Prince Harry’s Memoir Reportedly ‘Tough’ on Prince William, Not King Charles

Prince Harry’s Memoir Reportedly ‘Tough’ on Prince William, Not King Charles

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Harry reportedly referred to William and Kate in his memoirs

King Charles may take comfort on New Year’s Day if a report from Britain’s Sunday Times turns out to be true, and Prince Harry has gone easy on him in his upcoming memoir, Spare. Prince William might be a bit more alarmed. A source with knowledge of the book, which will be published Jan. 10, said “they don’t see how the brothers’ relationship could ever mend,” the newspaper said.

“Generally, I think the book [will be] worse for them than the Royal Family expects,” they said. “Everything is laid bare. Charles is doing better than I expected, but it’s tough on William in particular, and even Kate (Middleton) is hurting a bit. There are these minute details and a description of the fight between the brothers. Personally, I don’t see how Harry and William can reconcile after this.”

The source said Harry’s grief over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, would also be brutally laid bare. “The general impression is that he is a man who never recovered from the trauma of his mother who died so young, and then comes Meghan and he projects a parallel with Diana onto her.”

If Harry attacks William, it will follow his claim in Netflix’s Harry & Meghan that his older brother ‘screamed and shouted’ at him at the ‘Sandringham Summit’ where the terms of the Megxit were debated. “It was terrifying to see my brother yell and yell at me, and my dad said things that just weren’t true, and my grandma just sat there quietly and kind of figured it all out” , Harry told the documentary.

“The publication of the book will be marked by two major interviews broadcast – one in the UK for ITV by Tom Bradby, the news presenter Meghan Markle thanked for asking if she was okay; in America, Anderson Cooper will interview Harry for CBS’ 60 Minutes. Both interviews are slated to air in a week’s time today January 8, with exact times to be confirmed.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, October 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Next: Meghan, memoirs?

Harry’s tome doesn’t matter. Now Meghan is reportedly planning her own reveal. “She fully intends to write this book and leave no stone unturned,” a source told Radar Online. “It’s just a matter of timing and how long she wants to hold out in order to preserve what’s left of her relationship with Harry and King Charles, and what they can still get out of the monarchy in terms of titles and rights. ‘social advantages.”

“The feeling at this point is that there’s not much to lose and she may as well move on – and the process is already quietly underway!” the insider told Radar. “It goes without saying that his book will not pull any punches. The likes of Kate, Charles, Camilla, and anyone who went against her or made her life difficult and Harry will be called out and dragged into this. It’s a nightmare for the royal family, but Meghan will do what she wants and no one can stop her!”

Virginia Roberts Giuffre holds a photo of herself at age 16, when she says Jeffrey Epstein began sexually abusing her.

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Prince Andrew’s accuser could start talking again

Prince Andrew has been quietly reintegrated into the royal family, with outings to the family church and even bizarre appearances on camera, since settling down with his sex abuse accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in February.

Now, however, a reputed one-year clause to silence Giuffre is apparently set to expire, bringing Andrew the awkward possibility that Giuffre may be back on the airwaves, the Telegraph reports.

Given that Andrew reportedly paid $14 million in the settlement, some observers believe she might have agreed not to repeat her specific allegations about Andrew.

Harry and Meghan’s new documentary struggles to take off

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was apparently taken by surprise when she learned that an interview she had done for the Mandela Foundation was being repackaged into a Netflix show with Harry and Meghan, and said decided to distance themselves from the couple and the project when Netflix announced her as one of the stars of Live to Lead. The seven half-hour interviews with the likes of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg were, we have since learned, in fact conducted by filmmaker Geoff Blackwell and supplemented simply by commentary from the Sussexes.

The whole project has more than a whiff of cynical branding extension for the planet’s most famous self-identified compassion activists, and the Telegraph describes it as “the TV equivalent of eating your greens”. concluding, “Live to Lead’s stridently upbeat tone turns into glutinous false positivity.

Needless to say, he gets killed off on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley (lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II) attends a service of thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey on March 29, 2022 in London, England.

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A race palace assistant to get an invitation to the coronation

Lady Susan Hussey, royal aide and godmother to Prince William who asked where black charity boss Ngozi Fulani ‘really’ came from, was invited to King Charles’ coronation – this after she resigned from his post and that William himself condemned the racism following the incident, saying he “had no place in society”. Hussey later met Fulani at Buckingham Palace and offered her “sincere apologies”.

A source told the Mirror: “Lady Susan has received private support from friends following what happened.

“Some politely sought the suggestion that Lady Susan should be welcome at the coronation. It was pointed out the many years of service and duty she had given to the Queen, to whom she was a staunch confidante. Relations now being appeased between Buckingham Palace and Mrs. Fulani, the king is now able to invite Lady Susan.

Will Fulani, founder of Sistah Space, a domestic violence charity for black women, also be invited?

Honor to the former assistant who accused Meghan

Jason Knauf, the former royal aide who alleged Meghan Markle bullied palace staff, has been honored by King Charles in the New Year Honors list. Knauf, who was head of communications at Kensington Palace and then director General of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation until he steps down at the end of 2021, has been made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in the Honors List.

Jason Knauf, then communications secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in November 2018.

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As first reported by The Times of London in March 2021, in 2018 Knauf sent an email detailing Meghan’s alleged bullying to Simon Case, the Duke’s private secretary. The bullying was so severe that two staff members left, Knauf said. A former staff member told the newspaper: “I had unpleasant experiences with her. I would definitely say humbled. Another source said: “There were a lot of broken people. The young women were broken by their behavior. The source described one member of staff as ‘completely destroyed’.

The Sussexes denied the charges and said they were the victims of a “calculated smear campaign based on misleading and harmful misinformation”.

Knauf also told the Court of Appeal (in a case involving the Mail on Sunday) how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘authorized specific cooperation in writing’ the biography Finding Freedom, claiming Meghan gave him a series of “background reminders” to convey to authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. (Meghan apologized to the court, saying she did not recall giving such permission.)

Ring the Royal Changes

King Charles tried to make as few changes as possible to royal tradition. However, as the Daily Beast said in a pre-Christmas report, it has now been confirmed that Charles will not, like his mother, spend more than two winter months at Sandringham. Instead, he and Camilla are heading to Scotland, with a source telling the Telegraph: “The King and Queen Consort will move to Birkhall and Balmoral. Birkhall is what they consider their marital home.

This week in royal history

On January 3, 1981, Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone, Queen Victoria’s last surviving granddaughter, died at Kensington Palace.

Unanswered questions

What will Harry say about Charles and William in his memoir – and what will he say to Tom Bradby and Anderson Cooper two days before the book is published? Will the honor granted to Jason Knauf further worsen relations between the Palace and the Sussexes?

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