The release of the official biography of Prince Harry scheduled for the end of 2022 promises to shake the foundations of Buckingham Palace, judging by previous public statements in which, among other things and together with his wife, Meghan Markle, he accused the family British royal racism. But meanwhile, the reissue of Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family —Titled in Spanish as Free: Meghan and Harry, the forging of a modern royal family-, which was published on Tuesday, August 31, reveals new ins and outs, not exactly positive, about the relationship of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the institution.
Although it has never had the involvement of Harry of England and Meghan Markle, the unauthorized biography – whose first edition went on sale a year ago – was prepared with “the participation of those closest to the couple”, with whom the The authors, journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, talked for hours and, more recently, met with them again to obtain information as a result of the high-profile interview they both gave Oprah Winfrey last March. Thanks to this, Scobie and Durand reveal in a new epilogue that the royal family was “pleased” that Markle did not attend the funeral of Philip of Edinburgh last April. The authors note that she “hoped” to accompany her husband to London before doctors recommended that she not do so due to her advanced pregnancy. A decision that caused several members of the royal family to feel “quietly pleased” that he finally stayed in California because “they did not want a circus.” As the newspaper advances Express, another high-level royal source claims the family was glad she was gone because she didn’t want “the duchess to create a show.”
One of the revelations of Markle and Enrique to Winfrey that could be felt the most on the other side of the Atlantic was their affirmation that the palace was concerned about the color of the skin of Archie, the couple’s first child, and that both began their journey by free “largely because of racism.” The confession transcended to politics when Labor demanded that the complaint made by the dukes be investigated and the royal house was forced to issue an official statement in which it expressed its concern and sadness for the experience lived by the dukes, assuring that they would treat the matter in private and that the Sussexes “will always be very dear members of the family.” As the book reveals, that response was not satisfactory for the grandson of Elizabeth II and his wife, who felt “hurt” with the tepid reply, so “it will take time for them to overcome the pain.” “There has to be some sign of understanding about what the Sussexes went through for there to be progress” in relationships, the book notes.
More than two years after the birth of Archie, another controversy that still rages in the family according to the new chapter of the biography is the debate over whether the first-born of the Sussexes has not yet received the title of prince. During their interview with Winfrey, Markle and Enrique from England expressed their displeasure at it, stating that it was not their “choice.” However, according to the authors in the new pages, “the palace aides were ordered to inform the press that the couple did not want a title for Archie.” “Actually the couple did want to have the option, since it would give their son a level of security that only comes with a title,” says the text. The truth is that, according to the newspaper later TimesBoth Archie and Lilibet Diana, his little sister, should automatically receive the title when Queen Elizabeth II dies and Charles of England accedes to the throne. This is established by a rule issued by George V in 1917 that establishes that all the king’s children and grandchildren are princes. According to the same experts consulted by the newspaper, Prince Charles has no power to prevent the appointment and could only change the rule when he begins to reign.
The launch of the first edition of the book, in August 2020, revealed unknown aspects of the couple’s daily life and their relationship, such as the speed with which their romance developed, the dizzying pace of which caused apprehension among the women. people close to Prince Henry. The two, the publication says, became “immediately obsessed” with each other and went on vacation together to South Africa just six weeks after their first date at Dean Street Townhouse restaurant in London’s Soho. The text also defines Enrique as a “cool” uncle to his nephews who he used to bring gifts to frequently, including “an electric SUV for his nephew and a tricycle for his niece.”