The Duchess of Sussex said it felt “liberating” to talk to Oprah Winfrey, revealing that the Royal Family had prevented her from making that choice and from speaking for herself.
Meghan, 39, said that now the couple had stepped away from their life as working royals they were free to make their own decisions.
In the latest teaser clip of the interview, released by CBS, Ms Winfrey describes how she asked the Duchess for an interview in February or March 2018, before her May wedding but that Meghan had turned her down, saying it was not the right time.
“I remember that conversation very well,” the Duchess laughed.
“I wasn’t even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right? There had to be people sitting there.”
Ms Winfrey agreed: “There were other people in the room when I was having that conversation. You turned me down nicely and said perhaps there will be another time.
“What is right about this time?”
The Duchess, 39, replied: “Well, so many things. That we’re on the other side of a lot of life experience that’s happened and also that we have the ability to make our own choices.
“In a way that I could not have said yes to you then, it was not my choice to make.”
She added: “So as an adult who had lived an independent life, to then go into this construct that is different than I think what people imagine it to be…
“It’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes, I’m ready to talk, to…