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Intimate details included authors that could ONLY come from Meghan and Harry


Intimate details, set out in a royal bombshell biography, have raised questions as to whether parts may have come from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – though the couple insisted that they "made no contribution."

Details of voicemails Meghan sent to her father and tense conversations between Harry and William have been published in Finding Freedom, the excerpts of which have been serialized this weekend by the Times and Sunday Times.

The intimacy of the comments raised questions as to whether the Sussexes had informed people close to them about personal moments before the biography was released, despite the couple insisting that they "were not interviewed and did not contribute to the book".

The authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claim to have spoken to more than 100 sources, including "close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal aides and palace staff (past and present)", with all information in the book including "at least two sources" .

But extraordinarily personal details scattered throughout Finding Freedom indicate greater involvement of the couple, including the details of the moment the Duchess admitted to having written one last message to her estranged father Thomas Markle while on FaceTime was in a bathtub.

The intimate details include:

  • Meghan's FaceTime admission from a bathtub, which she wrote to her father again before her wedding
  • Details of the "flood of voicemails" Meghan left Thomas Markle: "We'll take you safely to London."
  • Private conversations between William and Harry in which the Duke of Cambridge told him not to "& # 39; this girl & # 39; Hurry up Meghan
  • Descriptions of the & # 39; perfect pose & # 39; Meghan noticed when she stretched after talking about the marriage to Harry in Africa
  • Meghan told a friend in March: “I gave up my whole life for this family. I was ready to do whatever was necessary. But here we are. It's very sad & # 39;
  • Details of the Prince's fear of reading comments that described him as "disgrace to the royal family".

Details of voicemails Meghan (pictured with Prince Harry) sent to her father and tense conversations between Harry and William have been revealed in Finding Freedom, the excerpts of which have been serialized this weekend by the Times and Sunday Times

The biography provides a detailed and personalized version of the events that led to the Sussexes' dramatic departure from royal life earlier this year.

A spokesman for Harry and Meghan insisted that the couple did not contribute to the book, but the Royals did not dispute the content of the Times' explosive extracts.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to the search for freedom," said a statement. "This book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps and their own independent reporting."

In an interview with The Times, author Scobie seemed to choose his words carefully when asked what permission he and Durand were granted. & # 39; The book does not claim to have any interviews with Harry and Meghan. Neither do we, ”he said.

When asked if there had been a confidential discussion, he said, “You read the book. There are no recent interviews with the couple. & # 39; He pressed the same question again and replied, "No, and I think you can tell from the coverage that my time with the couple is enough to know my issues."

In an excerpt published today, Scobie and Durand described how Meghan, who was sitting in a bathtub with her friend on FaceTime, admitted that she had sent one last text to her father the night before her wedding in May 2018.

"I can't get up all night and just press send," she said.

Other very personal moments are a tense conversation between Prince William and Harry in which the older king said to his brother: “You don't have to hurry. Take as much time as you need to meet this girl. «

In an excerpt published today, Scobie and Durand described how Meghan, who was sitting on her face in a bathtub on FaceTime, admitted that she had sent one last text to her father the night before her wedding in May 2018

In an excerpt published today, Scobie and Durand described how Meghan, who was sitting on her face in a bathtub on FaceTime, admitted that she had sent one last text to her father the night before her wedding in May 2018

Pictured: Prince William and Kate

Pictured: Prince William and Kate

Other very personal moments are a tense conversation between Prince William and Harry in which the older king said to his brother: “You don't have to hurry. Take as much time as you need to meet this girl. & # 39;

In an exception released on Friday, the authors said Harry told a friend that he was "pissed" at the comments: "Upset that his brother would ask such a thing."

Harry's reaction to reading internet comments, which he and Meghan described as "a disgrace to the royal family," was also described by Scobie and Durand, who wrote on Saturday as he told a friend, "It's a sick part the society we live in today. " and nobody does anything about it.

& # 39; Where's the positivity? Why are everyone so miserable and angry? & # 39;

There are also conversations between Meghan and a friend, complaining that her father didn't respond to a flood of voicemails that she had left him. According to the authors, she said: Papa, I still love you. Nothing has changed. We'll take you safely to London. I'll send a car to pick you up. & # 39;

"My god, my phone," she said to a friend. "I assume that he will receive my messages."

According to the Times, the biography also includes details of the yoga pose Meghan took after talking about marriage to her future husband in Africa and the expression the couple's son Archie made after he was born.

Though both the authors, Meghan, and Harry deny their involvement in the biography, the 39-year-old Scobie has not been shy about discussing access to the couple he enjoyed as a royal reporter.

He wrote in March in the American magazine Harper & # 39; s Bazaar about the farewell tour of the Sussexes in February and March before they left the UK to start their new life in North America. He explained how he joined the Duke of Sussex in Edinburgh on February 26th for a summit on sustainable and ethical tourism.

"I spoke to him personally recently and was impressed with how well he knows the area," said Scobie. "When one of the participants at the Edinburgh Work Summit whispered to me after his speech:" He will definitely change the game. "

Though both the authors, Meghan, and Harry deny their involvement in the biography, the 39-year-old Scobie has not been shy about discussing access to the couple he enjoyed as a royal reporter

Though both the authors, Meghan, and Harry deny their involvement in the biography, the 39-year-old Scobie has not been shy about discussing access to the couple he enjoyed as a royal reporter

Mr. Scobie was also one of three journalists invited to report on Megan's penultimate royal engagement on March 9 when she met 22 students who had received scholarships from the Association of Commonwealth Universities at Buckingham Palace.

The meeting, which took place in the room from 1844, took place shortly before Harry and Meghan's participation in Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey, where the frosty atmosphere between the couple and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was clearly visible.

Mr. Scobie described how he hugged Meghan during emotional scenes at Buckingham Palace before the couple went to the abbey.

"Back at Buckingham Palace, the ACU students are on their way to Westminster Abbey and Harry quietly slips through the door to say hello. Reality – and emotions – finally set in as I hug Meghan goodbye," said he.

"She flies back to Canada on the last commercial flight of the day and is keen to be back on Vancouver Island the morning before Archie wakes up."

It is unclear whether private conversations that Scobie may have had with the couple are included in Finding Freedom. However, some passages contain quotations from comments that the couple told "friends".

For example, in one section, Harry tells a friend, "I don't need the moment we step out of a car and wave at a hundred photographers before we go into a building."

Another describes how Harry's "stomach got tied in the knot" every time he reads critical or offensive comments about him and his wife in response to newspaper articles.

In another passage, Meghan is told in March as "tearful" to a "friend": "I gave up my whole life for this family." I was ready to do whatever was necessary. But here we are. It is very sad. & # 39;

It comes when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked back on claims in the biography last night that they had actively spurned Meghan.

Finding Freedom's authors claim that Sussex-Cambridges relations have become so bitter that Kate humiliated her sister-in-law when Meghan's retirement as Senior Royal.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Color 2018

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Color 2018

But close friends of William and Kate vigorously defended themselves, insisting that the Meghan couple rolled out the red carpet and did everything they could to welcome the US actress to the royal family.

According to the friends, the Cambridges greeted Meghan with open arms by inviting them to Note Hall, their Norfolk family home, where Kate personally cooked vegan meals for her brother-in-law's fiancee at the time.

William and Kate also invited Meghan's friends, bridesmaids and bellboys to a party before their wedding to Harry in May 2018, and keen tennis fan Kate asked Meghan to join her in the Royal Box at Wimbledon for two years.

"It's just completely wrong to say they didn't speak and just wrong to say the Cambridges weren't welcome," a friend told The Mail on Sunday.

"How can you say they weren't warm or welcoming when they hosted Meghan for Christmas, invited them to their very own private sanctuary in the Notes Hall, and did everything they could to make them feel at home? They cooked their favorite vegan food personally, they couldn't have been friendlier. & # 39;

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.

When revelations in the book threatened to plunge the royal family back into the darkest days of the bitter "Megxit" saga, it was claimed last night that Harry was upset when his older brother called his then-girlfriend Meghan "this girl" & # 39; and was warned & # 39; not speeding up & # 39 ;.

According to the book, a senior Royal described Meghan as "Harry's Showgirl" and another remarked that she "comes with a lot of luggage".

Scobie and Durand also claim that a high-ranking courtier was overheard when he told a colleague, "There's only one thing about her that I don't trust."

In other revelations, the book claims that William and Harry barely spoke to each other for several months after the alleged commentary on "this girl" and that Kate did little to close the gap with Meghan because they were "not best friends" .

It also suggests that Meghan found her treatment to be "sexist and biased" by some of the palace's staff and that she was rated "sophisticated" as a "successful woman of color".

According to the book, Meghan was "disappointed that she and Kate had not linked up with the unique position they shared" and was angry with ongoing media reports – confirmed by Palace aides – that it was during a bridesmaid dress that Princess Charlotte fit, went broke had left Kate in tears.

In a reference to the distrust that developed between the two women, a friend of the Cambridges admitted that Kate Meghan had "insulted" the Commonwealth Service in March, marking her last appearance as a working Royal.

The friend said her actions were "out of sheer frustration" at Harry's and Meghan's behavior, her retirement from royal life announced on Instagram, and the launch of the Sussex Royal website.

The source admitted that Kate had insulted Meghan on the west door of Westminster Abbey, but added, "That was after the Sussexes released this fire declaration and website."

But friends of the Cambridges rejected Finding Freedom's claims that Kate and Meghan "barely spoke" at King Power Royal Charity Polo Day last year.

In a public statement of solidarity, Harry was cheered on the polo field by Meghan and Baby Archie and William by Kate and their three children George, seven, Charlotte, five and Louis, two.

Everyone saw Kate and Meghan chatting. She (Meghan) had the baby and it was really cute, ”a buddy insisted. George went to Archie and gently stroked his head. Louis laughed around and made Meghan laugh – it was really positive and happy. & # 39;

However, allies of the Cambridges accept that the once close relationship between the brothers is now "tense" and is best described as "in and out".

They said William was "sad" and "disappointed" with the Finding Freedom claims.

The Cambridges and Sussexes at Westminster Abbey in London on Commonwealth Day in March 2019

The Cambridges and Sussexes at Westminster Abbey in London on Commonwealth Day in March 2019

Kate and Meghan are chatting in the Royal Box on Center Court to watch the women's final in Wimbledon in 2019

Kate and Meghan are chatting in the Royal Box on Center Court to watch the women's final in Wimbledon in 2019

One of the authors of the Royal book thinks he is Meghan's soul mate, but the royal couple says they haven't given interviews … so where did all their information come from?

They all insist that there were no interviews and that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn't contribute to the search for freedom – but there were questions last night about how the authors managed, such access, and details about the couple and secure their lives.

Interestingly, co-author Omid Scobie recently described how he "hugged" Meghan during an emotional farewell in March just hours before she left the UK, and also boasted of a "one-on-one" discussion with Harry to lead.

The Sussexes, who now live in California, tried to distance themselves from the book.

A spokesman said the couple "had not been interviewed or contributed to the search for freedom," adding, "The book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps and their own independent reporting."

In an interview with The Times, Mr. Scobie seemed to choose his words carefully when asked what access rights he and Ms. Durand were granted, if any. & # 39; The book does not claim to have any interviews with Harry and Meghan. Neither do we, ”he said.

When asked if there had been a confidential discussion, he said, “You read the book. There are no recent interviews with the couple. & # 39; He pressed the same question again and replied, "No, and I think you can tell from the coverage that my time with the couple is enough to know my issues."

"William had hoped that everyone would have moved on, but that is clearly not the case," said a friend. "He is a bit sad and disappointed that it will be mixed up again.

& # 39; He was extremely upset and hurt at the time (in January when Harry resigned from his duties) and his relationship with his brother is still quite distant.

“At the moment it is best described as on-off and more as off. He doesn't plan to see his brother this year, but Covid makes it much more difficult (anyway). & # 39;

While the Sussexes and the authors of Finding Freedom insist that the couple did not interview the book, it paints an extremely flattering account of them.

Excerpts released yesterday claimed that Harry and Meghan were so frustrated with what they found unwilling to discuss their future that they were considering arriving unannounced to face the Queen. They finally decided against an exceptional violation of the royal protocol.

The book also suggests that the couple was upset when the queen had no photo of them and Archie on their desk when she made her Christmas speech last year.

The authors consider Meghan to be "unnecessary" in deciding to deprive Harry of his military patronage as part of the so-called Megxit deal, which was painfully crushed after a Sandringham summit on January 13.

Until then, the couple felt deeply suspicious of rival royal camps and, according to the authors, described some high-ranking officials as "the vipers".

The book suggests that the three royal households Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and Clarence House are competing and trying to outdo the others – and occasionally even sabotage them.

Finding Freedom found the couple increasingly frustrated communicating in the palace. However, a former employee said to The Mail on Sunday: “It was a very challenging work environment. It was high pressure and extremely stressful … nothing was ever good enough, they always saw the negative in everything.

“Nothing is ever your fault, always someone else's. They are professional victims. & # 39;

A spokesman said the couple "had not been interviewed or contributed to the search for freedom," adding, "The book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps and their own independent reporting."

In an interview with The Times, Mr. Scobie seemed to choose his words carefully when asked what access rights he and Ms. Durand were granted, if any. & # 39; The book does not claim to have any interviews with Harry and Meghan. Neither do we, ”he said.

When asked if there had been a confidential discussion, he said, “You read the book. There are no recent interviews with the couple. & # 39; He pressed the same question again and replied, "No, and I think you can tell from the coverage that my time with the couple is enough to know my issues."

A spokesman for Meghan and Harry 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."

Dueling Duchesses were “never friends”: Meghan was “disappointed” that Kate neither made contact nor visited – and even went shopping in her Range Rover on the same street at the same time without asking

Harry and Meghan felt insulted after the queen sent to the nation next to family photos but WITHOUT the couple's picture on her desk

By Mark Hookham for the Sunday mail

Harry and Meghan were dismayed when no photo of them and their son Archie was shown during the Queen's Christmas speech last year.

According to Finding Freedom, the couple thought it was a nudge that their picture was not on the desk in the green drawing room at Buckingham Palace, from where the monarch made her traditional annual speech.

The couple already felt that they had "been excluded from the institution for a long time and were not an integral part of their future" and, according to the authors of the book, regarded the episode as "another sign that they need to think about their own path ".

Photos of the Duke and Duchess were included in the Queen's speech in 2018, but last year she decided to show only pictures of her father King George VI, Prince Charles and Camilla, and a family photo of the Cambridge.

The book quotes palace sources as saying they wanted to illustrate the line of succession.

However, the speech included footage of the first encounter between Queen and Prince Philip and Archie when Harry, Meghan, and Meghan's mother Doria Ragland watched.

The queen remarked: "I was very happy to welcome our eighth great-grandchild."

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle never became friends – while the Duchess of Sussex was "disappointed", according to an explosive new biography, she never reached or visited her.

The Duchesses "struggled to overcome the courtesy of distance" and "had nothing in common except that they lived at Kensington Palace," the authors of Finding Freedom said.

In a particularly uncomfortable encounter when Meghan was with Harry, Kate went shopping with her Range Rover alone – even though she also went down the same street.

The lack of any friendship between the two was confirmed in 2018 when the Sussexes announced they wanted to start their family in Windsor.

Despite this chill, Meghan felt hurt in newspaper reports about the "dueling duchesses" and was angry that the palace press office did not correct them.

According to the authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Meghan expected Kate to contact her and help her when she joined the company.

Instead, the two had nothing in common except the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace. When Meghan became a high-ranking king, the two were no closer than they were before 2018. According to one source, Meghan was disappointed that they hadn't connected, but hadn't lost sleep.

The book also describes an uncomfortable moment at Kensington Palace in 2017 when Kate was alone in her Range Rover while shopping – although Meghan also walked the same street.

Although some helpers claimed that the sister-in-law "spoke and wrote regularly", they had hardly spent any time at the time of Meghan and Harry's wedding.

The book also shows how Meghan viewed some commentaries and tabloid stories as "sexist" and "biased", with ambitious women of color like her who were described as "demanding and aggressive".

A close friend of Meghan told the authors: & # 39; Duchess Different. People have a problem with that. She is the easiest person in the world to work with. Certain people just don't like her to stand out. & # 39;

The biography was written by journalists Scobie and Durand, who are fans of the couple and have set themselves the goal of correcting the record and putting the spotlight on their charitable causes.

The Sussex people say they didn't contribute to the book, but Scobie's and Durand's report is based on extensive insights from friends of the couple.

Meghan Markle felt that she was cast as "Duchess Different" and classified as difficult or "a bitch" due to racist and sexist attitudes, as new biographies claim

By Mark Hookham for the Sunday mail

The Duchess of Sussex believes that successful women with a skin color like theirs are wrongly described as "demanding or aggressive", according to the controversial biography.

Courtiers branded Meghan Markle as a "showgirl with lots of luggage" and said, according to a new book, "there is something about her that I don't trust"

A courtier in the royal household said Meghan Markle has something I don't trust, as a shocking new book claims.

The book Finding Freedom claims that tensions have arisen as soon as Meghan has been introduced to members of the royal household.

A source said: "She comes with a lot of luggage." Another suggested: There is only one thing about her that I don't trust. & # 39;

Another described Meghan as "Harry's Showgirl".

According to the book, Meghan believed that much of the criticism was based on the fact that she was a colored woman.

According to the Sunday Times, a friend of Meghan said palace officials branded her "Duchess different".

The source, which was not mentioned, claimed: “People have a problem with that. She is the easiest person in the world to work with. Certain people just don't like her to stand out. & # 39;

Meghan is said to have thought that some of the stories about her were "sexist and biased".

A close friend told the authors of Finding Freedom that she was considered "Duchess Different" and that some people didn't like her because she was noticed.

"It was an open season for Meghan in which many were looking for anything to criticize," said an excerpt from the Sunday Times serialized book.

"Duchess Different," said a close friend of Meghan. “People have a problem with that. She is the easiest person in the world to work with. Certain people just don't like her to stand out. & # 39;

Shortly after Harry and Meghan's wedding in 2018, reports emerged that Meghan wasted no time stamping The Firm. The former actress is said to have an impressive work ethic that gets up at 5 a.m. every morning and gives her key helpers a stream of ideas for shaping her role.

In their book, however, the authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand suggest that the Duchess was upset with the way she portrayed her determined and assertive nature.

They wrote: & # 39; Meghan felt that some of the comments and tabloids were more than a cultural struggle; They were sexist and biased.

“When a man got up to work before dawn, he was greeted for his work ethic. When a woman did it, she was considered difficult or "a bitch". The double standard was exacerbated when it came to successful women in color, who were often described as demanding or aggressive. & # 39;

The authors further claimed that although racism takes a different form in Britain than it does in America, it remains deeply rooted here. Mr Scobie, who has a Scottish father and an Iranian mother, has reportedly given up his first job at Heat magazine after being racially abused by a manager.

It is alleged that a Buckingham Palace staff member once said he was "surprised" to hear the royal journalist who attended a public school speak with the pronunciation received.

In their book, the authors state: “Racism takes a different form in Britain than in America, but there is no doubt that it exists and how deeply rooted it is. A major issue of racism in Britain is who is authentically "British"? It can be expressed in subtle biased acts, micro-attacks like the palace employee who said to the bi-racial co-author of these words: "I never expected you to speak the way you do", or in the newspaper's "Memo" headline come to Meghan: We British prefer real kings over fashion kings.

"While columnist Meghan criticized for her Vogue editorials, there was another way to read them: being British means being born and raised in Britain – and being white."

A new book asks if the two duchesses who were pictured at the service on Christmas Day in Sandringham in 2018 were ever particularly close to each other

A new book asks if the two duchesses who were pictured at the service on Christmas Day in Sandringham in 2018 were ever particularly close to each other

"P **** d off" Prince Harry branded William a snob after his brother accused him of being "blinded by this girl" Meghan Markle ""

Prince Harry took offense when his "smart" brother warned him not to marry Meghan Markle, the new Royal biography says.

In Finding Freedom, authors Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie reiterate claims that William has questioned the speed at which his brother's relationship with the American actress moved.

According to the book published by The Times and The Sunday Times, Harry was offended when William told him, "Take as much time as you need to meet this girl."

Harry is said to have viewed the choice of the words "this girl" as condescending.

"In those last two words," this girl, "Harry heard the tone of snobbery that was contrary to his approach to the world," the book claims. "During his ten-year military career outside the royal bubble, he had learned not to judge people quickly based on their accent, education, ethnicity, class, or profession."

Harry, now 35, was thrilled after meeting Meghan, 38, on a blind date at Soho House in London in the summer of 2016. A friend said to the authors: “A happy and satisfied Harry is rare, so it was convenient to see him bounce around.

& # 39; But at the same time, William always felt that he had to look for Harry, not as a future monarch, but as an older brother. Throughout his adult life, he felt he should keep an eye on Harry and make sure he wasn't in trouble and on the right track. & # 39;

William was more cautious than his idiosyncratic younger brother and decided to put Harry on a conversation in 2017 after meeting Meghan a few times.

"William may have felt that he was acting out of concern, but Harry was offended that his older brother was still treating him as if he were immature," says the book, which sympathizes with the Sussex.

"Harry was crazy," said another source. "Damn that his brother would ask something like that."

Another friend added: & # 39; Harry could see through William's words. He was a snob. & # 39;

According to the book, Harry was "angry" with the intervention, even if it was meant well. William didn't really know Meghan and "was concerned that Harry had isolated himself from many of her old friends".

Things got worse, the authors say, when other high-ranking royals raised concerns. One of the older family members is said to have branded Meghan as "Harry's Showgirl".

Another high-ranking royal is said to have told an adjutant, "She comes with a lot of luggage," while a high-ranking courtier was reportedly overheard when he said to a colleague, "There's only one thing about her that I don't trust."

Harry was aware of the conversation behind his back, a close friend of his told the authors. & # 39; It protects Meghan extremely. He understands that many people are against them and he will do everything to protect them and prevent them from being injured – even if this means distancing themselves from them. & # 39;

In the months after the comment "This girl" the brothers hardly spoke, the book says. Harry stopped visiting Prince George (now seven) and Princess Charlotte (five) and saw very little of Louis, who was born shortly before the royal wedding in April 2018.

Harry and Meghan invited the Cambridges to their country house in Cotswold near the Soho Farmhouse, but they never went there, and while Kate sent Meghan flowers for her birthday, Meghan was upset that she didn't "check in with her," the book said. Finding Freedom adds that when Meghan was with Harry for the first time, she expected Kate to give her the lie of the country about everything that an outsider from The Firm needed to know. But that's not how it went.

Kate's perspective was apparently that she didn't think that she and Meghan had much in common except for the fact that they lived at Kensington Palace. The book claims that when the Sussexes moved to Frogmore Cottage on the Queen's Windsor estate, this last connection broke up.

Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the 100th anniversary of the RAF, 2018

Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the 100th anniversary of the RAF, 2018

At the top of the picture, "Saint More Than You": How Meghan and Harry's frustration with the hierarchy of the royal family infuriated the courtiers, who thought they had outdone themselves

By Ian Gallagher and Emily Andrews for the Sunday mail

In the undisturbed months after their fairytale wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed sweeping veneration.

Wherever they traveled – from the four corners of the British Isles to Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji – they were greeted with joy.

But according to the Finding Freedom biography, it wasn't enough for the Sussex people to bask in such good will. Many seemed unclear about what they wanted and their goals were rather poorly worded.

When the queen showed Meghan the royal ropes during a visit to Cheshire in mid-2018, the mood was still optimistic. When asked by a benefactor that day how she had found her first month as a married queen, the Duchess simply said, "Wonderful."

The biography suggests that this Halcyon phase did not last long.

"Harry was increasingly frustrated that he and Meghan had often sidelined other family members," it said. “Although both respected the hierarchy of the institution, it was difficult to focus on a project and they were told that a senior family member, be it Prince William or Prince Charles, had an initiative or tour announced on the website at the same time – so you just have to wait. & # 39;

Instead of taking this at face value – Harry was sixth on the throne after all – the book claims that the couple believed they were being held back, their wings cut off.

But hadn't the royal family, as the biography shows, "taken them to new heights all over the world" and made them "more understandable" for those who had never been interested before?

In the undisturbed months after their fairytale wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed sweeping veneration

In the undisturbed months after their fairytale wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed sweeping veneration

When the queen showed Meghan the royal ropes during a visit to Cheshire in mid-2018, the mood was still optimistic

When the queen showed Meghan the royal ropes during a visit to Cheshire in mid-2018, the mood was still optimistic

According to the authors of Finding Freedom, the couple considered that they deserved better that this was not a question of hierarchy, but evidence of darker forces at work.

With increasing popularity, their aspirations grew. Whether the waiting King Charles or William and Kate, the Sussexes were now the biggest stars. Why didn't they get top billing? The question asked in the book may go to the core of their feeling of complaint, and complaint is never far from the story that authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have woven.

Critics will argue that Harry and Meghan, as much as they scolded the perceived injustices, were not in a Hollywood film or TV drama, but in a much longer-running show called Monarchy, with their own traditions: duty and a tradition leader among them She.

Of course, a strong sense of hierarchy is also expected.

They would add that soon after marriage, the couple went beyond themselves, rather than paying attention to the austerity of the monarchy – knowing their place, as some put it bluntly -; that they took a "holier than you" attitude.

According to the book, this was certainly the belief of some of the palace's high-ranking courtiers, the "men in gray suits" as Princess Diana had called them. Harry and Meghan are said to have given this old guard a new name: the Vipers.

The couple could not say, Mr Scobie and Mrs Durand, why so few in the palace protected their interests. They were "a big draw for the royal family," but the book claims that some courtiers tried to hunt them down.

The prince felt that officials simply didn't like Meghan and stopped at nothing to make their lives difficult.

Changes in the royal family don't happen overnight. She prefers gentle tinkering to radical modernization. But Harry and Meghan wanted to move quickly.

One way to bypass and fight back logs was through their website, sussexroyal.com, which they used as a PR weapon to make stinging statements before and after the Megxit.

Her statement about her reasons for resignation caused shock waves. "The helpers, including the Queen's private secretary, Edward Young, were angry," the book says.

"Private offices don't like this kind of behavior," said a source familiar with the negotiations. "It is deeply unhealthy and undesirable."

But it was the "destroyed" reaction of the Queen and Prince Philip that surprised Harry and Meghan the most.

An adjutant quoted in the book said: “The Sussex people were very happy when they sent the statement. They felt like they were in control again.

"Did she (Meghan) want that from the start? But at what price? You have seriously injured the family. & # 39;

Even the authors of the book acknowledge that this was a misstep.

"However, the family's reaction to the website they launched was more worrying," says the biography.

A senior member of the household told the authors: "The element of surprise, the queen's blindsiding, for the other principals, who are all rightly aware of it, was deeply troubling."

Elsewhere, the book states, "Even sources near Harry and Meghan had to admit that the way the couple was forced to approach the situation (mainly to help the family and their team through their website keep in the dark) did a lot. " of resentment in the household and especially in the family & # 39;. & # 39;

A growing sense of paranoia increased the couple's sense of isolation. And to the dismay of the palace, they decided to consult less far.

Not that they were in any way open to advice. An inside man from the palace said to The Mail on Sunday: “The idea that anyone could tell the Duke and Duchess of Sussex what to do is just ridiculous.

“They wanted to have all the royal perks and privileges, but to be able to accidentally make millions of dollars. That would never be possible.

"Now they blame the institution and shout," We had no choice, poor ourselves. "It's risky. & # 39;

Before moving abroad, initially to Canada, the two were "emotionally exhausted" according to the book. Sensitive to criticism, Harry even complained about comments made in articles about the couple.

He regretted having opened the link to one who said, "The world would be a better place without Harry and Meghan."

"His stomach tied into the same knot every time he saw comments like this," the book says.

But it wasn't just online trolls chasing Harry. Enemies in the palace could be just as evil.

"Hardly a week passed without an aspect of their internal affairs or private discussions being twisted and passed on to the press," the authors claim. "They felt that there were very few Palace staff they could trust." Before leaving Britain, Harry urged the Queen, his father and a number of important helpers.

"He immediately felt needed for her (Harry and Meghans) popularity, which was followed by the press because of the public's fascination with this new generation of royal couples and was belittled within the institution's walls because it was too sensitive and open," said it in the book.

It also shows that Harry and Meghan originally wanted to start their own household in Windsor, where they lived in Frogmore Cottage after they separated from Kensington Palace.

But senior officials quickly ruled out this option and said they needed to operate under the Buckingham Palace roof.

This made the couple feel increasingly bitter that they were forced to "back seat" older family members like Charles and William.

For months, the couple tried to spread these frustrations, but they claim "the conversations were going nowhere" – which is why Harry was so determined to resolve the matter once and for all when he and Meghan returned to the UK after their return. Work vacation to Canada after Christmas.

The new biography claims: "Everyone had the chance to help, but nobody did."

The persecution manifested itself in a variety of ways for the couple. They were offended when she and Baby Archie were excluded from the family photos shown during the Queen's speech on Christmas Day.

Palace sources stated that the photos were selected to represent the line of succession, but this did not wash with the Sussexes.

The book claims that it is "another sign that they had to think about their own path".

Elsewhere, the book claims: "Harry felt that he and Meghan had been excluded from the institution for a long time and were not a fundamental part of their future."

He quotes a source as saying, "He feels that there have been so many occasions when the institution and his family could have helped, stood up for, supported, and never did."

The book, as reported in The Times, reports that Harry was also upset at the suggestion that Meghan was solely responsible for her decision to leave royal life. It was said that it was something he had always longed for, but Meghan had simply opened the door for him.

His wife told her in tears to a friend in March: “I gave up my whole life for this family. I was ready to do whatever was necessary. But here we are. It is very sad. & # 39;

Harry suffered while she was suffering. For him, the most demoralizing aspect of the Megxit deal was losing his honorary military appointments.

Once again, the couple believed it was all so terribly unfair, and they reportedly considered it a hard pill to swallow and one that was most painful for Meghan to see Harry go through.

"It's the one who made Harry emotional," said a source.

Meghan later spoke about the military appointments to a friend: “It was so unnecessary. And it not only takes something away from him, but also the entire military veteran community.

"You can see how much it means to them. So why? The powers (of the institution) are unfortunately greater than me. & # 39;

The book continues: “As the hours neared the couple's last day as working royals on March 31, Harry and Meghan continued to work. Commitments made long before their announcement in January had to be met, and it was important for both of them not to let anyone down. They were also at their best when they were busy. & # 39;

The royal family as an institution survived by being more than the sum of its parts, by letting the actions speak.

This week a new ITV television documentary celebrates the 70th birthday of the most inappropriate royals, Princess Anne. She says: “People talk about being trained to become a member of the royal family. I am sorry to disappoint you, but there is no such thing, it only learns from experience. But hardly anything is going according to plan. You have to learn that. & # 39;

Harry and Meghan would do well to get involved.

Harry and Meghan's friends attack Royal's behavior in recent public appearances: a new book claims Kate barely recognized Meghan while William ignored her and described a "warm but distant" polo day

The Duchess of Cambridge abused Meghan Markle during Commonwealth Day's last royal engagement at Sussex, while an idiosyncratic episode in a charity polo game was a snapshot of the couple's "warm but distant relationship," as the authors of an explosive new book claimed.

Finding freedom is a Biography of journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, who are fans of the couple and have set themselves the goal of correcting the records and putting the spotlight on their charitable causes.

The authors claim the Duchess of Sussex and Kate stood side by side but barely exchanged a word in a charity polo game in July 2019, while Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March, but the Duchess barely recognized her.

The Sussex people say they didn't contribute to the book, but Scobie's and Durand's report is based on extensive insights from friends of the couple.

Finding Freedom claims that the infatuated mothers and their children were photographed side by side, but they "didn't seem to exchange a word". Pictured: the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and Archie at King Power's Royal Charity Polo Day, Billingbear Polo Club, Wokingham on July 10, 2019

Finding Freedom claims that the infatuated mothers and their children were photographed side by side, but they "didn't seem to exchange a word". Pictured: the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and Archie at King Power's Royal Charity Polo Day, Billingbear Polo Club, Wokingham on July 10, 2019

ROYAL CHARITY POLO DAY – JULY 10, 2019

It has been said that relations between the princes' wives have been close since Meghan's entry into the monarchy.

But an idiosyncratic episode in a charity polo match was a snapshot of Meghan and Kate's "warm but distant relationship," the book said.

The Duchesses surprisingly performed to see Prince William and Prince Harry at King Power's Royal Charity Polo Day, which took place on July 10, 2019 in honor of the late owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

It was the first time since Archie's birth that the Sussexes and the Cambridges were seen together as families.

It was also a rare appearance together for Meghan and Kate, who are usually only seen together on official engagements that involve the entire royal family, such as Trooping the Color.

However, according to the new explosive biography, their relationship was reportedly struggling to overcome the distant politeness of their first encounter.

"While the infatuated mothers and their children were photographed side by side, the two hardly seemed to say a word," the authors wrote.

The book further claimed that the signs of the strained relationship between the woman stem from the main problem – the conflict between Prince Harry and the institution.

According to the book, Kate and Meghan's relationship struggled to overcome the distant politeness of their first encounter. Shown on the Polo

The book claimed that the signs of the strained relationship between Kate and Meghan stem from the main problem - the conflict between Prince Harry and the institution. Pictured in the charity polo game

The book claimed that the signs of the strained relationship between Kate and Meghan stem from the main problem – the conflict between Prince Harry and the institution. Pictured in the charity polo game

They wrote: & # 39; Harry compared his meetings during the week to being in front of an execution squad. "There were a lot of fingers pointing in both directions and things were licking," said an adjutant. "It was all very unhealthy."

COMMON DAILY SERVICE IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY – MARCH 9, 2020

The book claims the couple had barely spoken to the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Service, though they hadn't seen each other since January – and that the Duchess of Cambridge had insulted Meghan during the last royal engagement of Sussex.

Omid Scobie, who wrote the book Finding Freedom, told The Times during the Commonwealth Day engagement: “Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate, and the Duchess barely recognized her.

“To deliberately insult your sister-in-law. . . I don't think it left the couple a good taste. & # 39;

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not part of the Queen's procession through Westminster Abbey at the beginning of the Commonwealth Service because they had their final official appearance as high-ranking kings on March 9, 2020.

Unlike last year, Harry and Meghan were led to their seats in the Church in London instead of waiting for the Queen's arrival and going over with the monarch and key kings as in March 2019.

The book claims that the decision to remove her from the list was made "without her consultation" – and added that tThey were informed long after the 2,000 guest service orders were printed – with their names being particularly absent.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex came in before Prince William and Kate Middleton – this was the first public meeting of the two brothers and their wives since the Megxit announcement two months earlier – before Prince Charles and Camilla also arrived and the queen then one made entrance to trumpet fanfare and applause from crowds outside.

& # 39; It felt intentional. "Harry was more than disappointed," said a friend, speaking in the book. "He spoke, but the damage had already been done."

During the C.Ambridges took their places at the same time as the Sussexes and the Earl and Countess of Wessex to "smooth things out". The authors claim that the given looks indicated that the Cambridges were "dissatisfied" with this decision.

They wrote: “While Harry and Meghan greeted William and Kate with a smile, the Cambridges showed little reaction.

Harry, William nodded and ignored Meghan. For the minutes before the Queen's arrival, William and Kate sat with their backs to the couple and only turned to chat with Prince Edward and Sophie next to the Sussex. & # 39;

They added that Meghan "tried to make eye contact with Kate", the mother of three children "hardly recognized her".

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