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Harry and Meghan felt "cut off" and were frustrated that William and Kate had the best official roles


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were frustrated that William and Kate got the best official roles and felt "cut off" from the royal family and Viper courtiers, as the sensational new Finding Freedom biography claims.

Excerpts of the highly anticipated book will be serialized this weekend in The Times and Sunday Times and will open the lid of The Firm's Sussex exit.

In the first release last night, it was announced that Prince Harry and Meghan were upset that they had to take a back seat to other family members like Prince William and Prince Charles who had priority for their own projects.

The explosive new biography also revealed that Harry and Meghan said they had been expelled from the royal family and their senior members had not protected them.

In a tearful remark to a friend, the Duchess of Sussex claimed that she had given up "her whole life for this family" and then had no choice but to stop.

The allegations are made in a book about the couple that the authors wrote with the involvement of those closest to the couple, including Harry and Meghan's "inner circle".

Finding Freedom was written by two journalists who made no secret of their admiration for the couple, and shows the Sussexers' bitter exit from the monarchy – and from Britain. It will be released next month.

According to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the argument and suspicions about the couple's royal role and desire to break free from the straitjacket of royal life became so bad that Harry thought he had been prevented from becoming his grandmother see queen.

In other explosive revelations that were revealed in extracts last night:

  • Harry felt "unprotected" by his family and belittled within the palace walls because he was "too sensitive and open".
  • He believed that some of the old guards "simply didn't like Meghan and would stop at nothing to make life difficult for her";
  • Senior courtiers in other households felt that the worldwide popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "must be limited";
  • The royal "establishment" feared that the popularity of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "could outshine that of the royal family itself";
  • Meghan's relationship with the Duchess of Cambridge was so frosty that Kate refused to make eye contact with her sister-in-law at her last engagement in March.
  • Harry felt disappointed by his brother, Prince William, who is said to have barely recognized his existence at the Westminster Abbey event for the Commonwealth.
  • Negotiations on separation from the royal family were mainly about money. An adjutant joked that Meghan should launch a range of beauty products

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will attend the Endeavor Fund Awards at the Mansion House in London on March 5, 2020

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, will participate in the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, will participate in the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the emergence of a modern royal family were written by royal observers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are described as "cheerleaders" by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the emergence of a modern royal family were written by royal observers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are described as "cheerleaders" by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry started arguing with William years before the Megxit, and tensions escalated when his brother asked, "Are you sure about this?" New biography claims about his plan to marry Meghan Markle

The relationship between Prince Harry and Prince Williams began to collapse shortly after the younger king announced that he would marry Meghan Markle.

A new biography claims that "really harmful things were said and done" before the wedding.

However, Prince William took his brother aside in November 2017 and asked, "Are you sure about this?"

According to Carolyn Durrand's and Omid Scobie's book Finding Freedom, the Cambridges did not particularly welcome Meghan when they arrived in the UK.

A source told The Telegraph: "It was not a rivalry between the brothers, but rather the feeling that they would argue about who would be the leader in their various issues.

& # 39; Harry felt uncomfortable as a plus. They would show up at premieres and there was a feeling that he felt a bit like a spare part.

& # 39; Long before Meghan, he wanted to change things. He wanted to control his own narrative. He would say, "Why can't we use social media or record videos and cut out the press?"

According to sources, Kate and William were satisfied with the traditional royal answer "never complain, never explain".

Instead, Harry and Meghan wanted to answer any negative story.

Royal's sources claimed that this approach was counterproductive and some claimed that Meghan was "very difficult to work with".

After Harry learned that the Queen would not be available to speak to him until January 29, he even considered taking his wife on a side trip from Heathrow Airport to Sandringham to "represent her case."

He ended up in the UK shortly after spending Christmas in Canada with his little son Archie, The Times reports.

He is said to believe that the problems were due to high-ranking courtiers in other royal households – the so-called "men in gray suits" – who wanted to "rein in" the couple's popularity, which they feared would outshine other high-ranking kings.

A friend of the couple apparently describes the old guard of the palace; as & # 39; the vipers & # 39; who expose Harry and Meghan's contempt and distrust.

The book acknowledges that the couple's decision to keep everyone in the dark about their plans to relinquish royal duties and move abroad "has generated a lot of evil will in the household, and especially in the family."

But it means that Harry and Meghan didn't feel like they had a choice.

Harry is said to have the feeling that palace officials "simply didn't like Meghan and would stop at nothing to make their lives difficult."

"He felt … used for her popularity," the books say.

Sources have told the mail that the biography will expose the "pressure cooker" of anger and resentment that the couple found working royals.

The book also claims that the couples have barely spoken to the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, despite not seeing each other since January.

The book's authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, said: "Although Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, the Duchess hardly recognized her."

Mr. Scobie told The Times: "To deliberately berate your sister-in-law … I don't think it left good taste in the couple's mouth."

The book adds that Harry and Meghan "loved to have control over their narrative in the early days of their marriage," the authors say.

In the meantime, the book claims that Prince Harry, not Meghan, was the one who wanted to distance himself from public life and longed for an existence "away from the media".

A source near the couple said in the book: “Basically, Harry wanted to get out. He always fought deep in this world.

"She opened the door for him."

A spokesman for Harry and Meghan said the couple had not contributed to the book, but had not denied the content of the Times excerpts.

The spokesman said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to the search for freedom.

Insiders told The Telegraph that there was tension between the brothers even before Prince Harry met Meghan in 2016.

The lawsuit, filed with the California State Supreme Court, Los Angeles County, cited "serial interventions" in the couple's 14-month-old child's privacy and served as a measure to protect them from the "manufactured feeding frenzy". Meghan and Harry are pictured with Archie in 2019

The lawsuit, filed with the California State Supreme Court, Los Angeles County, cited "serial interventions" in the couple's 14-month-old child's privacy and served as a measure to protect them from the "manufactured feeding frenzy". Meghan and Harry are pictured with Archie in 2019

Meghan and Harry have only been spotted a few times since moving to LA in March. Most recently, they left an appointment in Beverly Hills when the friend said the couple were beginning to feel "penned in" and Meghan was ready to get out of the city for her birthday. Pictured on July 10th

Meghan and Harry have only been spotted a few times since moving to LA in March. Most recently, they left an appointment in Beverly Hills when the friend said the couple were beginning to feel "penned in" and Meghan was ready to get out of the city for her birthday. Pictured on July 10th

The co-author of the new royal biography accused the officials of throwing each other "under the bus".

By Rebecca English, Royal Correspondent for the Daily Mail

The co-author of the biography accused officials of various royal households of throwing each other "under the bus" last night.

Omid Scobie said that those who work for Royals could "throw a nugget" to stop the media's negative attention.

"They have Clarence House, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the various offices in Buckingham Palace. They are very loyal to their clients, but that often means throwing others under the bus," he told The Times.

"For example, suppose a negative story about Prince Charles is imminent." Maybe someone working for Charles throws a nugget over the Cambridges or another member of the royal family to keep this story out of the press. "He added:" There is a lot of negotiation behind the scenes. Harry and Meghan were victims of it. "

Mr. Scobie, 33, emphasized that the book had "no interviews with Harry and Meghan," although he hopes it will "correct" the couple's record.

"It's not all from Harry and Meghan's perspective, but I think for the first time we can actually hear what's going on in their heads," he told The Times.

Mr. Scobie spent two years writing the book with American journalist Carolyn Durand, starting shortly after the Sussexes' wedding.

"The book does not claim to have interviews with Harry and Meghan, and neither do we," Scobie told The Times. He also said there were no confidential discussions and said, "My time with the couple is enough to cover my issues know."

The Sussex people made a last attempt to distance themselves from the book last night.

The authors boasted that it was written "with the involvement of those closest to the couple" and spoke to members of Harry and Meghan's "inner circle".

The couple are believed to have instructed staff to find out what the authors were up to and that a number of meetings and dinners were held.

But a spokesman for the couple said last night: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not been interviewed and have not contributed to the search for freedom. This book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps. "

Scobie, the royal editor of the US magazine Harper & # 39; s Bazaar, met Durand when she worked for the US news channel ABC. They hope that the book will focus again on the couple's charity and social activism, such as Harry's Invictus Games engagement.

A source said: "It was not a rivalry between the brothers, but rather the feeling that they would argue about who would be the leader in their various issues," said one source.

& # 39; Harry felt uncomfortable as a plus. They would show up at premieres and there was a feeling that he felt a bit like a spare part.

& # 39; Long before Meghan, he wanted to change things. He wanted to control his own narrative. He said, "Why can't we use social media or record videos and cut out the press?"

Tensions intensified after William allegedly said his younger brother to one and asked him, "Are you sure about that?" after Harry asked Meghan to marry him.

The Mail believes Buckingham Palace fears that the book will destroy any hope that Harry and Meghan will fix their relationship with the rest of the royal family.

It comes when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle filed a lawsuit in California accusing anonymous paparazzi photographers of taking "illegal" drone pictures of their son Archie.

The lawsuit filed on Thursday alleged "serial intrusions" on the privacy of 14-month-old Archie in the LA home that Harry and Meghan had been living in since March.

The couple says they are taking legal action to protect Archie from an "artificial feeding frenzy" after claiming that the paparazzi had flown helicopters over her house and cut holes in a fence to take pictures.

They also accuse photographers of misleading captions of pictures of Archie in the back garden to indicate that they were taken in a public place.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are filing this lawsuit to protect their little son's right to privacy in their home without the intervention of photographers and to uncover and stop those who wish to benefit from these illegal acts," said her lawyer.

Meghan, Harry, and one-year-old Archie have been living in Hollywood producer Tyler Perry's $ 18 million mega-mansion in the exclusive Beverly Ridge neighborhood since moving to LA in March.

In their lawsuit, they said they had taken significant privacy measures in Tyler's villa, including the construction of a large chain link fence around the property to protect themselves from telephoto lenses.

But they cannot protect themselves from drones that are flown "only 20 feet above the house as often as three times a day".

According to the legal documents, helicopters flew over the residence at 5:30 a.m. and only at 7:00 p.m., which meant that "neighbors and their son were woken up every day".

“Every individual and family member in California is legally guaranteed the right to privacy in their home. No drones, helicopters or telephoto lenses can override this right, ”said the couple's lawyer, Michael Kump.

The Duke and Duchess say that they expect to be persecuted when they go public, but state that "certain paparazzi and enablers have crossed a red line".

Harry and Meghan's complaint accuses the paparazzi of "intimidation, harassment and the addition of a very real security threat in addition to what already exists".

The lawsuit filed by Kump said that some media flew helicopters over the house and that photographers had even cut holes in their fence to take pictures.

They said the behavior crossed a red line for each parent by buying pictures of their son.

The couple seeks "no special treatment" and only seeks the right to be left alone in the privacy of their home, as guaranteed by California law.

Harry and Meghan claim they have "done everything in their power to stay out of the spotlight" except for what they consider to be current work.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9th, 2020 in London

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9th, 2020 in London

Harry and Meghan's suit also claims that the photographer trying to sell their son's pictures claims that they were publicly taken in Malibu.

But the couple have not been in the area or in public with their son since moving to LA, saying the snapper is simply trying to hide the fact that they have "unsolicited photos of a young child in the privacy of their own home" are "very illegal".

They also tried to lower the price for Archie photos by sharing pictures of him on social media.

Since Harry and Meghan don't know who took the pictures, the lawsuit is directed against anonymous defendants, which allows the couple to pursue anyone who sells the pictures.

Harry blames the press intrusion for the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997 and claimed last year that Meghan had "fallen victim to the same powerful forces".

Diana died in a high-speed car accident when her chauffeur tried to escape paparazzi photographers in Paris.

A statement from Buckingham Palace after the Megxit agreement was signed in January said that the couple had experienced "challenges" due to "intense scrutiny" since their marriage in 2018.

Meghan Markle speaks at a virtual Women in Leadership Summit on July 14, four months after the royal couple moved to Los Angeles

Meghan Markle speaks at a virtual Women in Leadership Summit on July 14, four months after the royal couple moved to Los Angeles

Earlier this year, the couple announced that it was breaking ties with UK's most popular newspapers, which has been criticized by royal and media commentators.

The Sussex Royal website says the couple will instead "engage with grassroots media organizations and emerging young journalists."

The couple stunned the world in January with the announcement that they would "step down as senior members of the royal family" and "work to become financially independent".

After setting up camp in Canada, they moved to Meghan's hometown of Los Angeles and stayed there during the coronavirus crisis.

The couple moved to LA in March, but royal expert Victoria Murphy believes they are not looking for a "completely private life". They say they resigned from the royal family to gain more control over what they spend their time for.

Speaking to city and country, the commentator noted that Harry and Meghan still want public life, but have more control over their time.

(Harry and Meghan) have not resigned in search of a completely private life, but a different kind of public life, ”said Victoria. "A public life in which they can have more control over who has access to them and what they spend their time doing."

The couple were spotted only a few times, most recently when they left an appointment in Beverly Hills when the friend said the couple was starting to feel "penned in" and Meghan was ready to leave town for her birthday.

Regardless, it was recently announced that Meghan's mother Doria Ragland had moved into Tyler Perry's mega-villa to take care of Archie.

A friend previously told DailyMail.com that Meghan wanted to keep her mother nearby because she is "her rock" and now "unfamiliar to many people" outside of an immediate circle of family and friends.

Meghan had her mother's full support when she and Prince Harry quit as Senior Royals in January.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped the bombing news that they were going to quit and split their time between North America and Britain and working to become financially independent, the royal family and the rest of the world were unprepared.

However, Meghan has reportedly had the support of her Los Angeles mother, who was "really worried about Meghan … and relieved that her daughter puts her mental health and wellbeing at the forefront," the insider said.

The friend added, "Doria is very much about staying true to yourself, so of course she will continue to encourage Meghan to take the less-traveled road."

Meghan Markle said to a friend, "I gave up my whole life for this family" and said that she was "ready to do anything to avoid Megxit", but "frustrated" drove Prince Harry's decision to stop claiming books

by Faith Ridler for MailOnline

Meghan Markle said to a friend in tears, "I gave up my whole life for this family" and said that she was "ready to do anything not to stop," said a bombshell biography.

Excerpts from Finding Freedom claim that an emotional Meghan made the confession in March, months after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they would step down as high-ranking kings.

"I was ready to do whatever it takes. But here we are, ”she said to a friend. & # 39; It's very sad. & # 39;

The passage published by the Times also suggests that Prince Harry was a driving force behind the couple's shock decision to withdraw from the royal family and move to Los Angeles.

"Basically, Harry wanted to get out," said a source. He always fought deep in this world. She opened the door for him. & # 39;

Meghan Markle (pictured with Prince Harry in March) told a friend in tears, "I gave up my whole life for this family" and, according to a royal bomb biography, had no choice but to stop

Meghan Markle (pictured with Prince Harry in March) told a friend in tears, "I gave up my whole life for this family" and, according to a royal bomb biography, had no choice but to stop

Find Freedom: Harry, Meghan, and the emergence of a modern royal family are written by royal observers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are referred to as "cheerleaders" by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The biography, published next month and written "with the participation of those closest to the couple", shows the bitter exit of the Sussex people from the monarchy.

Excerpts from the sensational book claim Harry and Meghan felt "cut off" and were frustrated that William and Kate got the best official roles before deciding to travel to the United States.

It is said that they quarreled with palace courtiers about their future plans, which are believed to have emphasized "service to the crown" and made the couple feel "stonewalled".

Sources have told the mail that the comprehensive biography will expose the "pressure cooker" of anger and resentment that the couple found to be working royals.

After the spectacular wedding in May 2018, Harry and Meghan were seen as the future of the Royals and saw an increase in popularity, including a significant increase in social media.

But the biography will say that they felt "unsupported" in what they wanted to do afterwards.

A source told The Sun, "They feel they have received a lot of recognition for their popularity and the success of the wedding – which has led to public support – that they haven't received."

According to the book, the queen was "blind" when the royal couple announced on Instagram on January 8 that they were leaving The Firm.

It was also understood that the queen was injured by the couple's "sub-optimal behavior".

Insiders told The Telegraph that before Prince Harry met Meghan in 2016, tensions existed between him and brother William.

"It was not a rivalry between the brothers, but rather the feeling that they would argue about who would be the leader in their various issues," said a source.

& # 39; Harry felt uncomfortable as a plus. They would show up at premieres and there was a feeling that he felt a bit like a spare part.

& # 39; Long before Meghan, he wanted to change things. He wanted to control his own narrative. He said, "Why can't we use social media or record videos and cut out the press?"

Tensions intensified after William allegedly said his younger brother to one and asked him, "Are you sure about that?" after Harry asked Meghan to marry him.

The Mail believes Buckingham Palace fears that the book will destroy any hope that Harry and Meghan will fix their relationship with the rest of the royal family.

A spokesman for Harry and Meghan said the couple had not contributed to the book, but had not denied the content of the Times excerpts.

A statement said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to the search for freedom.

"This book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps and their own independent reporting."

Beyond The Firm: Timeline of Harry and Meghan's life since leaving the royal family

March 31 – Harry and Meghan officially step down as Senior Royals and stop using their HRH styles.

Britain is eight days before the blockade because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

– April 3 – Disneynature & # 39; s Elephant, which Meghan told, begins to stream.

– April 6 – Details of the couple's plans for a new foundation, Archewell, to replace the Sussex Royal brand and named in honor of their son.

– April 12 – Harry and Meghan spend Easter Sunday delivering meals to vulnerable and homeless people in Los Angeles through Project Angel Food.

– April 16 – Harry, as the patron of WellChild, telephoned seriously ill children and their families.

– April 17 – Meghan's new project to help vulnerable Londoners is unveiled after she asked the Grenfell supporters of the Hubb Community Kitchen to start a service that provides meals to families in difficulty.

– April 20 – The Sussexes write to the British tabloids that they will no longer work with them after watching how people's lives are "torn apart" because "violent gossip increases advertising revenue".

Court documents in the Duchess's privacy lawsuit against Associated Newspapers over a letter she wrote to her father reveal that the couple had sent Thomas Markle text messages before their wedding, warning him that contacting the press "backwards." "and offer to help him.

– April 21 – Archie video calls his great-grandmother, the Queen, with his parents to celebrate their 94th birthday.

– April 27 – Former soldier Harry helps launch a new military mental fitness tool called HeadFIT.org.

– April 28 – Harry's introduction to a special episode of an animated Thomas & Friends show is released.

– April 29 – The charity SmartWorks shows a video in which Meghan looks after a young woman for an internship before her interview.

– May 4 – Details of a new biography of the Sussexes by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand entitled Finding Freedom, which the authors charged as an "accurate version" of Harry's and Meghan's journey.

– May 6th – Archie celebrates his first birthday and Save The Children publishes a video in which Meghan reads the book Duck! Hare! to her son when he reaches for the sides.

– May 8 – The couple are said to live in a £ 15m mansion owned by entertainment tycoon Tyler Perry.

– May 9 – Harry says in a video message about the Invictus games that life has "changed dramatically" during the Covid-19 outbreak.

– May 11th – The Duke tells young members of the OnSide Youth Zones about the pandemic: "This will also pass".

– May 19 – The Sussexes celebrate their second wedding anniversary.

– June 4 – Meghan delivers a powerful speech to girls at her former high school after the protests against Black Lives Matter and talks about racial divisions and the death of George Floyd in the United States.

– June 12 – Meghan's close friend Jessica Mulroney apologizes to a lifestyle blogger after being accused of threatening her in an example of the "textbook white privilege".

– June 24 – The Duke and Duchess, along with members of Homeboy Industries, attend a cooking session for the organization's Feed Hope program in LA.

The Sussexes are announced to have signed with the New York-based speaker agency Harry Walker, which also represents the Obamas and Clintons.

– June 25th – Harry appears in a video for England rugby and says: "We all miss rugby".

– June 27 – The Duke embarks on a 248-mile walk through Oman with the wounded.

– June 28th – It turns out that the Sussex people are supporting the Stop Hate for Profit campaign, which encourages companies to stop advertising on Facebook because they stop doing hate speech.

– July 1 – In a message to the Diana Awards on his late mother's birthday, Harry explains his personal commitment to combating institutional racism and warns that he has no place in society but that he remains endemic.

Meghan claims she was "unprotected by the institution of the monarchy" when attacked by the media and "banned from defending herself" according to banned court documents.

– July 3rd – The formal dissolution of the Sussex Royal Foundation begins when the Duke and Duchess push ahead with plans for their Archewell organization.

– July 6 – Harry and Meghan warn that past Commonwealth mistakes must be acknowledged when joining a discussion with young leaders in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Financial documents show that Harry and William agreed in December to split the future proceeds from their mother's memorial fund equally after they separated their charitable activities.

– July 7th – Meghan is announced as a guest speaker for the GirlUp Summit on Gender Equality.

Harry, filmed in LA with a view of a deciduous tree backdrop under a clear blue sky, delivers a resilience message for the opening of the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

– July 23 – The couple take legal action against an undisclosed person after using drones to take photos of their son during the ban.

The lawsuit alleges that the couple have been persecuted by paparazzi across North America and have been attacked with incessant interference in their private lives.

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