There is a new book that has been released claiming to reflect the life behind the scene of Prince Harry and Meghan’s courtship and their successive escape from the burden of being royals. Harper’s Bazaar royal editor Omid Scobie and Elle magazine royal correspondent Carolyn Durand wrote the book “Finding Freedom.” It covers the waves from the British Royal Family, from their first few dates to currently, and discloses information behind their issues with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate.
On Tuesday, Scobie stated that the title denotes the constraints of royal life and lack of privacy that Harry and Meghan found itchy. He stated that Harry and Meghan have now found the freedom they were looking for in many ways. He also confirmed that they have the freedom to speak on anything they want in any way that they want. He also stated that it was fascinating that they now see a couple, as non-working royals, free to speak on the systemic racism and social matters that they could not be able to speak about openly.
The Duchess of Sussex and Duke are the most prominent royals to support the Black Lives Matter movement publicly. Scobie said that talking about those concerns would have been “considered too political” for the working royals. Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator, stated that the book “contains all sorts of intimate details … [that] must have come, and this is admitted, from their inner circle, their close friends. It will be perceived as this is their side of the story.” Before Harry decided to move away from formal royal duties, earlier quotes of the book have revealed the division between Harry and his brother William was growing long.
According to an excerpt published in late July in The Sunday Times, in what Harry had taken offense to and perceived as a “snobbishness,” William did not want his brother to be “blindsided by lust” in his association with Meghan. In 2018, Harry and Meghan got married in a wedding televised to millions, though their stay in the royal family has been far from a fairy tale. In 2016, Harry stated that her wife had been subjected to “a wave of abuse and harassment” together with “outright sexism and racism” from British tabloids. Besides, Meghan is trying to sue the publisher of a British newspaper for raiding her inner life after they published an excerpt from a letter she penned to her father.
Scobie stated that the mission with the book was to paint a different side of the story, and they have spoken to sources close to the Cambridges, the Prince of Wales, and “even the Queen herself.” Scobie said that a sense of competition between the respective sections of the family as a whole was one of the difficulties of being in the Royal Family. He explained that the keys are the three different households: Kensington Palace, Clarence House, and Buckingham Palace. He indicated that this developed a very competitive atmosphere and one that Harry and Meghan often fell victim to. Those within the royal households themselves were responsible for the information about the negative stories about Harry and Meghan in some of the pages in the newspapers.
After indicating that they would be looking for financial independence and moving to North America, Harry and Meghan made the dramatic move to step away from their roles as senior royals in January. Harry, who now lives with Meghan in California with their 14-month old son, Archie, is sixth in the line for the throne. He is behind Prince Charles, his father, his brother William and his three young children, George, Charlotte, and Louis. Scobie said the couple had no regrets about their decision to leave royal duties behind.