Author says Meghan and Harry tried to 'feed her stuff' to influence the narrative of her tell-all book
Lady Colin Campbell, a 70-year-old British aristocrat, who has published books on Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth in the past, is convinced that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tried to "influence" her upcoming tell-all on the couple. Campbell who is releasing her book titled, 'Meghan And Harry: The Real Story', in June, claimed that the Duchess of Sussex wanted the upcoming biography, 'Finding Freedom,' written by royal journalists Omid Scobie and Catherine Durand, to hit the shelves before her book.
In an interview uploaded on her YouTube channel on May 23, Cambell says that she believes the former royal couple also tried to influence the contents of her book as she received calls from "mutual friends" seeking "to influence the narrative, to feed me stuff. Some of it I was receptive to, some of it I was not."
She also teased about one instance when she became "absolutely ballistic" over one approach by someone in an attempt to "influence" but she refused to go into details. "I will not go into it, it's in the book, but it was absolutely beyond belief, and I was outraged," she said.
Some sources have reported that Meghan and Harry have cooperated with the authors of 'Finding Freedom' and given it their blessing. "I have been told that yes, she's been desperate to get her book out earlier than mine, or at least to coincide more or less with mine," Campbell alleged.
She also added that Harry's mother had also tried to insert her inputs into Campbell's controversial biography, 'Diana in Private,' released in December 1992. "Diana had tried to influence the narrative as well, and had failed ultimately," she said. "It was interesting to see that one generation later, nothing's changed, they've not learned any lessons. They still think that people who actually are independent and think for themselves are going to fall for a version that is truly incredible."
We reported earlier that royal expert Omid Scobie revealed in an interview on ABC's HeirPod that he left no stone unturned when it came to researching for 'Finding Freedom.' He spent two years secretly working on the book that narrates the story of Harry and Meghan when they were members of the monarchy.
"It feels nice to finally be able to talk about it after quietly beavering away on this for such a long time. This project started about two years ago and to say there have been twists and turns is, of course, an understatement. These are things that no one expected. I don't think even Harry and Meghan, who by their own accounts struggled with the realities of the situations they were in, expected things to turn out the way they did. This book really follows that journey that they've been on and you've seen me at all the engagement and around them as much as possible," he said.
He added: "Obviously we have spoken with so many people in their lives, who have been in their lives, who have worked with them. No stone has been left unturned. I've been able to watch this couple stay faithful to their own beliefs, stand strong in the face of adversities. We've seen them all play out very publicly in the press. I would like to think this tells the definitive version of their life together away from all the noise of the headlines and mistruths. I'm very excited when people finally get to read this in August later this year. As much as this story has taken place behind the palace walls, I do feel like their journey that they've been on to create a life of purpose and freedom is something we can all relate to."
The official description of the book reads, “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.”