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Prince Harry's memoir gets a release date as he rushes to WATER DOWN bombshell book

'Harry has thrown a spanner in the works,' a source said about the bombshell memoir
UPDATED OCT 27, 2022
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is gearing up for the release of his 'bombshell' memoir (John Lamparski/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is gearing up for the release of his 'bombshell' memoir (John Lamparski/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK:  The bombshell memoir of Prince Harry is all set to release on January 10, 2023, after a long wait, revealed the publishing industry insiders. The release of the book got delayed to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. It is reported that the publishing house Penguin Random House has signed the Duke of Sussex for a multi-million dollar three-titled deal.

According to DailyMail, the contents of his book could also contain some of the top secrets of the Royal family. Last month, it was reported that Harry might tone down his book as he feared it might not sit well with the Royal family. This is the third year since Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle quit their role as working royals.


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"Harry has thrown a spanner in the works," a source said. "He is keen for refinements in the light of the Queen's death, her funeral and his father Charles taking the throne," claimed a source. He then continued, "There may be things in the book which might not look so good if they come out so soon after these events. He wants sections changed now. It's not a total rewrite by any means. He desperately wants to make changes. But it might be too late."

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is all set to release his memoir on Jan (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Penguin Random House also sought a rewrite of the memoir as it was too 'touch-feely' and focused heavily on mental health issues. Literary agent Matt Latimer told New York Times, "Is his goal to enhance his celebrity with a certain sector of the public, or is it to repair the rift with his family?." Further, Matt said, "Those are competing goals to some extent, and it’s hard to do both." The publishers initially described the book as, “an intimate and heartfelt memoir from the son of King Charles lll that would offer the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that have helped shape him.”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

The memoir is supposed to carry all of his life story, including Harry's childhood in the public eye to his military duty in Afghanistan and becoming a husband to Meghan Markle and father to two children, reported People. As soon as he announced regarding publishing a memoir, whose name is still unannounced, 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 I hope 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.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II speaks with staff during a visit to the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at Porton Down science park on October 15, 2020 near Salisbury, England. The Queen and the Duke of Cambridge visited the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) where they were to view displays of weaponry and tactics used in counter intelligence, a demonstration of a Forensic Explosives Investigation and meet staff who were involved in the Salisbury Novichok incident. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness also formally opened the new Energetics Analysis Centre.
 The release of the memoir was delayed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II (Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, as he appeared for a polo match benefiting Sentebale in Aspen, Colorado, in August 2021, he revealed that he had committed $1.5 million from his forthcoming memoir to the charity, reported People. He claimed, "This is one of several donations I plan to make to charitable organizations, and I'm grateful to be able to give back in this way for the children and communities who gravely need it." Katie Nicholl, who spoke to Entertainment Tonight revealed, "The greatest threat and the greatest concern, certainly for the royals, is the forthcoming autobiography," Nicholl said. "The reason for alarm  is that the royals simply don't know what to expect from what could be a bombshell of a book." She then added, "There's a lot of rumors that Prince Harry is making possibly last-minute edits to the book," she noted, "Also, in light of the Queen's death, the sensitivity, perhaps, of some of the passages that he's written about." Nicholl added, "So, the autobiography's been shrouded in secrecy, and I think it is a case of belts and braces, and the palace really is preparing for what's to come. Because Harry's taken a $35 million advance, the chances of him handing that back and saying, "'Actually, I'm not going to do this book after all,' I think that's highly unlikely."

From Left to Right- Kate Middleton, Prince Williams, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Camila and King Charles III ( Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Royal family (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

"I think that everybody knows that the Sussexes can’t amend the book in any way. Can they make it nastier? Because otherwise, we wouldn’t get sales," said author Tom Brower to Page Six. He then added, "And there’ll just be more material about how they were snubbed and all the rest of the invective against the royal family, So I think to that extent, the delay will add to the poison.”

Another expert, Tina Brown, author of The Diana Chronicles and The Palace Papers, opined, "They are now in this bind, where they've taken all this money and Harry has made this book deal where he's supposed to spill everything about his horrible life as a royal, but now he's actually tortured about it because he understands there is no way back if he does it." She also added, "If the book continues, I don't think there is any way for Harry to return. So my view has always been that the book won't see the light of day."