Amid reports that Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir will cause ‘mayhem’ in the royal family, a royal expert has predicted that it’s future king Prince William who will suffer worst from the fallout.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said that Princess Diana’s youngest son could say ‘inappropriate things’ about the Firm, with terrible consequences for Prince William, 39, the Express reported.
It was announced last week that Harry, who resides in California with his wife Meghan Markle, 39 and their two children, Archie, two and Lilibet, born in June, would be publishing his memoirs next year.
Seward claimed that a potential attack of the Monarchy could jeopardise Prince William’s future as second-in-line to the throne.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, says that Princess Diana’s youngest son could say ‘inappropriate things’ about the Firm, with terrible consequences for Prince William, 39. Pictured: Prince Harry reading Thomas and the Royal Engine in January 2020
‘William is probably the one that will come out of this worst of all because there is a row between William and Harry and basically if Harry says things that are inappropriate about the monarchy, that is William’s future,’ she said.
‘It’s not Harry’s future, he is out of it now, but it is William’s future,’ she added.
She added the book would also be ‘hurtful’ for the Duke of Sussex’s father Prince Charles, as well, who has remained silent since Harry’s March bombshell interview with US broadcaster Oprah Winfrey.
She said it would be impossible for Charles not to feel wounded if Harry repeats accusations that he ‘hasn’t been a great father’.
Ingrid Seward claimed that criticising the monarchy could be damaging to Prince William’s future. Pictured: The two brothers at the unveilling of the new Diana statue at Kensington Palace on July 1
Prince Harry has been vocal about what he called the ‘total neglect’ of the royal family since his exit from royal life in March 2020.
Following several TV appearances, including the Winfrey Interview and his talking heads in The Me You Can;t See for Apple TV, his memoirs will offer an in-depth look at his life in the public life, from his childhood to now.
He promised to give an ‘accurate and wholly truthful’ account of his life, writing as ‘the man he has become.’
Home life during the break-up of the Prince and Princess of Wales’s marriage, the period of Diana’s death and its aftermath, Harry’s relationship with Camilla and past girlfriends are likely to form part of the book, which will be eagerly anticipated by readers.
His upcoming memoirs will not be the only blow administered to The Firm, with an updated version of the controversial biography Finding Freedom in the works.
It was announced yesterday that the book, penned by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand which caused a stir when it was first published in August 2020, would be re-edited to include an epilogue retracing new chapters of the couple’s LA life.
Set to be released on August 31, it will detail the couple’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey,, their move to California and is also expected to discuss their multi-million pound deals with Netflix and Spotify.
HarperCollins said the epilogue in the paperback edition will share: ‘Behind the scenes of Harry and Meghan’s ground breaking interview with Oprah, details behind the couple’s move to California (and) the various philanthropic and business endeavours the Sussexes have been involved with since their move and what’s to come with Archewell Productions.’
It was announced the explosive biography of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Finding Freedom would be updated with an epilogue discussing their move to American and their bombshell interview with US broadcaster Oprah Winfrey on March 7
It will also feature: ‘The continuous challenges the couple face regarding privacy and the British press (and) the heartbreak the couple felt over Prince Philip’s death.’
The updated book, which goes on sale on August 31 – the date Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in 1997 – is said to have been written with the participation of those closest to the Sussexes.
The reasons behind Meghan and Harry’s decision to step down as working royals and move to California last year were revealed for the first time, seven months after the book’s publication, in the couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Meghan and Harry laid bare their brief life as a working royal couple, alleging a member of the family – not the Queen or Philip – made a racist comment about their son, and how the duchess had suicidal thoughts but her approaches to the monarchy for help were turned down.
Winfrey was left open-mouthed when the duchess said a fellow royal was worried about how dark their son Archie’s skin tone might be.
Finding Freedom’s new chapter will be ‘extremely telling’ about the state of the royal rift between Harry and his family and could blow any chance of a reconciliation, a royal expert previously claimed.
Duncan Larcombe, author of Prince Harry: The Inside Story, warned there will be ‘no chance’ of a reconciliation if the book divulges more negative information about the royals or in-depth details of any personal conversations between Harry and his family after Prince Philip’s funeral.
‘That really will be the final straw,’ he told Closer magazine in May. ‘That’ll be it – there will be no chance of a reconciliation ever and all trust will be broken.
‘How could anyone from the Royal Family trust them again if the intimate details of conversations were leaked. Why would they want anything more to do with them? Those chapters will be extremely telling as to the state of the royal rift as it stands now, and to where it’ll head in the future.’
Finding Freedom, which was spotted on sale for 99p in January just five months after its release at £20, raised eyebrows for its gushing praise and intimate knowledge of Harry and Meghan, but the couple claimed they were not interviewed and did not contribute to the book.
It was declared a bestseller, with 31,000 copies sold in the UK in the first five days of its release, according to figures from data provider Nielsen Book.