“I don’t know how they can expect that after all this time, we will remain silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating the falsehoods about us,” Meghan said in an already released clip, hinting that she is ready to escalate a war. of words between her and the family she married.
Those theories They will surely be investigated in the interview, giving viewers a first official account after years of palace intrigue.
“It’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege, in some way, to be able to say yes” to the interview, Meghan said in a preview, discussing the limitations of speaking to the media while working as royalty. “I mean … I’m ready to talk.”
A once-in-a-generation challenge for the Palace
By the time the sun rises in the UK on Monday, audiences will have a new perspective from former royals on the palace’s machinations.
This week there has been a frenzy of stories citing anonymous sources and royal commentators, but the Palace has adhered to its usual protocol of silence in the face of speculative reports surrounding the broadcast.
“It is not a coincidence that distorted allegations from several years ago aimed at undermining the Duchess are being reported to the British media shortly before she and the Duke speak openly and honestly about their experience of the past few years,” their statement added. on Wednesday. .
On Sunday morning, the front pages of several British newspapers focused on the upcoming broadcast, with some reporting that the Queen would not be watching. The Mail on Sunday featured a real source criticizing public interest in the show on its cover, but devoted 11 pages to a preview of the interview.
But royalty probably knows from history the impact the televised show could have. The palace encounters a bomb that says it all about once per generation; a 1970 interview with abdicated King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson raised problems for the palace, 25 years before tens of millions of people saw the “Panorama” confessional of Princess Diana in Britain.
But his moves to date make it clear that insiders at the palace aren’t his only targets. The pair are likely to save their harshest words for the British tabloid press, which has dogged them relentlessly for years.
The couple have fought multiple legal cases against publications and photo agencies that had printed details of their private lives.
“It’s been incredibly difficult for the two of us, but at least we had each other,” Harry told Winfrey in another promo clip, drawing parallels between his experience and that of his mother, Princess Diana, who was also exiled from the royalty. in the 1990s.
The door was closed on a possible return of the couple as active royals earlier this year.
Nonetheless, the conversation means that they can begin the task of reclaiming the narrative about their actual divide, free to make media commitments of their choosing and sculpt their new lives as celebrity activists.