'I'm Ready To Talk': Meghan Markle Says It's 'Liberating' To 'Speak For' Herself After Messy Royal Exit — Watch

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Source: CBS

Mar. 5 2021, Updated 2:13 p.m. ET

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She's ready to get it out in the open! Meghan Markle is revealing why she wants to finally talk about her time with the royal family

"So, I just want to say that I called you either February or March 2018 — before the wedding — asking, ‘Would you please give me an interview?’ And you said, ‘I am sorry. It’s not the right time.' And finally, we get to sit down and have this conversation," Oprah Winfrey says in the new clip, which CBS This Morning shared on Friday, March 5. 

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Meghan replies, "Well, I remember that conversation very well. I wasn't even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right? There had to be people from the comm., sitting there."

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“You turned me down nicely and said, ‘Perhaps there will be another time, when there is a right time.’ What is right about this time?” Winfrey asks. 

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"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."

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."

In another clip, which was dropped earlier in the week, the former actress got candid about how palace was spreading lies about her. 

"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," Meghan says, referring to the royal family. "And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean I — there's a lot that's been lost already." 

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According to royal expert Katie Nicholl, Meghan will touch upon what her life has been like for the past few years. 

"They want to be respectful — particularly to The Queen, but it is important to the couple that they finally now have a chance to get their side of the story across in their own words," she said, adding that this is the pair's chance to "tell their side of the story."



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