The details of the book ‘Finding Freedom’ between Prince William and Harry – The Hollywood Reporter
Prince William infuriated Prince Harry when he told his younger brother he should move forward slowly in his relationship with former Meghan Markle, fearing he would be “blinded by lust”, according to a new book on the Windsors.
The second part of a serialized version of the book Find freedom, who appeared in the Sunday opening hours, claimed that Harry was irritated by what he perceived to be William’s snobbish tone in a discussion about the American actress when they were dating. Royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote that Harry didn’t like William’s advice to “take as long as needed to get to know this girl”.
The authors quote a source close to William as saying he didn’t want Harry to be “blinded by lust”. The authors wrote that Harry “no longer felt like he needed medical attention,” and took it the wrong way.
“In those last two words, ‘that girl’, Harry heard the tone of snobbery that was anathema to his approach to the world,” the excerpt said, noting that Harry spent 10 years in and out of the military. of the royal bubble.
“Moreover, to take Meghan out of the equation, Harry was tired of the dynamic that had developed between him and his older brother,” the authors added.
In announcing the publication of the book, Harper Collins UK stated that the book by Scobie, royal publisher of Harper’s Bazaar and Durand, She the magazine’s royal correspondent, reportedly aims to capture “the real Harry and Meghan”. The publisher said the authors had received “one-stop access” and cooperation from those closest to the couple.
Ahead of the book’s release, Harry and Meghan released a statement denying that they were involved in the publication.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not questioned and did not contribute to Find freedom, “It said.” This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting. “
The book described how the rest of the family and the royal household were also unsure of what to do with Meghan. A high-ranking courtier reportedly told a colleague, “There is just something about her that I don’t trust. Another called her “Harry’s showgirl.”
The snippet is even harsher on the Duchess of Cambridge, suggesting that she barely rolled out the red carpet for Meghan, despite the similarity of the challenges the two would face.
“While not necessarily her responsibility, Kate didn’t do much to bridge the gap. She was fiercely loyal to her husband and family,” the authors wrote. “Once Harry and Meghan got married, the gap between the brothers only widened. “
“William and Kate’s feelings seemed obvious to the Sussexes that summer and beyond. Of all the friends and family Harry and Meghan hosted at their Oxfordshire home between May 2018 and March 2019, the Cambridges did not visit, ”the excerpt read.
Excerpts from the book focused on the months of palace intrigue surrounding the decision to step down from senior royal duties. The couple surprised the royal household in January by going public with their plans to be more independent.
The couple wanted to be a part-time member of the royal family, but the idea collapsed during discussions with the family. In January, the Queen explained how the couple would step away from royal duties in March, at least for a while, but still remain a member of the royal family.
Harry is sixth in the line to the throne, behind his father, Prince Charles, his brother William and the three young children of William, George, Charlotte and Louis.
The couple moved to North America with their 14-month-old son Archie.