MEGHAN and Harry’s new edition of Finding Freedom is a stark reminder they hold the power in the “Royal PR war”, a columnist has said.
News recently broke that another chapter has been added to the Duke and Duchess’ book Finding Freedom, written by authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
But commentators, including Karren Brady, have said the new edition of the book – out today – reveals nothing new, and stands as a “menacing reminder” to the Palace that more bombshell revelations could be added at any time.
Writing for the Sun, Baroness Brady said: “In other words, rather than really reveal very much at all, the new chapter in the book — officially “unauthorised” but written by two people said to have access to Harry and Meghan’s closest friends — seeks to tie up loose ends and set records straight.
“It also serves as a slightly menacing reminder to the Royal Family that the power of the pen is on the Sussexes side — and their unauthorised biographers are not afraid to use it.
“Is the threat of yet another chapter, naming and shaming their various enemies, the omnipresent new threat hanging over Buckingham Palace like a Sword of Damocles? It could easily be added.”
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BRITAIN UNDER PRESSURE FROM US TO HAND OVER PRINCE ANDREW FOR QUESTIONING OVER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS
BRITAIN faces increased pressure from the US to hand over Prince Andrew for questioning over sex abuse claims.
President Biden’s office made a rare statement amid claims of frustration over the Duke of York’s stonewalling.
Officials want the UK to reaffirm its “close and resilient” evidence-sharing relationship. The Department of Justice sent a mutual legal assistance request to the Home Office last year to try to force Andrew’s cooperation.
Following enquiries about the Duke, a US government official said: “The US and the UK have a close, productive and resilient law enforcement and mutual legal assistance relationship.
“We remain in close contact on many active cases on a daily basis and will continue to seek assistance in criminal matters as we provide similar assistance in return.”
HARRY AND MEGHAN NEIGHBOURS COMPLAIN ABOUT STINK FROM A GIANT CANNABIS FARM CLOSE TO THEIR £11M MANSION
MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s rich neighbours have been suffering from a royal stink – a huge cannabis factory.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been living just minutes from a legal weed factory base in Santa Barbara, California.
The couple’s £11million mansion is just up the road from the 20 large greenhouses full of the plants – leaving the luxury suburb reeking.
Neighbours have now made a string of complaints, sparking the company to install new “odour control systems.”
One resident complained that the stench was so bad that they had to pull over while driving along the road. The factory is less than a 10-minute drive from the Montecito mansion where the couple live with son Archie, two, and two month-old daughter Lilibet.
QUEEN’S HELICOPTER GROUNDED DURING IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY ON ITS WAY TO PICK UP PRINCESS ANNE
THE Queen’s helicopter was grounded during an in-flight emergency on its way to pick up Princess Anne.
The £5million Sikorsky S-76 suffered a technical fault minutes into the flight on Wednesday.
Pilots aborted their 200-mile trip to Balmoral and returned to Newcastle Airport where mechanics were still repairing the fault 24 hours later.
The executive twin-engined aircraft was heading to the estate in the Scottish Highlands, where the Queen is on holiday, to collect Anne, 71.
An insider said: “A safety-first approach was taken and it was flown back immediately for the technical fault to be fixed. There were no members of the Royal Family on the helicopter. Luckily, there was plenty of time to find alternative travel arrangements.”
MEGHAN MARKLE AND PRINCE HARRY WILL NEVER BE ‘POPULAR’ WITH THEIR ‘ENDLESS MOANING AND SELF-PITY’
Angela Levin, who wrote Harry: Conversations with the Prince, made the comments after a poll showed that public opinion of the Sussexes had plummeted.
Data taken from YouGov surveys show that the couple tumbled in the opinion polls straight after they swapped England for the US.
It fell even further after Meghan and Harry spoke to Oprah Winfrey in their bombshell television interview.
The Duke of Sussex alone has dropped 50 points in his U.K. approval rating – compared to the 81 percent satisfaction rate Brits gave him when he became engaged to Meghan.
Levin wrote of the news on Twitter saying: “Moaning endlessly along with self pity when you live in a home with 16 bathrooms isn’t going to make you popular.”
It comes after the couple considered naming the royal who voiced concerns about their son Archie’s skin colour, it is claimed.
PRINCE ANDREW STILL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN US EPSTEIN PROBE
Andrew, 61, has resisted approaches to cooperate with a criminal investigation into dead billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged co-conspirators.
US prosecutors — who are unravelling Epstein’s sprawling underage sex trafficking operation — accused Andrew of “zero cooperation” last year.
News agency Reuters reported earlier this month that Andrew was a “person of interest” in the Epstein probe — led by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. He is being considered “at least” a witness.
As part of their investigation, Epstein’s alleged madam, Brit socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, has been charged with procuring girls for her former lover.
The Duke also faces a civil lawsuit from sex slave Virginia Giuffre in the US, over allegations he sexually assaulted her. He has vehemently denied the claims in the past.