Harry & Meghan’s ‘heartbreak’ over Prince Philip & ‘behind the scenes’ of bombshell Oprah chat feature in updated book

PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle's "heartbreak" over Prince Philip's death will feature in an updated version of their biography, Finding Freedom.

Royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have updated the book with a new chapter, promising a host of revelations since it was first published last summer.

As well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's reaction to Philip's death, publisher HarperCollins said the latest edition will share "behind the scenes" details of Harry and Meg's bombshell Oprah interview as well as their move to California.

It will also recount "Meghan's emotional healing journey from losing a child to the birth of their daughter".

Finding Freedom already chronicles the duke and duchess's romance and brief period as members of the monarchy before they broke away to forge a new life for themselves and son Archie in America.

But after a tumultuous year for the Royal Family, an update was needed.

HarperCollins said the epilogue in the paperback edition will share: "Behind the scenes of Harry and Meghan's ground breaking interview with Oprah, details behind the couple's move to California (and) the various philanthropic and business endeavours the Sussexes have been involved with since their move and what's to come with Archewell Productions."

It will also feature: "The continuous challenges the couple face regarding privacy and the British press (and) the heartbreak the couple felt over Prince Philip's death."


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The Duke of Sussex released a poignant tribute to his grandfather following his death, calling him a "master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right till the end".

Harry later returned to the UK for the funeral without Meghan, who was pregnant at the time andadvised not to travel by her doctors.

The Finding Freedom update, which goes on sale on August 31 – the date Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in 1997 – is said to have been written with the participation of those closest to the Sussexes.

Omid Scobie, a journalist favoured by the Sussexes, said of the first edition that the couple "did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it".

His updated version will come after the Sussexes plunged the Royal Family into crisis mode with their bombshell Oprah interview, giving a series of shocking revelations which painted the monarchy as a racist and uncaring institution.

They laid bare their brief life as a working royal couple, alleging that a member of the family – not the Queen or Philip – made a racist comment about their son, and how the duchess had suicidal thoughts.

Oprah was left open-mouthed when the duchess – the first mixed-race member of the modern British monarchy – said a fellow royal was worried about how dark their son Archie's skin tone might be.

And Harry created further shockwaves this month by announcing his own upcoming tell-all memoir, promising an "accurate and wholly truthful" account of his life.

The book will be put out during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee next year.

And the lucrative deal – worth up to a potential £29million with publishers Penguin Random House – is said to involve four books.

The second of those books is due out only after the Queen has died, the Daily Mail reported.

Pals of the Duke of Sussex are said to be concerned that he will expose embarrassing secrets in the book, which is due to be published next year. 

Buckingham Palace has allegedly been warned they "should be afraid" of what's to come from it.

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