New Book 'Meghan Misunderstood' To Examine The Duchess's "Unfairly Vilified" Royal Life
Meghan Markle is the subject of a new biography that seeks to "set the record straight" on her time with the royal family. Here's what we know so far about Meghan Misunderstood, the upcoming book about the Duchess.
Publisher HarperCollins has picked up a new book on Meghan Markle that will debut later in 2020.
Celebrity biographer Sean Smith is behind the upcoming work titled Meghan Misunderstood. According to the publisher, it is "a pioneering book that sets the record straight on the most talked about, unfairly vilified and misrepresented woman in the world."
Meghan Misunderstood: New Meghan Markle book on the way
Smith is the author of previous biographies on royal Kate Middleton, as well as stars including Tom Jones and Robbie Williams. His latest effort, about the Duchess of Sussex, is set for a release date of Nov. 12, 2020.
HarperCollins, meanwhile, is the same publisher that will release Meghan and Prince Harry's biography, Finding Freedom, in August of this year as well.
New Meghan Markle book to "set the record straight"
Per HarperCollins, Meghan Misunderstood will provide the backstory on Meghan's upbringing and earliest experiences with activism, charity work, and acting, all the way through the "joyful occasion" that was her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.
"Theirs was a story that the screenwriters of Hollywood – where Meghan had made her name – could scarcely have imagined," the publisher says.
"The rom-com fantasy, however, soon turned into disturbing drama: any expectation of a life happily-ever-after was cruelly dashed by bullying tabloid newspapers and their allies, both on social media and within the walls of the Palace itself," the synopsis continues.
"Meghan was targeted for her gender, her race, her nationality and her profession. The abuse became so bad that seventy-two female MPs signed a letter of solidarity against the 'often distasteful and misleading press', calling out the 'outdated colonial undertones' of the stories."
HarperCollins picks up 'pioneering' #MeghanMarkle biography (on 12th Nov 2020). "Meghan Misunderstood is a pioneering book that sets the record straight on the most talked about, unfairly vilified & misrepresented woman in the world." #PrinceHarry https://t.co/Y8oIaCwfI5 pic.twitter.com/4qkP6B2hw4— Sussex Supporter (@mid_zan) June 23, 2020
Smith is a Sunday Times best-selling author, who described writing the new 320-page book as an "amazing journey."
According to The Bookseller, he added: "Last November, I watched the TV documentary in which Meghan Markle confided it was not enough to survive something, that was not the point of life.
"I immediately wanted to know how it had come to this: why was the most charismatic member of the Royal Family clearly so upset? Meghan Misunderstood is her story, her amazing journey."
Look for this new perspective on the Duchess's experiences later this year. Meghan Misunderstood comes out in print, e-book, and audio format on Nov. 12, 2020.