The Duke of Sussex is reportedly receiving £14.5million ($20m) in advance for the book, which will tell his perspective of his struggles within the Firm. He said in a statement that he is writing his memoir “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become”.
However, his book has already sparked a flurry of reaction online, with royal expert Angela Levin noting that he is likely to speak about his late mother Princess Diana, who tragically died in a car crash in 1997.
She wrote on Twitter: “I’ve been told by a well informed source that Harry’s memoir will focus heavily on the death of his mother Princess Diana, and who he blames.
“It was a terrible tragedy but sad the man can’t move on.”
The prince will also not be writing the book alone as award-winning journalist and author JR Moehringer is set to be his ghostwriter, who is known for not holding back.
The Telegraph’s Marianka Swain warned the Royal Family that the memoir could “horrify” them, particularly as they are unlikely to find out what Mr Moehringer has written before it is published.
She wrote: “Working with Moehringer is a statement of intent: that this book may actually have something to say.
“Readers should be salivating. The Palace should be very afraid.
“However it came about, it’s bad news for anyone hoping that the royal rift will be repaired any time soon.
“Nothing is off the table, according to Prince Harry’s description of this ‘honest and captivating personal portrait’ – not his childhood, public duties, military service or family life.
“That’s exactly the kind of outspokenness, with the Prince trumpeting his side of the story, that should horrify the Royal Family.
“But it’s great news for the rest of us. With Moehringer at the helm, this memoir should be teeming with headline-making scoops. As Agassi said of the explosive Open: ‘The truth is always surprising’.”
Buckingham Palace has not yet commented on the memoir.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK