Prince harry would have waited until the last minute to let the royal family know that he is writing a memoir … for which he receives a big 8-figure check.
Penguin Random House – the publisher Harry has partnered with for this – made the announcement on Monday, saying the Duke of Sussex’s book is due out at the end of next year, and which will essentially be the ‘debriefing. definitive experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that helped shape it. “
So basically … it’s Harry’s story in his own words. Well, sort of – rumor has it that he’s using a ghostwriter, who apparently receives a small slice of the $ 20 million advance Harry advertised. Harry’s representatives say all proceeds from the book will be donated to charity.
As for Harry, he put the news of his memoirs this way… “I write this not as the prince I was born but as the man I became.” He adds: “I am deeply grateful to have the opportunity to share what I have learned in my life so far and I look forward to people reading a first hand account of my life that is. correct and completely truthful. “
The PH representative told UK media that he should not get official clearance from Buckingham Palace or queen elizabeth to go ahead – and it’s not clear if he’s even going to run the last thing by them for more precision. They say he almost finished the first draft.
Of course, there are reports that the Royals are a little pissed off, as Harry supposedly didn’t tell them about his plans until very recently – and, of course, they see this as another opportunity. for him to hit them – at the oprah’s interview.
It’s interesting … especially since Harry has had time with his family since the Oprah sit down, including earlier this month with his brother, Prince william, at an unveiling of a statue honoring their mother, princess diana.
I guess he didn’t bring up the memories at that point – the timing would have been awkward – but it sure doesn’t look like things are any more solid between them.