People Magazine’s cover story this week is an excerpt from the paperback of Finding Freedom, which has a new epilogue. Plus, People Mag spoke to Omid Scobie, co-author of the book. Scobie told People that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will enter a new era this fall, an Era of Visibility. He also used the phrase “thrive chapter,” but I prefer Thrive Era. The point is that Harry and Meghan are looking forward, they’re focused on work, family and charity. But still, we’ve always got time for a little housekeeping, like what Harry and Meghan thought of the Queen’s infamous “recollections may vary” statement a day and a half after the Oprah interview aired.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “not surprised” by Buckingham Palace’s reaction to their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, says an updated version of their joint bio “Finding Freedom.”
According to a new chapter in the paperback edition of the book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand — excerpted in the newest issue of People Magazine and seen by Page Six — Queen Elizabeth’s “recollections may vary” comment on Harry and Meghan’s claims of the racism Markle said she faced as a royal “did not go unnoticed.”
The book quotes a source close to the couple as saying they were “‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken.”
“Months later and little accountability has been taken,” a source close to Markle said. “How can you move forward without that?”
“It took 36 hours for the palace to weigh in,” on Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, the authors write, “when Queen Elizabeth issued a statement saying they were ‘saddened to learn’ of the challenges Harry and Meghan had faced but adding that ‘some recollections may vary.’”
“Buckingham Palace,” they note, “had no further comment on the updated book.”
[From Page Six]
I still halfway wish Meghan and Harry had reacted to the “recollections may vary” statement with their own statement: “The Windsors’ recollections may vary but our records do not.” There is a paper and electronic trail backing up the Sussexes’ claims of how they were treated and what was being said behind the scenes. That, more than anything, is why the “bullying investigation” is taking so long – Buckingham Palace hired an outside law firm to look into Meghan and she has the receipts. And of course the Sussexes were “not surprised” that “full ownership was not taken.” They had been dealing with those a–holes for years.
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