Transcript for Meghan Markle's friends support her amid Buckingham Palace scandal
with Meghan Markle gaining support of her friends and her struggle against Buckingham palace. Coming to her defense as we learn more about why she decided now was the time to speak out. ABC's Julia Macfarlane joins us from outside Buckingham palace. Julia, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, will. Just one day now until Oprah's blockbuster interview with Harry and Meghan and judging from the latest clips, the duchess is holding very little back. Meghan Markle claiming in the upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey she wasn't at liberty to have this conversation until now. 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'm ready to talk. And to say it for yourself. To say it for yourself. And nothave to consult with anybody. To make a choice on your own and speak for yourself. Reporter: As Buckingham palace braces for the interview the royal familyaking heat for the decision to launch an investigatiointo claims that palace aides claimed bullying by Meghan Markle. Harry and Meghan will not take part in the palace investigation. Senior aides are expected to be questioned. Allegations published in "The times of London" from one senior aide claiming the duchess drove two personal assistants out of the household, while other unnamed aides accused her of emotional cruelty and humiliation. Friends of the duchess outraged leaping to her defense. One tweets, she is kind, strong, open. That's not a bully. College friend Lindsay Roth posted goodwill runs in her bones. I think when it comes to the monarchy they are taxpayer funded. They are public servants and there is an expectation that they will be covered in a more critical way. Reporter: Also in the duchess' favor a ruling from Britain's high court. A front page statement declaring her victory over its publication of a letter she wrote to her estranged father. Well, according to the interview, Harry and Meghan have been prevented of having their full say in the past. But many are asking with prince Philip recovering from heart surgery in the middle of a global pandemic is now really the best time? Eva. Julia Macfarlane for us. Joining us now is ABC news royal contributor Robert Jobson. Meghan talks about in that interview about not being able to have a personal conversation with Oprah alone as well as how she feels liberated returning to independent life. What's your reaction to that? Is that kind of control typical of life in the royal family? Well, I'm a bit surprised by it. The reality is of course she would have been allowed to have private conversations. If you're talking about doing an interview, you have to remember the British crown is not a part of showbiz world. It's part of the British government and democracy and you wouldn't have the president, first lady and vice president all speaking on the same day giving a major speech and to say that she wasn't given a chance to speak is simply not true. She did a documentary over here with one of the networks and spoke quite freely, also has a platform to speak about all the issues she wants to speak about from women's empowerment to diversity to all sorts of areas. I was there and witnessed it and watched her do it and she got positive press. So I think this is a little bit rewriting of history and a little bit overdramatic. The British high court also made a pretty major ruling requiring "The mail" to publish Meghan's legal victory on its front page. Have we ever seen anything like Yeah, we have. I mean there have been apologies to the queen and other members of the royal family when the tabloids have got something wrong. But I wouldn't be looking -- I think you might need your glasses to see the size of the apology. I don't think it will be splashed across the front page, particularly when it's the day before and on the eve of this major interview she's giving about her private life. Robert Jobson for us. Thank you so much for being with us this morning. Whit? A lot of people will be watching closely as we head into tomorrow. Some major revelations there.
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