Queen Elizabeth Is Going to Be the Person Most Upset With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Book, ‘Finding Freedom’ Source Says
Following their explosive exit from the royal family in March 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have remained low-key in Meghan’s hometown of LA. Though the pair had hoped to complete their royal duties and immediately launch their new foundation, Archewell, the world has had other plans.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have forced the Sussexes to take a step back and reflect on how they want to move forward as civilians independent of the royal family. The pair have also used this time to rebuild their relationship with the royal family.
However, the forthcoming release of Carolyn Durrand and Omid Scobie’s tell-all book, Finding Freedom, which is set to unveil the Sussexes relationship and their time in the royal fold is sure to ruffle some feathers. In fact, the release of the book might deeply upset Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth understands why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry felt Megxit was their only option
Though she was shocked by the Sussexes’ public announcement on Instagram in January 2020, the queen has always understood Prince Harry and Meghan’s perspective. As the sovereign monarch for over seven decades, the queen has weathered more than two storms.
It takes a very specific type of attitude, perspective, and deference to the crown in order to sustain in the public eye in the way that she has. Royal biographer Robert Lacey told People,
She has a particular sensitivity to what Harry has been going through because of her closeness to Margaret and seeing the same dramas and tensions played out two generations ago
Queen Elizabeth is concerned about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s next moves
Now that the Sussexes are no longer working royals they’ve been outspoken about the Black Lives Matter Movement and the colonization of Britain over Black and brown countries across the globe. This type of platform for those adjacent to the royal family is unheard of.
In fact, the queen isn’t altogether convinced that this will work which is why Prince Harry and Meghan are currently operated under a 12-month review period with an option to return to royal life. In the Channel 5 documentary, Royals: A family in crisis, Julie Montagu Viscountess Hinchingbrooke explained,
Putting that 12-month review in place goes to show you that the Queen will be watching them like a hawk. She will want to see everything that they are doing, what they are making money from, and how it is affecting the Royal Family. So there must be some concern from the Queen about what their intentions are.
Queen Elizabeth will be the royal most upset with ‘Finding Freedom’
Thought the Sussexes and the royals are currently in a much better place, Finding Freedom might shift that dynamic in a negative way. “It’s going to open old wounds at a time when everyone wanted to move on” a royal insider told Vanity Fair. “I think the person who will be most upset about it all is the Queen.”
Queen Elizabeth may not be the only royal dreading the release of the book. Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained,
There have been claims that the book will further deepen the rift between William and Harry, who fell out around the time Harry and Meghan got engaged when William voiced concerns that the relationship was moving too quickly At one point things were so dire between the brothers that they weren’t speaking. While it is not known if the brothers have discussed the book and its findings, William will be understandably nervous about airing their grievances in public.