Meghan’s tell-all memoir has the makings of a royally bad idea
The Sussexes have announced the publication of their story, but what is the fascination with royal narratives?
One has to possess a certain type of myopia to complain about how hard done by one has been, living an extremely privileged life at a moment of acute global suffering; not least for a woman keen to be celebrated for her emotional intelligence.
Yet the Duchess of Sussex seems keen to speed up the release of a biography focusing on the agonies of her brief royal run-in. The book previously boasted the title Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World of Meghan and Harry, before becoming the altogether more sensational Finding Freedom: The Making of a Modern Royal Family.
The Sussexes are believed to have collaborated closely with authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, royal writers for glossy American magazines, who will set about “dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple”, according to promotional material. The duchess is said to want publication brought forward from August to July, to explain why the pair felt they had no choice but to “abdicate” as senior royals in March...