Thursday 29 October 2020

Book ~ "Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family" (2020) Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

From Goodreads ~ The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. "Finding Freedom" is complete with full color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments. 

For the first time, "Finding Freedom" goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple's lives as few outsiders can. 

This book is about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  It gives the background on who they were before they met, how they met, their courtship, their marriage, the birth of their son and their break from the royal family to move to California.

I like reading bios/autobios and I find this couple interesting.  They come from such different backgrounds and managed to find each other.  It was interesting to get the scoop on what dating each other involved with all the secrecy.  And once their relationship was out in the open, what they had to deal with ... racism, her crazy father and siblings, etc.  It's great that they have the support of Meghan's mother (they have always been close) and each other.  It sounds like even Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles approve, though there is tension between Prince William and Kate.

I found it to be an interesting read and there are lots of pictures at the end.  It's hard to say how much is true or not as there as there are many anonymous "sources" but I would suspect that much of it is true.  It will be interesting to see what they will do with their lives going forward on their own.

1 comment:

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I have seen this and have thought about reading it. Thanks for your review.