Finding Freedom – the unauthorized biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – is due out in paperback on August 31 and will include a new epilogue
Omid Scobie, one of the authors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s biography Finding Freedom, says his words were misrepresented.
Scobie and co-author Carolyn Durand have added a new epilogue to the unauthorized biography for the release of her paperback version.
This suggests the couple were not happy with Buckingham Palace’s reaction to their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
TV legend Oprah conducted the husband and wife’s first TV interview after they left the UK, in which the couple dropped several breathtaking claims.
Meghan and Harry alleged that when the former actress was pregnant with her first son, Archie, they were told there were concerns about the “dark” skin of the baby.
This was followed by a statement from the palace saying the Queen was “saddened” by the allegations, but added that “some memories may vary”.
This week, the new snippet added to Finding Freedom was revealed by PEOPLE magazine in the United States and it appears to comment on the Palace’s response to allegations of racism.
The excerpt reads: “These three words, ‘memories may vary,’ did not go unnoticed by the couple, who, according to a close source, were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership had not gone unnoticed. not been taken.
ââ Months and few responsibilities have been taken, âadded a friend of Meghan’s.â How can you move forward without this? “.”
Responding to reports that the couple were critical of the Queen, Omid took to social media and tweeted: âBack to that rodeo and, as you might expect, words are already distorted.
“The comments made by one SOURCE (a detail some media have deliberately ignored) concerned a lack of ownership of the royal institution as a whole. There is ‘no attack’ on the Queen anywhere in the book.”
Yesterday, lawyers for Harry and Meghan released a statement from their lawyers, Schillings, in London, in which they said it was “false and defamatory to claim that our clients have” rekindled a rift “with Her Majesty The Queen or to suggest or imply that our customers have made statements to this effect.
âThe inaccurate claim appears to be based on an excerpt from an epilogue to the unauthorized biography, Finding Freedom.
“It is misleading to suggest that there has been any kind of new development on this subject.”
Finding Freedom was said to have been written with the participation of those closest to the Sussexes but that Harry and Megan did not get involved.
The pocket version of Finding Freedom’s biography will be released on August 31, coinciding with the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
Publisher HarperCollins said the new epilogue will also tell “Meghan’s emotional healing journey from the loss of a child to the birth of their daughter.”
The rest of the book chronicles the romance and brief period of the Duke and Duchess as members of the monarchy before they parted ways to forge a new life for themselves and their son Archie in the United States.
HarperCollins said the paperback epilogue will share: “Behind the scenes of Harry and Meghan’s groundbreaking interview with Oprah, details of the couple’s move to California (and) the various philanthropic and business initiatives in which the Sussexes have been involved since their move and what’s to come with Archewell Productions. “
It will also feature: “The continuing challenges the couple face with regards to privacy and the British press (and) the grief the couple have felt over the death of Prince Philip.”
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In March, Prince Harry told Oprah it wasn’t the Queen or Prince Philip who made the racist comment about Archie’s skin color before he was born.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex declined to reveal who made the racist comment – leaving many to wonder who the couple were referring to, but Oprah then said behind the scenes Prince Harry confirmed the questions and “concerns “Regarding baby Archie’s skin was not from Harry’s Grandparents.
Speaking on CBS, Oprah, who attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018, said: “He didn’t share the identity with me but he wanted to make sure I knew, what if I? had the opportunity to share it, that it was not his grandmother or his grandfather who were part of these conversations.
“He didn’t tell me who was part of those conversations.”
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