An updated edition of Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom made a string of fresh claims last night that are likely to trigger debate about the state of their relationship with the Royal Family.
A leaked version of the epilogue claimed the couple had considered naming the royal they alleged had made a racist comment about their son, Archie; that some royals were ‘quietly pleased’ the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip‘s funeral and that Prince William was ‘furious’ about their interview with Oprah.
The new edition – due to be released on August 31, the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana‘s death – also said the Sussexes had ‘no regrets’ about quitting their royal roles and that Meghan found her explosive Oprah interview ‘cathartic’ and ‘liberating’.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on the book’s contents when it first emerged last year and last night a spokesman declined to comment on the latest claims.
Lawyers for Harry and Meghan have distanced themselves from Finding Freedom, describing it as unauthorised, and saying the authors did ‘not speak for our clients and seem to rely on unnamed sources’.
The book’s authors meanwhile, have said that Finding Freedom is ‘independent and unauthorised’ and have also claimed that the couple did not speak to them about its contents. Last night, the Daily Mail contacted Harper Collins, the publisher, for comment but did not receive a reply.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Emine Simnaz and Rebecca English