Prince Harry’s decision to bring out a memoir in the same year the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee has been branded as ‘deeply disrespectful’.
Fans and royal experts alike branded Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir as very ‘disrespectful’ as it will be published in the same year his grandmother celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.
The news of Prince Harry’s personal memoir – set to be released in 2022 – has not been received in the best of light as some royal sources mean it might be the last straw. This comes after Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle sat down for an in-depth interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, saying that they had no other choice but to step down as senior members of the royal family. They eventually moved to California, where they raise their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
Now, according to the Daily Mail, royal sources inside Buckingham Palace and other royal households said that there was an increasing sense of anger and frustration – not just because he had chosen to write such a book, but also over the ‘clearly deliberate’ timing of its publication next autumn.
“It could be ‘the last straw’ for Harry and his family, with relations already at breaking point, insiders said.”
Having already been writing for a year, the prince is set to turn in a manuscript, which he promised will be a “first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful”, by the end of this year. It is set to hit the shelves in 2022.
The royal family are fully focused on making the year a joyous occasion when the Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years on the throne, but now fear Harry, and any bombshell revelations, will overshadow it.
Some insiders predicted that the Queen’s invitation for Harry, Meghan and their children to join the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to mark her milestone next June could be rescinded.
“Her Majesty has been at great pains to try to keep her relationship with her grandson and his family separate from the decisions she needs to make professionally, so to speak,” said a royal insider. “And the invitation for them to join her next year was a genuine one. Although things have been very difficult, there was a small, but enduring hope that enough time would have elapsed for things to heal. But the feeling internally [now] is that this book will be the last straw.
“It’s emerged that Harry has been secretly working on it for some time and he has made clear that he and his ghostwriter (journalist and novelist J R Moehringer) will leave no stone unturned. 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.”
Another source added that after “all the interviews, particularly Oprah, the personal attacks dressed up as cod-psychology, and now this. Everything has changed. It’s quite clear that Harry doesn’t really care what his family thinks anymore. Patience is wearing perilously thin.”