Queen Elizabeth may have a new problem coming from across the pond. Prince Harry announced that he will be writing a tell-all memoir about his life, and it’s scheduled to be published by Penguin Random House in 2022. A memoir like this could spill a lot of beans. Secrets about the British royal family will be revealed.
According to reports, the royal family is considering sending a formal legal warning to Penguin Random House about the book. The family is worried about the threat of libel and how Harry’s words could affect the reputation of his family members.
“The royals’ legal team are speaking to firms with expertise in libel and privacy,” the source explained. “If someone were named in the book and accused of something directly that could be a libel and also infringe their rights to a private family life. It would be ironic if Harry and Meghan were accused of breaching privacy given their pronouncements on the subject. The legal team could also contact publishers of the book to ask for advance warning of its contents and a right to reply.”
Prince Harry described his book as “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.” It will chronicle his military service and two deployments to Afghanistan, his dedication to public service, and the new experiences he’s gained while being a father and husband.
All money made from book sales will be donated to charity by the prince. And this book marks the next step in his decades-long mission to tell the world his life in his own words. For years, Prince Harry has talked about the lies that the media writes about him and how he can never tell the public his own truth.
While many supporters of Harry and Meghan are happy for the two of them, many are wondering how this book will affect Prince Harry’s relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
Since Harry and Meghan left the royal family and moved to California, the pair claimed that their relationship with Queen Elizabeth is on good terms. Sources close to the pair and to the Queen said that their relationship is stronger than ever and that Harry and Meghan have nothing but love for her.
“Of course we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname, so that really gives us an insight into that close relationship and you know it’s great to be able to put that right today,” said Omid Scobie, royal biographer to the Queen.
While their relationship is great now, this new book could change things. According to reports by Page Six, the Queen is hiring lawyers to fight back on the claims that Harry and Meghan are making. Since Harry and Meghan had that explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, tensions between them and some members of the royal family have been tense.
“There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and royal family can only be pushed so far,” the source said. “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”
The public will have to wait for Harry’s book to come out to see the full impact on the royal family and his relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
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