A new book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is coming out soon and it could shock the royal family.
Royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah shared her thoughts on Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex entitled “Finding Freedom.” According to Nikkhah, the new publication will be hurtful to the Queen.
“The book is likely to make particularly hurtful reading for the Queen, the grandmother Harry has said he ‘adores’, if indeed a copy finds its way to Balmoral, where she is about to decamp for her summer break with most of her family,” she wrote for The Sunday Times.
The authors’ goal for the book is to “portray the real Harry and Meghan.” The Sussexes have been “inaccurately portrayed and victims of those with personal agendas.” Nikkhah found that several chapters appear to shade the royal family.
“That may have been the original aim, but over 24 chapters of score-settling and swipes at the royal family, the institution of monarchy, royal aides and the media, their admirable charitable endeavours are swamped by bitter recriminations,” Nikkhah wrote in her review.
She also pointed out how the book features Prince William as a snob. It details how the the Duke of Cambridge was allegedly being unsupportive of Prince Harry and Markle.
“The body blows come thick and fast for the Duke of Cambridge, who will need to brace himself, though I am told that ‘nothing has the power to surprise him any more’,” Nikkhah wrote.
“Not so long ago, Harry said his brother was ‘the one person on this earth’ he could talk to about anything. ‘Every year we get closer . . . we understand each other.’ How sad those words seem now,” she added.
“Once this book is published next month, neither the prospect of a reconciliation nor the resumption of their royal life seems likely soon,” Nikkhah concluded.
Nikkhah shared her review on Twitter and Dickie Arbiter, the Queen’s former spokesperson agreed with her.
“You’re echoing the thoughts of all of us. What does come across throughout this extended whinge is ‘entitlement’. Only one member of the Royal family is ‘entitled’ and that is The Queen – ‘entitled’ to the support of the whole Royal family – no ifs or buts,” Arbiter wrote.
Meanwhile, the royal couple’s spokesperson said the publication is not an “authorised or endorsed book.” Also, the Sussexes were not interviewed by the authors.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting,” the Sussexes’ spokesperson said in a statement to The Sunday Times.
In related news, several criticized the book’s shady title when it was listed on Amazon in May. According to royal fans, if the Sussexes want freedom, they should keep themselves away from the spotlight.
“Finding Freedom” will release on Aug. 11.