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Meghan Markle tells Oprah Winfrey that as a royal she wasn’t allowed to make her own decisions
Rosa Woods – Pool / Getty Images Meghan Markle has said that as a member of the royal family, she wasn’t allowed to make decisions of her own. The comments were made in a new preview clip of Oprah Winfrey’s much-anticipated interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, which was posted on CBS This Morning Friday morning. In the new clip, Meghan said she wasn’t allowed to give an interview beforehand. In the clip, Oprah told Meghan that she remembered calling her before her wedding and asking her to do so. Meghan said, “I remember that conversation very well. I wasn’t even allowed to have this conversation with you personally. Right? There had to be people from that [communications team] sitting there … “Oprah then said,” You kindly turned me down … What’s right about this time? “Meghan replied,” Well, so many things. That we are on the other side of many of the life experiences that have happened. And also that we have the opportunity to make our own decisions in such a way that I could not have agreed with you at the time. That wasn’t my choice. As an adult who has lived a truly independent life, it is really liberating to have the right and privilege to step into this construct, that is, um, unlike what I think people imagine, some ways to say to be able to: “Yes, I am ready to speak.” To say it yourself … Just to be able to make a choice, to speak for yourself. “Meghan’s new comments seem to echo a common complaint from her that she has been denied her voice and agency as a member of the royal family. The new clip came as the tension between Meghan and Harry and Buckingham Palace turned into an all-out war. Reports in the UK media suggested several witnesses were ready to come forward and prove a hastily announced investigation into alleged bullying by Meghan by her staff at Buckingham Palace. Meghan’s friends responded to the bullying allegations by launching a social media battle against Buckingham Palace today, calling her a “warm, kind, caring person”. In an earlier clip, Meghan accused the palace of “perpetuating falsehoods.” An emotional Meghan said, “I don’t know how you can expect that after all this time, if there is an active role in The Firm, we would still be silent The perpetuation of falsehoods about you plays p. ”Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.