Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir is likely to see him sidelined from his grandmother’s 70 years on the throne celebrations next year, according to royal insiders.
Harry and his grandmother the Queen may forever have a rift between them after the princes decision to release a tell-all memoir.
Sources said the dukes plan to release the book next year when the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne was deeply disrespectful and would aggravate the ill feeling between Harry and Meghan and the royal family.
In fact, Harry may not even play a part in the Queens historic platinum jubilee.
Royal sources inside Buckingham Palace said there was an increasing sense of anger and frustration because Harry had chosen to write such a book in the first place and the clearly deliberate timing of its publication.
They said it could be the the last straw in Harry and Meghans already strained relations with their British family.
The Queen is not amused with the antics of Meghan and Harry. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images
Harry has been in the process of writing his memoir for the past year, promising to make it a first-hand account of my life thats accurate and wholly truthful.
The book is expected to be finished by the end of year for release in 2022.
Royal insiders said it was feared the timing of the book was a deliberate attempt to overshadow the Queens jubilee.
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They believe the Queen may go as far as to rescind her invitation for Harry, Meghan and their children Archie and Lilibet to join the royals on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to mark her milestone in June.
Her Majesty has been at great pains to try to keep her relationship with her grandson and his family separate from the decisions she needs to make professionally, so to speak, a source said.
And the invitation for them to join her next year was a genuine one.
Pirnce Harry and Meghan are now living in California. Credit: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA
Although things have been very difficult, there was a small but enduring hope that enough time would have elapsed for things to heal.
But the feeling internally now is that this book will be the last straw.
Its emerged that Harry has been secretly working on it for sometime and he has made clear that he and his ghostwriter (journalist and novelist J. R. Moehringer) will leave no stone unturned.
The suggestion he could even be seen with his family again in the future is looking increasingly implausible. A lot of people suspect this is the end of the road.
The timing of the book is being seen as yet another snub to the royals after the Sussexes explosive Oprah interview was filmed and broadcast while Prince Philip lay ill in hospital earlier this year.
To bring out the book in the year of the Queens platinum jubilee is being seen as deeply disrespectful, another source said.
The memoir is likely to deepen the rift between Harry and his brother William. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/AP
There will be a whole year of celebrations … yet it will now be characterised by a drip-feed of revelations, serialisations and, eventually, publication.
It doesnt matter what reassurances he tries to give his family about what will be in it. The Oprah interview proved how hollow those words can be.
Harry has reportedly been given a $28 million advance by his publisher for the memoir.