Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Tell-All Book Title ‘Finding Freedom’ Could Cause ‘Serious Harm,’ Expert Says

Royal fans are waiting with bated breath for the August release of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s tell-all book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family. The book is being released by two prominent journalists who promise they were given “unique access” and that it was “written with the participation of those closest to the couple.”

But as of right now, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not endorsed the book and it’s unclear how they feel about its publication. Now one royal expert is speculating that it could cause a deeper rift in Harry’s relationship with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth based on the title alone.

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The title ‘Finding Freedom’ implies Prince Harry and Meghan Markle needed to escape

When Harry and Meghan announced that they were stepping down as “senior royals” and creating unique new roles for themselves within the monarchy, it was not meant to be a permanent split. The couple stressed how they would continue to support Her Majesty the queen and even hoped to retain many of their responsibilities and titles post-Megxit.

Their departure has been a little trickier than they imagined. But to imply they had to escape the monarchy could sour the relationship even more. “What this book has the potential to do is cause further serious harm,” royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams explained.

“…The interesting aspect of this book is that if you write a book called Finding Freedom, that means if you find freedom from something. You have to find freedom from something, something you clearly didn’t like and something you felt incarcerated in.”

He’s predicting that the book could cause a bigger rift once it’s published because of that.

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No one knows if Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were involved in the tell-all book

Though there’s a good chance the authors scored interviews with some of Prince Harry and Meghan’s friends, that’s far from the same thing as first-person interviews with the couple themselves. And if the Duke of Duchess of Sussex didn’t contribute to the book, then the queen won’t condemn them for it — probably.

“As far as I know they are distancing themselves, but it is perfectly well known that the two journalists involved, particularly Omid Scobie, act so to speak like an unofficial spokesperson for the duo,” Fitzwilliams said, Express reported.

“But the thing is every aspect of this book, every phrase will be picked apart to see what it says about various controversies and rumors which have beset their unhappy, as it turned out, two years as senior working members of the royal family.”

For now, Prince Harry’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth is strong

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan to try out their separation from the royal family for one year at which point they’re going to reevaluate what they want to do. All reports claim Prince Harry is on good terms with his grandmother and that she would welcome him back with open arms.

Royal followers are hoping this tell-all book doesn’t sour the already strained relationship between Prince Harry, Meghan, and the rest of the royals. We’ll have to wait until August to find out.