Prince Harry has ‘gone rogue’ with his memoir, fearing he could use the book as ‘leverage’ against the Royals
THE PRINCE Harry has indeed “gone rogue” by announcing that he is writing memoirs, according to a royal expert.
Richard Fitzwilliams fears the “totally unpredictable” Duke of Sussex will use the book as “leverage” against the royal family.
Harry, 36, pledged to examine the ‘ups and downs’ of her extraordinary life in her autobiography – on the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.
Although he is 18 months old, his exit already threatens to widen the family divide and upset the royal party.
The Palace was reportedly warned that it “should be afraid” of what would follow.
And Fitzwilliams agrees, stating that Harry could use it as a weapon against the firm to get what he wants – although it remains unclear.
He told The Sun Online: “Its mere existence is a form of leverage to potentially be used against the Royal Family in whatever is to come.
“This book has the potential to be dynamite.
“But the point is, what do the Sussexes really want from the Royal Family next? What do they want them to do?
“They’ve become thugs. It’s a fact.
“It’s incredibly disturbing because they are totally unpredictable. Anything is possible.”
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He added that the announcement of the briefs “complicated things” for the cabinet, and “this in itself is a very worrying development.”
And he believes the whole family will be walking on eggshells until the currently untitled book is released so it doesn’t come across in a negative light.
“They’re going to be constantly asking ‘will this be disclosed to someone?’ and second, ‘is he going to appear in the book?’ ”he said.
The royal commentator also criticized Harry’s choice of release date.
He said: “It is deplorable that he scheduled the release of his book during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year.
“It will weigh on all events. Nothing should interfere with what happens during the commemoration of the service of the monarch.
“To do this now, to do all that is controversial during the Jubilee, is just extraordinary.”
The memoir will detail Harry’s life as a member of the royal family, his relationship with his wife Meghan Markle, Megxit and the education of his children.
Its release is scheduled for 2022, as Her Majesty celebrates 70 years of service.
Harry works with Pulitzer Prize winner JR Moehringer, who wrote memoirs for tennis legend Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder Phil Knight.
He’s signed with publisher Penguin Random House and will donate all costs to charity after making tens of millions of dollars with Netflix and Spotify.
Although Fitzwilliams said: “Harry wants to raise money for charity, but the way to raise money for charity is not to smear the royal family and not attack your own family.”