The British royal family doesn’t win for scares. After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex interview with Oprah Winfrey, last March, which shook the foundations of Buckingham and in which such murky issues as the deep depression into which he fell were revealed. Meghan Markle for the tensions with her husband’s family, whom they also accused of racism, for the concern they had for the skin colour with which their firstborn would be born, Archienow Prince Henry reveals that he will tell everything, all, everything about what happened in his life and his family since the ‘Megxit’. This new “truth” in the form of a Explosive Memories it will surely shake the battered foundations of the court of Elizabeth II.
In a rare move in a high-ranking member of the royal family, Henry of England, 36, has been putting his memories in order for this book for about a year, during which time has had the help of writer J.R. Moehringer, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the biographies of Andre Agassi and the co-founder of Nike Phil Knight, as well as his own autobiography, ‘The Tender Bar’, which has led to the cinema by George Clooney in a film with Ben Affleck it has not yet been released.
According to the web ‘Page Six‘, the grandson of Elizabeth II has reached an agreement for the publication of the book with the publisher Penguin Random House, which was initially scheduled to receive the work in August, although delivery has been delayed until October. It is anticipated that the book, which will also have an audiobook version, will not arrive in bookstores until the end of 2022.
According to the publisher, the book is “an intimate and heartfelt memory of one of the most fascinating and influential world figures of our time”, and will provide “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that have helped shape it.”
Precisely the same publisher is the one that last month published ‘The Bench’, the first book of stories by the prince’s wife.
“Accurate and truthful”
For his part, Enrique himself has said of his next project: “I write this not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become.. I’ve worn a lot of hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that by telling my story (the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned) I can help show that no matter where we come from. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I have learned throughout my life so far and excited for people to read a first-hand account of my life that is accurate and totally truthful.”
Breaking news! Random House is honored to announce a forthcoming memoir by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, to be published globally in late 2022. pic.twitter.com/NUzXwntuKq
– Random House (@randomhouse) July 19, 2021
The editorial note notes that the memoirs will cover “his public life from childhood to the present, including his dedication to the service of the British royal household, the military duty that brought him twice to the helm of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father “and promises” an honest and captivating personal portrait.”
The draft of the work does not yet have a title, but sources cited by the ‘Daily Mail’ they assure that the prince will receive an advance of $20 million (almost 17 million euros) for telling his truth (one of the largest contracts in history). However, with that money the prince will not make a box, since Random House specifies that everything will go for charity.
The British newspaper says that the news has “surprised” the Prince Charles, who had not been warned of his youngest son’s memoir project, and who has again saddened the rest of the family members: “A book by Enrique written by Meghan“, says the newspaper that has commented a member of the royals.
As Edward VIII did
It also collects the words of the author Robert Jobson, author of the ‘bes-tseller’ ‘Prince Philip’s Century’, who sees in Henry’s book a way of acting similar to that of the exrey and uncle of the queen Edward VIII. “It will become an international bestseller, but at what cost to the monarchy? There will be no place to hide. It’s not the first time an ‘exiled’ royal has written a memoir; Edward VIII has already done it,” he explained. In the expert’s view, Henry’s memoirs are meant to sow chaos among the house of Windsor: “Henry is already enormously rich and famous, so apart from harming his family, which will inevitably make a book like this, I’m not sure what he’s trying to achieve. Everything he says will provoke a conflict.”