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Finding Freedom author reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s book becoming a bestseller

Finding Freedom becomes an Amazon bestseller in the US and the UK within 24 hours of its release after dominating the charts with pre-orders

  • Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle’s, 39, biography Finding Freedom is out
  • Explosive book written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand released yesterday
  • Quickly rose to the top of the Amazon bestseller list within 24 hours of release
  • Omid tweeted: ‘Immense gratitude to all who’ve been part of incredible support’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive new biography Finding Freedom has became an Amazon bestseller within 24 hours of its release.

The controversial biography written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand was released yesterday and is already top of the media giant’s bestsellers list as royal fans rush to pre-order their copy, while it also hit the number one on the UK and US sites.

The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, claim they were not interviewed for the book and did not contribute to the tale by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which provides a high level of personal detail and a dramatic account of the events leading up to the Sussexes’ departure from royal life.   

Palace insiders have described the book as ‘score settling’ after Harry and Meghan left the Royal Family for a life in Los Angeles – after suddenly announcing their intentions in January in a move that left The Queen ‘hurt’.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive new biography Finding Freedom has become a bestseller within 24 hours of release

The book hit the Amazon bestsellers list yesterday shortly after it was released, with Omid sharing a snap of it taking the Number 1 spot last night

The book hit the Amazon bestsellers list yesterday shortly after it was released, with Omid sharing a snap of it taking the Number 1 spot last night 

Reacting to the news, author Omid tweeted: ‘Immense gratitude to all who have been part of the incredible support for #FindingFreedom.

‘You’ve made it a very memorable pub day. Thank you.’

It comes as royal expert Katie Nicholl said the authors may be the ‘only winners’ from the publication of Finding Freedom.

Writing in Vanity Fair, she asked if the book was ‘worth it for Harry and Meghan’ before adding: ‘The irony of Finding Freedom is that, locked down in their rented mansion in LA, the Sussexes have less freedom than they did when they lived in Windsor.’

Co-author Omid Scobie tweeted that he felt 'immensely grateful' for the support for the book last night

Co-author Omid Scobie tweeted that he felt ‘immensely grateful’ for the support for the book last night 

Meanwhile she added that the book’s authors write that the monarchy had lost two of its greatest assets. 

She concluded: ‘They, perhaps, might be the only winners in this rather sad story.’

The book had reached number one on Amazon’s Top 10 New York bestseller in 24 hours list on the day of its release for pre-order.  

Meanwhile in July, 14 days before its release, the biography also topped the media giant’s bestsellers list as royal fans rushed to pre-order their copy. 

Omid Scobie

Carolyn Durand

Royal expert Katie Nicholl commented that the ‘only winners in this rather sad story’ were the book’s writers Omid Scobie (left) and Carolyn Durand (right) 

The book offers new insights into Harry’s falling out with William and how the couple felt ‘thrown under the bus’,  after the disagreements started started when the Prince’s older brother referred to Meghan as ‘this girl’ and voiced concerns that he might be rushing the romance. 

The authors say Harry ‘felt people working with his brother had put things out there to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus’. 

Excerpts from the book have already revealed many inside details about the couple’s departure from the Royal Family, including how the couple considered driving straight to confront the ‘devastated’ Queen about Megxit after returning from Canada in January.

The biography offers new detailed insights into Prince Harry and Meghan's life with their son Archie

The biography offers new detailed insights into Prince Harry and Meghan’s life with their son Archie 

Sources close to the couple also claim in the book that royal aides feared Meghan and Harry’s popularity was eclipsing that of the Royal Family itself – and says the couple were jealous of William and Kate getting the best roles and ‘didn’t feel supported’ by the royals.

The author’s note appears to acknowledge that the writers worked with the couple on the biography, reading: ‘We have spoken with close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal aides and palace staff (past and present), the charities and organisations they have built long-lasting relationships with and, when appropriate, the couple themselves.’  

Among the fresh revelations in the book are: 

  • Meghan Markle formed such a close bond with Prince Charles that she considers him her ‘second father’;
  • Meghan was often ‘seen carrying binders full of research on Royal protocol’ so she didn’t put a foot wrong;
  • The Queen gave Meghan a royal masterclass in protocol and described Meghan as ‘very clever and good’;
  • Harry felt he was ‘thrown under the bus’ by aides working for his brother Prince William;
  • Royal courtiers feared the brother’s falling out ‘could spell the end of the monarchy’;
  • Meghan left the UK ’emotionally bruised and exhausted’ after her last frosty event with William and Kate;
  • Russian hackers stole hundreds of their personal photos in 2018 after gaining access to an online account.



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