Prince Harry and Meghan’s ‘heartbreak’ at Prince Philip’s death to be explored in new Finding Freedom epilogue

Prince Harry and Meghan's life together is the focus of this bestselling biography

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend a Creative Industries and Business Reception on October 02, 2019 in Johannesburg
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s “heartbreak” at the loss of Prince Philip is reportedly set to be explored in a brand new epilogue to bestselling biography, Finding Freedom. 

  • Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand focused on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s dramatic royal exit last year.   
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s grief at the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing is said to be one of the significant recent moments set to be included in a new epilogue. 
  • In other royal news, the Queen has an adorable new addition to her family.  

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s dramatic exit from the Royal Family was compellingly depicted in the bestselling unofficial Sussex biography, Finding Freedom. Focusing on the couple’s life together and their decision to “step back” as senior members of the Royal Family, the book aimed to dispel misconceptions and tell the “true story” of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Now almost a year after Finding Freedom was released, writers Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie are set to incorporate a brand new epilogue. Taking to Twitter to discuss the update, ITV News’ royal producer, Lizzie Robinson wrote, ‘An updated version of Finding Freedom will be published on 31st August with a new epilogue.'

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She continued, 'The publishers say it will cover behind the scenes of Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah, details behind the move to California, and their “heartbreak” over Prince Philip’s death’.  

Prince Philip passed away at Windsor Castle aged 99 in April after being happily married to the Queen for a milestone 73 years. The loss of the Duke of Edinburgh changed the Royal Family as we know it and Prince Harry returned to the UK alone to join the Royal Family in mourning for his grandfather's funeral. 

Though it's understood Meghan wished to join him, she was reportedly against flying by her doctor as she was then pregnant with their second child. Instead, the Duchess of Sussex remained in the US with their son Archie and sent a thoughtful wreath, complete with a handwritten note to pay her respects. 

Prince Harry arrives for the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

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The devastating loss of Prince Philip came just a month after his grandson Prince Harry and Meghan's bombshell Oprah interview aired. Igniting rumors of a so-called royal “rift” between themselves and the wider Royal Family, the couple’s interview comments shocked fans across the world. And it seems that Finding Freedom's epilogue will not be shying away from this remarkable event. 

According to reports, the update will include “behind the scenes” insight into the Sussexes’ Oprah interview, as well as exploring their various business and philanthropic ventures since moving to California. 

The newly updated Finding Freedom will apparently also focus on the challenges Prince Harry and Meghan still face when it comes to media scrutiny.  

And on a deeply personal level, the new addition is said to also offer a reflection on Meghan’s “emotional healing journey” following her tragic miscarriage during last summer. It will also take the biography up to the point of her and Prince Harry announcing the birth of their daughter, Lilibet Diana, in June.   

With so many recent royal events set to be included, the release of the newly updated Finding Freedom on August 31st will likely be highly-anticipated by royal fans. 

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!