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354 pages, Hardcover
First published August 11, 2020
I didn't think I would purchase this, however, parts of the excerpts and Omid's and Carolyn's post-release interviews were intriguing.
Mostly, I found this book to be a more balanced look at the couple, Harry and Meghan, the royal palaces and their courtiers, and also the events leading up to the dissolution of William and Harry's working relationship.
Frankly, I think the blame lies with the person on whom the crown lays since she alone could have reined in all parties involved.
This entire situation was an epic failure of leadership.
That said, it's unlikely this book will change the minds of those who, for whatever reasons, dislike the couple; nevertheless, it's important that the malicious lies from the tabloid British press be debunked. The most damaging, IMO, being that Meghan made Kate cry which we now know was categorically false.
Furthermore, whatever you might think or feel about any of the players, there is absolutely no justification for the threats or vitriol that's being lobbed around anytime the names Harry and Meghan crop up.
What exactly did they do that was so unbecoming? Till this day, no one has been able to give a cogent and reasonable answer. Some have said Meghan only speaks to her Mom so therefore she must be evil. Huh? I know loads of kind thoughtful people who're estranged from family.
Some say she's a social climber who jettisoned her childhood friends for A-listers. Huh? I have exactly 4 really close friends all of whom I met in my 20s and till this day whenever childhood friends attempt to reconnect, I always feel anxious and uncomfortable because I can never understand their motives.
Has it ever occurred to anyone that the common denominator (and the reason Meghan is being eviscerated) is that she MARRIED PRINCE HARRY? Would we have cared about her lack of or class of friends or even her ambition/career had she not MARRIED PRINCE HARRY?