Harry didn’t tell Charles he was writing tell-all memoir, causing Palace ‘chaos’
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Prince Harry did not disclose to his father, Prince Charles, that he was releasing a tell-all memoir next year, it has been reported.
According to Page Six the first the palace officials hear 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.”
Prince Harry and Prince Charles have not been seen together since the funeral of Prince Philip in mid-April.
Prince Charles was said to be hurt by the "unfair" comments about his parenting which were "hurled" at him by his son earlier this year.
Appearing on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast in May Harry spoke of the Prince of Wales passing on "genetic pain and suffering".
The duke on Monday said: "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
Harry to publish 'intimate and heartfelt' memoir next year, Sussexes confirm
"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.”
A publishing expert told the Daily Mail that Prince Harry will be given 'at least' a $20 million advance for the book.
However it is understood he will be donating the proceeds to charity.
In a blurb from the publisher, it states: "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."
It says the book will cover “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” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”
Harry has reportedly sold the memoir to Penguin Random House and he is working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer.
A spokesperson said that Harry “very recently” spoke privately with his family about the memoir.
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