Meghan and Harry have collaborated with journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand on a tell-all book which will give their side of the story on their decision to step down as senior members of the Royal Family. Now, new details regarding this collaboration have emerged as several booksellers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Bookshop have started providing a preorder option to their clients.
The book, which according to the Mail on Sunday was given the provisional title Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World of Meghan and Harry, is now titled Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family.
While the digital version will be released worldwide on August 11, the hard copy will be on sale from August 20.
Publishing house Harper Collins, which owns Dey Street Books, the publisher of this memoir, has released on its website a brief description of Meghan and Harry’s collaboration with Mr Scobie and Ms Durand.
The book’s description says it will go “beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond”.
It continues: “With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.”
More on the book may emerge in the future and there is no certainty its title will not change, as a few details on the publisher’s website appear to still be a work in progress.
The name of the authors, for example, are listed as “Eibocs” and “Dnarud” — Scobie and Durand backwards.
Express.co.uk has contacted Dey Street Books for comment.
Royal watchers welcomed the new details of the books with mixed feelings.
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A royal fan happily shared on Twitter news the book could be preordered, adding she would get a hard copy.
One replied to her saying: “I’ve ordered book for me and Kindle for my sister”.
Another added: “That’s fast.”
Others discussed whether Meghan and Harry are following in Princess Diana’s footsteps by collaborating on a tell-all book and to which extent Mr Scobie and Ms Durand’s work will compare to Andrew Morton’s Diana: Her True Story.
In Mr Morton’s famous book, the late Princess of Wales opened up on her marriage, her life at Kensington Palace and the affair between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Canadian royal commentator Patricia Treble wrote on Twitter: “It will be interesting to see the extent of Harry and Meghan’s involvement (or not) in this book.
“Perhaps Diana: Her True Story for the next generation?”
A social media user replied to her tweet saying: “If he hates the press, why cooperate on a book?
“Why live in LA, the most celebrity-obsessed town on earth?
“I’d be most tempted to find an estate in Scotland, lock the gate behind me and chuck the key in the river.”
Another, hinting at the new title, said: “When they were in captivity? They wanted to settle in Hollywood.
“The Queen rightly granted their wish.
“Taxpayers paid for gala wedding, Frogmore cottage renovation cost.”