'Modern Royals': Harry and Meghan to release bombshell biography

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Harry and Meghan have reportedly opened up to two journalists for a bombshell biography to be released later this year.

The 320-page biography is currently titled Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World Of Harry And Meghan, and is said to paint a extremely flattering portrait of the Sussexes, but potentially not so much of the rest of the royal family, looking at the couple’s exit from the firm in detail.

The biography promises to tell the couple’s ‘real’ story and is due to be released on August 11, according to The Mail on Sunday.

Harry and Meghan are set to release a biography. Photo: Getty

The publication reported that before Harry and Meghan left Britain after stepping back as senior royals, they sat dow and gave an interview to the book’s authors - royal expert Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, former producer for ABC in the US, now covering the royal family for Elle magazine.

Omid has been firmly in Harry and Meghan’s corner ever since the former actress first made waves within the royal family, going so far as to say the “rockstar” royals would be a huge loss to the monarchy.

“The world is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's oyster,” Omid told Good Morning America last month.

“Everybody wants a piece of them right now.”

Omid Scobie (left) covering Harry and Meghan's royal wedding for Good Morning America. Photo: Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Royal insiders are allegedly worried about what the Sussexes might have divulged in their interviews with the book authors, with some believing the biography could ‘savage’ monarchy, the Express UK reports.

The move echoes Princess Diana’s secret involvement in her own biography, Diana: Her True Story, where she spoke to author Andrew Morton.

She had also encouraged her friends to speak with him, prompting questions over whether members of Meghan's inner circle may also have spoken to Omid or Carolyn for the biography.

Harry and Meghan officially commenced their non-royal life this month. Photo: Getty

It comes as Meghan gave what is thought to be her first TV interview since Megxit.

The interview with Good Morning America, revealed to have been filmed in 2019, shows Meghan discussing her first job since stepping down as a senior royal.

The 38-year-old landed a voiceover role in a new Disney+ documentary called Elephant, which follows a family of elephants across the Kalahari Desert in Africa on a 1,000-mile journey.

Elephant was filmed in conjunction with Elephants Without Borders, a charity both Markle and husband Prince Harry have supported over many years.

Describing it as a “passion project”, Markle said she was “really grateful to be given the opportunity” to bring the story to life.

Harry and Meghan’s lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday is currently also underway.

Meghan is suing Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday tabloid, for breaching her privacy by printing a letter she sent to her father, Thomas Markle, to address the rift between them caused by events on the eve of the wedding.

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