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Meghan Markle is not feeding into bullying rumors, accuses royal family of 'perpetuating falsehoods'

On Wednesday, a new clip from the CBS interview was released, and in it Markle (who is expecting baby No. 2 with Harry) is seen commenting on the amount of criticism her and Harry faced from the media, as well Buckingham Palace.

Meghan Markle is not feeding into bullying rumors, accuses royal family of 'perpetuating falsehoods'

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House in London on March 5, 2020

(Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have had their fair share of scrutiny since stepping away from the British royal family. Then again, the couple faced scrutiny long before that. Days ahead of her upcoming CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex is accusing the royal family of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and husband, Prince Harry.

On Wednesday, a new clip from the CBS interview was released, and in it Markle (who is expecting baby No. 2 with Harry) is seen commenting on the amount of criticism she and Harry faced from the media, as well as Buckingham Palace.

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"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 tells Oprah in the clip. "And if that comes with risk of losing things, I mean, there's a lot that's been lost already."

For those who weren't schooled in the art of British etiquette, "The Firm" is a terminology used to informally refer to members of royal family. The clip was released days after a report from The Times of London quoted unnamed palace sources who accused Meghan of bullying royal aides in 2018, while living with Harry at Kensington Palace.

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In the report, emails written in 2018 by the couple's former communications secretary, Jason Knauf were allegedly sent to a senior royal official saying he was "very concerned that the duchess was able to bully two PAs of the household in the past year, NBC News reports.

In addition, the email allegedly mentions that "the duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights."

On Tuesday night, a rep for Meghan and Harry told NBC News that the report is part of a "calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation."

The interview, which will air on March 7 on CBS, will begin with Meghan opening up about motherhood, adjusting to joining the royal family and her and Harry's decision to step away. Harry will later join Meghan to discussing their move to the United States and what's next for their family.

"I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that's off-limits," Winfrey says in a clip. She later follows by asking Meghan, "Were you silent or were you silenced?" and "Almost unsurvivable sounds like there was a breaking point."

Meghan and Harry currently share a 21-month old son named Archie, and are currently expecting baby No. 2. This will be their first TV interview since stepping down from their royal duties in January 2020. You can watch the Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special on March 7 at 8 p.m. EST.

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