Prince Harry has no intention of trashing his family in his upcoming memoir. However, his book Spare still sparked concerns in the royal circle.
Prince Harry Didn't Make Any Changes In His Memoir Despite Reports, Royal Biographer Claims
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made headlines in the past week with several tabloids claiming that they wanted to stall his memoir and their Netflix docuseries. Prince Harry and Markle reportedly wanted to edit the content and make it less offensive to the senior members of the royal family.
There were speculations that they wanted to remove some statements they said about King Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton. However, royal correspondent Omid Scobie, author of Finding Freedom, denied the rumors.
"For all the tabloid reports about Harry supposedly "trashing" his family (spoiler alert: he doesn't), the book actually offers a more sympathetic look at the realities of their near-impossible existence. There were also no last-minute rewrites or edits after the Queen's death," he wrote on Yahoo! News. "SPARE's manuscript was completed almost five months before the monarch's passing, a detail that will be acknowledged in a note at the start of the book."
Prince Harry's Memoir Spare Is 'A Risk Worth Taking'?
Prince William's brother is writing his version of his story from his childhood to his present life. However, since he has a strained relationship with his family, there are speculations that he might attack them in his tome.
Some royal experts also warned him that once his book is out, there would be no turning back. It could either make or break his relationship with his family.
According to Scobie, no matter how careful Prince Harry is in his book since it involves others, "there is still the very real risk of serious blowback from the institution and family."
"Palace aides recently told me about the 'genuine fear' amongst senior members that this book will cause irrevocable damage to reputations and relations. But, for Harry, SPARE's larger intention appears to make that risk worth taking," Scobie added.
The royal executive editor at Yahoo News! also believed that Spare is a great opportunity for Prince Harry to get the false reports about him straight.
"Hundreds of journalists, including myself, have written versions and fragments of the duke's story over the years. It's a story that, as a working member of the Royal Family, he has long been unable to tell himself," Scobie said.
"Now, having created an independent life away from the confines of the royal institution, Harry finally has the chance to set often-inaccurately reported records straight. The freedom of speech. And no matter how you may feel about the man, it's hard not to agree he should have the right to that."
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