HQ reveals details of 'definitive' Meghan and Harry biography

HQ reveals details of 'definitive' Meghan and Harry biography

HQ has released further details of Finding Freedom, dubbed a “definitive” biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which it will publish this summer.

News of the upcoming book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, leaked last week and its recent Amazon listing, which revealed a 11th August release date, has sparked further interest.

It has now been confirmed that vice-president and editorial director Carrie Thornton of William Morrow imprint Dey Street Books negotiated a deal for world rights with Albert Lee of the United Talent Agency. The book will be published by HQ in the UK and Commonwealth and also released by HarperCollins in Holland, Italy and Spain.

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

The synopsis states: “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.”

Scobie is a London-based writer, royal editor for Harper’s Bazaar, an ABC News contributor, “Good Morning America” regular with strong access to the Sussexes’ working world. Carolyn Durand is an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer who has spent nearly two decades working in London covering Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House.

The pair said: “The aim of this book is to portray the real Harry and Meghan, a couple who continue to inspire many around the world through their humanitarian and charitable work but are often inaccurately portrayed. Our mission has been motivated by a desire to tell an accurate version of their journey and finally present the truth of misreported stories that have become gospel simply because of the amount of times they have been repeated. It is thanks to our sources that we have been able to share the definitive story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”