Prince Harry's bombshell tell-all pushed back to 2023, will be revised out of respect for late Queen
The Duke of Sussex is thought to have received at least $20 million upfront from Penguin Random House, with proceeds going to charity
LONDON, ENGLAND: Prince Harry's much-anticipated memoir will be delayed and possibly revised considering the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The book, written with the help of ghostwriter JR Moehringer, was supposed to release by the end of 2022 but it seems like there's still some time until the tell-all drops.
The book is expected to contain revelations from Prince Harry's lifetime, emphasizing on “his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan and his current role as a husband and father," according to the Penguin Random House press release. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” added Prince Harry.
The Duke of Sussex got “at least $20 million upfront” from Penguin Random House, with proceeds going to charity, according to Page Six. "I have heard that Harry has some truth bombs in his book that he is debating on whether to include or not," a source said. It is anticipated the book will release in 2023, giving Harry enough time to rewrite and shed light on his grandmother the Queen's death.
It was earlier announced that Harry and Moehringer had finished writing the memoir in June, with an anticipated Thanksgiving or Christmas release, just in time for the holidays. While the book has generated several rumors already, its contents remain a mystery even to the royal family.
It has been speculated that the book will include insights into his relationship with his father King Charles III and Queen consort Camilla, besides memories of his mother Princess Diana. However, it remains to be seen what effect his father's coronation will have on its contents. Nevertheless, it is assumed that he will not mention anything ill about the late Queen, as Prince Harry has always had the utmost respect for his grandmother.
During Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service, Prince Harry appeared to be weeping as he walked the procession at Westminister hall. Harry shared a heartfelt message to the late Queen on his and wife Meghan Markle’s Archewell website that read, “Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my commander-in-chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren." “I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed,” the Duke of Sussex added.