Harry has said he plans to write the book “not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become”. In a deal reported to be worth £14million, his personal story will be published in 2022. It coincides with some of the Royal Family’s biggest celebrations to date.
The Queen will see her Platinum Jubilee – the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Prince William, meanwhile, will celebrate his 40th birthday.
Now, Marlene Koenig, a royal expert, says the upper echelons of the Firm will doubtlessly be “really worried” over the contents and timing of the book.
She told Express.co.uk: “I’m sure in all honesty those in the royal officers – Charles, William, the Queen – are really worried.
“This is going to be the year of the Platinum Jubilee as well as William’s 40th birthday – things that the royal house should be focusing on.
“And to have again something that Harry is doing that is taking attention away from that…
“He has every right to write a book, but is this the time?
“I think they’re still trying to capitalise on their situation, and that’s very American: make the money now.
“But he did say he’s given the proceeds to charity.
“In all seriousness we don’t know what the book will contain.
“It has a ghostwriter, it’s a memoir of how he has seen things in his life so far, but that’s it.
“People can speculate and jump up and down, but they won’t know until we know what’s in it.”
Shortly after Harry’s announcement, it was revealed that William had penned the introduction to a new book described as an “authoritative guide” to his Earthshot Prize.
The book, ‘Earthshot: How To Save Our Planet’, highlights the urgency of the environmental challenge facing the world, while also showcasing some of the solutions underway.
Contributions come from Sir David Attenborough, the naturalist and broadcaster, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an environmental activist, singer Shakira, and Naoko Yamazaki, a former astronaut.
They are all members of the Earthshot Prize Council.
Harry is said to have told the Royal Family he planned to write a memoir.
According to PEOPLE, a spokesperson said Harry would not be expected to obtain permission from Buckingham Palace for the project.
The Palace declined to comment on the news.
It instead told the publication: “Any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
In a statement that came out alongside the announcement, Harry said: “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 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