Meghan and Harry slammed for naming bombshell biography 'Finding Freedom': 'This must be a joke'
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been facing severe backlash after the name of their bombshell biography was revealed. The book, which was written by Omid Scobie and Catherine Durand, is called ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family'.
Scobie is the royal editor-at-large for Harper's Bazaar, while Durand is a royal contributor for ELLE.com and OprahMag.com.
The biography, which will be published by Harper Collins, is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.
As per reports, the biography has been written "with the participation of those closest to the couple". The synopsis of the 368-page book, which has been listed on Amazon, states, “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 rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond.
“As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.”
It also promises to offer an “honest, up-close and disarming portrait” of the “confident, influential, forward” 35-year-old Harry and his wife. “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,” the Amazon listing adds.
However, it seems the name of the book has not been taken in good spirit by the royal fans as they slammed the Sussexes for their choice of words. One fumed, “This has to be a joke. Freedom from what? They will never be happy.” Another fan said angrily: “Finding Freedom, my a**. They were always free. Free to waste taxpayers' money at their will and live an extravagant lifestyle.”
A third one said, “Surprised they did not call it the 'Walk to Freedom' dear oh dear, with the world facing such difficulties...they cannot just lie low and show some empathy. Embarrassing.” While a fourth one chimed in: “I didn’t think these two could go any lower but I was obviously wrong. What a sad sight.”
Despite the backlash, reports have claimed that several people have already placed an order for the book which is set to be a global bestseller. One of the comments read: "@scobie Hi Omid, I've just pre-ordered your new book Finding Freedom (Kindle version). Can't wait to read it in August. Thank you for always being true and honest with your reporting."
“New Harry and Meghan biography, Finding Freedom, is ready for pre-order!! I’m so excited to read the insights, stories, and new information of the Sussexes provided by @scobie and @CarolynDurand,” another person excited to read the book said, while the third one stated: “Pre-ordered can't wait at least we get the truth from Omid and Carolyn."