According to Karren Brady, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new book Finding Freedom is a ‘menacing reminder they’ll name and shame enemies.’
Following their March interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have added a new chapter to their biography, which claims that when Meghan had to skip Prince Philip’s funeral, certain members of the Royal Family were “quietly pleased”
Karren, a journalist for The Sun and a star of The Apprentice, said that the new chapter in the tell-all book, which was published without Buckingham Palace’s permission, is intended to identify and humiliate.
Karren said in her column for The Sun, “In other words, rather than really reveal very much at all, the new chapter in the book — officially “unauthorised” but written by two people said to have access to Harry and Meghan’s closest friends — seeks to tie up loose ends and set records straight.
“It also serves as a slightly menacing reminder to the Royal Family that the power of the pen is on the Sussexes side — and their unauthorised biographers are not afraid to use it.
“Is the threat of yet another chapter, naming and shaming their various enemies, the omnipresent new threat hanging over Buckingham Palace like a Sword of Damocles? It could easily be added.”
“On the one hand, to be liberated from the burden of life in the Royal Family, on the other trading on their royal status, through a host of new projects, though they apparently want nothing to do with the other royals unless they are criticising them,” she added.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘wanted option’ of Archie title, felt ‘major sting’
According to the revised epilogue in the paperback edition of Finding Freedom, palace officials were ordered to inform the press that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not want a title for their baby and that he would be known simply as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
However, according to Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s book, Meghan and Harry did want Archie to have a title.
The authors claim Harry and Meghan’s “differential treatment” of Archie was a “major sting” to them.
According to the book: “Palace aides were actually instructed to brief the press that the couple did not want a title for Archie.
“In reality, the couple did want the option, given that it would provide their son with a level of security that only comes with a title.
“The differential treatment the couple felt had been bestowed upon their son was a major sting to Harry and Meghan.”
The couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March also brought up the subject of a title for young Archie.
“They were saying they didn’t want him to be a prince or princess, not knowing what the gender would be, which would be different from protocol,” Meghan alleged.
“They said [Archie’s not going to get security] because he’s not going to be a Prince. Okay, well, he needs to be safe so we’re not saying don’t make him a Prince or Princess, but if you’re saying the title is what’s going to affect that protection, we haven’t created this monster machine around us in terms of clickbait and tabloid fodder [the family] allowed that to happen which means our son needs to be safe.”
However, due of restrictions established by King George V more than a century ago, Archie was not eligible to be a prince when he was born in May 2019.
She claimed they were given no reason for why he didn’t get a title, and when asked whether she wanted one, she said, “Of course, if it meant he’d be safe.”
Except for the oldest son of the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, George V proclaimed in a Letters Patent published in 1917 that the monarch’s great-grandchildren would no longer be princes or princesses.
When Prince Charles succeeds to the throne, Archie will be entitled to the title of HRH or prince.
Finding Freedom, authored by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand and first released last year, covers Harry and Meghan’s courtship and brief stint as members of the monarchy until they broke away to start a new life in the United States.