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Harry and Meghan’s biography rockets to No 1 on New York bestseller list

Harry and Meghan’s biography rockets to No 1 on New York bestseller list

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s biography has reached number one on Amazon's Top 10 New York bestseller in 24 hours list on the day of its release for pre-order.

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family has been announced to be released worldwide online on August 11, with the hard copy on sale from August 20.

A description of the highly anticipated biography on Amazon promises to offer an “honest, up-close, and disarming portrait” of the “confident, influential, forward” Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38.

The British co-author Omid Scobie took to Twitter to share his surprise at his book hitting number one on the bestseller list on Tuesday night, writing “Well this is a nice surprise!”

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While the biography has since dropped down off the 24-hour bestseller list, it has already climbed to number two on Amazon's 'Biographies of Royalty' bestsellers list - just behind current number one 'Kensington Palace: An Intimate Memoir from Queen Mary to Meghan Markle', by Tom Quinn.

It is widely reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex both gave interviews to Omid Scobie and Catherine Durand on a book about their lives.

Harper Collins released a brief description of the book, writing “few know the true story of Harry and Meghan'.

It promises to go “beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan's life together, dispelling the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond.

“With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.”