A ‘pioneering’ new biography about Meghan Markle is promising to ‘set the record straight’ on why ‘the most charismatic member of the Royal Family’ has been ‘so upset’.
Celebrity biographer Sean Smith, who has penned books about royals like Kate Middleton as well as stars including Ed Sheeran and Kim Kardashian, has written Meghan: Misunderstood, set to be released in November.
The author said he was moved watching the explosive ITV documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey, which aired last year, and explained he ‘immediately wanted to know how it had come to this’.
The book promises to ‘pull no punches’ in it’s exploration of Meghan Markle’s, 38, life in the royal family, calling her ‘the most talked about, unfairly vilified and misrepresented woman in the world.’
Meghan: Misunderstood, a new biography about Meghan Markle, 38, is promising to offer a ‘no punches pulled’ view of the Duchess and her life in the royal family
A press release on the Harpers Collins website details how the Duchess of Sussex had a ‘extraordinarily accomplished life’ before marrying Prince Harry.
The book aims to delve into the ‘rom-com fantasy’ of the Duke and Duchess’ relationship, as well as touching on the ‘disturbing drama’ which followed their joyful wedding in May 2018.
The release adds: ‘Theirs was a story that the screenwriters of Hollywood – where Meghan had made her name – could scarcely have imagined.’
The biography promises to ‘pull no punches’ as the author unravels the ‘remarkable and powerful story of this self-made, intelligent American woman with a strong social conscience.’
Celebrity author Sean Smith said he was inspired to write the biography after watching the explosive documentary Harry and Meghan: An African Journey in November
Meanwhile the cover shows a close-up snap of the Duchess at the Invictus Games team trials in 2018, which took place in Bath just weeks before her wedding to Prince Harry.
In the documentary which inspired the novel, Meghan spoke about struggling with the media spotlight during her time in the royal family.
The book’s synposis tells how Smith will unravel the ‘remarkable and powerful story’ of the Duchess
The Duchess told of the unbearable pressure of life in the spotlight, saying she had ‘no idea’ of the struggles she would deal with as a member of The Firm.
In a candid interview for an ITV documentary, she revealed her friends warned her not to marry Harry because the media focus would ‘destroy your life’, admitting that since the wedding and during her pregnancy she felt ‘vulnerable.’
The searingly honest interviews come following months of controversy involving Meghan and Harry, who came under fire for their privacy demands over Archie’s christening, their use of private jets, and Meghan’s Wimbledon appearance when she banned fans from taking photos.
Since the interviews aired in November, the Sussexes stepped back from life in the royal family.
After initially moving to Canada after stepping down as senior working royals on March 31, the couple have now set up home in California.
Reports of a new Meghan Markle biography comes days after it emerged royal author Robert Lacey is due to released his book Battle of Brothers in October. Pictured: Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle at the Commonwealth Day service in London in March
They are currently living with their son Archie, one, in Tyler Perry’s $18 million mansion.
The book’s synposis tells how Lacey investigates the ‘untold reality’ of the brothers’ relationship
News of the latest biography on the couple comes after it emerged another explosive book detailing their troubles will be released this autumn.
Biographer Robert Lacey, a historical consultant for Netflix’s The Crown as well as the author of Majesty, a 1977 study of Queen Elizabeth, has penned Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – the Friendship and the Feuds, set to be released in October.
He told how he was ‘astonished’ and ‘sometimes moved to tears’ by the fresh details of the rift that emerged while he was researching the conflict.
The book explores conflicts that emerge as a result of the heir and the spare dynamic that permeates British aristocracy, and claims that the ‘seeds of damage were sown’ when William and Harry’s parents’ marriage unravelled.
It will also delve into how the relationship between the two brothers has been impacted by their wives – Kate Middleton and Meghan.
It is believed the trigger that caused the rift to develop between William and Harry was when the Duke of Cambridge, 38, advised his younger sibling to ‘take things slow’ when he first began dating Meghan Markle in 2017.
Royal aides fear Meghan and Harry’s new book will blame William for brothers’ rift
Kensington Palace have said they would not comment on the book — which is being re-drafted and is set to be released in August.
Meghan and Harry’s upcoming book ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the making of a modern Royal Family’, which the couple are believed to have cooperated with, is soon to be released.
It charts their journey in the Royal Family to the point where they stepped down from senior duties this year.
Royal aides are now said to be increasingly worried about the publication and the potential repercussions for the future monarch Prince William, reports The Sun.
The book is not an official biography though it is believed the couple have worked with the authors – journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
Over 100 people from around the Royal Family are understood to have given information for the production of the book, which is believed to be set to show Harry and Meghan in a positive light.
With large topics set to centre around the withdrawal of Harry and Meghan from senior roles, royal anxiety now surrounds the likely inclusion of the Queen’s ‘Megxit’ showdown talks at Sandringham, in which the Royal Family came together to discuss the transition.
It is felt that Prince William’s role in said talks may not be looked back upon favourably, with England’s future king reported to be the last to arrive and made a swift exit in the aftermath.
The talks resulted in Harry and Meghan being request to drop their HRH titles, before they then moved to Canada, and Los Angeles thereafter.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then outlined their plans to become financially independent and earn their own income.
Royal sources have said such a possible negative portrayal as William as a ‘bad guy’ against the philanthropic Harry and Meghan would not be fair.
A source told the Sun: ‘They are worried William especially will be portrayed in a bad light. This sort of family spat shouldn’t be out there in public.
‘This shouldn’t happen to future monarchs. The book could be the most damaging thing to the Royal Family since Prince Diana’s interview on Panorama with Martin Bashir.’
The news comes as it emerged the authors have also recorded an audio-book of the biography.