The Prince has set chins wagging, after dropping his latest bombshell on the unsuspecting Royal Family. Royal members may have been forgiven for thinking that the worst was behind them, after Harry and Meghan’s recent controversial interviews in the US. In two appearances, one with Oprah Winfrey and another on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, the Duke made comments perceived as bashing the Firm’s reputation.
Throughout the whole ordeal, the Queen has been at pains to stress the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain “much loved members” of the Royal Family.
However, a Palace insider has hinted Harry could go too far and burn bridges with his close family.
“Although things have been very difficult, there was a small, but enduring hope that enough time would have elapsed for things to heal,” the source told the Daily Mail.
“But the feeling internally [now] is that this book will be the last straw.
“The suggestion he could even be seen with his family again in the future is looking increasingly implausible.
“A lot of people suspect this is the end of the road.”
Harry’s announcement has reportedly caused “chaos” and a “tsunami of fear” in royal circles, as family members once again brace themselves for potentially more damaging revelations.
The Duke of Sussex promised readers a “first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
The book has been ghost-written by the author and journalist J R Moehringer, who has also collaborated with tennis star Andre Agassi on his memoir, published in 2009.
Harry’s book is due out in 2022, the same year as the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.
Palace insiders fear the publication will overshadow celebrations to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the British throne.
The Duke of Sussex revealed he would be writing the book “not as the prince I was born but as the man, I have become,” in a statement on Monday.
“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,” he said.
Harry added: “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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK