Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Tell-All Book Could Savage the Royal Family With Their ‘True Story,’ Insiders Fear

Details of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all book are here and they may indeed share some secrets from behind the palace doors. Many royal experts and insiders are concerned about how the royal family will be portrayed in the biography. How much of their story will they tell? Royal fans will have to wait until August to find out.

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

Prince Harry and Meghan teamed up with royal experts

Prince Harry and Meghan reportedly were interviewed by the two journalists who are writing the book. One is Omid Scobie, BAZAAR.com’s royal editor who has had inside access to members of the royal family for years. Scobie is writing the book with journalist Carolyn Durand, who was a producer for ABC and has served as a royal contributor for ELLE.com and OprahMag.com.

Initial reports shared the book would be titled Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World Of Harry And Meghan, set for an August release.

Details about the book, now titled Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, share some of what fans can expect to read in their biography, with the Amazon listing teasing that “few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.”

What is Prince Harry and Meghan’s tell-all book about?

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family is available for pre-order from Amazon. The site shares a synopsis of the tell-all, which promises to go “beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together.”

“When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines — from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives — few know the true story of Harry and Meghan,” the synopsis begins.

The description continues, “For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.”

“With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world,” the description notes.

Insiders are concerned about how much of their story will be revealed

Of course, with this deep-dive into the Sussexes’ life, there are insiders who are concerned with how much this book will reveal and comparisons have been made to Princess Diana’s biography by Andrew Morton, Diana: Her True Story.

Princess Diana’s former private secretary, Patrick Jephson, told the Mail on Sunday that the Sussexes’ work on the book is a business move. “Collaborating with pliable authors and magazine journalists while shunning those deemed awkward is standard royal practice, but for Harry and Meghan it’s not just about image — for them it’s business: a vital part of the self-branding and marketing process,” he explained.

Dickie Arbiter, the queen’s former press secretary, shared his worries with The Sunday Times. “There is always concern when there is a book coming out, probably more so on this one if what we read is true: that they have co-operated. If they have co-operated then there is concern. It also begs the question how much have they cooperated?,” he noted.