Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview about Oprah Winfrey will air on US television amid tensions between the couple and the British monarchy

Ever since the late Princess Diana appeared on television to share intimate details of her failed marriage to Harry’s father, Prince Charles, an interview with the royal family has drawn so much attention

Meghan, 39, and Harry, 36, stunned the royal family last January when they announced they were stepping down from their official royal roles to lead a new, independent life in California >
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently severed their official royal ties, will explain their move in the interview that airs on Sunday night in the US

“I’m ready to talk,” Meghan told Oprah in an excerpt aired on CBS Friday, saying it was “liberating” to be able to do the interview

“As an adult who has lived a truly independent life and then goes into this construct that is different from what I think people imagine, it is really liberating to have the right and the privilege in some ways able to say yes ”

Oprah, who attended the couple’s wedding, has promised that the conversation will contain “nothing out of the ordinary”

Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 and became global celebrities who combine British royalty and Hollywood glamor

But less than two years later, they stepped down from their official duties, saying the media intrusion was overwhelming

Her decision to do the high profile interview with Oprah has been criticized by some as hypocrisy that flies in the face of her avowed desire for privacy

Meghan and Harry’s critics say the couple want the glamor of their positions without the commitment it requires or the control it brings

Your support says your treatment shows how an outdated British institution cracked down on a modern, bi-racial woman with overtones of racism

In an earlier excerpt from the interview, the Duchess told Oprah that Buckingham Palace was guilty of maintaining “falsehoods” about her and Harry

Earlier this week Buckingham Palace said it was investigating allegations that Meghan bullied former employees and was very concerned about the allegations

In response to the report, a Meghan spokeswoman said she was “saddened by this recent attack on her character, particularly as someone who was the target of self-bullying”

Some royal observers say the palace’s move was a preemptive strike prior to the interview

The interview comes as Harry’s 99-year-old grandfather Prince Philip is in the hospital, where he underwent a successful procedure on Wednesday for a pre-existing heart disease

The interview will air in the UK on Monday The Queen reportedly said she won’t see it and will focus on her duties and Philip

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