Finding Freedom: An Upcoming Biography of Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
All You Need To Know About The Upcoming Biography of Harry And Meghan
Meghan Markle is the first American-born member of the British Royal Family, a philanthropist, and a former actress. The former actress became Duchess of Sussex upon her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. They have a son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.
Prince Harry is is a member of the British royal family. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry infamously announced their departure from the Royal Family a few months ago, a decision that did not go down too well with the Royal Family. Since then, a lot has been said and written about the royal couple. In keeping with that, there is a new upcoming biography on the way as well, by the name of Finding Freedom.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family is an upcoming biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, written by Carolyn Durrand and Omid Scobie and published by Harper Collins.
The biography was announced on 4 May 2020 for release on 11 August 2020. The book will go "beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple."
In this biography, royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie describe the wall of resentment that slowly built up between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the rest of the Royal Family.
It should be noted that neither Prince Harry nor Meghan Markle has contributed whatsoever to the book. It is based purely on the authors' own experiences as members of the Royal Press.
A statement said:
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors' own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting."
Some of the extracts from the upcoming biography are being reported in the newspapers and they signify a rift Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. It also hints at Prince William asking Prince Harry not to rush things with Meghan Markle, to which Prince Harry took major offense and called it a snobbish attitude on Prince William's part.
The book describes Meghan as sacrificing everything for the Royal Family. It states:
"As Meghan tearfully told a friend in March: ‘I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad.”
Another source quoted in the book as saying that Prince William and Prince Harry did not enjoy a particularly cordial relationship:
“After all, these are two brothers that have spent their whole lives with people trying to take advantage of them. They’ve both developed radar to detect that type of person, but as William didn’t know a whole lot about Meghan, he wanted to make sure Harry wasn’t blindsided by lust."
The authors continue:
"When some questioned his (Prince Harry) new relationship, and whether she (Meghan Markle) was suitable, he would wonder, ‘Is this about race? Is it snobbery?’ An old friend of Harry’s spent an afternoon gossiping about Meghan, making disparaging remarks about her Hollywood background. Word got back to Harry, and the prince immediately cut him off.”
It’s very sad to read in #FindingFreedom how Harry felt the loss of his honorary military titles as particularly painful. And of how he read mean comments about him online as the world being better off without him and Meghan. People forget there are real people behind the photos— Prof Kate Williams (@KateWilliamsme) July 25, 2020
It is fair to say that even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not contribute to the biography at all, the insider knowledge and sources quoted in the book by the authors, who themselves, have been part of the royal reporters, seems to indicate friction between Prince Harry and Meghan and the rest of the Royal Family who did not particularly embrace Meghan Markle with open arms.
The book is eagerly awaited as people want to see how the royal events unfolded and how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to call it quits and move to the United States.