British Royal Family

New details added to divisive biography about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after a challenging 12 months

The release date is raising some eyebrows...

By Maddison Leach
A year after releasing Finding Freedom, one of the most divisive royal books this decade, royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are putting out an update.
A new epilogue to the royal biography about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is slated for release in a month's time.
The new pages will cover a whole host of landmark moments for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the last 12 months.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faced many challenges in the last 12 months that will be detailed in the new epilogue. Getty
The epilogue will go into detail about the couple's tell-all Oprah interview, how they reacted to Prince Philip's death and their ongoing struggles with the British media.
"In the new epilogue, Scobie and Durand share behind the scenes of Harry and Meghan's ground-breaking interview with Oprah [Winfrey], details behind the couple's move to California," publisher HarperCollins said in a press release.
"Meghan's emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter, the continuous challengers the couple faces regarding privacy and the British media, the heartbreak the couple felt over Prince Philip's death."
The updated book including the new epilogue is set for release on August 31, which is also the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death.
The royal writers behind the biography, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, caused division when the book was first released in 2020.
Critics accused the duo of being biased in Harry and Meghan's favour, with reports claiming that Scobie especially was close with the Duchess of Sussex.
There were also suggestions that the royal couple had been involved in the biography's writing to some degree, however the Duke and Duchess denied those claims.
News of the updated epilogue comes just hot on the heels of the announcement of Prince Harry's "heartfelt" memoir.
The Duke of Sussex announced the news via a statement from publisher Penguin Random House, ahead of the book's slated release in late 2022.
Covering everything from his marriage to Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to the loss of his mother Princess Diana, Harry's tell-all will be deeply personal.
"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," Harry said.
"I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I've learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful."

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