The Duke and Duchess of Sussex believe the royal family did not accept responsibility for the issues voiced in their Oprah Winfrey interview, an unofficial biography of the pair claimed.

In a March interview with Winfrey, Harry and Meghan made a series of explosive claims against the royal family, trying to accuse an unnamed royal – not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh – of racism, the entity of failing to support a suicidal Meghan, and touching on their tumultuous relationships with the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge.

Buckingham Palace said per The Guardian that the Queen was "saddened" to learn about Harry and Meghan's challenges. But "some recollections may vary" on the other charges.

Unnamed sources close to the Sussexes said the Queen's response proved the monarchy had not taken full responsibility for the concerns stated in the interview in an epilogue for Finding Freedom, published by People magazine.

It claimed: "The Queen's 'recollections may vary' comment 'did not go unnoticed' by the couple, who a close source said were 'not surprised' that full ownership was not taken. 'Months later and little accountability has been taken', a pal of Meghan added. 'How can you move forward with that?"'

Harry and Meghan have been on parental leave since the birth of their daughter, Lilibet, in June. Still, the book's co-author, Omid Scobie, told People that they are "very enthusiastic" about the next steps in their public lives.

Scobie's book, which he co-wrote with colleague Carolyn Durand, will be released in paperback on August 31 with a new epilogue. "Meghan famously commented about how it was not enough to survive — we are now in the flourish chapter," Scobie told the magazine.

As they approach "the era of visibility" and set to expand their in-person work with their Archewell Foundation this autumn, he described the couple as "in a healthier place."

The Guardian said the Queen's grandson Harry and former Suits actress Meghan made a lengthy statement on the Archewell website, expressing their sadness over the status of the "exceptionally delicate" globe and claiming the catastrophe in Afghanistan had rendered them speechless.

The couple, who left their royal duties for a life in the United States, urged world leaders to expedite humanitarian negotiations and urged people to donate to charity that help those in need.

Meghan spoke to television documentary makers about the constraints of royal life during their official tour to Africa in 2019. "Surviving something isn't enough; that isn't the aim of life. "You must thrive," she advised.

The Sussexes announced their intention to step down as senior royals three months later.

To bankroll their new life in the luxury enclave of Montecito, California, Harry and Meghan have negotiated lucrative partnerships worth well over £100 million ($136.6 million) with Spotify and Netflix.

The duke plans to release his memoirs in 2022, the Queen's platinum jubilee year, and the royal family is already preparing for the impact.

Queen Elizabeth with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Queen Elizabeth ll, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to view a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) on July 10, 2018 in London, England. Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

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