Meghan Markle and Prince Harry biography ‘with unique access’ to couple to be released this summer

‘I have watched a couple remain faithful to their own beliefs and stand strong in the face of adversity,’ says author and royal reporter Omid Scobie

Sabrina Barr
Monday 04 May 2020 17:25

A biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that promises to tell the “true story” of the couple is due to be released later this year.

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family has been penned by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand over the course of the past two years.

The book, which is being published by Harper Collins, explores how Meghan and Prince Harry have navigated royal life throughout their relationship, from their wedding in May 2018 to their decision to step down as working members of the royal family in January this year.

Scheduled to be published on Tuesday 11 August 2020, the book’s publisher states that the work offers “unique access” to the Sussexes.

“For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond,” Harper Collins states.

The publisher explains that the book’s authors, Scobie and Durand, are “members of the select group of reporters that cover the British royal family and their engagements”, and so “have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can”.

“With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world,” Harper Collins says.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Scobie outlined how “so much has happened, since he and Durand first started writing the book.

“There have been twists and turns that I think no one expected; not even Harry and Meghan, who have by their own accounts struggled with their realities,” he said.

“But along the way I have watched a couple remain faithful to their own beliefs and stand strong in the face of adversity.”

Scobie stated that the biography “will tell the definitive version of their life together, away from the noise of headlines and mistruths”.

“Though their story has largely taken place behind palace walls, their journey to create a life of purpose and freedom is something I think we can all relate to,” he said.

Finding Freedom is currently available to pre-order on Amazon for £20 for a hardcover and for £9.99 for the Kindle edition.

Last week, a judge at London’s High Court struck out part of the Duchess of Sussex‘s claim for invasion of privacy in her case against Associated Newspapers.

The duchess is contesting several articles published in February 2019 in which the contents of a private letter sent by her to her estranged father were published.

Two of the articles appeared in The Mail on Sunday and three were published by MailOnline.

Judge Mr Justice Warby dismissed allegations during the preliminary hearing that the publisher acted “dishonestly” by publishing only parts of the letter.

In April, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they would no longer co-operate with many of the UK’s tabloid newspapers, stating that they refuse to “offer themselves as currency for an economy of click-bait and distortion”.

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