Second trailer from Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview includes admission a 'lot has been lost' with royals
If the nail wasn’t already in the coffin for Harry and Meghan’s relationship with the royals — it is now.
A second teaser from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah Winfrey interview has revealed Meghan’s acknowledgement they risk “losing things” from their bombshell tell-all and her accusation that they spread “falsehoods” about the couple.
While the Duchess was silent in the initial trailer, which focused on Harry’s fears of “history repeating itself”, she lays into the royals in the most recent teaser.
When asked by Winfrey how she feels about the palace hearing her “speak your truth”, the Duchess gave insight into the already bruised relationship with their family in the UK.
“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 risk of losing things, there’s a lot that’s been lost already.”
While Prince Harry is seen holding hands with the Duchess while she cradles her baby bump in the first trailer, Meghan is seen alone with Winfrey in the gardens of the couple’s LA mansion in the second clip.
It is set to add a huge dump of petrol on the blaze already raging between Harry and Meghan and the royals, who are investigating claims she bullied her former staff.
Buckingham Palace is launching an investigation into the accusations which first appeared in UK newspaper The Times.
The publication reported allegations that the Duchess drove out two personal assistants and left staff feeling “humiliated”, while Harry apparently pleaded with their then-communications secretary Jason Knauf not to make a formal complaint.
The palace says its human resources team “will look into the circumstances outlined in the article” and will speak to the couple’s current and former staff.
“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,” it said.
Meanwhile a statement from Harry and Meghan accuses the palace of launching a smear campaign before their Oprah interview airs on Sunday.
“The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma,” a spokesperson said.