Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

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HarperCollins, Aug 11, 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. Finding Freedom is complete with full color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments. 

When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines—from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives—few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.

For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.

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.


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I pre-ordered an audiobook copy of this book, so I started listening to it the day it was published. The book was okay, but a bit of a let-down. When the book is being touted as a "tell-all" story, I ... Read full review

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Oh the dribble. Terrible book, only cements and increases this couples unpopularity.
Lucky they are rick and pretty, because they are unlikely to make money on being leaders.


Cover Title Page Epigraph Prologue
London Calling
When Harry Met Meghan
Courtship in the Wild
The World Gets Wind
A Princes Stand
Culture Shock
Presenting the Sussexes
Mums the Word
Duchess Different
Brothers Divided
Nesting in Windsor
Welcoming Archie
Half In Half

Tropical Storms
Voicing Disapproval
Farewell Toronto
The Fab Four
A Problem Like Samantha
The Thomas Markle Situation
Stand by
The Family Meeting
Finding Freedom
Epilogue to the Paperback Edition
Authors Note
Photo Section
About the Authors Copyright About the Publisher

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Omid Scobie is a London-based writer, royal editor for Harper’s Bazaar, an ABC News contributor, “Good Morning America” regular and host of ABC’s popular royal podcast, “The Heir Pod.” Scobie has become an authoritative voice on the lives and philanthropic endeavors of the Royal Family’s younger members and maintains strong access to the Sussexes’ working world.

Carolyn Durand is a producer and writer who has spent nearly two decades working in London covering Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House and other major international events. During that time, she produced multiple interviews with members of the Royal Family including Prince Harry. She contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle Magazine and other American and British news outlets.

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