The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex is set to discuss his and Meghan Markle’s departure from the Royal Family and open up about the controversial switch to America after collaborating with a top American ghostwriter.
Harry stated that he is writing the book “not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become” and has confirmed that it will include “the highs and the lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned”.
However, Buckingham Palace fear further explosive headlines as they are currently still reeling from Harry and Meghan Markle’s tell-all Oprah interview.
He has been secretly working on a memoir for nearly a year – and it has triggered a “tsunami of fear” among royal circles.
But royal author and publisher Andrew Lownie believes Harry’s personal account could prove to be a step too far for the Firm.
He told the Express that the memoir could sour Harry’s already tricky relationship with his family.
He said: “I think given the fact that he’s doing his tell-all book, I would have thought that’s the final straw for them.”
The book will be published by Penguin Random House UK, with all proceeds to be donated to charity.
Despite profits heading to good causes, two-thirds of Brits says they are ‘not interested at all’ in reading it.
Over a third say it is ‘inappropriate’ for him to publish it.
A YouGov survey found says almost one in 10 people say he should not have signed the publishing agreement – and most won’t read it.
In a statement confirming the book, the Duke said: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned.
“I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.
“I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
But a source told the Daily Mirror the book has struck fear into the family.
“Ever since leaving royal life, Harry and Meghan have made claim after claim of how they allege they have been treated,” the insider explained.
“They say that it is their truth but there is only ever one truth.
“Since their interview with Oprah Winfrey tensions have been running very high as much of what they said has since been proven to be unreliable at best.
“There is a now tsunami of fear among the royals over what Harry will write.”
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