Prince Charles and his team will not be looking forward to Prince Harry’s new book, which is due to be released next year, according to royal expert Richard Kay
Prince Charles will be “dreading” the release of Prince Harry’s memoir and what it could mean for his reign, a royal expert has said.
It has been reported that father and son have “barely spoken” over the last eight months and that relations between them are at an “all-time low”.
It is alleged the pair have had only a few “fraught” conversations on the phone since Harry and wife Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior royals and moved to California in 2020.
In addition, Harry has been accused of “one-upmanship” over his father due to comments he made regarding allegations of cash-for-honours that is engulfing Charles’ charity.
And now royal expert Richard Kay has said Harry is continuing to “chip away” at his father.
He told the Daily Mail’s Palace Confidential : “I think the difficulty for Prince Charles, every time now Harry opens his mouth, he’s seen to chip away at his father’s credibility… this must be undermining their relationship.
“They have on the horizon the prospect of Harry’s autobiography or memoir – we don’t know what’s going to be in it.
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“But we do know he has spent some time digging into his mother’s relationship with his father. They must be dreading the publication of that book and what it will mean.
“We’re edging closer to the Prince of Wales becoming monarch and every time these embarrassing situations erupt with his son, it reminds people about why they have had problems with the prospect of Charles as king.”
Harry is set to release the tell-all memoir, which he promises will be a “wholly-truthful and accurate” account of his life so far, next year.
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The book is being ghost-written by Pulitzer winner J.R. Moehringer, who has previously written memoirs for tennis legend Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder Phil Knight.
Announcing the new book in July, Harry issued a statement sharing his excitement about the launch.
Harry said: “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 my hope is 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.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.