Meghan Markle Is Using New Book To ‘Address Her Critics’ After Being ‘Muted For Most of Her Royal Life,’ Expert Claims

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced their departure from the royal family back in January 2020. Since then, the two have settled down in Los Angeles, but the fallout keeps coming.

Meghan and Harry’s new biography, “Finding Freedom:  Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family” suggests that a lot went down between the Sussexes and the rest of the royals before the two stepped down. And one royal expert believes the book is Meghan’s chance to tell her own story.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle couldn’t hide their struggles as royals

Harry’s difficulties with the royal family started long before his relationship with Meghan. The prince once revealed that walking behind his mother’s casket was one of the hardest things he’d ever had to do and that no child should be asked to do so in front of millions of people. It seemed Harry always wanted out of the royal life, but it wasn’t until Meghan came along that it became attainable.

When Meghan and Harry wed, the press was relentless in their efforts to bash the royal family’s newest duchess. Plus, there were rumors of tension between Meghan and Kate Middleton behind the scenes. Meghan and Harry eventually decided leaving the family was the only way of achieving peace.

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Royal expert Katie Nicholl believes Meghan is ‘addressing her critics’ with the book

Meghan and Harry have since settled down in Los Angeles, California, though the royal rumor mill continues to churn. Now, a biography about the couple is slated to be released in early August. Though there is no confirmation that Meghan and Harry had any part in the book, some are convinced the duchess is using it as a way of telling her side of the story.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight that the book gives very specific details of Meghan and Harry’s time in the family. “It’s very clear that the authors have had access to sources incredibly close to Meghan and Harry,” Nicholl said.

“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,” Nicholl explained. “She didn’t have the opportunity to speak out to address her critics to get her side of events out.”

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Harry and Meghan haven’t escaped the spotlight since leaving the family

Though Harry and Meghan have been trying to fly under the radar since their royal exit, this biography has them on the front page once again. Plus, Meghan is still battling the tabloids in court over publishing a personal letter written to her father (among other allegations). Recent court documents revealed that Meghan felt she was unprotected by the royal family during her pregnancy.

It seems there was more than met the eye with the royal family during Harry and Meghan’s time as working royals; it sounds like readers will find out what really happened once the book is released on August 11. And it’s possible that Meghan is finally able to tell her own story.