Critic Points Out 1 Clue That Shows Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Probably Did Contribute to New Book About Them
It’s no secret that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry have been struggling ever since they tied the knot in 2018. The couple—and especially Meghan herself—have had to deal with a constant stream of negative reports and various instances of their privacy being invaded.
Recently, it has been announced that a book will be released to tell Meghan and Harry’s side of the story. Called Finding Freedom, the book reportedly was written without contribution from Meghan and Harry themselves. However, some people believe the couple did have a say in the book, and a critic even pointed out a huge clue supporting this theory.
The book’s authors reportedly talked to people close to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Finding Freedom was written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, reporters who have covered the royal family for many years. The book’s description boasts “unique access” to people who are close to Meghan and Harry, implying that the stories came from these secondary sources.
Meanwhile, Scobie and Durand have also denied any cooperation with the Sussexes in writing the book.
“The book doesn’t claim to have any interviews with Harry and Meghan,” Scobie told The Times. “And nor do we.”
Meghan and Harry’s media team also shut down claims that the couple contributed to Finding Freedom, telling USA Today, “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to ‘Finding Freedom.’ This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
Why one critic thinks Meghan Markle and Prince Harry did contribute to the book
Even though Meghan and Harry’s involvement has been denied several times, some people are still not convinced that they had no say at all in the publishing of a book about them.
Writer Joanna Williams shared her thought on this topic in an article published for The Spectator. According to Williams, Finding Freedom delves deeply into Meghan and Harry’s lives, and the fact that the couple has not announced plans to take legal actions against it could be a sign that they did, in fact, endorse this book.
“They might have a habit of suing newspapers and photographers for breaching their privacy and a fondness for elaborate screens and fences around their various homes,” Williams wrote. “But with the publication of Finding Freedom, there is surely no intimate detail of this apparently privacy-loving couple’s life that has not been made public.”
Williams continued, “Despite revealing details that presumably only people who were in the room when it happened could ever conceivably know, we are expected to believe that Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie wrote Finding Freedom without input from the Sussexes. But Harry and Meghan’s silence speaks volumes. There are no threats of lawsuits against Durand and Scobie. We can only conclude that the Duke and Duchess very much approve.”
The book could give Meghan Markle a chance to speak out after “being muted” for a long time
Regardless of whether Scobie and Durand spoke directly with Meghan and Harry or not, Finding Freedom seems to paint the Sussexes in a positive light. Many people believe this could give Meghan a chance to counter the negative portrayal of her in the press these past two years.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight, “I think what’s very clear is that Meghan and Harry have wanted to get their side of the story across… [Meghan] has been muted for most of her royal life. She didn’t have the opportunity to speak out to address her critics to get her side of events out.”