When Oprah asked Meghan if she was concerned about how the royal family would react to their interview, the duchess replied, "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, I mean, there's a lot that's been lost already."
And that's not all she said. Meghan and Harry alsoopened up about the behind-the-scenes drama of their royal exit, questions regarding their son's skin color, the sex of their forthcoming second child, and where their relationships stand now that they've left royal life behind.
After the bombshell interview, one of Meghan's famous friends, Serena Williams, posted a powerful message of solidarity, sharing, "Meghan Markle, my selfless friend, lives her life - and leads by example - with empathy and compassion. She teaches me every day what it means to truly be noble. Her words illustrate the pain and cruelty she's experienced."
Of every shocking element of the way Harry and Meghan and Archie were treated by "the firm," the idea that they would be stripped of security at a time when they were under siege with racist death threats is simply monstrous.
"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." - Princess Meghan 👏🏾👏🏾🗣 (“The Firm" is a common nickname for the royal family)
Meghan had already received support from stars like Gabrielle Union, Janina Gavankar and Jameela Jamil, who defended her on Thursday against allegations of bullying.
Last week,The Times published an article which claims that the Duchess of Sussex bullied her royal aides and made them cry. A spokesperson for Meghan and Harry denied the allegations in a statement to ET, calling the allegation a "calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation."
Sources informed the publication that a bullying complaint was filed against Meghan by a royal staffer in 2018. The complaint allegedly claimed she "drove two personal assistants out of the household and was undermining the confidence of a third staff member." Following the allegations, Buckingham Palace announced it would be launching an internal investigation.