Russian hackers have stolen the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s sensitive images. Such photos contained intimate details of the couple ‘s trip to Jamaica.
During the Royally Obsessed podcast, Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito discussed speculations on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a recent tell-all memoir, named Finding Freedom. The podcasters also detailed the hack and found the even intimate images in the episode “Spilling the Tea on Finding Freedom.”
Duke and Duchess on Finding Freedom
The recently written book, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and Making A Modern Family, narrated the so-called ‘hack.’ Russian hackers targeted the couple’s tale and stole their private pictures. They posted the items on Tumblr afterward.
Hackers also attacked the online cloud storage account of New York-based photographer Alexi Lubomirski. The reports claim Lumbomirski saved the photos there. More than two hundred personal photographs of the Duke and Duchess, including those of the Queen’s, have been leaked.
The pictures also featured engagement portraits the pair had never seen before. According the Duke and Duchess, the photos are fake.
“On September 12 2018, a computer programmer based in Russia managed to hack an online cloud storage account that contained over two hundred unseen photos of Harry And Meghan that had been taken by the photographer Alexi Lubomirski,” written by the book authors.
Alexi Lubomirski is a prominent photographer whose portraits blended a touch of royalty and glamour. He is also known for taking photos of actresses Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson in Hollywood. He also posted wedding pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle back in 2017.
Russian hackers compromised the renowned photographer. His stored data also got lost in the cloud. This included the wedding pictures of the Duke and Duchess. Photos of the pair exchanging intimate moments during their engagement photo sequence are among snatched photos. Eventually, the royal family released only a handful of official photos of the wedding.
It’s uncertain if this was a separate leak to a subsequent security breach published in June 2019 when hackers obtained Alexi ‘s files.
Finding Freedom’s surprising details
The book caused debate and spoke about the personal lives of royal families. This prompted many to believe other things that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had not authenticated. Both royalties disputed any link to the making of the novel, following text messages and thoughts of the duchess.
Finding Freedom also provided shocking descriptions of the royalties’ smash biography. It includes the first discussions about Prince William making new partnership reservations for Markle and his uncle, Prince Harry. The book reported that the “initial encounters” had been going on, and Prince William publicly embraced her.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, insist they have not been consulted for the book. Both have not contributed to the story, which includes a high degree of intimate detail and a dramatic account of the circumstances leading to the removal of the Sussexes from royal lives.
A source told the reporters that the data breach served as a ‘wake-up call’ for the pair after hackers snatched the images.