Prince Harrys memoir will not destroy the institution, says royal author

Prince Harry's new memoir "will not destroy the institution", claims royal author, Andrew Morton, who wrote a biography about the royal's mother, Princess Diana.

The Duke of Sussex's hotly-anticipated memoir, tellingly named Spare, is due to be released on 10 January, and the world along with, no doubt, the Royal Family, will be waiting with bated breath to find out what he has to say.

Harry's memoir comes as part of a £35million four-book deal, and promises to be written "with raw, unflinching honesty" about the Duke of Sussex's life which, of course, will include his family: King Charles, Prince William and other royals.

There will no doubt be cause for concern amongst the royals, after Harry, 38, and wife Meghan, 41, launched a scathing attack on them during their now-infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, including accusing an unnamed member of the family of making a racist remark about the colour of their son Archie's skin before he was born.

Their next string of attacks came in their six-part documentary, released on Netflix in December, in which they accused the institution of planting stories about them in the press to protect other members of the Royal Family, Meghan also accused the royals of being cold, and Harry revealed intimate details of the 'Sandringham Summit' between the late Queen, his father King Charles, brother Prince William and himself.

Prince Harry has already taken part in a number of soon-to-be-aired promotional interviews for his upcoming Memoir, where he's already expressed a wish to have his "father and brother back", but claimed that "they've shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile".

Princess Diana's biographer, Andrew Morton said: "Harry’s book will cause concern, and it will make headlines around the world, but it won’t destroy the institution.

"And if the institution is so weak that it can’t stand a ghostwritten book by a junior member, then it’s probably not worth keeping it… I mean, quite frankly, a book written by [a monarch], a future queen, Diana, and a book by the future King Charles are far more relevant and important than a book by, what is he now? (But) Sixth in line to the throne, who will be rapidly going down the hierarchy."

Morton continued: "The Royal Family are bracing for two things. They were bracing for the coronation coming up so, you get the sense of palace officials are on tenterhooks making sure that for King Charles, people aren’t reminded of his emotional hinterland as it were.

"And with Harry's memoir as well, they are concerned that will affect the way people perceive King Charles."

Andrew also said that he thinks people will be "looking for headlines" in the memoir, and that "we'll have to get over them" to "get down to the nitty gritty."


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