Meghan and Harry: ‘Everyone wanted them to succeed but they achieved little’
In excruciating detail Finding Freedom chronicles the frustration of two privileged, spoilt people who didn’t get all their own way and are now in a perpetual cycle of whine and denial.
The book shows a chasm between the public expectation of Harry and Meghan as working royals and their own vainglorious attempts at establishing their “woke” agenda and Americanised “brand”. It is part of a disturbing picture of an embittered couple at war with their own families, fighting three major newspaper groups and firing off legal Exocets on almost a weekly basis.
It is the couple’s inability to see their own trajectory into failure that is most worrying. They hoped to make a fortune founded on their royal connections, yet they have achieved little. Did unresolved sibling jealousy play a part in all this? Harry’s role as the “spare” mirrors Princess Margaret’s. There is so much sadness. Everyone wanted Harry and Meghan to be a big success.
Thrown under a bus
HARRY felt he was “thrown under the bus” by aides working for his brother, writes Giles Sheldrick.
Unhappy at playing second fiddle to William and sister-inlaw Kate, he believed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s aides conspired against him to plant stories in the media painting him in a negative light.
A source told the authors: “There had been moments where he felt people working with his brother had put things out there to make William look good, even if it meant throwing Harry under the bus.”
Prince Harry believed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s aides conspired against him to plant stories in the media painting him in a negative light
Relationship with Charles
Prince Charles’s 70th birthday photograph with his family turned into a “nightmare” because his sons blew “hot and cold”.
A source says neither “made much of an effort to make themselves available”.
It is claimed: “Charles is extremely focused on his public image and there have been times Harry has felt that has taken precedence over everything else.”
But royal sources said the claims were untrue and William and Harry “enjoy a strong relationship with their father, both checking in on him regularly when he contracted coronavirus earlier this year, and their bond is as strong as ever”
MEGHAN was hurt and upset after Princess Michael of Kent wore “racist” jewellery to a royal lunch. Princess Michael, 75, wore a £10,000 “blackamoor” brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch in 2017 which “sent a message”, according to Finding Freedom.
Prince Charles’s 70th birthday photograph with his family turned into a ‘nightmare’
She publicly apologised for causing offence.
Sussexes sacking Archie’s nanny
MEGHAN and Harry sacked Archie’s nanny after two days following an unknown “incident during the night”.
After initially deciding not to have a nanny for their firstborn, the couple changed their minds when Meghan’s mum Doria went back to the US after visiting her new grandchild.
But the book reveals they were forced to dismiss their first choice after finding her to be “unprofessional and irresponsible” on just her second night working for them.
She had been hired to “establish a sleep schedule” for Archie and be “an extra pair of helping hands”.
Archie’s second nanny also left her job working for the couple – followed by several other members of their staff.
Meghan was hurt and upset after Princess Michael of Kent wore ‘racist’ jewellery to a royal lunch
Thriving in LA
DESPITE lawsuits and ambitious charity plans on ice, the couple are “thriving” since stepping back from the royal family, their biographer claims.
After being banned from using their Sussex Royal brand by the Queen efforts to launch their own charity, Archewell, have been stalled by the global pandemic.
A scheduled programme to make millions delivering speeches for corporate giants is also on hold for the Los Angeles-based pair.
But speaking on ITV, co-author Omid Scobie, said: “We’ve heard Harry speaking about racism and racial injustice in a way that we haven’t heard him before and Meghan has found a much stronger voice within the institution.
“I think that says a lot about how the couple are thriving and doing as a family.”
Meghan and Harry sacked Archie’s nanny after two days
Meghan’s SAS Training
MEGHAN received SAS training after a sinister white powder was sent to Kensington Palace She and Harry were welcomed into the arms of the British public – but in certain quarters, there remained a dark and worrying reception to their marriage.
Amid vile hate speech on social media platforms, security at the Palace intercepted an envelope that was feared to contain deadly Anthrax.
The book says: “While it seemed to be much like any other piece of mail, this one was filled with racist musings and white powder. It turned out to be harmless.”
As with Harry, William and Kate before her, Meghan took part in a mock kidnapping scenario from ex-SAS soldiers, being “saved” by officers firing fake guns.