Who are Prince Harry's ex-GFs? Publisher rejected royal's memoir more than once as it was 'sexed up'
The publication date of Prince Harry's new memoir has finally been announced, but there are growing concerns that the book has been "sexed up" after the publisher rejected the first copy. The memoir, titled Spare, was originally scheduled for release this fall, but as a gesture of respect following the Queen's death, the publication date has been pushed back to January 10 next year.
Meghan Markle may be the one Prince Harry was looking for, but the once-eligible Prince Charming has had a turbulent love history, all in front of the eyes of the world. The Prince, 38, has vowed that his memoir will be a "truthful and wholly accurate" account of his life.
The Prince had 12 ex-girlfriends before he settled down with Meghan Markle. According to 9Honey, "Harry made (his relationships) no secret for years; he was desperate to settle down. He was desperate to have children. You see him with kids and you just know he’s going to be a great father. But it is incredibly difficult in his position to find someone that’s prepared to take it on."
10 years ago, people had been expecting the Prince to marry his long-term girlfriend as well as his first love, Chelsy Davy, or his highly publicized partner, British actress, and model, Cressida Bonas. But neither of these relationships was meant to be. The public intrusion that came with courting royalty is alleged to have scared off Harry's well-known ex-girlfriends.
There were also rumors of flings with glamour model, Cassie Sumner, TV presenters Natalie Pinkham and Caroline Flack, musician Ellie Goulding, and a friend of Kate Middleton, Astrid Harbord. The Duke of Sussex also dated lingerie model, Florence Brudenell-Bruce, Norwegian rock singer and lead of Eddie The Gun, Camilla Romestrand, and Australian singer and actress, Natalie Imbruglia. In 2006, Harry went public about his secret affair with Catherine Ommanney, who was 34 at the time while he was 21.
"There is a real concern that that means Harry has had to sex up the book and include revelations that even he might not even be that comfortable with," a source told The Sun. Harry's former partners were taken aback when asked to discuss the most private aspects of their relationship. One of them allegedly told Harry to leave because they were shocked to be asked to contribute to the book after being told for years not to talk to the media. "Harry did reach out. Friends and girlfriends were polite and said they would think about it but ultimately most said No. It was felt to be kind of ironic that Harry would hit the roof if he ever had an inkling they spoke to the media, but now he wants them to when he needs their help," said the source.
The way the book has been promoted has also raised concerns about what he has to say about his mother, Princess Diana’s treatment in the Royal household or expand on the racist claims that he and Meghan made on the Oprah Winfrey show. "That could include hurtful criticism," the source added. "The book has been back and forth between Harry and JR Moehringer and the publishers a few times," he continued. "They wanted more than was in the first draft, and then Harry wanted to refine things after the Queen passed away."
Prince Harry’s calling his memoir “SPARE” is absolutely iconic. A perfect book title. pic.twitter.com/l9dnGk1Tud— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) October 27, 2022
Penguin Random House is reported to have rejected the first draft for being too "touchy-feely." This week, they worked the memoir around Princess Diana’s death. They said, "Spare takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the 20th Century; two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow — and horror."