Je kon het haast een donderslag bij heldere hemel noemen: het vertrek van Meghan en Harry uit het Britse koningshuis begin dit jaar. Nu ja, zo helder was die hemel niet écht en precies dat wil Meghan Markle straks graag zelf uitleggen in een gloednieuwe biografie.

Haar turbulente tijd als royal

Journalisten Omid Scobie en Carolyn Durand werken aan een biografie rond het leven van Meghan Markle. In ‘Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family’ zouden ze orde op zaken stellen rond haar turbulente tijd als royal.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA

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Meghan wil met het boek tonen dat zij en prins Harry géén andere keuze hadden dan een stap opzijzetten. Meghan zei eerder al dat de Britse pers veel te maken had met hun beslissing. De voormalige actrice wil de controle over haar verhaal nu volledig terugnemen en haar kant aan de wereld vertellen.

Meghans kwetsbare kant

“If Meghan had it her way, the book would be released tomorrow instead of three months from now,” zei een koninklijke bron aan de Daily Mail. “She said the book will finally set the record straight and show the world why they were left with no other choice than to leave the royal life.” Meghan zou, na alle roddels die door de Britse pers werden verspreid, met het boek willen tonen wie ze écht is. “[She] desperately wants to shatter this image of being a demanding diva who was rude to royal staffers and others on her quest for fame and power. She said the book will help give her and Harry a clean slate. Meghan seems to think that readers will finally understand the monumental anguish and turmoil she had to endure with a stiff upper lip. Meghan said people need to see her vulnerable side, something the book does in great detail. I think [Meghan] wants people to feel sorry for her, or at least have compassion for her and all she’s been through, which has been anything but a fairy tale.”

Het is wel nog even wachten om het verhaal van de Duchess of Sussex te verslinden. Het boek komt online op 11 augustus dit jaar, de hard copy verschijnt op 20 augustus.

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