She Was Silenced by the Palace
According to Meghan, she was told from the very beginning that when it came to dealing with the U.K. press, it was always the best thing to do to not offer comment on matters, no matter how damaging they could be to one’s reputation. She did as she was told because she was made to believe that she would be protected by the palace. Instead, she says, she was effectively silenced.
“I’ve advocated for so long for women to use their voice and then I was silent,” she told Oprah, saying she her biggest regret was believing the palace would stand up for her.
“I believed that and I think that was really hard to reconcile because it was only once we were married and everything started to worsen that I really came to understand that not only was I not protected, but that they were willing to lie to protect other members of the family but they weren’t willing to tell the truth to protect me and my husband.”