Prince Harry and Meghan Markle help ‘friendly’ journalists pen bombshell biography amid palace fears – The Sun
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry are helping two journalist pals write a bombshell biography that could pile further pain on the royal family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly given an interview to the "friendly" authors of Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World Of Harry And Meghan.
The 320-page book is said to portray a positive image of the couple and their explosive decision to step down as senior royals, Mail on Sunday reports.
It is being written by Omid Scobie, who is close to the couple and was one of the few journalists given details of their video call with Archie to the Queen on her 94th birthday.
The second author of the book – due to be released on August 11 – is US journalist Carolyn Durand, who has been covering the royals for 15 years and is also friendly with the pair.
It comes after Harry and Meghan’s decision not to engage with some British newspapers including The Sun following their move to LA.
Those close to the Queen are now understood to be worried about what Harry and Meghan might have divulged, the newspaper reports.
The book was started as cracks began to emerge between Meghan and the rest of the royal family in the lead-up to her wedding in May 2018.
Friends of the ex-actress are said to have contacted the authors to set the record straight, with the biography then delayed when Harry and Meghan quit the firm.
Now the family fear further upset as the biography will explore the open wounds left in the wake of Megxit – including the Queen's hurt at the decision and Prince Charles' fury.
It comes after the pair's sensational interview with pal Tom Bradby where Harry admitted there was a rift with brother Prince William.
Bradby said earlier this year a tell-all interview could damage the monarchy as it continues to grapple with the Megxit fallout and the Prince Andrew scandal.
The biography has echoes of Princess Diana's tell-all biography with respected journalist Andrew Morton in 1992 that laid the "true story" of her marriage to Prince Charles bare.
But insiders have pointed out Morton was a British hack with years of experience on Fleet Street behind him.
Former private secretary Patrick Jephson wrote in the Mail on Sunday: "Collaborating with pliable authors and magazine journalists while shunning those deemed awkward is standard Royal practice, but for Harry and Meghan it's not just about image – for them it's business: a vital part of the self-branding and marketing process."
The Duchess of Sussex has launched legal action against Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, after it published a "private and confidential" handwritten note she sent to her father.
She is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the Data Protection Act.
It is understood Harry and Meghan joined a virtual preliminary hearing at the High Court from LA on Thursday.
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