There’s a “very real risk” that Prince Harry’s much-anticipated memoir could lead to “serious blowback” from the royal family, claims a friend of Meghan Markle.
Royal expert Omid Scobie said that while Harry’s book, ‘Spare’ gives a “sympathetic” overview of his life and thoughts it could still cause “irrevocable damage” to the ‘Firm’s’ reputation,
The memoir, due out in January, is described by its publishers as an account told with ‘raw unflinching honesty”.
The Duke of Sussex’s memoir is said to be filled with ‘insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.’
Writing in his Yahoo column, Mr Scobie said: “No matter how carefully Harry shares the parts of his story involving others, there is still the very real risk of serious blowback from the institution and family.
“Palace aides recently told me about the “genuine fear” amongst senior members that this book will cause irrevocable damage to reputations and relations. But, for Harry, Spare’s larger intention appears to make that risk worth taking.”
Mr Scobie said contrary to reports that the book was hastily edited after the Queen’s death and a new chapter added, the memoir was actually finished five months before she died and has not been changed.
“It’s a punchy choice, but for a word that has trailed the prince like a shadow, being the spare was one of the most defining aspects of his royal existence,” he wrote.
“Leaning on the derogatory moniker for a title is Harry finally owning the term after a lifetime of being called it.”