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Meghan Markle, 39, and Prince Harry, 35, were once working members of the British Royal Family. However, since relinquishing their royal status in March the couple have relocated to the US and seem likely to remain there for the foreseeable future.
The couple’s royal withdrawal and the circumstances which led to it are chronicled in new unofficial biography Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
While a spokeswoman for Meghan and Harry denied they had any involvement in the book themselves, it is said to have been written with input from those closest to the couple.
Following the book’s publication earlier this month a Sussex spokeswoman confirmed: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
Finding Freedom is marketed as “an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait 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.”
However, its portrayal of Meghan and Harry as victims at the hands of an outdated monarchy and “viper” courtiers has not sat well with British readers, a royal expert has claimed.
Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams has suggested that despite the couple’s “lessened support” in the UK, Meghan and Harry won’t be affected because they are now focussed on gaining traction in the US.
Mr Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “After their dreadful handling of Finding Freedom, they will get less support in Britain.”
He added: “However they are aiming at an American market.
“Their arrangement which the Queen brokered at Sandringham will be reviewed by the end of March next year.
“Calls for Meghan to lose her royal title because of what are perceived as political comments are wide of the mark at the moment.”
Asked what he thought Harry and Meghan’s next steps may be, Mr Fitzwilliams said: “They will launch their non-profit organisation Archewell when the pandemic permits.
“Then with friends who can open any door in Hollywood who knows what the future holds!”
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In recent weeks Meghan has aligned herself with several campaigns encouraging Americans to vote in the November election and Mr Fitzwilliams believes she could make “a superb political activist.”
He said: “Meghan’s case is unique. She would obviously be superb as a political activist campaigning on issues such as gender equality and diversity.”
However, Harry is still a British citizen and therefore expect to stay out of party politics while living in the US.
Mr Fitzwilliams said: “Harry is on a journey which is very ‘woke’.
Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Apart from Invictus and mental health, he will champion other charitable causes but will avoid party politics.”
He added: “Both of them feel strongly about what they class as hate speech online and privacy.”
Prince Harry recently penned a strongly worded essay calling for a social media revolution.
He and Meghan discussed how social media could be used to promote positive change in a virtual Queen’s Commonwealth Trust meeting this week.
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