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Prince Harry has written bombshell Megxit MEMOIR

Prince Harry has written an explosive memoir about his life in the royal family which will hit the shelves next year, it has been revealed.

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

Prince Harry has been working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer in a rare move from a senior member of the royal family.

The first draft of the manuscript, currently untitled, is said to be almost completely written and is due to be submitted in October.

The proceeds of the deal are likely to be worth millions and, although the exact financial terms were not disclosed, Prince Harry will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House. 

Experts have told DailyMail.com that Harry will have been given ‘at least’ a $20million advance for the memoir with millions more to be made in sales. 

Prince Harry has himself confirmed: ‘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 firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.’  

A statement from the publisher reads: ‘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.

‘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, on that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous and uplifting human story.’ 

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.  

Prince Harry has written an explosive memoir about his life in the royal family which could hit shelves before Christmas, it has been revealed

A statement from the publisher states: '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'

A statement from the publisher states: ‘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’

The first draft of the manuscript, currently untitled, is said to be almost completely written with the deadline in October

The first draft of the manuscript, currently untitled, is said to be almost completely written with the deadline in October

Prince Harry has signed up to the book deal despite issuing repeated calls for his family’s privacy to be respected. 

Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, said: ‘All of us at Penguin Random House are thrilled to publish Prince Harry’s literary memoir and have him join the world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we have been privileged to publish over the years.

‘Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness.

‘It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story.’

Prince Harry has been working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer

Prince Harry has been working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer

Robert Jobson, author of the bestseller Prince Philip’s Century, has commented on Harry’s book deal and drawn parallels with former King Edward VIII.

‘As night follows day, this was always going to happen,’ he told MailOnline.

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

‘It is not the first time a ‘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? I cannot see any royal rift ever being healed at this rate.’

And others were also quick to question Harry’s motivations with Piers Morgan tweeting: ‘Ready to tell his story? Prince Privacy hasn’t stopped yapping, whining & trashing his family all bloody year.’ 

The book deal is likely to only increase the tensions between the Duke of Sussex and the rest of The Firm as the Royal Family brace for further painful revelations.

Prince Harry has been separated from brother William, 39, by a rift that began in March 2019 when the Duke of Cambridge reportedly threw Harry and wife Meghan Markle out of Kensington Palace over the alleged bullying of staff – with the Sussexes breaking up their joint foundation.

The gulf was exacerbated when the couple, who stepped down from royal duties in early 2020, moved away from the UK to start a new life after citing the desire for a more private life.

But just four months ago Harry and Meghan, 39, made worldwide news during their explosive two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey near the couple’s home in Montecito, California, which was viewed by more than 17 million people in the US and over 11 million in Britain.

Meghan spoke of feeling lonely and nearly suicidal at six months pregnant before the couple left England and Harry acknowledged tension with his father, Prince Charles, over his decision to step back from his royal duties and his marriage to the biracial American actor. 

The book deal is likely to only increase the tensions between the Duke of Sussex and the rest of the Firm with relations already strained. Pictured:  Prince Charles and Camilla during a visit to Exeter Cathedral earlier today

The book deal is likely to only increase the tensions between the Duke of Sussex and the rest of the Firm with relations already strained. Pictured:  Prince Charles and Camilla during a visit to Exeter Cathedral earlier today

Financial terms were not disclosed but Prince Harry will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House

Financial terms were not disclosed but Prince Harry will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House

Meghan Markle will face an ‘awkward reunion’ with The Firm if Lilibet is christened at Windsor 

Meghan Markle could be faced with an ‘awkward’ reunion with the Royal Family if her daughter Lilibet gets christened in Windsor, a royal expert has claimed.

According to royal insiders, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet Diana could follow in the footsteps of older brother Archie and be christened in St George’s Chapel in Windsor with the Queen present.

However, royal expert Russell Myers has warned that it will be ‘definitely awkward’ as tensions are still running ‘very high within the family’.

‘It will be definitely awkward,’ he said, speaking to Today. ‘Meghan isn’t flavour of the month with the family. Certainly, the family have always said they will be much-loved members of the family. 

‘However, we’re still talking about the fallout of the Oprah Winfrey interview, Emmy or no Emmy nomination.

‘The tensions are still running very, very high within the family, indeed.’

A source previously told the Daily Mail: ‘Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother Archie.

‘They are happy to wait until circumstances allow.’

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

‘I feel really let down. He’s been through something similar. He knows what pain feels like. And Archie (Harry and Meghan’s son) is his grandson. I will always love him, but there is a lot of hurt that has happened.’

Harry told Winfrey that he felt trapped by royal life and that his family cut off him financially and took away his security.  

He also acknowledged his relations were strained with his brother, Prince William.

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

Meghan also claimed that Kate Middleton left her in tears during a row over bridesmaid dresses and Harry accused his father Prince Charles of refusing to take his calls when the pair moved to the US. 

In one of the most shocking sections of the Oprah interview, the duchess claimed that Harry was asked by a close relative ‘how dark’ their unborn baby would be.

She added that the unnamed royal had raised ‘concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born’.

The couple refused to identify the person concerned as it would be ‘too damaging to them’.  

Buckingham Palace said at the time that the royal family were ‘saddened’ to hear how challenging the couple’s lives had been.

In the days that followed, Prince William also uncharacteristically hit back at his brother’s claims while visiting a school in east London with wife Kate Middleton. 

Sky News reporter Inzamam Rashid asked: ‘Can you just let me know, is the Royal Family a racist family?’

William, who was wearing a face mask at the time, firmly said: ‘We’re very much not a racist family.’

Kensington Palace later declined to comment and said that the duke had said all he wished to say.   

Harry and Meghan have since faced criticism for repeatedly complaining about their own privacy being violated at the same time as sharing damaging details about private conversations they have had with senior royals in front of a global TV audience numbering in the tens of millions.

They have also been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for releasing photos of private family moments on Instagram – prompting press stories of their private lives – while complaining about media intrusion after coverage that paints them in a bad light. 

Last month, Meghan published her own picture book ‘The Bench’ through Random House Books for Young Readers. 

Just four months ago Harry and Meghan made worldwide news during their explosive two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey near the couple's home in Montecito, California

Just four months ago Harry and Meghan made worldwide news during their explosive two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey near the couple’s home in Montecito, California

And this latest venture comes just weeks after the pair, who are parents to two-year-old Archie, welcomed Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4 at 11.40am in Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

The couple had said they would ‘both take some proper time off’ to adjust to life as a family-of-four before stepping back into their various business engagements. 

Prince Harry’s paternity leave has meant taking time out from his executive position at a Silicon Valley start-up that claims to be worth $1.7billion.

For the couple the time-off also meant temporarily stepping back from their multi-million-pound deals with Netflix and Spotify – which Harry told Oprah Winfrey he was persuaded to sign when he was ‘literally cut off financially’ from the Royal Family. 

It was revealed last month that the couple have so far broadcast just 35 minutes of podcast content on Spotify as part of their £18million deal.  

The Sussexes were last heard on their Archewell Audio Spotify podcast for the 2020 Christmas special, and the platform had planned for ‘a full-scale launch of shows’ in 2021.

It is understood that the couple will be paid the full £18million fee after their duties have been met, The Sun said.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on Harry’s memoir when appraoched by MailOnline. 

REVEALED: Prince Harry’s memoir ghostwriter is Pulitzer-winning author behind Andre Agassi’s Open and Nike co-founder’s Shoe Dog – as experts say Harry will have been paid a $20million advance ‘at least’ and could earn millions more

The author ghostwriting Prince Harry’s new book is J.R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and writer who previously worked with Andre Agassi and the co-founder of Nike on their own money-spinning memoirs.  

Harry has been working on the book for the last year and a first draft is due by October.  Penguin Random House has purchased the rights, Page Six reports. 

It’s unclear how much exactly he’s being paid for it but Penguin Random House previously paid the Obamas $65million for their dual deal. 

Experts tell DailyMail.com that Harry will have been given ‘at least’ a $20million advance for his memoir, with millions more to be made in sales. 

It is unclear if Meghan has plans for her own memoir.  

Prince Harry's new memoir will be ghost-written by Pulitzer-winning journalist and author J.R. Moehringer, an L.A. Times reporter turned author

Prince Harry's new memoir will be ghost-written by Pulitzer-winning journalist and author J.R. Moehringer, an L.A. Times reporter turned author

Prince Harry’s new memoir will be ghost-written by Pulitzer-winning journalist and author J.R. Moehringer, an L.A. Times reporter turned author 

Moehringer’s previous books include Andre Agassi’s biography, Open, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog. Page Six first reported that he was working with Harry on his book. 

Moehringer has not commented on the partnership and it is unclear how it came about. His agent did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Monday. 

He lives in Berkley, California, around 300 miles from Harry and Meghan’s Montecito compound.  

Before ghost-writing, Moehringer worked as a reporter for The New York Times and L.A. Times.   

Moehringer with Samuel L. Jackson and producer Bradley Fischer. In 1998, Moehringer wrote an article for The LA Times about the 1950s boxing legend Bob Bombardier Satterfield, who he'd discovered was sleeping on park benches. The article was turned into a movie starring Jackson titled Resurrecting The Champ

Moehringer with Samuel L. Jackson and producer Bradley Fischer. In 1998, Moehringer wrote an article for The LA Times about the 1950s boxing legend Bob Bombardier Satterfield, who he’d discovered was sleeping on park benches. The article was turned into a movie starring Jackson titled Resurrecting The Champ

Moehringer's previous books include Andre Agassi's biography, Open, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight's Shoe Dog. Page Six first reported that he was working with Harry on his book.

Moehringer's previous books include Andre Agassi's biography, Open, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight's Shoe Dog. Page Six first reported that he was working with Harry on his book.

Moehringer’s previous books include Andre Agassi’s biography, Open, and Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog. Page Six first reported that he was working with Harry on his book.

He describes his ‘big break’ as an article in 1997 for the Times about the 1950s boxer Bob ‘Bombardier’ Satterfield, who he’d discovered was sleeping on benches in L.A. 

The article he wrote – Resurrecting The Champ – became a movie later starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Moehringer’s own memoir, The Tender Bar, told the story of his New York upbringing and how he spent it in a bar. 

He was a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his story on Satterfield and he was awarded the prize for his story on Gee’s Bend, a river town in Alabama. 

The story also appeared in The Los Angeles Times. 

Prince Harry is set to cash in on Megxit with an alleged $20 million advance in one of the BIGGEST deals ever – but how does it compare to presidents and authors? 

A publishing source has revealed to DM.com the advance on Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir was at least $20 million.

The deal is on par with former president Barack Obama’s first biography – while his joint deal with wife Michelle broke records at $65 million.   

So, who else has been paid richly before their book even hit shelves?

 Bill Clinton: ‘My Life’ 

Hillary Clinton: ‘Living History’

Bruce Springsteen: ‘Born to Run’

Amy Schumer: ‘The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo’ 

Pope John Paul II: ‘Crossing the Threshold of Hope’ 

Alan Greenspan: ‘The Age of Turbulence’ 

Hillary Clinton: ‘Living History’ 

JK Rowling: ‘The Casual Vacancy’

Keith Richards: ‘Life’ 

Jack Welch: ‘Straight From The Gut’

George W. Bush: ‘Decision Points’

Jerry Seinfeld: ‘Seinlanguage’

Tom Wolfe: ‘Back to Blood’

Tiny Fey: ‘Bossypants’

$15 million 

$14 million 

$10 million 

$9 million  

$8.5 million 

$8.5 million    

$8 million  

$8 million 

$7.7 million 

$7.1 million   

$7 million

$7 million 

$7 million 

$6 million 

Source: Celebritynetworth   

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