Royal Expert Fears Prince Harry Has ‘Gone Down a Road for Which There Is No Good Ending’
Royal experts are concerned that Prince Harry could be heading in a negative direction when it comes to his decision to write a revealing memoir. Will Harry’s book damage his relationship with the royal family? One expert believes the move “may cause the royal family more anguish.”
Prince Harry is releasing a memoir in 2022
In 2021, Prince Harry announced he was writing a memoir. The book will provide the “definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” Harry shared in a statement. “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.”
Royal experts are concerned about Harry’s book
In the documentary 2021: The Queen’s Terrible Year, royal experts shared their thoughts on Prince Harry’s book.
Journalist Andrew Neil explained, “The book itself may cause the royal family more anguish because it has never really been done before. The Duke of Windsor did write a book but years and years after his abdication.”
Neil continued, “Harry’s gone down a road for which there is no good ending because every book will have to be more sensational than the last.”
“It’s almost like he’s still settling scores,” he added.
How much will Harry reveal in his memoir?
Journalist Robert Hardman shared that Prince Harry’s book announcement may have upset the royal family. “I don’t think anyone in the palace was terribly happy about that,” Hardman said. “But at the same time, I don’t think they were terribly surprised.”
TV executive and documentary producer Stewart Purvis noted how “So much depends for the royal family now on how Harry decides to proceed.”
He added, “To put it bluntly — has he run out of ammo? Has he got things he still wants to get off his chest?”
Journalist Camilla Tominey noted that it’s a bit of a “wait and see” situation when it comes to what Prince Harry will cover in the book and how it will impact the royal family.
“There’s a phrase about autobiographies being the perfect vehicle for telling the truth about other people,” Tominey explained. “Not necessarily the person writing it. It’s an account from his perspective.”
She added, “The royals will be hoping that he doesn’t stick the knife in. We’ll have to just wait and see.”