Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's biography will be re-released to include Oprah interview

Finding Freedom was originally released last year

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during Trooping The Colour on the Mall on June 9, 2018 in London, England. The annual ceremony involving over 1400 guardsmen and cavalry, is believed to have first been performed during the reign of King Charles II. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. . (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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A biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship, called Finding Freedom, will be updated this summer with new chapters, and will include the couple's move to America and the controversial interview with Oprah.

·  The book, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, was originally published in August last year.

·   The book detailed the couple’s life together, from when they met to just before they moved to the US.

·   In more royal news, the BBC will air a documentary that celebrates 10 years since Prince William and Kate Middleton married.

The new chapters in the royal book will cover news which has surrounded the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over the last year - including their tell-all CBC interview, the bullying allegations about Meghan and royal staff, plus the death of Prince Phillip, which happened this month.

While the chapters will also delve into the royal couples' move to the US, how they built their new lives with Netflix and Spotify deals and is also expected to cover how they decided to stand down from their royal duties.

But the updated book won't do much to help the couple heal their relationship with the rest of the royals. 'The Oprah interview detonated a bomb under the Royal Family and most of them are still reeling in shock. The book will not help,' a senior courtier told the Sunday Times, who revealed the news about the new chapters.

UNSPECIFIED - UNSPECIFIED: In this handout image provided by Harpo Productions and released on March 5, 2021, Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)

(Image credit: Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images)

The book's original release caused some controversy, as it suggested Prince Harry was the driving force behind quitting the royal family, not Meghan.

A book insider at the time told The Sun, “That word ‘Megxit’ in particular has always angered Prince Harry. It gives the impression that the decision to walk away from the Royal Family was Meghan’s."

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“The reality is Harry drove that decision. The book will make that clear and explain why it had to happen. The truth is Harry had been unhappy for a long, long time.”

In the Oprah interview, Harry said it was a joint decision by the pair to move to the US, while Meghan claimed that the royal family ignored her worries about her mental health. 

Sarah Finley

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