Prince Harry’s Memoir: What Royal Commentators Say About The Book?
Prince Harry has revealed that he’s been writing a memoir that will highlight his life as a member of the Royal Family – which comes with “highs and lows.” However, royal observers and experts said that the Duke of Sussex should be prepared as details of his personal life will be exposed to the public.
Prince Harry recently announced his plan to release a memoir next year, 2022. The book will be published by Penguin Random House and it’ll tell the highs and lows he has faced when he’s still part of the Firm. The proceeds will also be donated to charity, though more details haven’t been disclosed.
"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the Duke of Sussex said in a statement published by Penguin Random House.
Prince Harry tells his experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him. It will cover his childhood life up to the present day – including his military duties, being a husband to Meghan Markle, and a father to his children Archie Harrison and Lilibet Diana.
Reportedly, most members of the Royal Family were not aware of Prince Harry’s plan of publishing a memoir. Sources have said that the Duke of Sussex’s father, Prince Charles, was “surprised” after hearing the news. Similarly, royal observers wondered what has let him release such a book.
While the Duke of Sussex said that the memoir will tackle the high and lows of his life as a Royal, there were still a lot of speculations on whether he will include the explosive claims he made against the Firm in an interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier last March 2021.
Richard Kay from the Daily Mail wrote in the outlet that Prince Harry should be prepared to tell all the explosive revelations he and Markle made against the Firm in that interview. He added that he needs to “expand on all the explosive truth bombs”.
Meanwhile, royal author Ingrid Seward said that Prince Harry’s plan to share his personal life with the public is not a good idea. She pointed out that the memoir may eventually hint at him, and it’ll upset Queen Elizabeth II, as well.
In a piece in The Sun, Seward wrote that “revealing personal details of such a public royal life as Harry’s cannot be a good idea.” She also mentioned how the Duke of Sussex’s late mother, Princess Diana, regretted her decision to publish her book Diana: Her True Story with Andrew Morton in 1992.
As for how the Royal Family finds out Prince Harry’s plan to release a memoir, reports have noted that they only learned about this shortly before the announcement.