KEY POINTS

  • Prince William is not convinced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not involved in "Finding Freedom"
  • The Duke of Cambridge allegedly thinks the Sussexes are using "Finding Freedom" to paint themselves in favorable light
  • The Sussexes have issued a statement saying they did not contribute to the new book by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

Prince William is reportedly very upset with the contents of the new book "Finding Freedom", which according to him is a tool for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to control the narrative. 

Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's book, entitled "Finding Freedom," about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will release next month. The royal correspondents who have been following the members of the royal family said it’s their own take on the royal couple’s lives. However, Prince William is not convinced and even thinks that the Sussexes are using the book to "control the narrative," according to an insider.

"William thinks the book is their calculated way of controlling the narrative and that they took advantage of their entertainment contacts so they’d be painted in a favorable light" a source told Us Weekly.

"William’s the voice of reason and can’t help thinking that Harry’s ongoing resentment toward him, Kate and the rest of the royal family is a sign he’s struggling to move forward with his life in L.A."

Scobie and Durand's book also agitated the tension between Prince William and Prince Harry. According to the book, the Duke of Sussex was not pleased when his older brother advised him to slow down with his romance with Markle. Sources claimed Prince William did not want his younger brother to be "blindsided by lust."

"Even before the book came out, the bad blood between William and Harry was apparent," another source said. "But it’s taken a whole new turn."

The Sussexes already released a statement about the book through their spokesperson.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to 'Finding Freedom'. This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting,” the Sussexes' spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Markle are struggling after their move to Los Angeles. They recently filed an an invasion of privacy lawsuit over their unauthorized photos, but the defendant was not named because they could not identify who took the pictures. According to royal expert Katie Nicholl,  the Sussexes are more protected in the U.K.

"I think one of the big concerns when the couple moved to Los Angeles was security, at least, who was going to pay for that security," Nicholl explained.

"While they were living in Britain, there were no paparazzi pictures of them. There was still a gentleman's agreement between the press and the palace that when the principals -- the senior members of the royal family -- were enjoying private time, that private time was respected. So if the couple were papped, then the British newspapers agreed with the palace that they wouldn't use those paparazzi pictures.”

Prince William Prince William is photographed. Photo: POOL/Brian Lawless