Lady Colin Campbell has insisted her book on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is ‘more flattering’ than the rival biography about the couple.
Lady Colin’s book, Harry and Meghan: The Real Story, was released last week, just a fortnight ahead of Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Lady Colin, 70, insisted her book, which has made headlines over its sensational claims about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is not a take down and in fact portrays the couple in a better light.
She said: ‘Both books cover a lot of the same terrain, but I am impartial while Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand are mouthpieces for Harry and Meghan, pleading how disadvantaged and underprivileged and abused they have been despite all the evidence to the contrary.’
Lady Colin also claimed she knows the Royal Family feels ‘betrayed’ and ‘unfairly attacked’ by the publication of Finding Freedom, which lays bare a rift between the Sussexes and the rest of the Firm.
Indeed the book claims relations between the Sussexes and the Cambridges grew so bitter that by March the couples were barely speaking.
Scobie and Duran they have spoken to more than 100 sources including ‘close friends of Harry and Meghan’s, royal aides and palace staff (past and present)’, with all the information in the book having ‘at least two sources.’
The Duke and Duchess deny giving any interviews or contributing to the book directly, but the intimate nature of some details raises questions over who the sources were.
The explosive biography has claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘hurt’ the Queen by unilaterally mapping out their future royal roles without her approval.
Her Majesty is said to have been ‘blindsided’ by the launch of the SussexRoyal website which accompanied their Megxit announcement in January.
There are also fears the book’s publication could spark a fresh rift within the royal family.
The duke, who now lives in Los Angeles with Meghan and their son Archie after the couple stepped down as working royals, made his first appearance since the publication of the claims when he delivered a speech at a virtual summit for his sustainable travel initiative Travalyst this week.