Author of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s biography Finding Freedom Omid Scobie speaks out

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The author of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex‘s much-anticipated biography Omid Scobie has admitted it feels nice to ‘finally be able to talk about’ the project he’s been ‘beavering away at quietly for two years’.

British journalist Omid Scobie, who has accompanied Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, on a variety of royal tours, took to the podcast The Heir Pod to discuss the release of the book.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20 and was released to pre-order over the weekend. 

And Omid admitted that their tale has included twists and turns that ‘even the Sussexes didn’t expect’. 

The author of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s (seen in London in January) much-anticipated biography Omid Scobie has admitted it feels nice to ‘finally be able to talk about’ the project he’s been ‘beavering away at quietly for two years’

Speaking about finishing the biography, he said: ‘It’s been a long time in the making. The last few weeks have been quite a challenge getting it all ready in time for the deadline.

‘It feels nice to finally be able to talk about it after quietly beavering away on it for a long time.’

He added: ‘This project started about two years ago, and there have been twists and turns that no one expected. This is something no one expected.

‘I don’t even think Harry and Meghan, who by their own account struggled with the realities of the situation, expected things to turn out the way they did.’

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20 and was released to pre-order over the weekend

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family is set to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20 and was released to pre-order over the weekend

Explaining that the biography gives a real inside account of their story, he said: ‘I’ve been on so many engagements and around them as much as possible, and spoken to so many people in their lives, so no stone has been left unturned.

‘I’ve seen the couple remain faithful in their own beliefs and stand strong in the face of adversities which have been publicly played out in the press, and I would like to think this tells the definitive version of their lives together.’ 

British journalist Omid Scobie, who has accompanied Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, on a variety of royal tours, took to the podcast The Heir Pod to discuss the release of the book

British journalist Omid Scobie, who has accompanied Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, on a variety of royal tours, took to the podcast The Heir Pod to discuss the release of the book

Publishing house Harper Collins, which owns Dey Street Books, the publisher of the biography released a brief description of Meghan and Prince Harry’s collaboration with the two journalists.

The book’s description says that ‘few know the true story of Harry and Meghan’. 

It promises to go ‘beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond’.

It continues: ‘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.’

A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an 'honest, up-close, and disarming portrait' of the 'confident, influential, forward' Prince Harry , 35, and Meghan Markle, 38 (seen on their wedding day in May 2018)

A description of the biography on Amazon promises to offer an ‘honest, up-close, and disarming portrait’ of the ‘confident, influential, forward’ Prince Harry , 35, and Meghan Markle, 38 (seen on their wedding day in May 2018)

The cover features a beaming Prince Harry and Meghan as they visited their namesake county in October 2018 for the first time. 

 The Mail on Sunday were told that before moving to North America, the Sussexes gave an interview to the book’s authors, both journalists.

One of them, Omid Scobie, is thought to be close to Meghan and was one of the favoured journalists given details of the couple’s video call to the Queen last week in which they wished her a happy 94th birthday. 

Echoing Princess Diana’s secret involvement in the blockbuster biography, Diana: Her True Story, when she encouraged her friends to speak to author Andrew Morton, questions are being asked whether members of Meghan’s inner circle were being urged to help Scobie and his American co-author, Carolyn Durand. 

The 320-page biography, due to be released in August, is expected to be a global bestseller. 

The book promises to go 'beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's (seen in Johannesburg in October) life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond'

The book promises to go ‘beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s (seen in Johannesburg in October) life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond’

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