Friday 7 August 2020
Prince Harry and wife Meghan blamed "viper" courtiers for widening their rift with the royal family, according a new book published in The Times. Photo: AFP

It seems like you don’t need the subject of tell-all books to actually be involved in writing the book; you only need your friends and family to spill the tea on you. At least that’s what happened in the new biography written by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand called Finding Freedom. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle said they didn’t contribute to the book but their friends were the ones to reveal information for it.

The book, serialised in The Times, claim that Harry felt “unprotected” by his family, and lay bare his split from brother William and his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Kate even refused to make eye contact with her sister-in-law at their final engagement in March, according to the new release.

Harry apparently referred to senior courtiers as “vipers” who felt that the global popularity of the couple was overshadowing the family and “needed to be reined in”, according to extracts.

 

Prince Harry and Meghan’s friends were the ones who spilled the tea on the couple in this new book. Photo: AFP

 

The book, to be released on 11 August, also suggested that Harry, 35, was the driving force behind the couple’s move away from the family, with Meghan telling her husband that she “gave up my entire life for this family”.

The couple now live in Los Angeles and were in the headlines recently for taking legal action against one or more paparazzi whom they accuse of taking pictures of their son Archie without permission.

Pressure from tabloids has dogged Harry throughout his life, and he blames them for the death of his mother Princess Diana. Meghan, 38, told a friend that tabloid criticism was like “death by a thousand cuts”, according to the new book.

The authors are sympathetic to the couple, and say the book will “correct the record” on the acrimonious split. However, it does acknowledge that Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the family in the dark about their plans “created a lot of ill will”.

 

Source: AFP Relax News