The biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle written by Carolyn Durrand and Omid Scobie has not yet been published – to be released on August 1 by Harper Collins – and is already making headlines.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, the biography Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family reveals the reasons why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made the decision to leave the British royal family, a decision that was announced in early January and made official a few months later – but not only.
One of the revelations the book promises is about Meghan Markle’s relationship with Kate Middleton, which the British press often pointed out as being cordial and distant. For Scobie and Durand, “the relationship between the two duchesses had struggled to overcome the distant delicacy of when they first met. Their relationship was apparently cordial but distant when the pair appeared alongside each other at the King Power Royal Charity Polo event Day the previous summer “. Something that did not pass by the British press, which captured images of the Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie apparently quite separated from the Duchess of Cambridge and her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Kate and Meghan distant at King Power Royal Charity Polo Day in July 2019.
At that time, many royalty “experts” said that any distance between Kate and Meghan was just an indication of a larger issue within the royal family, not a relationship between the two women. Later, at the Commonwealth ceremony, the discomfort between couples was evident.
The authors also reveal details of how Harry and Meghan met in July 2016. According to the book, Meghan was “recently single” after a two-year relationship, and joked with a friend when she said she hoped to find “a nice English gentleman to flirt “during a trip to London. Apparently, their dream came true: the couple met on a blind date at Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse.
As the Finding Freedom biography reveals, during the first meeting Harry drank beer and Meghan drank martinis, with a source describing the pair as being “in his own little world.” Apparently, that first meeting lasted about three hours. “Despite the evident attraction between them, there was no kiss goodbye, no expectation, just a feeling that something was there and they expected to see each other again soon” explain the authors, still at Harper’s Bazaar.
Meghan and Harry decided to meet again the next night. Almost immediately they became obsessed with each other … It was as if Harry was in a trance “, a friend of the couple said to the authors, also saying that it was” love at first sight “. Meghan, in turn, called a friend “Do I look crazy when I say this might have a future?”
According to this American magazine, from then on, the bond between the couple intensified. At the third meeting, Meghan took a taxi to Kensington Palace. Six weeks later, Harry took Meghan to Botswana, what are now known as his first romantic holidays. The book goes into detail: “They stayed for most of the trip in one of the $ 1,957 per night luxury tents” and, according to a source, “[Meghan] returned smiling and completely bewitched “.
Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family is published on August 1 by Harper Collins.
The bond between the couple grew stronger during their trip and, according to another source, “Meghan said that she and Harry talked a lot about things they rarely shared with anyone.” According to a friend, the Duchess revealed: “I have never felt so safe … so close to someone in such a short time”. From there, Prince Harry began to secretly visit Meghan in Toronto, where he was filming Suits. The rest of the story is already known, leading to the official decision of Meghan and Harry to leave British royalty. Its true reasons remain unknown, but it seems to be about to be revealed in this awaited biography.