Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's New Biography Is Expected to Strain Their Relationship With the Royal Family

Royal Insiders are Worried

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal exit (opens in new tab) has been a source of near-constant drama and speculations for months now. The upcoming royal book, Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, from royal correspondents Omid Scobie (opens in new tab) and Carolyn Durand (opens in new tab), is supposed to shed some light on the more mysterious aspects of the Sussexes' decision—and to share Harry and Meghan's (opens in new tab) side of the story with the world.

Some royal insiders think the book will further strain Harry and Meghan's relationship (opens in new tab) with the rest of the royal family, though, according to a new report from the Daily Mail (opens in new tab)

"It's going to be the gospel according to Meghan and Harry, so to speak," one royal source told the Mail. "Everything that has happened in terms of Megxit will be seen through the prism of their take on events. What it's unlikely to reveal, however, is how it subsequently emerged that Harry and Meghan had been quietly plotting their 'exit' from the Royal Family for at least nine months before they finally announced their decision to quit in January this year."

The source went on to claim that Harry and Meghan's royal exit (opens in new tab) caused a lot of pain in the royal family—and that Harry felt stuck in the middle (opens in new tab) and at a loss for how to resolve the issues that led to the split.

"Meghan was extremely vocal about how unhappy she was and Harry, who had always hated the media and the so-called 'men in grey suits' [at the palace], eventually saw this as a way out too," the source said.

According to the Daily Mail, "Buckingham Palace fear the book will destroy any hope of Harry and Meghan repairing their relationships with the rest of the Royal Family."

All we can do is hope that these royal insiders' instincts are wrong and that nothing but good comes from the book and for everyone in the royal family going forward.


Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.