Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a highly-anticipated interview for the first time since stepping away from royal duties.
The sit-down also follows the couple's recent annoncement that they are expecting their second child.
The interview is set to air this Sunday, March 7, from 8 to 10 P.M. E.T. on CBS.
"Oprah with Meghan And Harry: A Primetime Special,” will also be available online at CBS.com.
In a preview for the pre-recorded special, the Duchess of Sussex accused Britain’s royal family of actively encouraging 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," Markle said. A common nickname for the royal family is "The Firm."
Markle also revealed that she and her husband turned down Oprah’s previous request for an interview prior to their wedding in 2018.
"I couldn't have said yes to you then, that wasn't my choice to make," she said, while explaining what makes now the right time to open up.
"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," she shared. "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."
"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."
According to The Wall Street Journal, CBS paid a licensing fee of between $7 and $9 million to air the special. Meghan and Harry were not paid to participate in the interview.
Recently, the former "Suits" actress came under fire after former royal staff accused her of bullying and reducing a personal assistant to tears.
"The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma," a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said in a statement.