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Harry and Meghan’s biography reaches the bestseller list in 24 hours 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s  biography reached number one on Amazon’s Top 10 New York bestseller in 24 hours list on the day of its release for pre-order.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.

A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an ‘honest, up-close, and disarming portrait’ of the ‘confident, influential, forward’ Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38.

And last night the book’s British co-author Omid Scobie took to Twitter to share his surprise at the much-anticipated book hitting the top spot on the first day of its pre-order release. 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s biography Finding Freedom has reached number one on the Top 10 Books New York bestseller in 24 hours list. They are seen in March in London

Retweeting the Top 10 Books post from May 3, which read ‘Best sellers in the last 24H!! #1: Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family Omid Scobie, Carolyn Durand publisher Dey Street Books’, Omid added: ‘Well this is a nice surprise!’.

Other books on the top 10 list of the same day include Walt Disney’s The Ugly Duckling (Disney Classic) at number two, and Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection at number five.

While it has now dropped off the 24-hour bestseller list, it has already climbed to number two on Amazon’s ‘Biographies of Royalty’ bestsellers list – just behind current number one ‘Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle’, by Tom Quinn.

Last month, the Mail on Sunday reported that the Duke and Duchess had co-operated with Omid Scobie and Catherine Durand on a new book about their lives.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20

Retweeting the Top 10 Books post from May 3, which read 'Best sellers in the last 24H!! #1: Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family Omid Scobie, Carolyn Durand publisher Dey Street Books', Omid added: 'Well this is a nice surprise!'

Retweeting the Top 10 Books post from May 3, which read ‘Best sellers in the last 24H!! #1: Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family Omid Scobie, Carolyn Durand publisher Dey Street Books’, Omid added: ‘Well this is a nice surprise!’

Amazon’s ‘Biographies of Royalty’ bestsellers list

  1. Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle, by Tom Quinn
  2. Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the Making of a Modern Royal Family , by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand
  3. Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown, by Anne Glenconner
  4. Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and Her Court, by Robert Hardman
  5. The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones 

Publishing house Harper Collins, which owns Dey Street Books, the publisher of the biography released a brief description of Meghan and Prince Harry’s collaboration with the two journalists.

The book’s description says that ‘few know the true story of Harry and Meghan’. 

It promises to go ‘beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond’.

It continues: ‘With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.’

A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an 'honest, up-close, and disarming portrait' of the 'confident, influential, forward' Prince Harry , 35, and Meghan Markle, 38 (seen on their wedding day in May 2018)

A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an ‘honest, up-close, and disarming portrait’ of the ‘confident, influential, forward’ Prince Harry , 35, and Meghan Markle, 38 (seen on their wedding day in May 2018)

The cover features a beaming Prince Harry and Meghan as they visited their namesake county in October 2018 for the first time. 

 The Mail on Sunday were told that before moving to North America, the Sussexes gave an interview to the book’s authors, both journalists.

One of them, Omid Scobie, is thought to be close to Meghan and was one of the favoured journalists given details of the couple’s video call to the Queen last week in which they wished her a happy 94th birthday. 

Echoing Princess Diana’s secret involvement in the blockbuster biography, Diana: Her True Story, when she encouraged her friends to speak to author Andrew Morton, questions are being asked whether members of Meghan’s inner circle were being urged to help Scobie and his American co-author, Carolyn Durand. 

The 320-page biography, due to be released in August, is expected to be a global bestseller. 

The book promises to go 'beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's (seen in Johannesburg in October) life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond'

The book promises to go ‘beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s (seen in Johannesburg in October) life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond’

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