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“Anything but a fairy tale”: Duchess Meghan wants to set the record straight about life in the royal family

“Anything but a fairy tale”: Duchess Meghan wants to set the record straight about life in the royal family

The Duchess of Sussex wants the biography on her and Prince Harry’s life to be released sooner rather than later because she hopes the book would clear the air on why the couple chose to leave the royal family.

According to an insider, the upcoming book titled Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand is expected to be released around the world online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.

But Meghan seemingly wants an earlier release date, with a friend explaining: “If Meghan had it her way, the book would be released tomorrow instead of three months from now.

“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 wants readers to understand that despite joining the royal family, her life hasn’t been a fairy tale like many assume.  

She also wants people to see “the genuine person that she is” and hopes to “shatter this image of being a demanding diva,” added the insider.

Meghan and Harry sent shockwaves throughout the world in January when they announced their departure from the royal family, and instead, chose to become financially independent, splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

While the pair have wealthy friends and a high-flying lifestyle, the insider revealed that Meghan “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 the readers will finally understand the monumental anguish and turmoil she had to endure with a stuff upper lip.

“Meghan said people need to see her vulnerable side, something the book does in great detail.”

Her friend added: “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.”