PUBLISHED: 10:30, Fri, Aug 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:30, Fri, Aug 14, 2020
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have publicly distanced themselves from the bombshell book, which details the couple’s alleged issues with the Royal Family and the increasing tensions, which ultimately led to their sensational decision to quit the Firm. But Richard Fitzwiliams said he believes the book would have “served a purpose” - albeit “unofficially” - for the couple to “put their case” forward following Megxit.
The royal expert said this would have been done without "burning bridges" with members of the family.
He told Express.co.uk: “Finding Freedom was intended to appeal to Harry and Meghan’s admirers in the 'Sussex Squad' and also to the American market where they want to establish themselves.
“I think the book will have served the purpose they intended it to, unofficially of course, to put their case of the split from the royal family without burning any bridges.”
Meghan Markle and Harry's unofficial book would have served a purpose, an expert has claimed (Image: GETTY )
He said the publication of Finding Freedom, co-authored by royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, was “bizarre” timing as the world tackles the coronavirus pandemic.
He added: “It is a book full of intimate trivia and the authors obviously have a weakness for the good life, luxury hotels, fashionable clothes and expensive restaurants.
“This makes the timing of publication during a pandemic so bizarre.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have publicly distanced themselves from the bombshell book (Image: GETTY)
The book details how the couple felt the royal institution had failed to support them.
The Sussexes even considered the extreme measure of breaking royal protocol to contact the