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Meghan and Harry book promises ‘truth of couple not afraid to break tradition’

A new biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry promises the truth behind a couple who are “not afraid to break tradition”.

The Sussexes are understood to have co-operated with authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, with the book – which has been given the title Finding Freedom – set to “reveal unknown details”.

According to the promotional blurb, it will also be “dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple” in Britain and North America.

Mr Scobie is the royal editor-at-large for Harper’s Bazaar, while Ms Durand is a royal contributor for ELLE.com and OprahMag.com, with their book said to have been written “with the participation of those closest to the couple”.

The Daily Mail reports palace insiders believe the new publication will paint the couple in a flattering light and become something of a score-settling exercise..

“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,” the description adds.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, left Britain in March to start a new life away from the Royal Family in the United States with young son Archie.

The book had the provisional title Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World of Meghan and Harry before being changed.

Several booksellers, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Bookshop, have started providing a pre-order option to their clients.

The publisher of the Mail on Sunday, meanwhile, has won the first High Court skirmish in the duchess’ claim against it over publication of a “private and confidential” letter to her estranged father Thomas Markle.

The first stage of Meghan’s privacy action against Associated Newspapers was a preliminary hearing on specific elements of her claim against the publisher.

A statement released by the duchess on Friday said: “Today’s ruling makes very clear that the core elements of this case do not change and will continue to move forward.

“The duchess’ rights were violated; the legal boundaries around privacy were crossed.”

Last month the Sussexes announced they were cutting all communications with four British tabloid newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, and will refuse to co-operate with them.

Finding Freedom is due to be published in August.

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