Gayle King Believes Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Have Been 'Vilified' Following Bullying Accusations & Royal Exit

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Source: MEGA

Mar. 5 2021, Updated 2:14 p.m. ET

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Host Gayle King is sticking up for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who have been making headlines all week — especially after the Duchess was accused of bullying staff at Kensington Palace

King showed a new trailer of the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey on Friday, March 5, and said the general public should listen to what they have to say. 

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“I think by the time the interview is over, people will have a very clear understanding about what went into their thought process [about leaving the royal family],” King — who is best friends with Winfrey — said. “I believe that that will be the case.” 

“Then people can make up their own minds,” the 66-year-old added. “Because vilified is the word for what has happened to Harry and Meghan, Meghan in particular.”

Anthony Mason, King’s co-anchor, said he couldn’t “imagine living under that oppressive sort of family restriction.” 

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Earlier in the day, a new promo showed Meghan, 39, talking about why she decided to speak up now instead of a few years ago. 

"Well, so many things," the 39-year-old replies. "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 couldn't have said yes to you then, that wasn't my choice to make."

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She adds, "So as an adult who lived a really 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 mean, I'm ready to talk. To be able to make a choice on your own and just be able to speak for yourself."

Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special airs on CBS on Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. ET.

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