Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s biographer Omid Scobie is writing a new book about the royal family after their first shock through Britain.
finding freedom A tidal wave of headlines has been caused with allegations that Harry felt Prince William was a snob and a senior royal dismissed Meghan as “Harry’s showgirl”.
Meghan was forced to admit she had authorized Kensington Palace communications secretary Jason Knauf to give a briefing to the authors in December 2018, although the book was based on accounts from more than 100 people.
scobie co-author finding freedom While with Carolyn Durand, his latest book, currently untitled, is a solo project and is expected to hit shelves in 2023.
Promotional materials describe the book as “a new chapter in the royal story” that will have “unique insight, deep access and exclusive revelations”.
to like finding freedom, it will be published by Day Street, an imprint of William Morrow. Few details have been released, but nothing to suggest that this will be another biography of Meghan and Harry and may look at other aspects of the monarchy.
Scobie announced the news on Twitter, writing: “Now that it’s Publishers Weekly Official (🙏🏻), I can finally share that I’m working on a new book!! With Carrie Thornton again! I am excited to work with. @DeyStreet @ HarperCollins (we and @MsLisaMilton Feather @HQstories @HarperCollinsUK (UK/Commonwealth). 2023 is coming!”
finding freedom It hits shelves in the summer of 2020, just months after Harry and Meghan left palace life for a fresh start in America.
The book is known for being a positive take on the couple’s royal story at a time when much of the UK media commentary about them was negative.
Scobie and Durand had already created a sensation in the UK newspaper with the first episode of the serial many times,
The first version described Prince William’s reaction to Prince Harry in the bombings, advising him to slow down in the early stages of his relationship with Meghan.
William is quoted as saying: “Don’t think you need to rush it. Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl.”
The book reads: “In those last two words, ‘This girl,’ Harry heard a tone of nervousness that was a curse to his view of the world.
“During his 10-year career in the military, outside the royal bubble, he had learned not to make quick judgments about people based on their accent, education, ethnicity, class or profession.”
However, the revelation itself is only half the story as Scobie and Durand’s closeness to Harry and Meghan is a hot topic.
The blurb has described the book as “written with the participation of those closest to the pair”, but has consistently disputed claims in the British media that it was secretly authorized by the couple.
Scobie is regularly referred to by newspapers such as daily mail as Meghan’s “mouthpiece” or “friend”, although he has consistently denied being so close to the Duchess.
Meghan’s legal team moves to take her away from book, although email reveals her privacy and copyright lawsuit mail on sunday It was eventually shown that the couple authorized their communications secretary, Knauf, to meet with the authors.
An email from Harry in December 2018 read: “I completely agree that we should be able to say that we have nothing to do with this.
“Equally, giving them the right context and background will help you get some
the truth there.”
Meghan wrote: “Thank you so much for the information below – when you sit down with them [the book’s authors] It can be useful to have some background reminders, so I’ve included them below just in case. I know you’re the best at this but I’m helping where I can.”
There is nothing to suggest that either royal gave an interview for the book and all sides denied that he did.
However, whatever Scobie writes about the monarchy will likely cause a storm and be picked up by the British media for any evidence of input from Camp Sussex.
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