British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have distanced themselves from an upcoming book about their time in the royal family, stating that they have not been interviewed for the biography and have not contributed to it.
The book, entitled "Finding Freedom," is due to be released in August and is intended to highlight the couple's frustrations with the palace and the press, local media reported on Saturday.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to the" search for freedom ", a spokesman for the couple said in a statement.
"This book is based on the authors' own experience as members of the Royal Press Corps and their own independent reporting," added the statement.
The book, written by royal reporters Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, is said to detail, according to The Telegraph newspaper, how the couple felt the royal institution did not support them.
The Times newspaper cited excerpts from the book that dealt with family members' disputes. Harry believed that Meghan was disliked by some of his relatives, and others believed that the couple's popularity needed to be "restricted".
The newspaper said Meghan described tabloid criticism as "death by a thousand cuts".
According to The Telegraph, the book presents Harry and Meghan as disruptive forces with the ability to modernize the monarchy just to be discouraged by the "gray suits" and hostile media coverage of their private lives.
The couple and their 14-month-old son Archie are now living in Los Angeles after stepping down from their royal roles in March to start new careers. In January, they announced plans to live a more independent life and to finance it themselves.
Harry and Meghan, a former actress, married in May 2018 at a wedding that was heralded as an explosion of Hollywood glamor and modernity in the monarchy, making them one of the largest celebrity couples in the world.
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