Harry and Meghan book 'Finding Freedom' to 'reveal unknown details of couple's life together'

Marie Claire Dorking
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The couple stepped back from their roles as senior royals last month, pictured here in March 2020. (Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan, pictured here in March, stepped back from their roles as senior royals last month. (Getty Images)

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the subject of a new royal biography that promises to let readers into the couple’s “real world”.

While Finding Freedom: Harry And Meghan And The Making Of A Modern Royal Family isn’t the first royal biography about the couple, it could be somewhat different in that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly given permission for the book and co-operated with its authors.

The tell-all tome is set for release this summer.

It’s no secret that stepping down as senior royals has not come without challenges for the couple, not to mention plenty of rumour and speculation, so the book could provide a platform for them to set the record straight.

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Harry and Meghan during their marriage in May 2018. (Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan during their marriage in May 2018. (Getty Images)

Though it has not been officially confirmed whether the couple actually sat down for an interview, Harry and Meghan are believed to have cooperated with royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand to offer an insight into their side of the story.

Scobie, Bazaar.com royal editor at large, and Durand, a royal contributor to Elle.com and OprahMag.com, are releasing the 320-page book on 11 August.

Scobie, who hosted Yahoo UK’s The Royal Story, was one of the journalists invited to Meghan’s secret final event at the palace, when she met some of the Commonwealth young ambassadors before the Commonwealth Day service.

Publishing house HarperCollins, which owns Dey Street Books, publisher of the biography, released a brief description of the book and what readers can expect.

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The couple pictured at an official visit to Sussex in 2017.(Getty Images)
The couple pictured at an official visit to Sussex in 2017.(Getty Images)

The book’s description explains that despite the headlines the couple have clocked up since the start of their relationship, “few know the true story of Harry and Meghan”.

It promises to go “beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond”.

The description continues: “With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.”

Describing the book’s authors, the book details that “as members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can”.

Yahoo Style has contacted Dey Street for more details about the book.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie in September last year in South Africa. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their son, Archie in September last year in South Africa. (Getty Images)

The news comes after the couple stepped down as senior royals last month, and are currently isolating due to the spread of coronavirus at their new home in Los Angeles with their 11-month-old son Archie.

Harry recently confessing to spending the lockdown “rolling around in hysterics” as he spends time with his son.

The couple have also volunteered to deliver meals to people with critical illness as they settle into life in LA.

According to ET Online, the couple offered their services to Project Angel Food which helps those who are most at risk if they caught coronavirus.

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Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family | £7.49 from Amazon

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