Prince Harry's memoir will make Queen's Jubilee celebrations 'quite weird', says expert

By Jennifer Newton

Prince Harry's memoir, which is due to be released next year, will make the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations "quite weird", a royal expert has said.

It was announced earlier this year that Harry was writing a "wholly truthful" first-hand account of his time in the royal family.

And if Harry and wife Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey is anything to go by, the memoir, is also likely to contain several bombshells.

Harry has teamed up with ghostwriter and Pulitzer winner J.R. Moehringer to write the book and a source told the Mirror the thought of it has sparked a “tsunami of fear” in royal circles.

Prince Harry, who is releasing a memoir next year (COPYRIGHT UNKNOWN)

There is no definitive release date but it is scheduled to be available in late next year.

Meanwhile, also next year the Queen will celebrate 70 years on the throne with her Platinum Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace confirmed June 2 to June 5 will see a series of events reflecting Her Majesty's time at the helm, after she succeeded her father to the throne in 1952 aged just 25.

Harry in 2014 with his dad Prince Charles and older brother Prince William (Getty Images)

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And speaking on True Royalty TV's The Royal Beat, royal expert Roya Nikkhah suggested that if Harry and Meghan Markle return to the UK for the celebrations in June - it could make relations with his family awkward.

The Sunday Times royal editor explained: "The publishers have been very vague about the timing of that book and have said it will be out towards the end of next year, which would be after the main Jubilee celebrations.

Harry has promised his memoir will be "wholly truthful" (AFP via Getty Images)

"If they come over for the Jubilee next year, which I'm sure they will be part of it somehow, it's going to be quite weird with the royal family sort of thinking, what is coming in a couple of month's time and what bombs might drop.

"You say he is going to have to come out with a lot of details in the book, but I don't think Harry will need a huge amount of encouragement to do that.

"We've seen in the last year, he is very open about wanting to talk more about his life and how he feels and his emotions, so I think for him he sees it as a big opportunity to say some more of what he wants to say."

Since quitting the royal family last year, the Sussexes have used the TV interview with Oprh, along with the Harry's chat with James Corden, to discuss their time in the Firm and fallouts behind palace walls.

Announcing the new book, Harry said at the time: "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."

A blurb for the memoir from publisher Penguin Random House reads: “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.

“Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, on that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous and uplifting human story."

The Royal Beat - available on True Royalty TV.


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