Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘Fingerprints’ Are All Over ‘Finding Freedom’, Royal Expert Says
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex are now living in Los Angeles. However, a new book is taking a look at their time as senior royals, their exit, and their relationship.
Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand discuss the couple’s life in Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family.
Despite denying any involvement with the book, a royal expert says there are signs Meghan and Harry did indeed participate.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle deny contributing to ‘Finding Freedom’ biography
As excerpts of the book became available leading up to its release, Harry and Meghan issued a statement denying their involvement.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom,” a spokesperson for the couple said. “This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
The authors of Finding Freedom have also denied Meghan and Harry’s involvement.
“The book doesn’t claim to have any interviews with Harry and Meghan,” Scobie told The Times. “And nor do we.”
Excerpts offered up details of a supposed rift between Harry and his older brother, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. One suggested Meghan and her sister-in-law, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, aren’t very close. Others share details of Meghan and Harry’s first date and the early days of their relationship.
Royal expert says details in ‘Finding Freedom’ suggest Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gave their friends ‘permission to talk’
Despite the Duke and Duchess of Sussex saying they didn’t contribute to Finding Freedom, fans think otherwise. And they’re not alone.
Speaking with TODAY before the release of Finding Freedom, royal expert Victoria Arbiter said details in the book suggest they contributed.
“There were a lot of very personal texts that are mentioned in this book, personal feelings, personal accounts that really only could’ve come from Harry and Meghan,” Arbiter said. “So though not directly, there’s a suggestion here really that their friends were given permission to talk.”
She continued, saying any friend of theirs would’ve likely only spoken out had they received the go-ahead from the couple.
“ I don’t think anyone that’s a close friend to Harry and Meghan would want to talk without permission,’ she said. “So yes, I say that Harry Meghan’s fingerprints are on this, just not directly.”
‘Finding Freedom’ authors talked to more than 100 people about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Durand and Scobie’s tell-all book includes all sorts of details about Meghan and Harry’s life together. There’s information about their first date, their royal wedding, and their controversial decision to step down as senior royals.
The in-depth look came about after interviewing more than 100 sources for the biography. According to the authors, they spoke with friends of Meghan and Harry’s and staff.