meghan responds: “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… there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”
A report in the Times published claims from a former member of the royal staff that Meghan had caused the departure of two personal assistants and “humiliated” others.
Buckingham Palace said: “We are clearly very concerned about allegations in The Times following claims made by former staff of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
“Accordingly our HR team will look into the circumstances outlined in the article. Members of staff involved at the time, including those who have left the household, will be invited to participate to see if lessons can be learned.
“The Royal Household has had a dignity at work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who moved to America in 2019 and are no longer working royals.
The exclusive interview, which will be broadcast on STV, will cover a range of issues including press intrusion, Meghan’s transition from actress to royal and the death of Harry’s mother Princess Diana.
The chat show queen Ms Winfrey has promised it will be “shocking” with “nothing off limits”.
Harry’s grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, has been unwell in hospital for more than two weeks, and was transferred to St Bartholomew’s Hospital on Monday for tests on a pre-existing heart condition.
Oprah with Meghan and Harry will be aired at 9pm on Monday, March 8 at 9pm.