Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle’s deep bond laid bare in new video teaser

Meghan Markle says she’s ‘ready to talk’ in Oprah interview

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US chat show star Oprah Winfrey, 67, landed one of the most sought after interviews in recent times when Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 36, agreed to speak to her about their decision to quit the Royal Family. The CBS special is due to premiere on Sunday and in the latest teaser clip from the programme Oprah’s friendship with the Duchess shines through.

CBS released another sensational trailer from Meghan’s chat with Oprah on Friday in which the Duchess discusses feeling liberated after stepping away from the royal bubble.

Discussing how she had to turn Oprah down when she was first approached for an interview ahead of her royal wedding to Harry in May 2018, the Duchess said: “That wasn’t my choice to make.

“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.”

Asked why now was the right time for the interview, Meghan added: “That we’re on the other side of a lot of life experience that’s happened.

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“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.”

Language expert and author Judi James analysed the new clip for Express.co.uk and shared her findings.

According to the analyst, Meghan delivers a “parting shot” at the Royal Family in the short clip.

Referring to the Duchesses use of words, Judi told Express.co.uk: ‘To be able to speak for yourself’ is Meghan’s parting shot in this trailer and it is delivered with a shrugging throwing out of both her hands, palms aimed towards Oprah to suggest she has finally landed in a place and time where she is able to speak, free from what she euphemistically describes as a ‘construct’ that was ‘different’.”

According to Judi, Meghan is careful to use less-inflammatory language when referring to her life inside The Firm.

The expert said: “Meghan’s pick of words is interesting.

“‘Different’ is a non-specific and even non-critical option, hinting that she might use careful and less barbed terms when speaking about her royal life.”

Judi claims the Duchess hides behind sweeping terms in order to make responses seem less personal.

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Judi said: “She also ducks behind a verbal generality, avoiding the use of ‘I’ and opting for ‘You’ when she says ‘To be able to speak for yourself’.

“There is also a thoughtful pause lasting almost six seconds when she frames her answer to Oprah’s ‘Why now?’”

Meghan and Oprah have known each other since 2018 when Oprah was a guest at Meghan and Harry’s wedding and according to Judi, their friendship shines through in the laidback interview.

Judi added: “There is also an air of relaxed friendship between the two women here with Meghan giggling, dipping her head and eyes and hair-preening as Oprah reminds her of her first request for an interview.”

According to Judi, Meghan’s body language suggests she is very much at ease in Oprah’s presence.

The expert concluded: “Meghan sits back in her chair with both hands cradling her baby bump and her smiles and nods suggest she is comfortable with Oprah’s invitations to spill the beans.”

Judi claimed Meghan’s gestures may seem to conceal some suppressed emotion when she responds to Oprah#s questions.

The expert said: “A chopping hand gesture, some side to side head shakes and a sigh all imply suppressed emotions though and her claim ‘We’re on the other side’ suggests the previous giggling and smiles are down to that sentiment.”

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