A source says that Prince Harry asked his friends and ex-girlfriends to be in his upcoming autobiography, which is sure to be controversial. It is said that the book will be out soon.
This week, it was announced that the Duke of Sussex’s long-awaited book, which will be called “Spare,” will come out on January 10.
Experts on the royal family think that he will most likely go back to the United Kingdom to promote the book before it comes out. People expect the book to be a “nuclear” read that is very harsh on the Royal Family.
People think that Harry asked his old friends and maybe even his ex-girlfriends to be in the book. A source told The Sun that the prince had asked his friends to talk to JR Moehringer, the person who wrote his books for him.
According to the report, the request surprised most of them, and they politely declined to take part.
‘Harry did reach out. Friends and girlfriends were polite and said they would think about it but ultimately most said No,’ the unnamed source said.
‘It was felt to be kind of ironic that Harry would hit the roof if he ever had an inkling they spoke to the media, but now he wants them to when he needs their help,’ they added.
Before he got engaged to Meghan Markle in 2018, Prince Harry was in two other high-profile relationships. Both of these marriages ended in divorce.
Both Cressida Bonas, who dated him for two years until 2014, and Chelsy Davy, who was his first public girlfriend and dated him from 2004 to 2010, have never talked to the press about what it was like to date the royal.
No one knows if anyone got in touch with them about the book or not.
Chelsy did say in an interview with The Times in 2016 that it was hard for her to deal with all the attention her relationship got from the media.
She said: ‘Yes it was tough. It was so full-on: crazy scary and uncomfortable.
‘I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope. I was young, I was trying to be a normal kid and it was horrible,’ she added.
The 416-page book is set to come out on January 10, and it is said that senior royals are getting ready for its arrival. Tom Bower, a biographer, says that how well the memoir does will be a “make or break” moment for the Sussexes.
‘Put it this way, it’s not going to make for a relaxing family Christmas,’ a source told the Mail on Sunday.
There are now rumors that Prince Harry had to send his book to publishers multiple times before they agreed to publish it. This has made people worry that it may have been “sexed up” with secrets about the Royal Family.
A source told The Sun: ‘The book has been back and forth between Harry and [ghost writer] JR Moehringer and the publishers a few times. They wanted more than was in the first draft, and then Harry wanted to refine things after the Queen passed away.
‘But there has been extra to-ing and fro-ing that people don’t know about. This is because the publishers wanted more areas covered and more detail on some things that were already included.
‘There is a real concern that that means Harry has had to sex up the book and include revelations that even he might not even be that comfortable with.’
Now, there are rumors that Harry will give more details about a claim he made to Oprah Winfrey, which was that a member of the royal family asked about the skin color of his and Meghan’s future child, Archie.
People think that the book will have shocking new information about Harry’s childhood and about how he fell out with “The Firm” after he met Meghan. Penguin Random House, which put out the book, has said that it is written with “raw, unflinching honesty.”
A source added: ‘The book is much worse than people think.’
Bower told The Sun: ‘This book is really make or break. I imagine that King Charles has been warned that any retaliation won’t be pretty.
‘All that King Charles can really do is to withhold the titles for his grandchildren Archie and Lilibet. Ultimately, I suppose, he could take away Harry and Meghan’s titles as well, but that’s pretty drastic.
‘I don’t know what else he can do. If it is as bad as I think it is, then Harry and Meghan have gone fully rogue.’
He went on to say that the best thing for the royal family to do in this situation would be to “cut ties” with the couple.
People think that the title refers to the fact that Prince Harry is Prince William’s “spare” heir, but it has been changed in other languages to sound more threatening.
It will be called “In the Shadow” in Spain and “The Other” and “The Reservist” in Sweden and Denmark, respectively.
The audio version will be read by Harry himself, but voice actor Emily Woo Zeller gave the following warning: ‘To take words off a page and make them sound like dialogue is a skill. I don’t know if Harry has that skill.’
A second person close to Prince Harry told the Telegraph recently that the Duke of Sussex wrote his controversial memoir for himself and not as a “takedown of his family.”
People who had read the manuscript before called it a “beautiful read” and said that people from all walks of life will be able to relate to it.
People say that Prince Harry found it helpful to talk about the problems he had in the past.
The source said: ‘You can’t always live your life trying to make your family or your siblings happy.
‘You have to choose your own happiness.’
Due to the controversy, Prince Harry has decided not to go back to the United Kingdom with his family to celebrate Christmas there for the first time since Queen Elizabeth II died. This was reported on Friday night.
People who know Prince Harry and his wife Meghan well, say that their relationships with the rest of the royal family are “near rock bottom.” So, if Harry’s family invites them to spend the holidays with them, the couple might say no.
People thought that relations would get better after the Queen died, but sources who spoke to The Mirror say that the couple has “no plans” to go to the UK for the holidays.
Reports say that the title of the memoir surprised the other members of the royal family.
Another source who talked to The Mirror said that the book could be “the end” of any efforts to bring the Sussexes and the royal family together: ‘This book could spell the end for any relationship Harry wants to have with his family, it’s desperately sad.’
The book was originally set to come out in “late 2022” to take advantage of the profitable Christmas market. However, it won’t be on sale until January 10; this is said to be a sign of respect after the death of the Queen, and it’s said that the duke asked for last-minute changes to the text.
The king’s spokesman wouldn’t say anything about the book, citing royal protocol as his reason. But it is known that the Royal Household has already been told that the 416-page, £28 book is “critical of everyone and everything” and that they “dread” reading it.
Even though it won’t be out for a few more months, the memoir is already at the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists in the UK, US, and Canada. In the UK, it’s number one, and in the US, it’s number two.