Harry & Meg’s ‘MENACING reminder’ they have all the power in brutal royal PR war


MEGHAN and Harry’s new edition of Finding Freedom is a stark reminder they hold the power in the “Royal PR war”, a columnist has said.

News recently broke that another chapter has been added to the Duke and Duchess‘ book Finding Freedom, written by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.

But commentators, including Karren Brady, have said the new edition of the book – out today – reveals nothing new, and stands as a “menacing reminder” to the Palace that more bombshell revelations could be added at any time.

Writing for the Sun, Baroness Brady said: “In other words, rather than really reveal very much at all, the new chapter in the book — officially “unauthorised” but written by two people said to have access to Harry and Meghan’s closest friends — seeks to tie up loose ends and set records straight.

“It also serves as a slightly menacing reminder to the Royal Family that the power of the pen is on the Sussexes side — and their unauthorised biographers are not afraid to use it.

“Is the threat of yet another chapter, naming and shaming their various enemies, the omnipresent new threat hanging over Buckingham Palace like a Sword of Damocles? It could easily be added.”

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  • KATE AND WILLIAM WEIGHING UP OPTIONS OVER ‘MOVE TO WINDSOR’

    Kate and William split their time between their London base at Kensington Palace and their country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

    Their home on the Sandringham Estate was gifted to the couple by the Queen for their wedding, and was their permanent home from 2015 to 2017.

    Wills had been working as a helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, and the home kept their young children away from the public as much as possible.

    Sources close to the couple believe that a move to Windsor could help them to take up more responsibility within the Royal Family, and commute to London when they need to.

    A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise. They are eyeing up options in the area.”

  • WHAT IS RUMOURED TO BE IN PRINCE HARRY’S BOOK SO FAR?

    Revelations said to be in the chapter of Prince Harry’s memoirs include:

    • The royals were ‘quietly pleased’ Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral
    • The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
    • William was ‘furious’ about the Oprah interview
    • Harry’s Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was ‘no longer a frontline royal’
    • Meghan believes the Palace ‘tried to discredit’ her amid accusations over bullying
  • EASTENDERS STAR KARA TOINTON COMPLETELY TRANSFORMS INTO KATE MIDDLETON FOR NEW ROLE

    The actress, who was cheerful Cockney Dawn Swann in the soap, is starring as the Duchess of Cambridge in the a stage show.

    She is playing Kate in The Windsors: Endgame at London’s Prince Of Wales Theatre – and it seems the show’s stylists have nailed the look.

    Dressed in the sort of dark green wax jacket and shirt beloved of the Duchess she is shown on stage alongside Ciarán Owens’ Prince William.

    The 38-year-old appears alongside her former EastEnders co-star Tracy-Ann Oberman as the Duchess of Cornwall.

    She also performs alongside Harry Enfield, who reprises his role as Prince Charles, and Crystal Condie as the Duchess of Sussex.

    The soap opera, which was originally a Channel 4 drama, is a parody of the lives of the British royal family.

    Kara, who once dated soap co-star Joe Swash, left EastEnders in 2009.

  • THE ‘MESSY’ THING WHICH PRINCE WILLIAM DOES WHICH DRIVES KATE MAD

    Stepping out in Cyprus in 2018 to open a new military recreation centre, Wills cracked a joke about one of his habits which drives Kate mad.

    According to People, the Duke of Cambridge was admiring the centre’s new yellow sofas when he was reminded of Kate’s household hang-up.

    Joking with the servicemen and women, William teased: “Keep the pizzas off the sofas!”

    And overhearing her husband’s quip from across the room, Kate playfully replied: “You’re a nightmare with that!”

  • WHO IS PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, THE HONOURABLE LADY OGILVY?

    Princess Alexandra is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and one of the few remaining royals to attend the Queens wedding to the late Prince Phillip.

    The honourable lady Ogilvy was born in London on Christmas Day, 1936.

    She is the second child and only daughter of Prince George (Son of King George VI, the Queen’s father) and Princess Marina of Greece, the late Duke and Duchess of Kent.

    Her brothers are the Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

    At age 11, rather than being home schooled, Alexandra became the first British princess to attend regular school.

    The Princess went to Heathfield School, a boarding school near Ascot. She later studied in Paris.

  • HARRY COMPARED TO EDWARD VIII AFTER HE FADED OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW – AND WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    In an interview with Fox News, Mr Bullen listed some of the similarities between Harry and Edward.

    Edward, who abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcee and socialite Wallis, wrote a ghost-written autobiography after he was cut off with no source of income.

    Book A King’s Story: Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor was published in 1951, and included detail about the royal split and his relationship with Wallis.

    Harry is currently writing his own memoirs after signing a £29million four-book mega-deal.

  • HARRY’S REUNION WITH QUEEN (CONTINUED…)

    The revelation comes in an updated version of their book ‘Finding Freedom’ which details Harry and Meghan’s rift with the Royal family and their move to California.

    “To see each other after so long apart, the longest he hadn’t seen the Queen for, was very special,” a source told authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Town and Country reports.

    They said: “Despite everything that has happened, he has the utmost love and respect for her. Her life of duty and service is one of the many ways in which she has inspired him to also serve.”

    In the wake of the Oprah interviews, Harry was accused of hitting the “nuclear button” by insiders while his brother the Duke of Cambridge said the Royal Family was “very much not racist”.

    The Duke of Sussex released a poignant tribute to his grandfather following his death, calling him a “master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end”.

  • PRINCE HARRY’S ‘VERY SPECIAL’ REUNION WITH QUEEN AT PRINCE PHILIP’S FUNERAL

    PRINCE Harry had a “very special” reunion with the Queen at Prince Philip’s funeral despite the backlash over his Oprah interview, a new book has revealed.

    The Duke of Sussex travelled to funeral without his wife Meghan Markle, who was heavily pregnant with daughter Lilibet and advised not to fly from their home in California.

    In the bombshell interview with the US talk show queen, the Duchess of Sussex made allegations a member of the Royal family asked what colour their baby would be.

    She also claimed her mental health issues were ignored but the interview reportedly caused dismay in the Royal family with the Queen issuing a statement that said “recollections may vary”.

    But according to Harry and Meghan’s biographers, royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Duke of Sussex spent “precious moments’ with the Queen.

  • PRINCE CHARLES WAS ‘ALWAYS CLOSER’ TO HARRY THAN WILLIAM, SAYS EXPERT

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Charles is particularly devastated about the feud with his youngest son, which was sparked in earnest by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview in March.

    Speaking on the True Royalty programme The Royal Beat, author Robert Jobson explained that the Queen’s son, 72, has had a difficult time coming to terms with his 36-year-old second child’s move to the US and his public criticism of the royals.

    The royal commentator, who co-wrote the 2002 book Diana: Closely Guarded Secret, said: “I think that he was closer to Harry and that’s why it’s hit him quite hard with what’s happened with Harry.”

    Jobson made the comment while discussing the late King George VI’s relationship with his youngest child, Princess Margaret.

    Referring to the Queen’s father, he said: “He had a deep affection for both his daughters and protected them, but he had a trust in the Queen – Princess Elizabeth – he felt that she was a solid character.”

  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘PROUD’ OF THEIR NEW LIFE IN AMERICA

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are said to be proud of their new life in America despite a “difficult” few years.

    In a new epilogue of the book Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reported to have no regrets about their decision to quit royal life.

    The Royal Family was hurled into crisis mode when the couple quit the Firm last year and the Queen was forced to publicly respond to claims made in their bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Town & Country reports that in an updated chapter of Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say “as difficult as recent years have been, neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made”.

  • FINDING FREEDOM: WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE NEW EDITION OF HARRY & MEGHAN’S BIOGRAPHY?

    The authors have updated the book with a new chapter, promising a host of revelations since it was first published last summer.

    As well as Harry and Meghan’s reaction to Philip’s death, publisher HarperCollins said the new edition will share “behind the scenes” details of the Oprah interview as well as their move to California.

    It will also recount “Meghan’s emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter”.

    Finding Freedom already chronicles the Duke and Duchess’s romance and brief period as members of the monarchy before they broke away to forge a new life for themselves and son Archie in America.

    Scobie, a journalist favoured by the Sussexes, said of the first edition that the couple “did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it”.

  • HARRY & MEGHAN TO RETURN TO PUBLIC AFTER ‘KEEPING TOXICITY AWAY’, SAYS OMID SCOBIE

    Author and journalist Omid Scobie confirmed the pair will return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.

    “They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground.

    “They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.

    “They seem to be existing in a different place, and that place is much healthier. Meghan famously spoke about that it was not enough to survive — we are now in the thrive chapter.”

  • WHEN IS THE PAPERBACK EDITION OF FINDING FREEDOM OUT?

    The paperback version of the Finding Freedom biography was released today, August 31.

    It coincides with the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on this day in 1997.

  • DIANA MEMORIAL STATUE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FROM TODAY

    THE new statue of Princess Diana will be specially opened to the public to mark the anniversary of her death today.

    Tuesday will mark 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Owing to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening hours from Wednesdays to Sundays only.

    But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the memorial from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

    The bronze statue was unveiled by Princes William and Harry, despite their troubled relationship, last month on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

    A spokesman for HRP said of Tuesday’s special anniversary opening: “We acknowledge that there will be interest in viewing the statue on that day.”

  • KARREN BRADY SAYS PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN’S BOOK IS TURNING INTO GAME OF THORNS

    Sun Exclusive comment by Baroness Brady

    JUST when you think things have gone quiet with Harry, Meghan and their quest to find freedom, there comes another dramatic plot twist.

    The latest is the news that another chapter has been added to their book Finding Freedom.

    Among the new “revelations” is the claim that some members of the Royal Family were “quietly pleased” the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip’s funeral because they feared that she would “create a spectacle” if she attended.

    Plus, there is news that Harry and his father Charles are only on “light speaking terms”.

    Neither of which are particularly surprising.

  • HARRY AND MEGHAN NEIGHBOURS COMPLAIN ABOUT STINK FROM A GIANT CANNABIS FARM CLOSE TO THEIR £11M MANSION

    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s rich neighbours have been suffering from a royal stink – a huge cannabis factory.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living just minutes from a legal weed factory base in Santa Barbara, California.

    The couple’s £11million mansion is just up the road from the 20 large greenhouses full of the plants – leaving the luxury suburb reeking.

    Neighbours have now made a string of complaints, sparking the company to install new “odour control systems.”

    One resident complained that the stench was so bad that they had to pull over while driving along the road. The factory is less than a 10-minute drive from the Montecito mansion where the couple live with son Archie, two, and two month-old daughter Lilibet.

  • KATE AND WILLIAM WEIGHING UP OPTIONS OVER ‘MOVE TO WINDSOR’

    Kate and William split their time between their London base at Kensington Palace and their country home of Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

    Their home on the Sandringham Estate was gifted to the couple by the Queen for their wedding, and was their permanent home from 2015 to 2017.

    Wills had been working as a helicopter pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, and the home kept their young children away from the public as much as possible.

    Sources close to the couple believe that a move to Windsor could help them to take up more responsibility within the Royal Family, and commute to London when they need to.

    A source told the Mail on Sunday: “Anmer Hall made sense while William was a helicopter pilot in East Anglia and it was useful for Christmases at Sandringham, but it doesn’t really work any more. It’s a little too far away for weekends, but Windsor is a perfect compromise. They are eyeing up options in the area.”

  • EASTENDERS STAR KARA TOINTON COMPLETELY TRANSFORMS INTO KATE MIDDLETON FOR NEW ROLE

    The actress, who was cheerful Cockney Dawn Swann in the soap, is starring as the Duchess of Cambridge in the a stage show.

    She is playing Kate in The Windsors: Endgame at London’s Prince Of Wales Theatre – and it seems the show’s stylists have nailed the look.

    Dressed in the sort of dark green wax jacket and shirt beloved of the Duchess she is shown on stage alongside Ciarán Owens’ Prince William.

    The 38-year-old appears alongside her former EastEnders co-star Tracy-Ann Oberman as the Duchess of Cornwall.

    She also performs alongside Harry Enfield, who reprises his role as Prince Charles, and Crystal Condie as the Duchess of Sussex.

    The soap opera, which was originally a Channel 4 drama, is a parody of the lives of the British royal family.

    Kara, who once dated soap co-star Joe Swash, left EastEnders in 2009.

  • HARRY & MEGHAN TO RETURN TO PUBLIC AFTER ‘KEEPING TOXICITY AWAY’, SAYS OMID SCOBIE

    Author and journalist Omid Scobie confirmed the pair will return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.

    “They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground.

    “They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.

    “They seem to be existing in a different place, and that place is much healthier. Meghan famously spoke about that it was not enough to survive — we are now in the thrive chapter.”

  • DIANA MEMORIAL STATUE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FROM TODAY

    THE new statue of Princess Diana will be specially opened to the public to mark the anniversary of her death today.

    Tuesday will mark 24 years since the fatal car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Owing to the pandemic, Kensington Palace and its gardens are operating reduced opening hours from Wednesdays to Sundays only.

    But Historic Royal Palaces said special arrangements had been made to allow visitors to view the memorial from the Cradle Walk around the Sunken Garden where it stands from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

    The bronze statue was unveiled by Princes William and Harry, despite their troubled relationship, last month on what would have been their mother’s 60th birthday.

    A spokesman for HRP said of Tuesday’s special anniversary opening: “We acknowledge that there will be interest in viewing the statue on that day.”

    Credit: PA
  • MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY ‘PROUD’ OF THEIR NEW LIFE IN AMERICA DESPITE ‘DIFFICULT’ YEARS AFTER QUITTING THE ROYALS

    In a new epilogue of the book Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reported to have no regrets about their decision to quit royal life.

    The Royal Family was hurled into crisis mode when the couple quit the Firm last year and the Queen was forced to publicly respond to claims made in their bombshell Oprah interview.

    But Town & Country reports that in an updated chapter of Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand say “as difficult as recent years have been, neither Harry nor Meghan have any regrets about the decisions they have made”.

    Since stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have signed huge lucrative deals with Spotify and Netflix and have launched their charity foundation Archewell.

    Meghan also published her first children’s book The Bench earlier this year and Harry is set to release a memoir about his life next year.

    Scobie and Durand write: “[These accomplishments are] another sign that [Meghan and Harry] had made the right decision to step back from royal roles, not only for their family but for their focus on social issues and helping the world.”

  • WHAT IS RUMOURED TO BE IN PRINCE HARRY’S BOOK SO FAR?

    Revelations said to be in the chapter of Prince Harry’s memoirs include:

    • The royals were ‘quietly pleased’ Meghan was unable to attend Prince Philip’s funeral
    • The brothers were heartbroken after the death of their grandfather
    • William was ‘furious’ about the Oprah interview
    • Harry’s Remembrance Sunday wreath was left in a box because he was ‘no longer a frontline royal’
    • Meghan believes the Palace ‘tried to discredit’ her amid accusations over bullying
  • HARRY COMPARED TO EDWARD VIII AFTER HE FADED OUT OF PUBLIC VIEW – AND WROTE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    In an interview with Fox News, Mr Bullen listed some of the similarities between Harry and Edward.

    Edward, who abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcee and socialite Wallis, wrote a ghost-written autobiography after he was cut off with no source of income.

    Book A King’s Story: Memoirs of the Duke of Windsor was published in 1951, and included detail about the royal split and his relationship with Wallis.

    Harry is currently writing his own memoirs after signing a £29million four-book mega-deal.

  • KARREN BRADY SAYS PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN’S BOOK IS TURNING INTO GAME OF THORNS

    Sun Exclusive comment by Baroness Brady

    JUST when you think things have gone quiet with Harry, Meghan and their quest to find freedom, there comes another dramatic plot twist.

    The latest is the news that another chapter has been added to their book Finding Freedom.

    Among the new “revelations” is the claim that some members of the Royal Family were “quietly pleased” the Duchess of Sussex missed Prince Philip’s funeral because they feared that she would “create a spectacle” if she attended.

    Plus, there is news that Harry and his father Charles are only on “light speaking terms”.

    Neither of which are particularly surprising.

  • PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE HAVE ‘NO INTENTION OF LEAVING THE PUBLIC EYE IN SEARCH OF PRIVACY’, HINTS PAL OMID SCOBIE

    The couple’s new found authority over their lives since stepping away from the Royal Family has allowed them to showcase what they feel comfortable with, according to Scobie.

    The Finding Freedom author released an updated epilogue for the biography, focusing on the pair’s past year, to coincide with the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.

    He told Good Morning America that since relocating to California and settling down in their $14 million mansion, Meghan and Harry are now “thriving”.

    “It’s not that they want to disappear or not be seen,” he explained. “It’s simply that they want to choose what they keep private and what they share with the world.”

    Scobie said: “Fast forward to a life in the US where they are very much in control.

    “The Archewell legacy they’re building – this is the couple showing the world exactly what is important to them.”





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