The Royal family pretty well knows how to be in the limelight – be it for their work or through controversies. Recently, an unofficial biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, named “Finding Freedom” stated that the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton “purposefully” snubbed Meghan Markle during their final appearance together.
The book also claimed that the relationship between the Royal couples is so bad that they barely spoke when they met each other for the first time after so long. Even a charity polo match witnessed their cordial but distant relationship as well where Meghan tried to make eye contact with Kate but she hardly acknowledged her there.
What is “Finding Freedom”?
“Finding Freedom” is a book written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. The book is all set to publish in August.
Omid Scobie on the Royal family
In a recent interview with the Times, Mr Scobie said that Kate’s intentional ignorance towards Meghan didn’t leave a great taste. He also opened up about how the relation of Meghan and Harry with the family broke down and they decided to leave the Royal tag.
Both Harry and Meghan were last seen publicly doing their royal duty before they quit on March 9 where the TV footage showed an awkward “hello” between them.
While the Sussexes say they did not contribute to the book, the writers Scobie and Durand’s writing is based on the insight from their friends. And it is said that the relation got worse with the entry of Meghan Markle.
However, a source shared that the Sussexes had wanted to be independent while they were a part of the royal family. But it wasn’t allowed and their growing popularity than Prince William and Kate Middleton posed a problem to others.
While the Sussexes felt their complaints were not looking after with seriousness, they used to think that their news was leaking to the press by others and there were very few people they could trust at the palace.
Even the book also claimed that Harry and Meghan didn’t want to leave and he repeatedly raised questions to other members and told them they were used for their popularity. He also added that they were attacked in the press, and also the institution didn’t treat them equally. But things didn’t change at all which eventually led to Harry and Meghan’s resignation, leaving everyone in shock.
“I gave up my entire life for this family. I was willing to do whatever it takes. But here we are. It’s very sad,” Meghan Markle had reportedly told a friend in March.
However, the book stated that Harry was not happy with the royal family, and the decision to leave was taken jointly. Currently, they are based in Los Angeles with their son Archie.
Alongside handling their charity projects, they are also fighting legal battles with the media after they allegedly found drones used to take pictures of Archie during the COVID-19 lockdown.
While the filed complaints claimed they have been targeted by paparazzi, both Harry and Meghan asked the right to privacy, as per the lawsuit as the couple has done everything possible to keep their private life out of the limelight apart from their work.