After months of waiting, the book Finding Freedom was finally released, Tuesday August 11th. The book written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, two British journalists specializing in royalty, was eagerly awaited by the whole world, fans of the royal family or not. In its many pages, Finding Freedom connects revelations, in particular on Queen Elizabeth II, Princes William and Harry, their wives Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, and more generally on the secret life in the royal palaces of Buckingham and Kensington.
Very different from other books on the royal family, this one is written with the vision of the couple formed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who have stepped back from their former life in London, and now live in Los Angeles, in a new house they just bought. All their information, revelations and quotes, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand went to seek them directly from relatives of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. As the Daily Mail reports, at the end of Finding Freedom, the two authors wrote a thank-you note, in which they let it be known that they also drew information directly from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“The couple themselves”
Before the book came out, Omid Scobie had said in interviews that he never interviewed Archie’s parents, and insisted that “several sources and friends” had provided information. Only in the endnote of the book, the authors reveal that some information does indeed come from the Sussex couple. “We spoke with close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal assistants and palace staff (before and now), charities and associations that have built long relationships, and, when it was appropriate, the couple themselves. ” In the rest of their note, the journalists specify that they preferred to keep the sources anonymous, in order to preserve everyone’s freedom. Obviously Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would therefore have participated “appropriately” in Finding Freedom. Not sure that this little phrase pleases Queen Elizabeth II when she discovers it …
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a Creative Industries and Business Recept © © Mega / KCS PRESSE