The couple claim they did not contribute to the new ‘Finding Freedom’ biography, written by reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, but friends of the couple provided much of its content.
The book, serialized in The Times, will claim that Harry felt “unprotected” by his family and reveal his separation from his brother William and his wife Kate.
Kate even refused to make eye contact with her sister-in-law during their last engagement in March, according to the new release.
Harry apparently referred to the seasoned courtiers as ‘vipers’ who felt the couple’s global popularity overshadowed the family and ‘needed to be brought under control’, according to snippets.
The book, due out on August 11, also suggested that Harry, 35, was the driving force behind the couple’s departure away from the family, with Meghan telling her husband that she ‘gave up my whole life for this family’.
The couple now live in Los Angeles and were making headlines this week for filing a lawsuit against one or more paparazzi they accuse of taking photos of their son Archie without permission.
Pressure from the tabloids persisted throughout Harry’s life and he blames them for the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Meghan, 38, told a friend the tabloids criticism was like “death by a thousand cuts”, according to the new book.
The authors are sympathetic to the couple and say the book will “fix the record” on the acrimonious split.
However, he acknowledges that Harry and Meghan’s decision to keep the family in the dark about their plans “created a lot of ill will”.