TalkRADIO’s royal reporter Rupert Bell believes the Duke of Sussex should not press ahead with plans for his memoirs which promise to tell a “accurate and wholly truthful” story of the Prince’s life as it will drive a further divide through his family and overshadow The Queen’s landmark year. Mr Bell stressed how there are other ways to deal with his feelings towards the family and this is the wrong route to take.
Mr Bell said: “I just think it is sad that he wants to drag his family through the dirt, it just feels wrong!
“If he is as loyal as he talks about in that documentary on Prince Philip, to the institution then this is not what he should be doing!”
The royal reporter went on to claim the loyalty Harry speaks of is undermined given the release of his memoirs in the same year the Queen is celebrating a “momentous occasion” with her Platinum Jubilee.
He blasted: “In America he may be going around and being fated left right and centre as we saw in New York and every fawning at the feet of Meghan and Harry, well fine, get on with it!
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“But if he wants privacy, don’t make your family have to go through this.”
The journalist went on to say how aspects of the Royal family have “not had good press” in recent weeks, referencing Prince Andrew’s ongoing court case involving accuser Virgnia Giuffre. Andrew denies all claims made by Ms Giuffre.
Mr Bell continued questioning why Harry “feels the need to do it” as he said a tell-all memoir comes at a bad time for the family.
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He suggested: “If he wants to get on and cut his path with the family, don’t do books! But now you have split from the family, why can’t he just leave well alone!”
The talkRADIO reporter stressed how despite demands for Harry to rein in the book, ultimately the Duke of Sussex has got himself stuck in a web of contracts with companies who will want bang for their buck.
Mr Bell noted: “Unfortunately he has gone into these huge commercial deals and the people who he has done the deals with want something that will sell because they haven’t come cheap!”
He concluded by saying the Prince is now caught between “the devil and the deep blue sea” suggesting how “unfortunately it appears he is taken the devil’s route against the Royal Family”.
The Duke of Sussex is to publish an intimate memoir of his life, which he has vowed will be “accurate and wholly truthful” and will share the “definitive account” of his “experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons” – the book is due out late in 2022.
The Prince said he is “excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life”.
It comes as the Duke of Sussex has reportedly been working on the memoir for almost a year and it will address areas of his life which he wishes to readdress to the public.
He will be teaming up with ghostwriter JR Moehringer to write the book and says proceeds will be donated to charity.