Harry and Meghan have no chance of resuming their official roles with the royal family after the tell-all book Finding Freedom aired huge rifts between the famous couple and the rest of the royal family.
Sources believe that there is no chance that the Sussexes will be able to negotiate a new role with the Queen once their trial period in the States is over as the bombshell biography sets out to air the souring interactions and huge rifts between the Sussexes and the rest of the monarchy. It is feared that the book will also release details that will further damage the relationship between Harry and his brother Prince William and sister in law, Kate Middleton.
A royal household member has spoken out stating:
The door will always be open to them as much-loved members of the family. But it's hard to see how they can now salvage the new role they wanted as "hybrid" royals, running commercial careers alongside royal duties from the US.
Another source commented to the Daily Mail:
The review period has not yet been discussed but it doesn't seem if there is any way of going back now. Some very private family matters have now been aired in public, seemingly with their blessing. That will be hurtful.
Finding Freedom which is expected to be released around August 11th also revealed in detail the obsessive relationship between Harry and Meghan Markle claiming that they knew they were going to get married after the second date.
The biography which is being serialised in the Times and the Sunday Times chronicled the couple's first date in Soho, London in which afterwards the Duchess of Sussex stated:
Do I sound crazy when I say this could have legs?
The book claims that during the couples first date at London's Dean Street Townhouse, Harry was in a complete trance. During the three hour conversation Harry had told himself 'I've got to up my game here' in order to impress the actress. The book states:
Meghan had enough dating experience to know a charmer when she saw one, and Harry was obviously not at all that.
The title also added that the couple were immediately obsessed with each other and bonded over their shared dream of 'wanting to make change for good'.
A friend quoted in the biography claims that despite the night going well, Harry had to return to Kensington Palace but that Meghan was 'was ticking every box fast'.
A second date was had the very next night in the same place and went much the same way as the first. The friend quoted in the book claimed that there was a lot of flirting between the two:
A touch of an arm here, direct eye contact there.
As Meghan was chronicling much of her UK adventure on Instagram, Harry was inspired to start his own secret account to keep up with Meghan under the handle @SpikeyMau5. Spikey was Harry's Scotland Yard nickname while Mau5 is a reference to the Prince's love of the band DeadMau5.
On the night of the couple's first date Meghan had even posted to her Insta page an image of a candied love heart saying 'Kiss Me' with the caption: 'Lovehearts in #London'.
According to Finding Freedom, three months after the first date Harry had broken out the big guns and was the first to say 'I love you'. And, soon after, Meghan was introduced to Prince William and Kate Middleton.
However, the book states that this is where the relationship between the brothers had started to sour as Harry belived his siblings had not rolled out a big enough welcome mat for the young actress and accused his brother of acting like a 'snob' after William urged Harry not to be too quick to rush into things.
Prince William and Kate have since hit back at the claims by stating that they had 'rolled out the red carpet' for Meghan and did all that they could to ensure she felt comfortable with them.
Soon after the couple took a trip to Botswana. But despite it only really being their third date a friend revealed in the book:
Technically the getaway was just their third date but by then, they were each already dancing around the idea that this just may be a for ever thing.
After the relationship went public in 2016 Harry was urged to come 'quietly' back to London but the book reveals that the Duke of Sussex would not be lured away from Meghan. The protective Harry even went as far as to cut ties with an old friend after it was discovered that he had been gossiping about Markle. The biography even goes as far as to claim that every time someone did not approve of Meghan, Harry would wonder if it was an issue of race or snobbery.
The book also boasts of some rather disparaging claims against senior royals including one senior royal referring to Meghan as 'Harry's showgirl' and claiming she had ' a lot of baggage'. The are also claims of another senior royal stating that the global popularity of the couple 'needed to be reined in'.
Despite the fact that the Sussex's have publicly stated that they had not contributed to Finding Freedom, they did not state that they hadn't given permission to their staff and friends to contribute. Which may explain how the book has managed to dig deep into the family's rifts. Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the authors, have even stated that they had made the book with 'participation of those closest to the couple' and boasted of having access to Harry and Meghan's personal and professional 'inner circle'.
However, the biography reveals details that would have only been known to Meghan and Hartry such as Harry's secret lunch with the Queen and the sacking of Archie's night nurse. This also comes among claims in the book that Meghan used to tip-off paparazzi back when she was an actress in Canada despite later claiming that she didn't understand tabloid culture.
Two sources have already claimed that the book is the 'gospel according to Harry and Meghan' and has worked to make the couple seem irrelevant in regards to airing their dirty laundry at the peak of a pandemic:
The world has moved on as a result of the pandemic and the Royal Family have had to as well. This book has nothing new, frankly, friends have just presented events through a certain lens. People normally realise that actually it's a lot more nuanced and finely balanced than that. There are far more important things going on in the world, is the general view at the palace.
Another source stated:
No one is angry. It was all to be expected. But it is hoped they have got whatever they want to get off their chests now, move on and be happy with their lives. People are just all too familiar with this and nobody wins. They seem to be fighting invisible enemies here, there and everywhere.
Looks like the public will have to wait until August to witness the reaction from the rest of the royals.