Prince William, Prince Charles are ‘shaken up’ and 'nervous' about Prince Harry's upcoming memoir, source says

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Is Prince Harry writing a book?

On Monday, Penguin Random House announced that it has acquired a book by Prince Harry, which it described in a news release as “an intimate and heartfelt” memoir that will offer “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him,” including his childhood and ... The New York TimesPrince Harry to Write a Memoir

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Prince William and Prince Charles are said to be worried about what Prince Harry might reveal in his upcoming tell-all.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex confirmed to Fox News that the 36-year-old is writing what his publisher is calling an "intimate and heartfelt memoir."

Random House is expected to release the book, currently untitled, late in 2022. While financial terms were not disclosed, Harry will donate proceeds to charity, the publisher noted.

"The royal family is shaken up about the book," a source told Us Weekly on Tuesday, adding that Charles, 72, and William, 39, are "particularly concerned about what Harry will reveal" after the prince’s recent sit-downs, which were "bad enough" already.

"They haven’t received a copy yet and don’t know what to expect," the insider claimed to the outlet. "It’s making them nervous."

In response to the book’s announcement, a spokesperson from Buckingham Palace told Fox News "this is not something we would comment on."

In his announcement, Harry said his book aims to tell "my story."

"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."

"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 added.

According to Random House, Harry’s book will serve as "the definitive account."

"Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that have helped shape him," Random House announced.

"Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story," their statement shared.

Monday’s announcement came four months after Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, gave a televised interview to Oprah Winfrey that was viewed by nearly 50 million people globally.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke of feeling lonely and nearly suicidal before they left England last year. Harry also acknowledged tension with his father Charles over his decision to step back from royal duties and his marriage to the biracial American actress.

"There is a lot to work through there," said Harry about his relationship with Charles, who was divorced from Princess Diana at the time of her fatal car accident in 1997 at age 36.

"I feel really let down," said Harry. "He’s been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like. And [my son] Archie is his grandson. I will always love him, but there is a lot of hurt that has happened."

Harry also told Winfrey, 67, that he felt trapped by royal life and that his family cut him off financially, taking away his security. He also acknowledged that his relationship with William is strained.

"I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped," said Harry. "My father and my brother, they are trapped."

During the interview, the couple described painful comments someone made about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be before his birth in 2019. Harry later confirmed that the royal in question who made the heartbreaking statement about his son wasn’t Queen Elizabeth II or Prince Philip, his grandparents.

Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were "concerning" and would be addressed privately. William also assured reporters that "we are very much not a racist family."

Last month, Markle published the picture book "The Bench" through Random House Books for Young Readers.

The name pays tribute to both Harry’s grandmother, 95, whose family nickname is Lilibet, and his late mother Diana. 

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Harry's Book Blindsides the Royals and Torpedoes All Hope of Reconciliation

The Daily Beast 20 July, 2021 - 01:11pm

“Oh gosh!” is said to have been the response of one of Prince Charles’ aides when told by a tabloid reporter of the news of Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir as he was attending an official event at which Charles was the guest of honor.

The Sun says it “broke the news” of the book’s publication “to Clarence House aides while Charles was at a reception.”

The Sun says: “It was clear aides had no idea the book was being written or even being announced. One said simply: ‘Oh gosh.’”

The Times also reports on the same rather British reaction by Charles’ staff.

The Sun adds that Harry “scrambled to contact his family only when he knew the story was coming out—just moments before it became public.”

Harry’s official spokesperson appeared to confirm that the royal family had been offered only the briefest of heads-ups about the announcement, telling the Telegraph that Harry was not required to seek the permission of his relatives to write his book and that he had “very recently” spoken to his family about it privately.

A source in Charles’ camp also told the Telegraph they were “surprised” at the news.

The decision of Harry to write a memoir that would spill the beans on his most intimate secrets will put an end to any hopes of reconciliation between Harry and his royal relatives.

There have been concerted attempts in recent months to choreograph a semblance of cordiality between Harry and William in particular, with the brothers photographed chatting together at their grandfather’s funeral and at the unveiling of a statue memorializing their mother. However the revelation that Harry was all the while secretly working on a memoir—the book is said to be nearly finished—is likely to put a end to the always barely credible narrative that Harry and Meghan are truly seeking to build bridges with their family.

A source told the Daily Mail: “I think everyone is just tired of being angry when it comes to those two. They have spent the last 18 months doing everything they promised Her Majesty they wouldn’t do—making a living off their previous lives and status as members of the royal family. It’s depressingly predictable, unfortunately.”

Harry has said he will be donating the proceeds of the book to charity.

The Mail also appeared to have been the subject of a barbed briefing from the palace, quoting royal sources as saying Harry had “never been one to willingly admit” his own fault and instead blamed “everyone except himself and his wife” for the collapse of his family relationships.

Prince Harry, who quit his family for privacy, now penning a memoir after trashing his family to Oprah

Washington Examiner 20 July, 2021 - 01:11pm

In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.

...Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story.

Really? Audiences will care about the "man" that a 36-year-old unemployed trust fund baby has become? This is a "man" who was complaining on national television just a few months ago that his father cut him off. Furthermore, this is the prince who has publicly lambasted the palace as toxic but is now reportedly begging granny to let him have his new daughter christened at Windsor. Furthermore, Harry stole his daughter's moniker, "Lilibet," from said grandmother and then lied about having her blessing to do so publicly!

Given that Harry has already aired all of his dirty laundry, this memoir will be a fraction as spicy as Hunter Biden's — say what you will about the whiny Sussexes, but they do seem like a monogamous enough couple — and orders of magnitude more useless than Ivanka Trump's snoozefest of a book. So, what sort of response does Harry expect? If the past is prologue, then he's still clinging to the asinine hope that he and Megs can follow the footsteps of Barack and Michelle Obama.

The former first lady sold out entire arenas for her book tour, with tickets going for well into the thousands. Given what Omid Scobie, Harry's unofficial hagiographer, tweeted in announcing the book deal, Harry clearly thinks, for whatever reason, that he has Obama-esque cultural clout.

Prince Harry is ready to tell his story. @penguinrandom announced today that the Duke of Sussex will publish “an intimate and heartfelt memoir” in late 2022. It will be “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.” pic.twitter.com/wqiv7jUM8v

There are just two problems. First, as was obvious the moment Harry and Meghan set out for superstardom, they simply do not hold the zeitgeist appeal of the United States's first black president and his style icon, double-Ivy League graduate of a wife. But now, the once-royal couple have an even bigger issue: They're overexposed. How can Harry be "ready to tell his story" when whining to his rich friends is all he has done since moving out of his family's house?

Only time will tell, but over a year is a long time to gamble that the couple won't run their mouths to the press. It would be a shame if they spoiled the story before it's out, assuming they haven't already.

Remember Meghan Markle's super glam LBD? Well, River Island has nailed it with this new-in dress

HELLO! 20 July, 2021 - 06:43am

Meghan's original dress, worn to the Women's Empowerment Gala, was the Black Halo 'Jackie O', named after the 1960s style icon and former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

The River Island little black dress is just as chic - it's a midi length one-shouldered number with a bow detail and sexy front split.

And we know for a fact Meghan loves a classic black dress. At the 2018 Fashion Awards, while pregnant with son Archie, Meghan made a stunning surprise appearance in a one-shouldered gown by Givenchy. The fashion house, of course, was a favourite of Hollywood fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.

Duchess Meghan attended the Fashion Awards to present the British Fashion Designer of the Year - Womenswear prize to designer Clare Waight Keller, who at the time was the creative director of the French label.

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