Prince Harry doesn't need the Queen's permission to write memoir, Buckingham Palace says

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EW.com 21 July, 2021 - 10:32am 8 views

He did not — though he did alert the royal family that he was planning to tell his story in a private conversation, reports PEOPLE. Buckingham Palace declined to comment further, telling the outlet, "any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," Harry said 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 continued, "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."

Harry's memoir marks the latest addition to the couple's foray into the world of publishing. Markle's own debut, a children's book called The Bench, is due out in July 2022.

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A spokesperson told People that the Duke of Sussex spoke privately with the royal family "very recently" about the book's publication, adding that he would not be expected to obtain permission from the palace for the project.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment further, telling People, "Any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex."

On Monday, Penguin Random House announced that Prince Harry is working on a memoir, due for release in late 2022.

"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," Harry said 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 continued, "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."

Prince Harry's memoir, which is being published by Penguin Random House, is set to be released in late 2022.

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," the Duke of Sussex said.

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The Duke of Sussex's upcoming book is set to be released in the fall of 2022.

"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," he said in a statement.

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The Duke of Cambridge will write the introduction for Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet, a book about the Earthshot Prize.

If anyone was worried about when Meghan Markle initially started working on the Netflix deal for her animated project, Pearl, that was all forgotten within hours because Prince Harry’s news was even bigger. The Duke of Sussex is working on a memoir that will be considered “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and […]

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," the Duke of Sussex said.

While longtime royal family fans’ interest was definitely piqued on Monday after Random House press announced it would be publishing a memoir by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex’s own family was reportedly less than thrilled with the news. The memoir, which will be ghostwritten by J. R. Moehringer, will cover Prince Harry’s “lifetime in […]

Yesterday, Prince Harry announced the release of his memoir.

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The Duke of Sussex is penning an "intimate and heartfelt" look at his life.

The memoir is said to cover the prince’s life from childhood to present day.

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"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become."

Queen could CANCEL Harry and Meghan's Platinum Jubilee invitation

Daily Mail 21 July, 2021 - 04:02pm

By Rebecca English, Royal Editor, For The Daily Mail

Prince Harry was facing anger from the royal households last night as his tell-all book threatens to take the shine off the Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee.

The duke's decision to bring out a memoir, which could deepen current rifts, in the same year his grandmother celebrates her landmark was branded 'deeply disrespectful'.

Royal sources told the Mail that inside Buckingham Palace and the other royal households, 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.

Prince Harry was facing anger from the royal households last night as his tell-all book threatens to take the shine off the Queen's historic Platinum Jubilee 

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

Harry said the memoir, to be published by Penguin Random House, will be written 'not as the prince' he was, but as the man he has 'become'.

He said, 'I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.

'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.

'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 first hand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful.'

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 were last night even predicting 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.

One said: '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. 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.'

The timing of the book is being seen as yet another snub to the royals after the Sussexes' explosive Oprah interview was filmed and broadcast while Prince Philip lay ill in hospital earlier this year.

Another source added: 'To bring out the book in the year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is being seen as deeply disrespectful. There will be a whole year of celebrations... yet it will now be characterised by a drip-feed of revelations, serialisations and, eventually, publication.

'It doesn't matter what reassurances he tries to give his family about what will be in it. The Oprah interview proved how hollow those words can be.'

Having left the UK for California last year, the Sussexes have signed commercial deals thought to be worth millions with the likes of Netflix and Spotify, while Harry has taken on several roles with private companies.

It could be 'the last straw' for Harry and his family (Charles and Camilla pictured), with relations already at breaking point, insiders said

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The announcement of the book came with an undertaking that 'proceeds' would be donated to charity. But his publisher last night did not respond to questions about whether his reported £15 million advance would also be given away.

'Netflix, Spotify… they were all seen as a bit predictable. But many also quietly acknowledged the Sussexes had stuck by their word to become financially independent of the Royal Family,' a source added.

'But 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 any more. Patience is wearing perilously thin.'

A spokesman for the Sussexes said Harry had told his family – including the Queen – about his intention to publish his memoirs 'very recently'.

Royal expert Ingrid Seward, whose biography of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip Revealed, was serialised in the Daily Mail, said Charles would be deeply hurt by further criticism from his youngest son.

She added: 'It's also very thoughtless that this should happen in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year. Sadly, it seems Harry hasn't thought about the consequences for his family.'

The timing of the book is being seen as yet another snub to the royals after the Sussexes' explosive Oprah interview was filmed and broadcast while Prince Philip lay ill in hospital earlier this year

Prince Harry's explosive memoir about the royal family will only 'further damage' his relationship with his brother and father, an expert has claimed.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, has been secretly working on a book for nearly a year which he has since sold to Penguin Random House.

It will tell the story from his childhood growing up in palaces, to his time in Afghanistan and his decision to leave the royal family in 2020. Sources close to Prince Charles said Harry's father was 'surprised' at the news and that the royals had not been warned that a book was in the offing until the news broke tonight.

Speaking to FEMAIL, royal expert Robert Jobson said the book will only 'lead to conflict' and will be 'hugely damaging to the House of Windsor and Monarchy as an institution.

The author, who wrote bestseller 'Prince Philip's Century', added that Harry is already 'rich and famous' and the book serves no purpose but to 'cause damage'.

'As night follows day, this was always going to happen,' he told FEMAIL.

'It will become an international bestseller, but at what cost to the monarchy? There will be nowhere to hide'.

He also compared Harry to his great-grandfather's brother Edward, who abdicated so he could marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

'It is not the first time an 'exiled' senior royal has written a memoir, the former King Edward VIII wrote one.

'His book 'A King's Story: The Memoirs of HRH the Duke of Windsor, KG' was published to a media storm in the 50s. It caused a sensation.

'But this is bound to cause mayhem amongst the House of Windsor.

'If Harry, which seems inevitable, goes into detail about mental health issues involving his wife and alleged racism at the heart of the royal family, it will be hugely damaging to the House of Windsor and the Monarchy as an institution.

'Harry is already hugely rich and famous so apart from damaging his family - which a book like this will inevitably do, I am not sure what he is trying to achieve. Whatever he says will lead to conflict.

'No wonder there is a rift between the royal brothers and problems with his father.

'How can any bridges be built when he is doing this? '.

If there was a slim chance that Prince Harry's relationship with his father and brother could be salvaged, his decision to pen a tell-all autobiography about his life in the Royal Family has just torpedoed any remaining hope.

Multiple royal insiders tell me that there is a 'growing sense of shock and fury' among the royal palaces and Harry's own family members about his book plan.

'This is the no going back moment – the final nail in the coffin of the Royal Family's relationship with Harry,' a senior royal source tells me. 'The emotional turmoil as they wait over a year for publication is going to be torturous.'

Multiple royal insiders tell me that there is a 'growing sense of shock and fury' among the royal palaces and Harry's own family members about his book plan, writes Dan Wootton 

What has angered courtiers most is that Harry and Meghan know, whatever they say in the book, Prince Charles and Prince William, as heirs to the throne, will find it almost impossible to fight back.

Insiders close to the Prince of Wales have confirmed he did not know about Harry's book, even though he has been working on it for the past year.

Another source explains: 'Prince Charles didn't know anything about it. This is really painful, it's going to be difficult for him to take. The assumption is that he will take another kicking from Harry.

'The real disappointing thing for Charles is that he used to get on with Harry so well, actually far better than William. He feels so let down by the whole thing.'

Clarence House is also believed to be worried about what Harry might write about his stepmother Camilla.

The source adds: 'Let's be honest, Harry has never been close to the Duchess of Cornwall. If he documents their fraught relationship in the book it could be very damaging at a time when Charles is laying the groundwork for her to become Queen.'

While there is still hope that Charles and Harry's relationship will be able to recover, courtiers do not believe a rapprochement with William is possible. 

Prince Charles and Prince William arrive at Royal Ascot on June 18, 2019 

Prince Harry's new book could threaten Charles' plan to make Camilla (pictured today at a school in the Isles of Scilly) his queen

A royal insider says: 'This is the end of any close relationship with the Duke of Cambridge. There's nothing more that can be said on that front. William believes his behaviour is shameful and tasteless.

'Harry's been going around to people saying he can't remember his childhood and his mother that much. Now he's going to write a book about it. How does that stack up?

'What's really telling is even the relatives he remains closest to, like princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, are stunned by what he's up to.'

As for the damage Harry's revelations could cause, courtiers are split.

A royal insider explains: 'This is nothing like Andrew Morton's biography of Princess Diana or Jonathan Dimbleby's of Prince Charles – this is coming from the horse's mouth.

'Harry will have to take ownership of every word forever more. There's no room for deniability.

'So in terms of the monarchy, this is massive. It's going to have a big impact.

'But what's the worst he can say? Will he name the so-called 'royal racist'? There's a lot of worry about that.'

The book's publication in 2022 has also worried courtiers because it risks overshadowing a trio of significant royal milestones.

The source explains: 'First and foremost, it's the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. That's what matters most.

'But it's also Prince William's 40th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana.

'With that mix, it should have been a really positive year for the Royal Family.

'But Harry clearly doesn't care. He's acting like a child. We need to remember he's a nearly 37-year-old man, not a 21-year-old. He's on the cusp of middle age.'

Some royal insiders are also questioning what Harry's announcement that the proceeds for the book will go to charity really means.

The New York Post reported that the deal with Penguin Random House will see Prince Harry getting at least £14.7million ($20m) upfront for the book, with at least a million of that believed going to the ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer.

However, Harry has not said whether the massive multi million pound advance will also be donated to charity.

Harry - pictured with Meghan - seems to 'revel' in the pushback from London

My royal source says: 'Surely Harry has to make it clear if that advance is going to charity too. Because otherwise the proceeds from the book will be much lower given it has to first cover the costs of such a massive advance.'

Harry isn't at all concerned about the pushback from London. In fact, he seems to revel in it these days.

Announcing the news yesterday, he said in a statement: 'I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. 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 learnt – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.

'I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I've learnt 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.'

The Queen stepping out to attend the Royal Windsor Cup Final earlier this month 

And even though there's general outrage within the Royal Family at Harry's move to become a bestselling author on the back of the institution, some admit he has finally proven beyond any doubt that he can be financially self-sufficient and sees no path back.

One royal source explains: 'There's a lot going on among the family at the moment. A shifting of the power bases following the death of Prince Philip, with Prince Charles and Prince William both solidifying their power.

'But Harry doesn't give a damn. He's there to do what's right for him. He no longer cares about how his actions impact the monarchy.

'He went to California with the sole goal of showing that he will never need to rely on his family for money again – and he's proven that beyond any doubt.'  

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Forget Prince Harry’s ‘truth’… the real truth about his memoir is that it will ignore his startling, unearned privilege

RT 21 July, 2021 - 04:02pm

Dr Lisa McKenzie is a working-class academic. She grew up in a coal-mining town in Nottinghamshire and became politicized through the 1984 miners’ strike with her family. At 31, she went to the University of Nottingham and did an undergraduate degree in sociology. Dr McKenzie lectures in sociology at the University of Durham and is the author of ‘Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain.’ She’s a political activist, writer and thinker. Follow her on Twitter @redrumlisa.

The British royal family are big business and the book will attract worldwide interest – particularly if the relationships Harry has with his family, the British press and his wife and children play a large part in his story.

Or rather than ‘his story,’ should that be ‘his truth,’ as Harry, Meghan and new best friend Oprah Winfrey might say? All, no doubt, relayed through a ghost writer to ensure he doesn’t actually come across like the privileged fool everyone knows he is.

I’d also extend that description to the rest of the Royal Family, as I take no side in the civil war between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and House of Windsor. At best, I find the royal family the circus to the ever dwindling bread the rest of us have access to, and at worst a cruel and nasty institution structuring the whole class system for all of the parasites below them to feed off the working class.

However, the most important point about Harry’s foray into authorship is that it is another example of how rich and powerful people always get to tell their own stories, and those stories mostly go unchallenged, as it is ‘their truth.’

As we all know, the individual narrative is king – the ‘it’s all about me’ culture leaves no room for critiquing the structural and institutional nature of contemporary life. It’s as if postmodernism, that much-maligned social theory – the tearing down of thought and critique about collective identities and recognising such things as specific class and power interests – has quietly been taken as a given.

As the late sociologist Ulrich Beck once wrote “we are the authors of our own biographies” – the old divisions and power relations that structure inequality can be overcome by a good story and ‘telling your truth.’

This really hit home to me when I read Nicole Aschoff’s 2015 book New Prophets of Capital’. As with all good books, the arguments have made an impact long after I finished reading.

It’s worth recalling them when considering Prince Harry’s new project and the fashion for the rich and powerful in ‘telling their truth.’ Aschoff shows how the elite tell the rest of us that ‘anyone can become anything’ – and we are supposed to transcend structural inequality and unfair disadvantages just by believing in ourselves, working hard and unlocking some sort of hidden talent most probably don’t realise is even there.

It’s the ultimate neo-liberal self-help fairytale, one that is personally destructive to the rest of us who have to live daily with injustice, inequality and being exploited by this ridiculous narrative.

I wonder how Prince Harry’s story might go, as he can’t really fit into the self-help narrative of rags to riches – rather his arc is more riches to riches. From royal palace to Santa Barbara mansion, the story doesn’t really leave a lot of room for the rest of us to emulate in ‘trying harder,’ ‘working harder,’ or ‘realising our potential.’

Instead, I think Harry’s book will be an inversion of the Cinderella neo-liberal self-help story, with the message that even really rich, powerful, white men have feelings, too. They are just as sad and confused as the rest of us struggling with the pandemic, or poverty, or grief.

These stories of the personal struggles and real truths of the powerful – which purposefully turn a blind eye to all structural inequalities and unearned advantages – are the peak political statements we have in a contemporary Instagrammed and tweeted world, where every hardship can be airbrushed out and every complexity ignored.

A more worthwhile exercise would be listening to the ‘truths’ of Britain’s working class. I have been collecting their stories of class inequality in Britain for 20 years, and until those experiences and narratives are understood and listened to, I have little time or interest in knowing another rich man’s truth. Publishers out there should get off their arses and find the radical stories that can really enrich our society, and leave the Little Lord and Lady Fauntleroy stories to Hello! magazine.

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Prince Harry Writing MEMOIR About His 'Highs, Lows and Mistakes'

Entertainment Tonight 21 July, 2021 - 04:02pm

OMG! Prince William Is Also Writing a Book After Harry's Memoir News

Us Weekly 21 July, 2021 - 11:15am

The Duke of Cambridge, 39, is coauthoring Earthshot: How to Save Our Planet, which will be published before the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony takes place in London in October. Colin Butfield, an advisor for the prince’s environmental campaign and executive producer of the WWF’s Our Planet project, worked alongside William on the book, as did award-winning producer Jonnie Hughes.

“We have 10 years to turn the tide on the environmental crisis, but we need the world’s best solutions and one shared goal — to save our planet,” a description of the book reads, calling it “the first definitive book about how these goals can tackle the environmental crisis.”

News of William’s project comes days after Harry, 36, confirmed he’s working on a “wholly truthful” memoir, which is expected to hit shelves in 2022.

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the Duke of Sussex noted in a statement on Monday, July 19. “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. 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.”

Penguin Random House, the publishing house behind the Invictus Games founder’s authorial debut, claims the book will be “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape” Harry into the man royal watchers see today.

The book will likely include details from Harry’s childhood in the British royal family, as well as his relationship and marriage to Meghan Markle, whom he wed in May 2018. The couple share son Archie, 2, and daughter Lili, who arrived in June.

Fans were thrilled by news of the duke’s latest project, but his relatives weren’t prepared for the announcement, a source told Us Weekly exclusively.

“The royal family is shaken up about the book,” the insider noted, mentioning that William and Prince Charles are “particularly concerned about what Harry will reveal” following his recent bombshell statements about his life as a senior royal. “They haven’t received a copy yet and don’t know what to expect. It’s making them nervous.”

Since Harry and Meghan, 39, confirmed in February that they would not be returning as working royals following their 2020 step away, tensions have been high between the former military pilot and his father, 72. While speaking to CBS in March, Harry alleged that Charles “stopped taking [his] calls” amid the drama. In subsequent months, Harry took aim at the Prince of Wales’ parenting skills, vowing to do things differently for his own two kids.

“Charles is boiling with anger and feels tortured by Harry with his constant digs. He wishes he’d just let it drop,” a source told Us in May, while a separate insider revealed William “can’t get his head around why Harry keeps throwing his family under the bus.”

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Prince William Is Working on a Book to Support The Earthshot Prize

HarpersBAZAAR.com 20 July, 2021 - 06:03pm

The Duke of Cambridge will write an introduction for the definitive book of the prestigious environmental award program.

Co-authored by former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) executive director Colin Butfield and award-winning director Jonnie Hughes, the work will be the definitive book for The Earthshot Prize, the ambitious award program established by William to amplify and incentivize the best solutions for our planet over the next 10 years. From 2021 to 2030, the prize will reward plans following its five key goals: protect and restore nature, clean our air, revive our oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix our climate.

The Earthshot book will be published this fall via John Murray, alongside a five-part BBC One series created by the authors. The duo also worked on the 2020 Netflix documentary, David Attenborugh: A Life on Our Planet.

"The Earthshot concept is simple: we have ten years to turn the tide, fifty ingenious ideas, and one goal—to save our planet. What we need is action and optimism. Our book reaches from the coral reefs of Mexico, via palm oil plantations in Borneo and sheep farms in Australia, to the forests of Kenya. It's an explanation of how we've got to this point, and how—by acting collectively—we can fix it," the pair said.

William launched The Earthshot Prize in October 2020 through The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It's touted as "the most prestigious environment prize in history"—the prince wanted to create something like the Nobel Peace Prize—that will annually reward five individuals, companies, organizations, and more with £1 million ($1.2 million) each for their groundbreaking initiatives.

The Duke of Cambridge first came up with the idea in 2018 after learning about conservation issues during a trip to Namibia, Kenya, and Tanzania. He then discussed the idea with none other than Sir David Attenborough, and after two years of organizing, finally launched.

The first Earthshot Prize award ceremony will take place this fall.

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