Royals will be ‘apprehensive’ and ‘concerned’ about Harry’s book, says expert

Just as the publicity following the final instalment of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's self-titled Netflix series is seemingly dying down, the Royal Family are potentially soon to be hit by fresh allegations in the form of Prince Harry's upcoming memoir 'Spare'.

But does The Firm truly have reason to worry about the book, following the controversial accusations made in the docu-series?

Royal author Katie Nicholl believes so.

Catching up with OK! this week to discuss the Prince's forthcoming autobiography, Katie explained: "I don’t think the royal family are terrified by anything, least of all of what is going to come next in Harry’s autobiography.

"But concerned, apprehensive? Yes. Ready to respond? Quite possibly. Wearied by all of this? Absolutely."

Katie also believes the imminent book – set to be released next month – could see a response from the Royal Family, who have remained largely silent over the controversial documentary since its initial release on December 8.

Author of 'The New Royals' Katie was covering the subject the much-debated Harry & Meghan when she told us: "Whilst I think in this instance the palace's lack of response is the right thing, there needs to be a shot across the bow from the palace to Harry and Meghan [Markle] that this is not going to be tolerated and this has to stop," she said, alluding to the pair's many claims.

"We know there is going to be an autobiography and I wonder if we will hear from the palace after the publication of the autobiography. I wouldn't rule it out."

Amongst the damning allegations against his family in the second and final instalment of the six-part series was Prince Harry's claim that his brother William had "screamed and shouted" at him during a meeting about his and wife Meghan's future way of working.

"It was terrifying to have my brother scream and shout at me, and my father say things that just simply weren't true, and my grandmother, you know, quietly sit there, and sort of take it all in," said Harry.

Duchess of Sussex also claimed that it was the late Queen Elizabeth II and then-Prince Charles who suggested she write to her father following their estrangement.

She said: "I reached out to her Majesty and said this is what's going on, what do you want me to do? I want to… Whatever advice you have. "But ultimately it was suggested by the Queen and the Prince of Wales that I write my dad a letter and i had gone to great lengths to get that letter to my dad discreetly."

As well as this, Harry admitted that the decision to leave the UK was his decision and Meghan "never asked" to, and Meghan claimed she 'wasn't allowed' to go somewhere for help with suicidal thoughts.

On top of this, Harry released details of a private phone call with the Queen about the Sussexes' decision to leave the UK before he claiming he and his wife were blocked from meeting with the late Monarch.

Meghan also appears to accuse Prince William of being involved in the leaking of a royal aide's messages.

Katie's estimations come just after fellow royal correspondent Jennie Bond also weighed in on the Duke of Sussex's upcoming tome just last month.

"It’s going to be the Harry and Meghan show at the end of this year and beginning of next with the docuseries and Harry’s book. They’ll be dominating the headlines, which is presumably what they want to do," she told OK!

"I think Harry’s book will be more controversial than the Netflix docuseries because the title is searingly honest."

Jennie went on to add: "I imagine the royals were a bit sad when they heard the name. It’s sad that that's how he has felt all his life. It’s sad, but what can they do about it?

"It's the way the Royal family works, but it's also a way quite a lot of families work quite a lot, such as the farming community. In life, it's not as if he didn't have a role.

"It’s just he wasn’t going to be King and I’m not sure he wanted to be that. But clearly he is a wounded man. And he's going to explain the state of his mental health and how he feels his life has gone. I think it will also show that he's found peace now, which is great. People still have great affection for Harry.

"He was always favourite amongst the public and hopefully he will regain that popularity."


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