According to the Mirror, the newly updated paperback edition of Carolyn Durand's and Omid Scobie's unofficial biography, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, is released in bookstores today. The updated version reportedly focuses on everything that has happened since Prince Harry and Meghan said goodbye to their roles in The Firm.
The outlet reported Tuesday morning that the updated version covers everything from the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and the explosive claims they made during the interview, to Prince Philip's death and funeral, to Prince Harry's relationship with his brother Prince William after more than a year away from each other.
The outlet also reported that although Harry and Meghan were not involved in the writing of the unofficial biography, the authors of the book allegedly spoke to sources very close to the couple.
Apparently one of the main focuses in the newest and updated chapters of the book involves Harry and Meghan's controversial Oprah interview. The book reportedly claims that although the March chat was one of the most important interviews of her career, Oprah only had a weekend to prepare for the whole thing.
The authors of the book reportedly wrote that both Harry and Meghan "felt some nerves" leading up to the interview because they knew they were going to be revealing details about their lives that they hadn't even told their best friends. But apparently, those “nerves” quickly dissipated once the interview with Oprah began.
"There were no hugs when they arrived, but Oprah’s warm smile and words of encouragement put Meghan at ease,” the authors write. “She would be the first of the couple to speak, having agreed to talk to the media mogul one-on-one before Harry joined for the second half of the chat. As the cameras started recording, the duchess took a deep breath and started to share her truth."
The newly updated version of the book being released today also reportedly claims that William was not happy such personal family matters were being discussed in the public domain. It also focuses on the funeral of Philip, how Harry allegedly only booked a one-way ticket to the funeral, and the brother's first meeting together in nearly 15-months.
"There was a feeling that this trip might also present an opportunity to come together and talk without the filter of staff as go-betweens, a number of whom the Sussexes had come to discover were behind many of the media leaks they dealt with as working royals,” the two authors state.
The final bombshell of the newly updated book claims that Harry and Meghan have not any regrets about their controversial decision to quit the royal family to start a new life in the United States.
"As difficult as recent years have been, sources close to the Sussexes say that neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made,” the writers claim. "What started as a fairy-tale romance became a story that reinvented the genre—a self-made, independent woman playing an equal role alongside her knight."