The Cambridges and the Sussexes ‘Will Survive’ Drama Surrounding New Book, Andrew Morton Says

Things appear to be particularly awkward for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The two couples, once known as the “Fab Four,” are now separated by the Atlantic Ocean.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry arrive for Christmas Day church service, 2018
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry arrive for Christmas Day church service, 2018 | Stephen Pond/Getty Images

What could be adding more tension to a supposed rift between William and Harry is a new book.

‘Finding Freedom’ chronicles Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s time as senior royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their decision to step down as senior members of the British royal family in early 2020. They transitioned out of their roles, and by the end of March 2020, they’d officially stepped down.

They’re now living in Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles with their 1-year-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. And because of the coronavirus, they’ve put their rebranding plans on hold. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend 2020 Commonwealth Day Service
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend 2020 Commonwealth Day Service | Karwai Tang/WireImage

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Meanwhile, royal experts Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are preparing for the release of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family.

A biography about Harry and Meghan’s relationship, their time together in the royal family, and their stepping down, Finding Freedom covers all sorts of drama.  

It’s important to note the Duke and Duchess have said in a statement they made no contributions to the book.

Andrew Morton says the Cambridges and Sussexes ‘will survive’ the book

Things appear to be pretty tense between the Cambridges and the Sussexes. As the public dissects each and every word of the forthcoming Finding Freedom, William and Harry are talking again. And supposedly, Catherine and Meghan aren’t close

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending the centenary of Royal Air Force
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton attend centenary of Royal Air Force | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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With the book days away from hitting shelves, it’s understandable that things might get even more complicated for the couples. But royal author, Andrew Morton, says they’ll make it through, according to Express

“They will survive this,” Morton said. “This isn’t going to be the first time there is some kind of kerfuffle.”

Book gives more details on supposed rift between Prince Harry and Prince William 

Excerpts released in advance of the book’s launch include details about a reported rift between brothers William and Harry. It started when William offered up some advice.

The book claims William told Harry to take his relationship slow with then-girlfriend, Meghan. In doing so, the Duke of Cambridge referred to his future sister-in-law as “this girl,” which “pissed off” Harry.

The book’s claims come after months of speculation and some comments from the Duke of Sussex on the matter.

Finding Freedom hits shelves on August 11, 2020. 

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