The bio really gets under the Sussexes’ skin. Why aren’t they ...

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The bio really gets under the Sussexes’ skin. Why aren’t they moaning?

Seeing how fiercely they guard their privacy, they’re curiously silent on the intrusive ‘Finding Freedom’

Camilla Tominey

Oh, to have friends like Harry and Meghan! Were it not for the “close confidantes” who so willingly spilt the beans to the authors of Finding Freedom, we may never have found out about their cosy nights in watching Game of Thrones, while a heavily pregnant Duchess munched on guacamole and crudités.

Ordinarily, one would expect a pair as fiercely protective of their privacy as the Sussexes to issue a stern legal rebuke to the grotesque intrusion this book so patently represents. Especially as they absolutely did not cooperate with the conveniently hagiographic biography by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. Yet the publication of what Scobie reiterated on Tuesday was an “unofficial, unauthorised biography” has strangely heralded not one whiff of discontent from a couple who have turned complaining into an art form.

Perhaps the answer to this mystery lies buried in an “author’s note” with the intriguing admission: “We have spoken with close friends of Harry and Meghan, royal aides and Palace staff (past and present), the charities and organisations they have built long-lasting relationships with and, when appropriate, the couple themselves.”..

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