Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive new biography, Finding Freedom, became an Amazon bestseller within 24 hours of its release.
The controversial biography written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand was released yesterday and already tops the media giant’s bestseller list as royal fans rush to pre-order their copy, while also reaching number one on UK and US sites.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, claim they were not interviewed for the book and contributed to the story of authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, which provides a level high personal details and a dramatic record events which led to the departure of the Sussexes from royal life.
Palace insiders described the book as a ‘settling of scores’ after Harry and Meghan left the royals for a living in Los Angeles – after suddenly announcing their intentions in January in a move that left the Queen’ injured “.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive new biography Finding Freedom became a bestseller within 24 hours of release
The book hit Amazon’s bestseller list yesterday shortly after its release, with Omid sharing a snap of it taking the # 1 spot last night.
Reacting to the news, author Omid tweeted: “Huge gratitude to everyone who has been a part of the incredible support of #FindingFreedom.
“You made it a very memorable publicity day. Thank you.’
It comes as royal expert Katie Nicholl said the authors could be the “only winners” of the Finding Freedom publication.
Writing in Vanity Fair, she asked if the book ‘was worth it for Harry and Meghan’ before adding: ‘The irony of Finding Freedom is that, locked in their rented mansion in Los Angeles, the Sussexes have less freedom. than they were when they lived in Windsor.
Co-author Omid Scobie tweeted he felt “extremely grateful” for the support for the book last night
In the meantime, she added that the authors of the book wrote that the monarchy had lost two of its greatest assets.
She concluded: “Maybe they could be the only winners in this rather sad story. “
The book had reached number one on Amazon’s Top 10 Sellers list in New York City in 24 hours on the day it was released for pre-order.
Meanwhile, in July, 14 days before its release, the biography also topped the media giant’s bestseller list as royal fans rushed to pre-order their copy.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl said the ‘only winners in this rather sad story’ were book writers Omid Scobie (left) and Carolyn Durand (right).
The book offers new insights into Harry’s falling out with William and how the couple felt ‘thrown under the bus’, after disagreements began when the prince’s older brother called Meghan ‘that girl’ and expressed concerns that he might precipitate the romance.
The authors say that Harry “felt that the people who worked with his brother had put things in there to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus.”
Excerpts from the book have already revealed many internal details about the couple’s departure from the royal family, including how the couple planned to drive directly to take on the ‘devastated’ Queen over Megxit after returning from Canada in January.
Biography offers detailed new information on Prince Harry and Meghan’s life with their son Archie
Sources close to the couple also claim in the book that royal assistants feared that Meghan and Harry’s popularity would eclipse that of the royal family itself – and say the couple were jealous of William and Kate getting the top roles and “not felt not supported ”by the royal family.
The author’s note appears to acknowledge that the writers worked with the couple on the biography, reading: “We spoke with close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal aides and palace staff (past and present), the charities and organizations that they have long built-lasting relationships with and, where applicable, the couple themselves.
Some of the book’s new revelations include:
- Meghan Markle has formed such a close bond with Prince Charles that she considers him her “second father”;
- Meghan was often ‘seen wearing filing cabinets full of royal protocol research’ therefore she was not mistaken;
- The Queen gave Meghan a royal masterclass in protocol and described Meghan as “very smart and good”;
- Harry felt “thrown under the bus” by helpers working for his brother Prince William;
- The royal courtiers feared that the brother’s quarrel “could mean the end of the monarchy”;
- Meghan left the UK “emotionally bruised and exhausted” after her last frosty event with William and Kate;
- Russian hackers stole hundreds of their personal photos in 2018 after gaining access to an online account.