Meghan and Harry's tell-all book dismissed as 'soap opera' by Buckingham Palace, says insider
Harry and Meghan Markle's upcoming biography titled 'Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family', which is set to release worldwide on August 11, 2020, has been slammed as being a 'soap opera' by royal sources.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been subjected to severe criticism for their decision to leave the royal family. The former 'Suits' actress has also been called out for leading an extravagant life with her significant other in Los Angeles. The book is believed to be an opportunity for Meghan to tell her side and set the record straight. However, according to the Sunday Times, royal insiders have said that the book has already been discredited by senior members of the Royal Family after they learned of Meghan and Harry's endeavor after Megxit.
"It was a soap opera. Everyone knows the narrative that’s coming. The feeling is that drama and everything that comes with it has left. Let the rest of the royal family get on with it. It’s just not a hot topic of conversation in the family. They have had so many books written about them that have lobbed some hefty bombs over the sides. They’re used to it," said a source.
On the other hand, Royal expert Omid Scobie has revealed in an interview with ABC's HeirPod that he left no stone unturned when it came to researching for the book. 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."
Scobie has written this book with co-author Carolyn Durand. 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.”