PUBLISHED: 10:15, Wed, Aug 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:24, Wed, Aug 12, 2020
‘Finding Freedom’ by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand has been touted as the book that tells the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s side of the story, amid the many twists and turns of the last four years. Indeed, the authors noted that they wanted to portray the “real Harry and Meghan” and “present the truth”. Some people believe Harry and Meghan may have been personally involved, although they have denied this.
A spokesperson for the couple said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“The book is based on the authors’ own experience as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
Nevertheless, the authors did speak to around 100 different people, from friends to royal household members, who have all worked closely with the Duke and Duchess.
By allowing their close friends to talk to them, many people have interpreted this as indirect approval of the book.
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William and Kate may respond to Meghan and Harry's biography 'Finding Freedom' (Image: GETTY)
'Finding Freedom' co-author Omid Scobie (Image: GETTY)
Therefore, the comparison has been made between this book and Andrew Morton’s 1992 biography ‘Diana: Her True Story’, which was an explosive book that revealed the infidelity and unhappiness in the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
As with Finding Freedom, Mr Morton spoke to Diana's friends and family about her relationship with Charles, leading many to believe she approved of the book, and it was later revealed Mr Morton actually had direct input from the princess.
Diana recorded a number of tapes in which she described her experience living inside Palace walls, from her husband’s affair to her own mental health struggles.
These tapes were posthumously revealed to have been sent to Mr Morton from Diana and, in 2017, they were broadcast for the documentary ‘Diana: In Her Own Words’.
Princess Diana contributed to Andrew Morton's book 'Diana: Her True Story' (Image: GETTY)
After Mr Morton’s 1992 book shook The Firm to its very core, Charles was careful to “never publicly criticise” his wife, but it did spur him on to retaliate in a way that spelt disaster for the royal marriage.