Royal fans have lashed out at Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir – and worry it may “do him harm”.
The Duke of Sussex has reportedly been working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer, with the book set to hit shelves by late 2022.
The first draft of the manuscript is now almost completely written before a deadline in October, according to Page Six.
Publisher Random House confirmed they had teamed up with Harry on Twitter, with the proceeds set to go to charity.
However, some social media users were skeptical of the project.
One said: “These people are milking the s**t out of this.”
Another commented: “Never known of anyone to live a 'private life' like this. It seems so desperate.”
A third added: “He really brings it all on himself. And I think you Random House are complicit in something that will do him harm.”
Others were eager to get a copy of the memoir and rushed to the duke’s defence.
One said: “He’s a champion for improving mental health so I am happy about that.”
Another wrote: “I look forward to reading Harry’s unfiltered words. Good on him to donate all proceeds to charity.”
A third posted: “I will definitely be buying this!! What an honour for Random House!”
The book is expected to cover Harry’s life from his childhood to the present day.
After the news broke, he confirmed in a statement: "I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.
"I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.
"I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
According toPage Six, the first the palace officials heard of the new book was after the website published the story on Monday.
Prince Charles was said to be "surprised" by his son's announcement that he was releasing a book.
One royal insider said: "No one knew. There was chaos when the Page Six story came out.”
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