//Harry and Meghan are trying to rebrand themselves. But they should take a breather | Arwa Mahdawi

Harry and Meghan are trying to rebrand themselves. But they should take a breather | Arwa Mahdawi

The Sussexes have reportedly collaborated with a book about their split from the royal family. So much for pursuing a new life of privacy

The Sussexes’ noble experiment in living a quiet life, free from the glare of publicity attached to a royal title, continues. First they started a war with the British tabloids, fighting them over the misuse of private information in court while grandly declaring a new policy of “zero engagement” with a number of outlets. Then they moved to Los Angeles, a paparazzi-free zone perfect for people trying to reclaim their privacy. Now they have reportedly cooperated with a tell-all biography – Finding Freedom: Harry, Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family – that is coming out in August.

According to a press release, Finding Freedom dispels “the many rumours and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond” and was written with “unique access” and “the participation of those closest to the couple”. It is unclear how involved Harry and Meghan were with the book, but the Mail on Sunday claims they sat for interviews with the writers, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand (representatives for the couple deny this). Given their record, one imagines that, if they weren’t happy with the biography coming out, they would have issued a statement unequivocally saying so.

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