Prince Harry’s explosive memoir is reportedly not holding back with its attacks directed at all members of the Royal Family, except for his beloved grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth.
The Duke of Sussex’s memoir, Spare, has promised readers to be full of “insight” and “revelation” into Harry’s life growing up in the public eye.
The title alludes to Harry’s position as the “spare heir” to his older brother, Prince William. Harry stated that his book has been written with “unflinching honesty” and will be “an honest and captivating personal portrait”.
“Unflinching honesty” into Prince Harry’s childhood is no doubt a cause for concern for the Monarchy, and former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond firmly believes Harry’s estranged family will have a difficult time reading his book.
“I’m afraid people are going to get trampled on by this book,” Bond told OK! magazine.
“‘Raw’ and ‘unflinching’ aren’t words the palace will be happy to hear.
“And the word ‘spare’ is redolent of accusation – that he has felt sidelined and marginalised, and a victim of his birth. It’s very sad he should feel that.”
Bond went on to say that “any bile if there is any, will be mostly directed at the system – the system in which Harry feels he was so trapped and in which he still believes his father [King Charles] and his brother [Prince William] are trapped.”
“I think he’ll be very loving towards his grandmother. She very much loved Harry,” she added.
People magazine had previously confirmed that the Duke’s book will also be acknowledging Queen Elizabeth II’s death. The memoir was initially scheduled to be released later this year but was pushed back in the wake of the Queen’s passing.
Following news of the Queen’s passing, Harry paid a touching tribute where he reflected on the “special moments” he shared with his “granny”.
“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,” he said.
“I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between.”
Meanwhile, the Mirror reports that Harry and Meghan Markle have “no plans” to join the Royal Family for Christmas this year, as it appears that tensions have gotten worse following Harry’s book announcement.
Despite it being the first Christmas the Royal Family will spend back in Sandringham without the Queen and Charles’ first Christmas as King, a source has told the publication that relations between the Sussexes and the rest of the family are “near rock bottom”.
“This book could spell the end for any relationship Harry wants to have with his family, it’s desperately sad,” the Mirror‘s source said.
“Everyone is bracing themselves for yet another fraught and frantic period at the mercy of the Sussexes.”