Prince Harry has been writing a memoir, which will be published in ‘late 2022′

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To think, we were probably going to have a quiet summer in royal gossip before this. Harry had come and gone from London for the fakakta statue unveiling, there was nothing really to threaten or bribe him with, no punishment to hold over his head. A long, sultry summer full of not much news from the Sussexes. The proverbial spotlight might have actually been on the Cambridges and their separate lives. And then this! Apparently, Prince Harry has been writing a memoir. He’s gotten help from a ghostwriter, and the book is nearly completed. It will be out next year??

Prince Harry is writing a memoir about his life, covering topics including his childhood, military service, and his marriage to Meghan Markle, Vanity Fair can confirm. Set for late 2022, the memoir will be released by Random House in the U.K. and Penguin Random House imprint Transworld in the U.K.

In a statement, Harry explained his motivations for putting his story to paper. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said. “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. 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.”

[From Vanity Fair]

Page Six was one of the first outlets to confirm that a memoir was being written. Their version of events is that Harry had written a chunk of it before selling it to Penguin Random House, and that he’s been working with ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer, who previously helped out Andre Agassi and Phil Knight on their memoirs. Page Six says that the manuscript was due at the publishers in August, but it got pushed back to October because of the “swirl of drama” around Harry and Meghan.

If Harry turns this into Penguin Random House in October – a deadline he will likely meet – and then they spend a few months editing it and doing rewrites, etc, it seems to me like they could easily get this out in spring 2022. I hope they realize that it’s important for them to publish it as early as possible, because Dusty Saltine Island is going to have a months-long tantrum about it and Harry’s family is preparing the all-out smear campaign against him. We saw what they did before the Oprah interview and how hard and how clown-ass they went. It will be a million times worse when it’s a book written by the charming ginger prince. God, just imagine the absolute clownery we’re about to see in the next year.

It’s also pretty funny to me that all eyes were on Meghan and whether she would write a memoir, and every day, Harry was in his Montecito office, typing away and looking through his old journals and diaries. LMAO.

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380 Responses to “Prince Harry has been writing a memoir, which will be published in ‘late 2022′”

  1. ModeratelyWealthy says:

    Harry,tell us EVERYTHING- and I mean, EVERYTHING!

    As for Wooton, what he truly meant: How dare Harry disturb our own little industry if writing books about him when we have zero sources and zero contact with him! How dare he tell his OWN life story! How low will he make us go?

    • Kalana says:

      Dan Wooten is going to need to write another disturbing article aimed at William to soothe his feelings. There’s probably an egg-shaped dent in a ceiling at Apt 1A or Anmer… or Houghton Hall.

      • Nyro says:

        An “egg-shaped dent”. Damn.😂😂

      • LilacMaven says:

        Article? No, articles. I think we’re in a for a year of endless one-sided pep talks and love letters written by Dan to William the Incandescent.

      • HeyJude says:

        Houghton Hall!!!! LMAO, google it if you don’t get that reference people ;)

      • Feeshalori says:

        I watch “Escape to the Country,” a UK show about people who want to buy homes all throughout the UK. They feature different counties and their highlights and whenever they have Norfolk, Houghton Hall is always showcased as a big draw and l start snickering. Because that’s how l am.

    • SarahCS says:

      I read that tweet without looking at the name and I thought it was sarcasm… How is he serious?

    • AD says:

      And we are to believe that this same Harry went around the palace telling courtiers that he wants to christen Lili in GB. I see that story has been discarded as soon a new one poped up

      • Over it says:

        This is all Meghan fault.
        Lol. Jf, these British media are insane. They problem is Harry is depriving them of made up bullshit by telling his complete truth. Can’t spin his own life the way they want and make money off him if he puts a stopper in their bullshit.good for you Harry. I stand with you

      • BABSORIG says:

        @over-it Angela Levin must be livid. All the lies in her sorry ass biography are gonna be debunked, LOL. They all made money off of Harry, fed their families off of him, drove expensive cars off his back, and he never said not even a word. Now he’s telling his story right from the 🐎mouth and everyone of them is shitting whale eggs 🐋 🥚? I love 💘❤every moment of it.

    • Christine says:

      I am so ridiculously excited for this book!

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Dan Wootton go back to your sycophantic twaddling about Will. Did you forget that in your open love letter to Will you referred to the Royal Family as odd and dysfunctional?(which I don’t disagree with) Or, when you wrote public figures show who they are during chaos and crisis? Will showed his lack of statesmanship and sportsmanship after England’s loss in the finals by running off and hiding with a big “F” failure not sticking around to congratulate Italy’s team. To console yourself & Will, these are title suggestions for you/Will to do some writing of your own.

      William & Kate-The Working Years – a very short story
      William & Kate-The Lazy Years – a novel
      Bullyboy & Buttons: Besmirching & Bot Buying – The Cambridge Royal Brand of Running a Smear Campaign

      LOL @ ‘egg shaped dent’

    • princessk says:

      The Times of London has over 2,000 comments on this story, quite ridiculous for a supposedly serious newspaper when there are so many more important stories . The ToL is now using Sussex stories as clickbait like the Fail. All comments written by people professing to be tired of reading about the Sussexes. The hypocrisy is jaw dropping, the royal hacks are standing by waiting for calls to appear on breakfast shows to tell everyone how naughty Harry is, and checking their bank accounts at the same time of accusing the Sussexes of going for the money. The media are the ones fanning the flames.
      Harry will not be the first royal to write about his life, both of his parents have done so. It is fine for so called ‘royal biographers’ to tell his story but the man is somehow not allowed to write his own story? People are crying it will be damaging to the monarchy, why should that be the main concern? So if there is something damaging but true it should be swept under the carpet just because it is the monarchy? Every newspaper attempts to shoehorn the Sussexes into stories that have nothing to do with them because it attracts click bait but are condemning Harry from making money about a book about his own life. The book publishers must be thrilled by all this free publicity.

    • macko says:

      Don W is about to ‘toss his cookies’ all over the TV. He is so undone that Prince Harry has the nerve to be writing his story. There are at least 10 BOOKS written about Harry, all by people not name Harry, all allegedly royal experts, some have never met him, one spent only 15 minutes with him and she has made a career as Harry expert, Angie Levine the terrible. They have made millions of dollars from his life and now are outraged that he has the temerity to want to be master of his own life on paper. The ‘royal experts’ have chutzpah beyond belief.

    • LaraW” says:

      Lol Darla. The anticipation that will build around this actually kind of reminds me of Harry Potter (the books later in the series, starting around Goblet of Fire I think?) when people held parties at bookstores at midnight for the official release.

      Man, I want to be excited about a sci-fi or fantasy book series. Like, an escapist one, not a Hunger Games dystopia one— nothing against the series, just right now I could really use some fluffy sci-fi/magical escapism.

      • Jezz says:

        I agree with Lawra! You may “pass” but the zeitgeist is champing at the bit!!

      • kiki says:

        LaraW, how about time travelling historians? :D Check out Just One Damn Thing AFter Another by Jodi Taylor, it´s super fun and clever and it´s a long book series. :-)

    • NTheMiddle says:

      There’s a time you’ve said what you need to say and need to be done. This is just too much too soon and feels like they’re picking at a fresh scab?

      • Erica says:

        Kinda how I feel. I’m getting Harry fatigue, unfortunately and he’s always been my favorite. I should avoid all Harry news for awhile and then maybe I’ll be excited for the book LOL

      • Midnight@theOasis says:

        I think this is more of Harry’s recovery process and addressing his trauma. Maybe this started out as part of his therapy. Writing things down can be helpful. Perhaps he came to realize that hey, I have the makings an actual memoir/book here.

      • LadyMTL says:

        I’m fully on Harry and Meghan’s side and I am getting a bit of fatigue too…that’s one of the reasons why I generally skip most posts about the BRF these days (all posts, not just ones about them.)

        I probably won’t buy the book but then I rarely if ever get any books about royals. That said, if my aunt – who is a big royals fan – buys it, I might borrow it from her hahaha.

      • GraceB says:

        I agree and while I think writing things down can be part of the recovery process, I don’t think everything should be made public. While this has played out I’ve had so many moments where some of this has felt too personal and shouldn’t be out there for public entertainment. That’s exactly what it will be. Gossip and entertainment and then largely forgotten about. I know theres a larger point but that will also be pushed to one side as the world keeps turning.

        Maybe this would be a good idea in a decade, when theres more water under the bridge and things have cooled down but right now, I don’t think it’s a great idea.

      • Harper says:

        Harry’s life is bigger than the past few years of royal tom-foolery that the Average Joe off the street only recently started paying attention to and taking sides for or against. He has more than thirty years of varied life experience to relate before he met Meghan and he is right to remind the world of who he is. He has been famous his entire life and the media has been telling Harry’s story their way that entire time.

        Memories of his mother Diana, his upbringing with her and then without her, his tours in the military, and his relationship with William are all who Harry is and will be in this book. But anti-Meghan trolls don’t want the book because they need Harry to be reduced to a one-dimensional hostage because no one really wants to admit they’re waging an online hate campaign against a truly good person.

      • Crowned Huntress says:

        Harry has the right to tell his story himself. The fatigue people feel is being done intentionally by the press to sabotage him. They speculate and lie about him everyday meanwhile in reality Harry has done a total of 3 (4 if you include The Me You Can’t See) interviews since he married Meghan.

        A book would likely make the rota & family shrivel up due to lack of lies they can spin at his expense.

      • Maria says:

        It’s his life and his family, he would know better than anyone here how to tell his story and the best time to do it. As Crowned Huntress said, the “fatigue” comes from incessant reporting from the RR’s, not Harry himself, so stop reading royal news “stories” about him (regurgitated by crap outlets like Page Six) if that’s how you feel.
        And nobody’s going to force you to read it. As others have said, Harry’s life is more than just what happened in the past few years. And others, including the Royal family, have used his life to cash in on it through various means, so I see nothing wrong with it actually coming from him for a change.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, Maria. Harry and Meghan have basically bunkered down for a year and a half, and the media idiots are tripping all over themselves to make up things about them multiple times a day.

        I appreciate that Harry is the one telling the tale now, and completely cutting out the middle men. It is going to be hilarious to watch them all melt down, royal or reporter.

      • BabsORIG says:

        Exactly what Meghan said, “you are like everywhere but really you are nowhere”

      • Anners says:

        I have found my people! I like Harry and Meghan, fully support them, and am glad they (especially she) got out of that horrifically toxic and racist environment… but… I’m really tired of hearing about them (or any of the UK royal fam TBH) and am sad that they take up the bulk of Celebitchy.

      • Maria says:

        ….you’ve found your people who are seemingly outliers on a site that has a large concentration of content that you apparently don’t like? Ok.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Please make that make sense.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Good news, @Anners….there’s plenty of sites you can visit to NOT read about Harry and Meghan aside from Celebitchy.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      I’m with Darla. I’ll take a pass, thanks, but there’s no doubt it will be a bestseller.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Darla and @Tempest— genuine question, why wouldn’t you be interested in reading it? You’re here on the BRF/Sussex posts enough so that I recognize your user names, so I’d think that the commenters here would be among the first people pre-ordering this book. I’m not being critical at all, but am honestly just so curious as to why you care enough to read & comment here but don’t want to read what Harry actually has to say.

        Personally I’m excited for it — and, for the record, for anyone to accuse longtime CB’ers like yourselves of claiming not to care but then “hate buying” it is ridiculous. IMO. I absolutely believe you when you say you’ll “pass,” and am just so curious as to why that is.

      • Kviby says:

        Lol really? You think people seeing and or commenting on a short article means MOST of us would buy a bio? Personally I love reading short articles online but I’ve never bought or read a bio, unless I ever did in school. My ex had a couple bios of male celebs lying around and I never felt tempted to pick one up. For the books I am interested in I prefer to check the library first or a used store. So yeah reading a free article is a much lower investment than spending over $20 and reading a whole book.

      • Maria says:

        That’s not really the point that I think Lorelei was trying to make. Of course an online article is not an investment of time the way a book is. But declaring you’ll pass on Harry’s memoir after following the whole story and these posts is kind of weird. Mainly the need to make a public declaration of it with the derisive implication. As I’ve said, nobody is forcing anyone to buy his book or read it. It’s implicit that if you don’t want to read it you won’t.

      • equality says:

        @Kviby There’s this thing called libraries.

    • BABSORIG says:

      Meh, I predict lots, I mean lots, of hate buying AND hate reading of this memoir; all the while people claiming how they hate the hot ginge and his wifey, LOL.😁😁 it happens all the time.

      • Darla says:

        yeah, you got me.

      • Maria says:

        Hate viewers made up a significant portion of the people who watched the Oprah interview, lol.

      • Lizzie says:

        I think most buying will be from people who are interested Harry and the RF. The haters will probably rely on the rr for online updates so they can post their hateful comments over and over.

      • Philly says:

        Fans will buy the memoir (and that’s a lot of people) but I doubt there’ll be much hate buying – watching the Oprah program was free (and short) this is something people will have to shell out for. I’m not into bios so will wait for all the good bits to be dissected to pieces on various sites, including this one.

      • GraceB says:

        Hate reading/watching is a real thing. I think most people do it to some extent.

    • jo says:

      “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively,…”

      I mean, how could you turn down a chance to read prose like this?

    • Lemons says:

      I don’t necessarily have Sussex fatigue, but I understand it.

      I ALSO understand that Harry wants to write about this chapter of his life, close it out, then start a new chapter. It makes sense. This is also when he will capitalize on the interest of this particular story. The entire Rota wanted to write about him during this period…he should be able to tell his truth.

    • Green Desert says:

      To all of the commenters on here talking about Sussex fatigue and things of that nature – the Sussexes have been VERY quiet for quite a while now, besides The Interview. You feel this way because it’s how the Daily Mail and other bottom feeders want you to feel. They’re the ones constantly keeping the Sussexes in the news with their daily disinformation campaigns. That’s what’s penetrated into your brains – H and M themselves are just living and working. Don’t read stories about them if you think they’re overexposed. But IMO if you feel that way, the right-wing media campaigns against them are working.

      • I agree. Also it’s odd how people act as if the power to ignore certain news stories is not owned by them. It is very easy to not comment on articles of people who bore you. It is quite easy to ignore topics that don’t interest us.

      • Christine says:

        Precisely. I am too old to remotely care about Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, or, hell, Justin Bieber. Hence, I don’t click on anything with those names in the title. It’s not rocket science.

        ETA: I love Camila Cabello, so I lap up everything about her and Shawn Mendes with a spoon, so it’s not just an old thing, it’s a IDGAF thing. Again, easy to ignore.

      • Poisonella says:

        I like them but they are getting a little overexposed.

    • Anne Call says:

      @Anners, I agree. I mean it’s an extremely rich extremely entitled and not very smart family that were born into this antiquated ridiculous system of royalty. H & M moved to California and that seems like a good personal decision (I live in SB also I approve). I liked the early seasons of the crown because of my interest in 20th century history, but the fascination with these people has become tiresome. No one is all bad and all good (except for trump and his family and evil minions) and I skip most BRF posts now. This book seems a bit much.

      • equality says:

        Harry has NEVER said his family is all bad. In fact, he seems to be sympathetic to them. And he has certainly NEVER said he was all good. So how is a book, where you have NO IDEA of the content, a bit much?

    • notasugarhere says:

      Look at all the brand new names on here today, attacking Harry for getting out the truth about his own life.

      • macko says:

        Right!? If you’re inclined to H&M fatigue, then why the hell are you here. Stop clicking on stories about them. Harry and Meghan have officially issued 2 news worthy communique in the past month. His Mother’s statue unveiling, and this about his memoirs. Everything else have been conjecture written as fact about who harry hangs out with, Baby Lil christening, he was to reconcile with family, etc. etc. etc. So if you don’t want to hear more about the Sussexes stay off the computer.

      • Christine says:

        +1

  2. Janey says:

    mmmmmwwwaahhh ha ha ha haaaa. they will be blindsided! A grown man didn’t tell his father or gran that he has written stuff down!!!! The other brother will be apoplectic with rage!!! Only Kate can save them now!!!!

    • Chica says:

      They weren’t blindsided..they never knew Harry. He was the dumb f**up who generated clicks. The RR bought into their narrative and ignored what was in front of them that Harry had grown up, he was the smart one, and dissociated from the. RF long before Meghan. RR, CH and KP overplayed their hands and into the RR. They gave up all the Meghan and Harry stories even the last ditch bullying claims. Now what, they have to spend the next year fighting a phantom book/ stories to get in front of what is really in it. THe Keens will have to work pretty dang hard to change the narrative and really work, royal work, to stay ahead. CHuck and Will have a year of jealousy because this book will follow and overshadow them at every turn. And the icing, KP, CH and Midds are already fighting with each other.

  3. Lili says:

    As much as i love both M&H. I was quite aghast at another bombshell being dropped since we havent recovered from the last lot they dropped. but i have had time to think about it maybe it will respond to some of Robert Lacey’s claims in his book.

    • Pao says:

      Im not looking forward to this book either.

      We’ve had the oprah interview, and i’m happy that they had the chance to speak their truth.

      Then we had dac shephard podcast, where he said some things about his father. Nothing truly damaging but enough for everybody to have a fit over

      Then we had The Me You Can’t See, which was about mental health and he addressed his family situation again.

      And now a book. Its getting redundant.

      Harry & Meghan have so much to look forward too. I hope this book is the last we hear of this and then harry can move on to better and bigger things. Like archewell

      • LaraW” says:

        I’m not looking forward to the tidal wave of inevitable press that will surround this either, but in some ways Harry reminds me of my experiences with therapy. Once I left the abusive childhood home, I found myself writing and telling my story over and over and over to different people and I couldn’t stop myself. I hated it, I felt like I should have been over it after I told my therapist about it once. But apparently that’s not how it worked for me. I don’t know how to explain it— like simultaneously learning how to own my past, process it, and open up about the childhood abuse to many people because I craved confirmation that what I went through wasn’t normal and I didn’t deserve to go through it as a child.

        Harry’s big on sharing his story to the world because it’s a huge part of his mental health advocacy. I honestly don’t think he sees it as spilling tea but documenting his journey, allowing himself to show the other side of the happy Ginger Prince— the one who was incredibly depressed and miserable for so much of his life and how has room to express it. Now that I think about it, as much as Harry found camaraderie with his unit in the military, I think it says something that at the time, he would rather risk his life every day in a war zone, flying incredibly dangerous missions, than be a royal. Going to war and exposing himself to the traumas associated was preferable than palace life— possibly BECAUSE he was with a group of others living through the same hell.

        If your life is going to be a hellscape you can’t get out of, you may as well have people with you enduring the same thing, than having to suffer it alone.

      • Ines says:

        I’m interested, plus he has other stories to tell, I’m sure, like his time in Afghanistan.

      • Chaine says:

        Yeah I’m getting a little bit over saturated with them, too. Maybe that’s why publication isn’t until next fall.

      • Becks1 says:

        Harry has a lot more to talk about than just his relationship with his family.

      • Anita says:

        Well, if the scoop on the book leaked, then the publisher released the statement as damage control. If things had been done the way H&M usually do these days, which is to simply release the finished product without any press, it would have been a welcome and refreshing product in Spring 22, and I personally would love to hear from them. Then.
        This was not planned.

      • AD says:

        Lara W: you are right. You are also encourage to write about your experiences in therapy. I don’t think it is going to be about the RF and the experiences he has already talked about. He said from the point of view of the man he has become I think that is a big clue. People just assume it is going to be about the faimily. He also talked about becoming a husband and a father.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Wills has no one but himself to blame. This became a necessary part of Harry’s long term strategy when KP started leaking to ‘historians’ (Robert Lacey deserves nothing but quotation marks). I don’t think this is about current PR at all- they’re fighting a war for the centuries to come. KP thought that Harry could shortsightedly win the social media ‘battles’ but that they would win the war- the verdict of history would be on their side. And I am really starting to understand the Harry-love a lot of people feel- he’s kneecapped them very nicely. No quasi-historian’s book will be circulated, quoted, and accepted as a reference like this will. This is a primary source document.

        That said, it became important for the long term strategy- but not necessarily the immediate, so I do wish he would have waited.

        ETA
        LaraW- That was an amazingly incisive comment from a therapeutic standpoint- and probably a far more accurate reading of what’s going on. Your point about going through trauma in a group (Afghanistan) versus solo (the palaces) especially stood out, like an epiphany (if that’s not too strong a word).

      • Jegede says:

        @Pao –

        Everything you said. 😟😟😟

      • Psyren says:

        Agreed. I’m a fan as well but I really hope this book will be the last we hear from them for a while outside their Archewell projects. Say your piece then be quiet and go back to work.

      • MerryGirl says:

        How can it be the last we hear from him/them if the UK forces continue to smear and undermine them. It’s funny how nobody is fatigued with all the thousands of stories/books/newspaper columns/TV/Radio/blogs castigating them but once they speak out our write something from their perspective its overload. GMAFB.

      • Demi says:

        I think Harry wants to release it now while there’s an interest.. If he waited till he was older like Charles would people really care? I think he also wants to stop the likes of Lacey& Dimbleby from ever publishing a book about their lives again.

      • Amanda says:

        LARAW” is right. Trauma is something you usually don’t just switch off, you have to process it and remember how to deal with it for the rest of your life. If Harry wants to write a book and tell his own story, it could be VERY therapeutic for him. This is a man whose destiny was set from birth.

        Also I’m sure he will use it to promote charity.

        I haven’t read any of the royal books in over a decade, but if he wants to write this and thinks it will be helpful, I am all for it. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Sunlight is what those “little gray men” fear most.

      • Anne says:

        What’s getting “redundant?” No one knows what he’s written, so not sure how anyone can be tired of something that they haven’t read yet. Harry is smart, he’s working with a prize-winning writer, and a notable publishing house. Do you think they’d offer him a book deal if he was just going to re-hash everything that is already out there? Book publishers aren’t dumb — they know that people aren’t going to buy a book that’s full of content he’s already shared.

        And as @Maria noted above: “the “fatigue” comes from incessant reporting FROM the RR’s, not Harry himself, so stop reading royal news “stories” about him (regurgitated by crap outlets like Page Six) if that’s how you feel.”

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        I agreed with LaraW and AD, this isn’t about being a Prince. This about harry as the child and adult. Yes, he can’t tell his story without talking about some family members, but I really think it isn’t a royal tell all. In fact, I’m expecting it to be really interesting and talking about those mistakes he’s made and the things that he’s done right. He likely will talk somewhat about the people he’s met and worked with around the world (Invictus & Sentabale, etc.), and we’ll learn much more about the person who Harry is. Don’t make the same mistake that the brf and BM will make and assume you know what will be written.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Laraw what an excellent comment! Totally agree with everything you said.

        @Jane’sWastedTalent: your first two sentences really say it all. William (the entire BRF, but primarily William) did this to himself. Things could have been so very different, but William’s jealousy drove him to choose to make his brother’s life — not to mention Meghan — a living hell instead, and he’ll be paying the price for the rest of his life.

      • HeyJude says:

        FYI It’s getting redundant because they need to capitalize on this current interest all they can to make as much of their own money as possible to ensure they can employ extremely costly national-leader level personal security for the rest of them and their children’s lives.

        I’m so sorry it’s redundant to you they need to earn funds to make sure they’re not harmed by irrational unwell people that a entire nation’s establishment have sicced on them and brainwashed into thinking they’re so “evil” and harming the nation itself by just existing and so forth.

      • Jais says:

        Always think about this @heyjude. They are going to need to pay for security for them and the kids for the rest of their lives. Go out and make money and keep that 20 mill advance. Put it into the family security fund as you counter the gazillion stories people wrote as they made money off of you.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Pao jegede
        Critics always want silence from those who can expose them.
        If you don’t want to read don’t go out of your way to read it.

        Nota
        Yes many came out to say they won’t read a book that will be popular.

        I know I won’t read it because I’m not a book person, but I will lap up the spilled tea!

      • aftershocks says:

        @PAO said:
        “I’m not looking forward to this book either… I hope this book is the last we hear of this and then harry can move on to better and bigger things. Like archewell.”

        The last we hear of what, exactly? How do you figure that Harry and Meghan haven’t ‘moved on,’ as you suggest they should do? None of us know what their day-to-day lives are like. But I would bet they are quite busy with their two little ones, and extremely happy with the life they are creating for themselves in their Montecito haven, with those envied and oft-mentioned 16 bathrooms.

        Honestly, I doubt M&H spend their days reading made-up, smear campaign tabloid crap. They probably have staff to keep track of the rota carnival noise and the social media nonsense, to ensure they have documented receipts when needed. Meanwhile, I would suspect they are cherishing this special time in their lives of raising a family, and focusing on uplifting projects and humanitarian causes.

        Kudos to them too for figuring out ways of coping through the OTT gaslighting nonsense, which is surely painful. But they clearly ain’t wallowing in the unfairness. There’s a reason why M&H are not on any social media platforms at the moment. For positive edification, take a look at their Times 100 Talks broadcast from last August.

        Surely, judging by M&H’s happiness together and their productivity, they seemingly get up every day, give thanks for their blessings and try to put their best foot forward, one step at a time. If I were you, I wouldn’t worry about Archewell. If you regularly check out the website, you’d be more aware of the many small and large projects and initiatives they have launched that are making a difference. Their energy, ideas and work ethic are amazing. Perhaps that’s why people with nothing better to do are so jealous of them instead of being inspired.

        Personally, I try to take a step back from the negative narratives designed to demonize them and to make them polarizing. I have learned from the Sussexes’ struggles in the media’s hot glare that no one’s life is easy. It’s what we each make of what happens to us that matters in the long term.

    • Lizzie says:

      I guess it’s just me but I didn’t need to recover from any bombshells. I wasn’t surprised to hear that Harry’s family made racist comments to him.
      No need to assume this will be a bombshell unless you specifically know something that Harry has held back or want to put the book in a bad light. Maybe it will be a snooze, no one knows right now.

      • Nina says:

        Exactly! Plus it wasn’t his choice to announce this now

      • Maria says:

        Right?? The idea of us “not recovering from a bombshell” is silly, lol.

      • nina says:

        @Nina? No it was not his choice to reveal it. As usual his hand was forced by someone leaking it to the Daily Fail. I hope his publisher finds the leaker and fires them.

        It appears there are two of us posting under the same name

    • ennie says:

      the crazy press/twitter / RReporters are at fault , not them.

    • aftershocks says:

      @Lili said:
      “As much as i love both M&H. I was quite aghast at another bombshell being dropped since we havent recovered from the last lot they dropped. but i have had time to think about it maybe it will respond to some of Robert Lacey’s claims in his book.”

      But stop and think. Why are you characterizing the book as a ‘bombshell’? It hasn’t been published yet. You haven’t read it yet. It’s a memoir about Harry’s entire life, not just the last five years of complicated highs and lows. Don’t drink the kool-aid constantly emanating from the Salty Isle.

      I for one want to know what Harry will say about his growing up years with his mother, and about how his experiences in Botswana and in Lesotho began to pull him out of his personal miseries and into an understanding that he had a platform and status he could use to help children in need. Poor orphans, many with HIV, exhibited grace and a simple approach to life that in turn taught Harry something important beyond the gilded cage. I learned a bit about this from the documentaries on ‘Harry in Africa,’ filmed by Tom Bradby.

      Most of all, in creating Sentebale with Prince Seeiso, Harry discovered that he could begin to heal over his mother’s loss, by carrying on her legacy. My sense is that this memoir is an off-shoot and by-product of Harry working on himself. He’s been working on this memoir for over a year, so please best believe it has ZIP to do with f’ing Robert Lacey or any other royalist leech.

      Harry practices meditation, and he’s apparently still in therapy, which has been invaluable to his growth process. He shared that with us in The Me You Can’t See. Sadly, the media and many of us only focus on the sensational royal family-related aspects of what Harry revealed in the Oprah interview, in the Dax Shepard podcast, and in the Apple TV mental health documentary.

      The bottom line truth is that Harry’s life is about so much more than being born into a toxic dysfunctional, fakakta institution. Harry and Meghan wouldn’t hold my interest for very long if they didn’t have substance, character, kindness, charisma, and a ton of positive, inspirational things they are doing in the world. Why not focus on those positives? Or else, step back and take a break from the addictive behaviors of negative social media consumption re M&H, which can possibly lead to what some posters here have termed, ‘Sussex fatigue.’

  4. Penny says:

    Oh to have been a fly on the wall at KP when this dropped.

  5. LaraW” says:

    Was this leaked or announced? It doesn’t seem like the Sussex way of doing things, but now that I think about it, I’m realizing most of the projects that are released when they’re essentially complete are Meghan’s.

  6. Jane says:

    I really hope that this lays to rest, once and for all, the allegations that Meghan is behind everything. Going by everything that has happened, it seems clear at this point that Harry has been the driving force behind everything. Yes, he’s been wanting to protect his wife and children, but he’s the one putting himself out there front and centre, dealing with the royal family and the press, getting jobs, making money, and now writing his memoirs. I don’t imagine they’ll be too gossipy, probably more preachy and self-helpish, but they should make it clear what’s been going on in his head over the last year and a half. Apart from her lawsuit and the Oprah interview, Meghan has been very quiet, and while some of that has been due to her pregnancies, I also think that this is their strategy – Harry has a certain amount of protection based on who he is that she doesn’t have (royal, white, male, Diana’s son etc.), and he’s going to put himself out there in front of her, Archie and Lili for as long as it takes.

    • Nikki* says:

      They blame everything he does on Meghan, no matter what. Because before Meghan, Harry toed the line. Evidently she released the Cracken…

      • BabsORIG says:

        LOL @ Nikki, 😅😅🤣 every time I see the “release the kraken”, I visualize that DT lawyer who “releases the kraken”, LOL😅😅😂 What does it even mean to “release the kraken”?😅😅😂 I find it so funny, LOL. I’m off to google to find out.
        ETA, okay now I know what it means😅😅😂

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jane I wish so much that you were right, and in a sane world, you would be — but the people who despise Meghan are so unhinged that they’ll probably still find a way to twist it to fit their insane (literally insane) narrative. Like, hostage Harry was forced by Meghan to write the book to make it *look like* he’s not a hostage, or some such deranged nonsense.

        That’s part of why I think it’s so unfortunate that it was leaked so far in advance — it gives these demented people more time to shout their vitriol.

        In any case, I’m going to try to continue ignoring the existence of those lunatics and wait for the day we can pre-order it!

      • Ann says:

        Is “Release The Kraken” a Game of Thrones reference? I only heard of a kraken when I read the books. It’s a reference to the Iron Islanders who have the Kraken as their sigil or something. And the Ironborn are fighters and raiders.

        Maybe it’s an older reference and GRRM just used it, though.

      • Jais says:

        I think it’s a phrase from a clash of the titans movie? Which would go back to the Greek myth of Perseus and the kraken was a sea monster, I think? Pretty sure the phrase is just from the movie though? But I think a lawyer then used it or something in regards to Donald trump and election evidence? Gah should just google.

      • Feeshalori says:

        That phrase is from the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans where a bewigged Laurence Olivier as Zeus actually uttered, “Let loose the Kraken,” a sea monster. It was in the remake that Liam Neeson as Zeus said, “Release the Kraken.”

      • KatV says:

        The Kraken was a seamonster in early Scandinavian folklore, picked up by some movies.

  7. Pao says:

    Am i the only one who is NOT looking forward to this?

    • Anna says:

      Why that?

    • Amy Bee says:

      You and the royalists.

      • Pao says:

        Lmao im no royalist. Its just that this on top of the oprah interview, dax shepherd podcast and the me you can’t see is a bit too much. Maybe if he had waited a couple of years

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Pao: I never said you were a royalist but you are echoing their talking points. And what’s the difference between a year and half and a couple of years? I think the time is right for this book to come out.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      ……and yet…….LMAO
      Its a pity we cant be flies on the walls of all the folks who’ve declared, unasked, that theyre very much NOT gonna buy/read Harry’s memoir.
      L. M. F. A. O.

      Srsly tho….all I can think abt is the orgy of global pre-ordering tht will take place and the millions that Archewell will hv accrued for all their charities just from this book alone!

      • Lorelei says:

        @Carmen I have no idea how these things work, but your comment made me wonder it we’ll be able to order the book directly off of Archewell’s site? I would love that, instead of Amazon or whatever getting a chunk of the profits.

    • lanne says:

      Oh please. Stop concern trolling. I guess we’re going to see a lot of this from new posters today. For any other new folks coming to bitch: you have lots of anti Sussex media out there to write your hate posts. Haters are NOT welcome here.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Lanne: so true.

      • bub244 says:

        @lanna, you’re not a hater for not loving everything that M and H do. You can like them a lot and still have your own opinion that this is maybe too soon, without being accused of being a bot or ‘concern trolling’.

      • Liz says:

        Ok but Pao is a regular poster who is consistently pro-Sussex. I would hope it’s ok for them to break with the crowd on one thing, right? We can’t all think exactly the same all the time or it just becomes an echo chamber in here. (Yes there are newbies coming in here trying to sow discord but Pao isn’t one of them).

      • Maria says:

        People can have their own opinions but if your opinions start to echo the ones of RR’s, you might wanna rethink them.
        And yes, it is concern trolling for people who never lived Harry’s life or know his family to dictate when it is best for him to talk about the things that happened to *him*. And we don’t even know if this book is going to talk about the royals at all. Again, no one’s going to force you to buy it or read it, but for some reason people are commenting as if this is the case (people having Harry “fatigue”…ok? Scroll on then, what does that have to do with him?)

      • Christine says:

        Amen.

        I’m not remotely sorry to say that I will ALWAYS be here for what comes straight from Harry and Meghan, I find this totally refreshing, seeing as “never complain, never explain” is a total failure, like trickle down economics.

      • Kkat says:

        Pao is not a regular poster, they only showed up a bit ago and tend to do a lot of concern trolling
        they have just been prolific in their posts so it might seem they are a regular, but they aren’t
        I suspect they are BM

    • MsIam says:

      Pretty much.

    • Ginger says:

      Nope. I am excited for this book. Harry has led an interesting life before Meghan. His life with his mom, his mistakes and his military life, then creating Invictus.
      I think it will be good. There have been 7 books on his life and he has every right to write a book on his OWN life and to correct the mistruths that are out there. I don’t think he will be calling people out. I’m proud of him and I can’t wait to read it. He just wants the truth out there. Nothing wrong with that. Angela Levin has made a living claiming to be Harry’s biographer. It’s time for Harry to tell his own story.

      • Jais says:

        Agree with you Ginger. Harry has grown up witnessing people write about him on the daily. I think, now that he’s out, he’s bursting to talk. It may seem like a lot to others, but after 36 years of not countering what others have written about him and being a scapegoat for his family, he’s ready to talk and on his time-table. He can write a book about his own damn life. Get that people feel oversaturated but if this hadn’t leaked we wouldn’t know about it for another year. And either way, imagine how Harry felt oversaturated every d*mn day of his life as people wrote about him.

      • one of the Marys says:

        I hope to hear more about sentebale, invictus and his polar trek. They’re so out of my realm of experience I’d like to hear how they go from an idea to reality, actually some of the nitty gritty behind the scenes organization and planning

      • Gina says:

        Second this!

    • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

      I agree. Of course I’ll buy it, but I wish he’d waited longer, for PR purposes. With their enormous popularity, I sometimes worry about market oversaturation.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        Some of the same folks “wishing he would have waited a few more years” (what….’til he’s a 100 or wd that also be too soon?) are also the same folks who wished that M would have stayed in the BRF a few more years and “prove”…..some sh!t or the other.
        B!tches have no earthly right to tell ANYONE how to live their lives.

      • Myra says:

        As targets of a vicious hate campaign, market oversaturation is something they cannot control. The memoir will come out in 2022, one whole year after the Oprah interview. Honestly, we see the BRF more than we see the Sussexes, who are generally quiet. They don’t even have social media.

        Outside of this site, I really don’t see Harry and Meghan content. The media I consume on a daily basis do not cover the Sussexes and of course, since I don’t read tabloids, I don’t get that sense of oversaturation.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        You’re right that I was disappointed when they left (not knowing what they’d been through- I stupidly believed Charles would protect them, as they were his best assets and only real allies, if for no other reason). I didn’t want Meghan to ‘prove’ anything though, I just wanted her and Harry to have the victory they deserved. They did, in a form many of us never anticipated. I’m happy to have been wrong there, as I will be if I’m wrong about the future narrative surrounding the book.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        As far as media coverage, I’ve found they’re covered pretty frequently almost everywhere.

      • Christine says:

        You sometimes worry about market saturation? With a member of the British royal family?!?!

        Pull the other one.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Now that’s just obnoxious. In fact, I originally wrote ‘often’ but softened it lest I be accused of concern trolling, etc. like some of the other posters have been who appear perfectly sincere to me. I think just about all of us are rooting for Meghan and Harry here, and there’s no reason for this to become a toxic fandom type of experience. Good afternoon.

      • Maria says:

        I hardly think it’s toxic. Nobody called you a name or insulted you personally. If someone doesn’t believe your debating points, that’s a little different.

      • Kkat says:

        Nothing she said was toxic. You just don’t like the differing view from yours

      • Christine says:

        My point was that the British royal family could be used as a textbook definition for market saturation, and that has been the case for centuries.

  8. Anna says:

    Just sitting here munching on popcorn and sipping tea while the drama unfolds. Oh it delious!

  9. Kalana says:

    Dan Wooten is such a clown. If the Windsors have nothing to hide, then they have nothing to worry about.

    On the other hand, if these taxpayer-funded racist grifters are panicking, let’s get some details on why exactly they feel they need to do that. Transparency is absolutely essential for public servants. It is part of their duty to the UK,

    • Gina says:

      “If the Windsors have nothing to hide, then they have nothing to worry about”. This!
      Pity there’s no likes here. I want to “like” your comment 100 times!

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Kalana, exactly this. Why is it that everyone damn one in those friggin’ palaces is NERVOUS about this and that the Sussexes will/might say or reveal? Jeebus on a bicycle!! Its just ridiculous.

  10. Woke says:

    I really think there won’t be that much focus into his relationship with the royal family, if we go by the description.
    Also the strategy behind announcing it this soon I don’t get it, they could have let the rumor fly.

    • Snuffles says:

      Maybe not, but Harry didn’t grow up in a vacuum. They WILL be referenced throughout. Probably only as it pertains to him and his personal experiences with them. But that is still enough to make the family collectively shit themselves. They know damn well they used Harry as the family scapegoat to protect William. It would be naive to think Harry won’t talk about that.

    • equality says:

      I agree. I think it will be about things he did that he learned from such as the Nazi costume. Wonder if he has good pictures of what Will wore to that party. I bet that would make KP nervous.

      • Snuffles says:

        @equality

        Ooh! PICTURES! I didn’t think about that. New, private pictures that no one has seen. I remember Diana, Her True Story being full of her childhood pictures and I found them so fascinating.

  11. Amy Bee says:

    The statement says the book is set to be released in late 2022. So BP is going to have this hanging over their heads for most of next year, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. LOL I love it! I think this news shows the story about Harry wanting Lili’s christening to be in the UK to be false. I’m very excited that Harry’s writing this book. I always knew he would write one but I thought he would have waited until the Queen died to do it. So it’s quite surprising that it’s coming out so soon. Anyone saying that Harry had regrets about doing the Oprah interview or that he was surprised by the family’s reception of him at the furneral were lying or delusional.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      He handling his relationship with his grandmother the same way she is. She doesn’t protect him and his family as the monarch and he doesn’t consider the monarch in his decisions. They can chat away as granny and Harry and then go off and do what they feel needs to be done outside of that granny/grandson relationship.

    • Lorelei says:

      @AmyBee, agreed, I find it positively *delightful* that this will be hanging over their heads for so long, causing months of dread. I guess that’s the one silver lining to it leaking early.

      The funny part is that they always dread something that turns out to be far more innocuous than they expected. They did it with Finding Freedom and with the Oprah interview, pre-emptively putting out their own mini smear campaigns, and it turned out that they really had no reason to be so worried. In both cases, it could have been SO much worse. All they did by blatantly panicking so much is reinforce what we already know— that there’s still a lot more of their behavior that they do *not* want revealed.

      @BNLURNFOREVER: I love your comment so much I wish I could give it a hug, lol. I’m glad that Harry is maintaining his relationship with his grandma if it makes him happy, but in reality she’s done less than nothing for him over the past five hellish years, so I’m glad he’s not letting his personal bond with her prevent him from doing things like writing this book.

  12. Boo says:

    I love Harry and Meghan but this feels like too much. Wasn’t the Oprah interview meant to lay things to rest?

    However if it winds up the right people then that’s a good thing I suppose.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The Palace and press called Harry a liar. So the answer to your question is no it didn’t.

    • North of Boston says:

      For me it feels like too soon? Like, fine if he’s writing down his experiences and reflections for a book someday, but maybe live your new life for a few years before doing a tell all?

      Though maybe if it’s about a particular aspect of his life, like learning to cope with the grief and anger over his mother’s death or how he launched Invictus or some other focused topic it will be ok. (Vs a autobiography of someone under 40)

    • MrsBump says:

      Agreed. This will fuel another round of truth bombs, denials, opinion pieces from everyone under the sun, allegations that will be scrutinised in every talk show, plenty more clicks for the tabloids, endless nitpicking from the media over every turn of phrase. Honestly im exhausted just thinking of it. Nothing he says will ever be the definitive truth, no amount of harry’s truth will ever be THE TRUTH. It’s great that the money is being to charity but it all just feels so unnecessary. The greatest revenge is to live well, constantly rehashing the past in incredibly public ways, isn’t a win.

      • AD says:

        but how do you know that is what the book will be about. Truth bombs and allegations. I doubt that. It alludes to his time in Afghanistan, his role as a father and a husband etc. I believe he has been writing since going to therapy and now has something substantial to turn in to a book.

      • Demi says:

        I doubt it would be about family secrets of the house of Windsor no it would be just touching his memories of Diana then mostly about his time in Afghanistan, Invictus, how he met Meghan, how different life in US than life as a prince ect.

      • Green Desert says:

        @MrsBump – It’s from a pretty privileged position one can refer to racist attacks and other mistreatment as “constantly rehashing the past” as you do.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        MrsBump, but it doesn’t sound like he’s rehashing the past. This is about HARRY and not the royal family. Yes, he will talk about specific people, but I think it will be as his mother, etc., not about their position in the firm. Now, what the brf and BM decide to do at this point is on them. So far we see them telling on themselves with all of the stories they put out there BEFORE the book, interview, etc. is even out there. What they should do is stfu and go about their royal business that the tax payers pay for. If they’re not careful, the brf and BM will be telling more stories about THEMSELVES that will never be discussed in the book. When will they learn.

      • Lorelei says:

        @MrsBump, don’t you think that they ARE living well? I sure do. At the same time, however, Harry can write this book to set the record straight, since he’s constantly been called a liar for years. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.

        @Saucy I said something similar in another comment — about how they keep telling on themselves whenever something like this is on the horizon — but you articulated it much better than I did.

    • SunRae says:

      I think a big part of the reason why it continues to be easy for the Brit press to get at Harry (and oftentimes through Meghan) is because we don’t really know their story. We didn’t get the chance because they were immediately under attack from the moment they met. Even their love story is still a mystery.

      It’s hilarious to me that people think so little of these two people that they think the only thing they have to offer is royal family tea. I want to learn about Harry the man. He’s made a lot of very brave, interesting choices that don’t make sense for a white man of his station. Hell, he took on an entire country’s media and his family for his half-black wife. Like, give me insight into this man’s thinking!!! I want to know how he manoeuvred his family out of England via Canada and where Tyler Perry came in. Did his time in the army factor in? COME ON. I also want to know how he and Meg fell in love and cute insights into their home life.

      So YAAAAAS. I’m here for it. And trust, it’s going to be MAJOR.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Everything you described sounds fascinating- I would love this book.

      • Snuffles says:

        @sunrae

        “ ! I want to know how he manoeuvred his family out of England via Canada and where Tyler Perry came in. Did his time in the army factor in? COME ON. I also want to know how he and Meg fell in love and cute insights into their home life.”

        YES! Tell us about the great escape!!! I’m sure it’s full of intrigue!!

      • swirlmamad says:

        This is exactly what I’m hoping to learn about too!

    • BnlurNforever says:

      No it wasn’t enough because they are still under attack and the BM is still printing lies about Harry and Meghan everyday, all day and Meghan has hardly been seen or heard from since the Oprah interview. T BM/BRF is out there attempting to make the world toxic for Harry and Meghan, especially Meghan that’s what I’ve had enough of. Harry and Meghan have a right to set the record straight in as many ways and as often as it can be corrected because an entire powerful institution and media network is out here trying to RUIN them. This is history in the making and for those saying, TOO MUCH, DIDN’T THEY ALREADY DO THIS OR THAT, WHY DON’T THEY MOVE ON NOW, IT’S TOO SOON AFTER THE OPRAH INTERVIEW, OR D. SHEPHARD PODCAST, THE ME YOU CAN’T SEE. Go tell that to the British media, go have a talk with the legitimate American media slowly allowing the infiltration of the BM narrative about Harry and Meghan.

    • Lizzie says:

      Did the Oprah interview lay things at rest or do the bm print hundreds of stories and lies meant to whip up hate daily? The interview was in March 2021 and the book release late 2022 – I cannot call that too much. I can however call the never-ending smear campaign too much.

      • Babz says:

        You’re exactly right! And we can’t lose sight of the fact that if Page Six hadn’t outed this story, we would be completely in the dark until it was released, just like The Bench. That would have been over a year of them not releasing news, unless for Archwell. The Sussexes aren’t the ones keeping them front center in the media, it’s the media doing it. I can just imagine how irritated Harry and the publishers must have been, having to make an announcement long before they were ready to, all because someone at Random House couldn’t keep their damn mouth shut.

  13. C-Shell says:

    I’ll be pre-ordering this. Honestly, I never expected Harry to come out swinging the way he has since March, especially wouldn’t have predicted he’d be writing a memoir this soon. I admire his scorched earth approach, I gotta say. Angela Levin is among the RRs going through some things right now, I imagine.

    • Lorelei says:

      @C-Shell, co-signed. I wasn’t in a great mood today, but this news definitely perked me up a bit, lol. It’s enjoyable just thinking about the reaction on the other side of the pond, and particularly at KP. 💅🏻

      Would love a live feed of Levin hearing the news.

  14. BABSORIG says:

    If the BRF and the BM have NOT learnt any lessons since 2016 when it was announced that Harry and Meghan are dating; then they’ll definitely do a smear campaign on prince Harry. But if they learnt anything (I wouldn’tholdmy breath) then they’ll do a smear campaign which will end up like rotten egg on their face.

  15. Abena Asantewaa says:

    As usual they are panicking, just like Finding Freedom, just like The Oprah Intetview! They will start with smearing and threats of stripping them of their titles. They would pre-empt what’s in the book, by leaking stuff, only to find that they are not in the Harry’s book. Something really bad went on in the palaces, H&M held back. Someone, not The Sussexes will write about it.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      AbenaAsantewaa, I agree with you that the brf and BM will simply tell on themselves. I don’t think that the book Harry is writing is the one that they (and their guilty consciences) are getting in a panic about. Harry is an individual–he always has been, but they keep making the mistake that he’s just a Prince. Well, I suggest they don’t tell on themselves, because this book is about the man. Maybe some family relationships will be discussed, but not in context as a royal Firm is my guess.

  16. Laalaa says:

    I think they will jump the shark with this one.

    And definitely cut all ties from RF, which is probably the best.

    • Liz says:

      It’s so mind-boggling to me when people are like, “Now he’s done it! There’s no going back to the RF now!” Like, how many things does he have to do or say to make it clear that he doesn’t *want* to go back to the RF??

    • Amy T says:

      Everyone else gets to make money writing books about them. Why shouldn’t they get to write books about themselves? (Asking for a friend.)

    • Lizzie says:

      Yeah, cause a royal biography will never sell, right? LOL, this will be the biggest book of the year. Some may have missed when the RF cut ties with Harry and Meghan. The man cannot even wear military uniforms, c’mon.

    • Lorelei says:

      What do you mean by “jump the shark with this one?”

  17. Snuffles says:

    Oooh! This thread about to be poppin’! I have so much I want to say.

    First, without a doubt, I think for the past 20 years Harry has been preparing for this moment. I think he’s got extensive notes, journals etc. on ALL the bullshit he’s been put through. All the time he was used as a scapegoat and whipping boy to protect William. How he was treated within the family structure as a spare. Also, plenty of fascinating stories of his time in the military, times in Africa, his charities and finally his romance and life with Meghan.

    This will serve two purposes. First, to put all those royal “experts” out of business. There is a whole economy surrounding Harry and writing about him. Vultures who probably make up most of their material riffing off of the few kernels of information they do get. After this book is put out, the world will question everything they put out. And hopefully the public will stop reading the tabloid stories on Harry and Meghan.

    Secondly, The Firm and their whole “never complain, never explain” mantra while secretly briefing to the tabloids on the daily. I have no doubt KP and CH had intended to do that to Harry and Meghan for years to come to try and turn the tide in their favor. But, again, Harry going on the record will destroy that.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Snuffles: Exactly.

    • Becks1 says:

      I definitely think Harry is prepared, but I don’t think this is going to be his scorched earth memoir. That’s not going to happen while his grandmother is still alive, and its definitely not going to come right before her jubilee. (I do think he has plans for that though, just not at this point.)

      I think this is going to cause several meltdowns, but once it actually comes out I think the BRF and RRs are going to be like, “oh, that’s it?” I think its going to be more about his charity work, his military experiences, and his relationship with Meghan. I don’t think this is going to be the deep dive into his childhood etc that some are expecting.

      I’m putting this in writing so that when the book comes out, you can all laugh at me for being wrong, lol.

      • Snuffles says:

        @becks1

        It doesn’t need to be scorched earth for that family to freak out. Harry has been pulling his punches the whole time, but every time he speaks these people act like Harry stabbed them fifty times then poured salt all over the wounds. Anything that doesn’t make them look perfectly kingly, queenly, statesmen like, parents of the year is viewed as a betrayal.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Snuffles oh that’s definitely true. the royals are going to freak out even if Harry never mentions Charles once in his book (I think he will, but just saying lol.) We’re going to see lots of outbursts over the next year from the RRs and the royals themselves over this.

        I just think if people are expecting this to be the book where Harry tells us it was William who asked about the baby’s skin color, they’re going to be disappointed.

        On the flip side, however, to contradict myself – who better than Harry to spill all the secrets? If he’s writing a book about his life, and things he experienced and he heard and he was told – why not put all that in writing? No one else can really do it because of fear of lawsuits or other repercussions. But Harry could. I don’t know. Now I’m starting to convince myself of the opposite of what I’ve been saying, lol.

      • BnlurNforever says:

        No, I don’t disagree with you, but then that was my prediction about the Oprah interview and it turned out to be jaw dropping in it’s revelation when I was expecting charity talks and the like. Like you I think it won’t be the scotch earth some are expecting, but I will be happily surprised if it’s more revealing than expected.

      • Maria says:

        I think it’s going to be exactly what you say in content, Becks – unfortunately I doubt any RR or royals are going to say “that’s it?” considering even Meghan just saying Kate was a good person is still considered an “attack” on her in their eyes, lol!

      • cantdoattitude says:

        i pretty much agree with you, becks. i think with so much drama going on constantly, we forget just how much harry did before he even met meghan. he’s traveled the world, done so much charity work, and made a lot of faux pas in his youth. i think he has a lot to say for himself that doesn’t include anything about his family. my feeling is he did the oprah piece and the mental health series to talk about his family and how he’s dealing with that trauma. and this book was going to go into more depth about how he grew into the man he is. i do believe it will talk about meghan and their love story. but i just don’t think it’s going to be a tabloid tell all.
        and for everyone saying this feels too soon, i agree. but if it hadn’t been leaked (and i can guarantee if they find the leak, that person is beyond fired), we wouldn’t have heard about it until december or january at the earliest. and that timeline makes much more sense.

      • Lorelei says:

        I think at this point, the one thing we can ALL agree on is that the Sussexes continue to surprise us. Whether it’s the Hubb cookbook dropping out of the clear blue sky, or how much was revealed on Oprah, or their children’s names — the list goes on and on — they *always* manage to surprise us.

        So I’m not even going to attempt to guess what will or won’t be in this book, because no matter what I might predict, I’ll end up being wrong, lol. I cannot WAIT until the day we can preorder it!

      • aftershocks says:

        @Becks1 said:
        ” … who better than Harry to spill all the secrets? If he’s writing a book about his life, and things he experienced and he heard and he was told – why not put all that in writing? No one else can really do it because of fear of lawsuits or other repercussions. But Harry could.”

        An interesting take, Becks. The book will surely contain some fascinating revelations, but I doubt in a ‘tear it all down, scorched-earth’ way. It will likely focus more on Harry’s growth process, while referencing his family relationships honestly and straightforwardly, but with a bit of grace and reticence too, as he did in the Oprah interview and in the Apple TV documentary.

        It seems as if some of us forget Harry’s actual words and their context because of the relentless rota lies and re-framings of what was said. If we think of our own lives and how we might write our own personal memoir, that might provide us with clues, eh! I know I’d hold back on revealing every nitty, gritty detail, or find elegant ways of honing truth without inflicting petty harm, even if deserved. I think Harry wants to focus on his journey of growth, to offer lessons for others. Despite the way his family has treated him, I don’t think Harry will pull out all the stops on them.

        But grey men, ratchet rota, Rupert Murdoch, et al., Beware!

      • aftershocks says:

        @Lorelei said:
        “I think at this point, the one thing we can ALL agree on is that the Sussexes continue to surprise us… I cannot WAIT until the day we can pre-order it.”

        Agreed. M&H always surprise us in fascinating ways. Plus, they always recruit the best people to collaborate with! On top of that, they’re so good themselves at what they do, we know the end product will rock.

        Harry’s ghost writer is Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, J.R. Moehringer. He was also the ghost writer for Andre Agassi’s memoir, Open. I remember reading that book years ago. It was excellent, and the kind of book you want to read again as soon as you finish. It was funny, poignant, wise, thoughtful, heartbreaking, and full of surprises. When I heard that Moehringer was behind Agassi’s book, I became even more excited to place my pre-order!

        While waiting over the next year, I’m gonna re-read Agassi’s Open memoir, and also check out Moehringer’s novels. The rota crew are already trying to hurl potshots at Moehringer, which is laughable. They never learn. It didn’t work against Oprah, and it won’t work against this accomplished writer either. It’s hilarious that their headline dig is, “Harry’s ghost writer has Daddy issues.” LOL! We all got some kind of issues. It’s how you do or don’t resolve those issues that’s revealing.

        And anyway, ding, ding, ding: Andre Agassi had complicated and weighty Daddy issues. Prince Harry has got major Daddy issues and raging ‘other bro’ issues. So, Moehringer and the Duke of Sussex should be a great match!

    • Eurydice says:

      Yes, I think this will be his punch in the nose to the media vultures. When it comes to his family, we’ve seen that he has compassion – he excuses their behavior because of the life they’re forced to live, because of generational trauma, etc.. But he has zero compassion for the media – they killed his mother and tried to kill his wife and have controlled the narrative of his own life.

      So, maybe the various palaces should be trembling, they’re a bunch of cowards anyway, but it’s the press who will be revealed as liars. And they’re already lying with the hand wringing and pearl clutching – they’re thrilled they have something new to talk about.

  18. lanne says:

    Why are Harry and Meghan the only 2 people on earth who are not entitled to tell their own story?

    Because they are undercutting an entire industry that exists solely to tell stories (not just tell, but shape the stories as well) about them. This isn’t just a “ what will he say?” From the royal family. It’s also a “how dare you infringe on our role as storytellers” from the media.

    Lots of ink will be spilled (or online equivalent) regarding the timing, what should/will he say, is it Meghans fault, etc. bottom line is that all of us are entitled to tell our own stories about ourselves, and to face whatever consequences that storytelling results in. I see Harry asserting himself as an individual here, which apparently, no one in the UK media believes he really is. His identity is simply “spare.”

    The ratchets are secretly pleased. They now have 2 years of anti Sussex material to create in response. Even so, the royal family has a huge branding problem that is simply self inflicted. If they don’t create some kind of detente, and start at least mouthing words of support toward Harry as a family, they risk their Sussex animus becoming the defining feature of the RF, and the entirety of their message. Which of course, pushes the RF even further to the right, and connects them more explicitly to right wing political causes. “We hate Meghan” is NOT a good branding message, even though no one over there realizes it.

    This is going to be fun to watch them implode. Mr. incandescent is likely fueling every light fixture in the palace on pure rage alone.

    • Merricat says:

      Agreed. Who is anyone to tell Harry–or anyone else, for that matter–that he cannot or should not or better not tell his own freaking story? You can have whatever opinion you like about his story, but to try to muzzle him (for whatever reason) is one reason why they left the royal family.

    • Emile says:

      Exactly. So many of the people here on this thread saying “pass” and “hasn’t he talked enough” are the same people who happily lap up whatever nonsense royal reporters write about Harry (and Meghan) but are supposedly so “tired” that they don’t want to hear it from the horse’s mouth. They know their beloved royal family is trash and hate that every opportunity H&M get to speak just highlights that fact — that’s why they want them silent.

      (To add, I think this book will be about much more than the royal family — Harry has lived quite an interesting life outside the firm, perhaps more so than any other member of the RF, and I think that will make it a good read beyond just a teardown of the RF).

      • equality says:

        Considering that they H&M have been saying, for the most part, nice things about his family and not blaming them for things I don’t think it will be so much accusatory. I think it will be about Harry’s mistakes and what he’s learned from them going by the description. I agree, these same commenters were excited for the silly new movie coming out about H&M but think that Harry telling his own story is “too much”?

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      “Why are Harry and Meghan the only 2 people on earth who are not entitled to tell their own story?” Exactly.

      And it’s not just telling their story–though lord knows the powers that be tried hard to prevent that even if it meant killing Meghan & Archie–they’re not even supposed to *live* their lives. Meghan shouldn’t email when she wants. “I like them, but” they’ll never make it outside the royal family. And they shouldn’t move to California–it’s a bad look. And the streaming deals seem suspect for…reasons. And sitting down with Oprah is tacky–they just need to move on. And Harry talking to Dax Shepard is just too much. And no one wants to see a prince with bathrooms (!) do a series on mental health. And [insert vague concern about overexposure].

      From where I sit, they haven’t been overexposed yet. And Harry & Meghan both have plans & know what they’re doing.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Good points.

      • Ginger says:

        People need to understand that Harry and Meghan never said they were going to go into hiding for the rest of their lives. The ones that scream “privacy!” need to get that through their thick heads. Harry and Meghan have every right to make a living for themselves.

      • Lorelei says:

        I think it’s unfortunate that this info was leaked so far ahead of time, but that doesn’t make me any less excited to read it. For 40 years, Harry’s had to watch silently while other people (malevolent twits like Angela Levin and “Lady” Colin Campbell) published books about him, not to mention that he daily trash put out by the ROTA. It’s about time he gets to tell his truth and set the record straight.

        It really sucks that it leaked, because now we’re going to have months of fckery from all of the people 1) terrified of what might be revealed in this book, and 2) who will lose money because their stories about Harry become irrelevant once he gets his own words out there, and he’s their cash cow.

        In any case, I cannot WAIT to slam that “pre-order” button. We don’t even have to say here that we hope it will be a success; it goes without saying that it absolutely will. It will probably debut at #1 on the NYT bestseller list. And it will probably be so cathartic for Harry to write it. I’m happy for him.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      It’s as you say and also many people love watching the coliseum style tormenting of others, though they will never admit such. They know what the BM has been doing to Harry and Meghan and especially Meghan is wrong and cruel, but they get a sick thrill from it and resent it when the victims, in this case Harry and Meghan fight back. Harry writing his memoirs takes away the fun of sitting back and mindlessly watching him be pummel for bystanders amusement.

      • SunRae says:

        You’re so right @BnlurNforever, if anything, this thread illustrates perfectly how society is geared towards victim blaming. Even people who believe themselves to be supporters cringe when a victim makes too much noise.

        ‘We know he grabbed you that time, but why bring it up now that’s he’s up for CEO. Can’t you just move on??” in different clothes. I’m glad Hazza and Meg aren’t listening to a word of it.

      • Myra says:

        This is so true. People will write long paragraphs debating a blind gossip they read on some sketchy website but when the person sets the record straight, they suddenly have fatigue. They weren’t fatigued when Robert Lacey updated his book, but they are for a book that will be released in a year’s time.

  19. Water Bearer 💧 says:

    Well I hope Harry’s memoir is explosive and an a tell-all book airing his family’s dirty laundry. He has the right to tell his truth just like everyone else.

    And for those screaming I thought they wanted privacy! Privacy is about you choosing to share aspects of your life with others. It’s not up to the media or some random dude on social media to set the limits of the Sussexes privacy or any public figures.

    • Babz says:

      I noticed on Twitter that the old “but they said they wanted privacy” thing has reared its ugly head again. You can provide the definition of privacy to them continually, but they won’t listen. People like that have bought what the BM/BRF are selling. You can try to persuade them, but they’ll always move on to the next talking point. It’s exhausting.

  20. Keke says:

    Too much? This is Harry telling his story, not some “royal expert”. It’s about HIM not the RF.
    I want to hear from him not somebody that thinks they know how he felt or what he thinks.

  21. Becks1 says:

    So, I am really surprised at this. I thought the memoirs would come in 20 years, not now.

    Second, I think people are going to be disappointed if they think this is going to be Harry skewering the royal family. I think its going to deal a lot with his military experience and what he learned from that, and then the racism he faced once he started dating Meghan – from the press and the public. I don’t think this is going to be the “my family sucks and here’s why” memoir that some (on both sides) are anticipating.

    • Merricat says:

      I think you’re right about content. This is Harry wanting to show the trajectory of his life, and how he came to be where he is right now, living the sweet life in Montecito.

    • lanne says:

      I think what we have to remember is that we don’t have any idea what it’s like to have lived Harry’s life. From the outside, we talk about symmetry, and branding, and timing, but we forget that for Harry and Meghan, this is their lived experience. It sucks that the news was leaked, but I don’t think the secret could have ever been kept long term. There’s too much money to be made about the Sussexes, and information about their lives is the most valuable media commodity in the world.

      I see this as Harry and Meghan defusing the value of that commodity. They share information about their lives on their own terms. They hopefully devalue information about their lives. Hopefully, once their story is told the way they want it told, people will get sick of them, move on from them as a story. Yes, people will criticize them, but they have faced that for 5 years, and there’s no escaping criticism when the goalposts can simply be moved.

      Their biggest “betrayal” in my mind, is that they are refusing to play their designated role in the royal family. Harry refuses to be Williams whipping boy, and he’s refusing to do the physical and emotional labor needed to keep William in line. Ratchets are going to ratchet, but Harry is breaking free of the role of “spare.” This should be the event which finally makes the RF realize he’s not coming back to save them from themselves. I don’t think Harry needs to wait 20 years to do this. He’s taking the punches not just for his own children, but for his niece and nephew. That’s a man. Meghan got herself a man with a spine of steel. And this is the guy the RF wanted everyone to believe was an idiot.

      • SunRae says:

        Yep. Homegirl scored herself not just a mere prince but A MAN.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @Lanne: You’re speaking the truth. I think the book puts a bow on his life as a royal and will allow him to move forward with his life and his work. He’s had 36 years of other people telling his story and has every right to do it now.

      • Becks1 says:

        To be clear, I don’t think he “needed” to wait 20 years, that was just what I was expecting and what many of us on here have said for years at this point – that the Sussexes memoirs will definitely happen, but years in the future. That’s why I’m surprised. I don’t really disagree with anything else you said.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Never considered oversaturation as a deliberate strategy to lose media interest- that’s brilliant.

      • Demi says:

        Also, he worked with the Aspen Institute to counter misinformation, people there could have encouraged him to publish his own memoir to stop British tabloids from speculation & selling false stories. It’s interesting because the proceeds will go to charity so the goal is not profit.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Lanne, this entire comment is a work of art, but I have to admit that I particularly enjoyed “Ratchets are going to ratchet” 😭

  22. ModeratelyWealthy says:

    For those not looking forward, thinking it is too early: remember the Oprah interview was the Sussexes way of setting the record straight and reminding RF and RR they have ALL the receipts, for them to keep their name out of their mouths…

    What happened? They doubled down, now even Charles is leaking he cannot speak to Harry because he is afraid of Meghan.

    Harry should only remind TQ when they speak that her heir and her heir´s heir did not stop their little campaign, in fact they have intensified, and while she seems to tolerate the disrespect to her guidelines, he will not.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      Yes. This is what the people who keep bringing up the Oprah interview and the D. Shephard podcast keeps ignoring. The British Media and the British Royal Family doubled down on the attacks against them and have not let up in coming for Meghan especially. She’s laid low since forever and yes, some of that is the pregnancy, but I also think they’ve literally made it stressful for her to live. As long as the royal family insists on continuing to use Harry and Meghan as their shield to protect themselves from bad press, they should expect Harry to do whatever is necessary to set the record straight.

    • Lorelei says:

      @BN: Yes! Thank you! People tend to conveniently forget and/or ignore that aspect of the situation.

  23. JennyJazzhands says:

    Lol why is everything a bombshell to these people?
    They will undoubtedly follow the same routine.
    1. Throw out accusations and smears prior to release based on what they think will be said (they know they’ve done terrible things and have to try to “even the score”)
    2. “Bombshell” turns out to be truthful but not harsh or blamey.
    3. Figure out how to get out of or spin the initial accusations and smears they threw.
    4. Rinse and repeat

    • Rapunzel says:

      Exactly what I was going to say!

      The bigger bombshells will be the leaks during the lead up to the book.

      As usual, the BRF’s inept PR will make their reactions to Harry worse than Harry’s actual behavior.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Rapunzel this is so true and really says it all:

        “The bigger bombshells will be the leaks during the lead up to the book.”

        They didn’t learn with Finding Freedom. They definitely didn’t learn with the Oprah interview (ffs they were so desperate, they went so far as to introduce a brand new “Meghan is a bully!” narrative the week before— just unreal). So we have no reason to believe this will be any different.

        These people will be the architects of their own demise. The ineptitude *on every level* of what is ostensibly a world-class organization with access to the very best resources the world has to offer is truly stunning!

  24. ABritGuest says:

    I definitely knew a book would sooner come from Harry than Meghan seeing as royals all cooperate on biographies etc. And seeing how the royal family & press like to rewrite history eg Diana’s panorama interview- thought it was necessary to get his side across on exiting royal duties etc for posterity as plenty others will write their take.

    But I don’t think it will actually give the scorching tea on eg the culprits behind the smear campaign especially as Elizabeth is still alive. I think he will be the focus & it will be more reflective. The press release literally says it will be about lessons learned from his mistakes etc so those expecting a tell all will likely be disappointed. So think it’s more about his development rather than the royal family.

    wish he had waited a few years for that distance from royal life, to give Archewell’s work more focus & to have established himself more in new life before doing a reflective book.

    But anyway I’m sure the royals will out several things in preparation for this eg who asked about the skin tone which should be fun.

    • Sofia says:

      I agree. I think at the absolute “worst” it’s going to be similar to the Oprah interview. So if anyone wants to be worried it should be the media, courtiers, Charles and William. But even then he has been sympathetic towards the other 2, even calling them trapped and saying Charles himself is a victim of generational pain.

      If anyone is hoping for a “Anyways William cheats on Kate!” or “Charles is a terrible father and I’ll never ever forgive him!”, you might be disappointed.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Sofia you and I are on the same page, as well as @ABritGuest. I don’t think this is his scorched earth memoir. I think he has that one waiting in the wings, but that’s for years from now, not at this point.

      • Ginger says:

        Agreed Sofia. This book is not going to be him
        calling his family out.

        I can’t wait to read about him meeting Meghan, their dating time, him releasing that statement, proposing, his reaction to Meghan walking down the aisle, him learning that Meghan was pregnant, Archie’s birth, etc …
        It’s going to be a great book and I can’t wait, in these memoirs they usually have unreleased photos. I wonder if he will release some? Either way, it’s going to be good. I have enjoyed Harry’s interviews this year. He comes across as someone who is clearly very intelligent and compassionate.

    • Amy Bee says:

      The Palace hasn’t stopped bashing him and Meghan since they’ve left so why must he wait? Archewell is doing fine and the work is continuing behind the scenes.

      • taris says:

        yep … i don’t really understand the argument that they need to wait for the dust to settle on their ‘bombshells’ to give their work ‘meaning’.
        i mean, this *is* their work – to a large extent. infusing their personal experiences with their advocacy (in order to relate to others) is very much h+m’s MO. so … if harry goes into length in his memoir about his time in the military or the therapy he’s gotten, how exactly would that ‘take away’ from his advocacy for veterans and mental health? doesn’t it, in fact, *enhance* it?

    • aftershocks says:

      @AbritGuest said:
      “wish he had waited a few years for that distance from royal life, to give Archewell’s work more focus & to have established himself more in new life before doing a reflective book… anyway I’m sure the royals will out … in preparation for this … who asked about the skin tone which should be fun.”

      Please check out their Archewell site, which provides a dynamic and focused summary/ outline of everything the foundation is doing, along with a mission statement.

      IMO, M&H are amazingly well-established in their new life and in their forever home. Their energy and focus on numerous projects at the same time they are raising two young children and navigating so much in their inner sanctum and on the noisy periphery, I find astounding and exemplary.

      They have a wealth of new contacts, long term close friends, and a bevy of exciting opportunities they have been vetting, clearly. This, at the same time they are raising Archie, weathering a miscarriage, having a new baby, taking care of their dogs and their chickens, fundraising, launching Archewell initiatives, planning their podcast, producing new content for Netflix, writing books, and finding downtime to just be a family and nurture their union. In addition to Harry holding down two corporate jobs and making two dutiful trips back to the Salty Isle. Whew! The Sussexes keep it real, and then some. They are about being creative, active, passionate and purposeful.

      Maybe the best way to follow them is to focus on what they are doing of a positive nature, instead of being overly distracted by the rota’s lies and the firm’s jealousy and bitterness.

      Meghan said last year, “My faith is greater than my fear.” I have taken time to truly ponder that and what it means in the scheme of what she has publicly and privately experienced these past five years. I try to take inspiration from her words and her deeds for my own life.

      I don’t see anything ‘fun’ about the ‘skin tone’ hubbub. I think we know it came from Cain, with Pa Charles’s active involvement. As far as how a darker skin tone might look amongst nobility and royalty, they have only to look at the Liechtenstein royals (Prince Max, Princess Angela, & Prince Alfons), and in their own country at the Marquess and Marchioness of Bath, and their children. Looks quite marvelous and beautiful to me.

  25. Sofia says:

    Harry has every right to tell his story. Every. Single. Right. And the people who profit off saying what the royals are allegedly thinking or saying need to sit this one out. They can all say whatever but as soon as Harry writes it down, it’s all hell breaks loose?

    That being said, I don’t think it should have been done now. There was the Oprah interview, the James Corden interview, Dax’s podcast and TMYCS. IMO, that’s been enough to tell his story FOR NOW. A memoir in 5-10 years time? All for it. There’s a real chance of fatigue from the general population. A real chance people will go “Ugh they’re STILL talking?!?!???” It’s okay for us because we love them but the general population who aren’t so invested could get bored from it.

    That being said, I wish them the best.

    • MsIam says:

      It won’t be out for over a year. That’s a long time from now.

      • Sofia says:

        There’s going to be a lot of media frenzy surrounding it which will contribute to that potential fatigue. Yes that’s not Harry’s fault or something he can directly control but I still stand by that it’s a bit too soon. In 5-10 years when the interviews already done would have been a good few years old, that’s when it would have been better.

      • Ginger says:

        Exactly. Those saying he should wait a few years, well …. he is. It’s not till later next year.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      Meghan can’t do a 8 minute radio interview without being lied on and have a million articles written before and after said interview. The craziness never stopped and I can’t even begin to imagine her life once she starts venturing out again. Who knows what the next 5yrs will bring, but people are paying attention to all this now and unfortunately the dominant narrative out there is still the BM, so I say tell your story Harry, give people the definitive version of your life.

      • Sofia says:

        Sadly, those who want to believe the BM will continue to do so. They can do 5 Oprah interviews and 20 memoirs but it won’t stop people believing what they want to believe. I am all in favour of Harry writing his story, it’s his story after all but if people think that this will get the BM to shut up or that people will just stop listening to them completely, they’re sadly mistaken.

      • BnlurNforever says:

        @Sofia, I disagree it’s like whenever HnM responds to something it’s their response that becomes the dominant narrative not the other. It just gets tiresome to continue to have to respond. By writing his memoirs, for the rest of time when legitimate people look at a certain point in Harry’s life, they will look to what he said, not what has been written in the tabloids. Everything they, HnM said stand, it’s that the BM/BRF comes up with new lies – the baby name or other to put out there. They have to keep speaking up and those who value what is right should support them speaking up and speaking out.

      • Sofia says:

        I get that. I do. But again, it’s not going to stop people lying when they want. Diana has recordings and a book she personally contributed to yet people still lie about her. And there are some that do believe those lies. How many times has Harry said “this was all my idea” yet the narrative of Meghan leading him hasn’t stopped. And it won’t stop.

        I have no issues with him doing a memoir in general. I expected it. My only critique is that I think it should have come out in 5-10 years time. That’s it. That’s basically been my only critique. Again, I have ZERO issues with the memoir in general.

    • MerryGirl says:

      Sofia, what makes you think in 5-10 years the bulahoo surrounding the Oprah interview and other podcasts would die down? Diana has been dead for 24 years and they are still spinning her Panorama interview and writing sh*t about her every week. It’s Harry’s life, it’s his story and their should be no timeframe on when he wants to say something about himself. Those who have fatigue can sit it out, but they won’t.

      • Sofia says:

        Because the general population who aren’t interested won’t have a long term memory about these things. In a few more years time, I think that it would be more likely seen as a continuation rather than them complaining and still talking (which I don’t feel that way but I believe the general public will).

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Sofia, I would agree if I thought this was a tell all. But I don’t expect it to be. This is about Harry as a child and adult Not Harry as a Prince. Yes some family relationships will be included (his Mother and her death), but this is about the mistakes that Harry made and the things he’s done right that make him who he is today. That’s a much bigger story IMO than his life as a Prince.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Sofia: Harry is smart and savvy; I’m sure he knows that it will cause a media frenzy no matter when he writes it, and that he has no control over what garbage they print.

        I’m sure he gave much consideration to the timing, and for whatever reason, decided not to wait a decade and to publish it now (well, a year from now).

        Maybe knowing that the truth straight from him is out there, on the record, will give him a sense of satisfaction — he’ll know that at least he did everything he possibly could to get the truth out — and he doesn’t want to put that feeling off for years, unnecessarily. Plus, it’s probably been very cathartic for him to write it, and maybe he wanted to keep going while he had the momentum.

        I get what you’re saying about the general public, but I don’t necessarily think that Harry is driven by the numbers, or cares about releasing it at a time at which it’s predicted to make the most money. (I might be very very naive! But that’s just the sense I get from him, especially when it comes to something so personal.)

      • Sofia says:

        @Lorelei: Yeah you’re right that Harry is a lot more savvy and smarter than people think. He’s also got a very good PR team who no doubt know better than I do about when is the best time to do or release things. So if he and his team think this is the best way forward then it is.

        You may have a point about it being cathartic for him. I think it also means that maybe for him, once the book is out and his life has been written down, he can close the book on the royals for good. It might be the final chapter for him regarding the royals. I don’t know, I’m just guessing.

        I am not against the memoir, I just think it could have been released later. But I accept your points as stated above and can see why he would want to release it soon.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      We are NEVER promised tomorrow. I saw people saying Harry is only 36 and still has a life to live. God grant him long life, but Diana thought she had a long life ahead of her too. Harry’s life and those of his children and wife are in CONSTANT DANGER. There have been death threats and hit jobs taken out on him because he married a woman who is not white. His children have been likened to monkeys and called mongrels. There are white supremacists and bona fide nut jobs who think it is their duty to punish H&M for some jacked up reason. If not now, when? Carpe Diem! Meghan and Harry said they refuse to live in fear and the right time to publish his memoir is WHENEVER THE HELL his spirit moves him. He is a private citizen. He is a celebrity. He is still a prince and he is KING OF HIS CASTLE. If Harry wants to write a book every. damn. year. He should do it and those who don’t like it can just NOT BUY.

      Until the RF and their goons in the media stand down with the character assassinations and leaks, about everything H&M do or how they name their children, until the Firm tells them to leave them the hell alone, Harry & Meghan will do whatever they need to do to make sure posterity knows the truth about anything they feel is misinformation.

  26. Amy Bee says:

    A lot of people have been saying this- if the Palace treated Harry well and Charles was a good father as it has been stated there is nothing for the Royal Family to worry about with this book. I agree. Look Harry is not going to all out bash the family but I think he will discuss who their actions impacted him and his family. If some people don’t want to hear that then don’t buy the book and don’t pay attention to anything about it.

  27. Lady Digby says:

    I love the faux outrage from professional trolls like Piss Moron. It is just hypocritical from everybody making a living off commenting on RF to deny Harry the right to tell his own life story?!
    Prince Charles collaborated on an official biographer and even did interview to promote it. Surly Bill got his minions to feed R Lacey with another information to fill 12 additional chapters for the paper back. Neither can complain if Harry wants to respond and talk about his own growth as a person.

  28. MsIam says:

    Other people have been using Harry, his life , relationships, etc. as a cash grab for years. Its his turn now to tell the story he wants to tell. Better him than scum like Angela Levin, or pompous douches like Robert Lacey. I definitely don’t think its too soon, that’s not the trend in memoirs anyway. People are writing their books in the moment and Harry has lived a heck of a life.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Msiam: I agree with you 100%. Plus, most people these days have two autobiographies.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Msiam and @AmyBee, I agree with you both and can’t wait to read this book. I’m also enjoying thinking about what a bad day Angela Levin probably had 🥰

        (And AmyBee you’re right that many people have two now. Thinking only of the books I happen to own, Julie Andrews has two — one focusing on early years, one on later years — and I believe that Michael J. Fox has three. I’m sure there are lots of others I can’t remember at the moment.
        But I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Harry wrote another one 20 years or so from now.)

  29. Loretta says:

    I can’t wait to buy the book.

  30. BnlurNforever says:

    I can’t wait for this. This feels like my reward for diligent support throughout the years and I can’t wait to savor every delicious page of this. I’m not even talking about the latter part of Harry’s life with him and Meghan because that came after he had gotten himself together. I mean the years of shenanigans that was apparently a direct result of not dealing with his mom’s death and the lack of support in the aftermath of her death. I want to know it all and from the little blurb it seems we are going to get to go on that journey all the way to him discovering the kind of man he wanted to be and what it took to get there. Meeting Meghan will no doubt come towards the ending chapters of the book if it goes chronologically through his life. I am so looking forward to this and all the other offerings Harry and Meghan have already announced for 2022.

  31. Mrs. Smith says:

    Based on Harry’s quotes, the book is about his personal growth. It’s probably going to be as essentially harmless as Finding Freedom. Except now H & M (and we!) will be inundated with palace/BRF/BM hissy fits. It’s gonna be a looong year.

  32. Belli says:

    A whole year of panicking palaces… They’ll leak enough for three memoirs in that time.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Belli I know your comment was meant to be tongue in cheek, but you’re probably not that far off! A full year of desperation during which they’ll all be leaking like sieves— definitely enough for a trilogy 😂

  33. Harper says:

    Harry: My Life Part I. You go, Harry! Let’s wrap up the royal part of your life in a nice package with a bow and set the record straight. I disagree that it’s too early. Diana was much younger, much more in the thick of royal life when her story came out. Charles was in his forties when he commissioned the writing of his story. Harry deserves to tell his story; it’s not his fault that The Firm is run by idiots who couldn’t think ahead that he would take notes and have a preference for the truth getting out.

    We are going to see some more squirming from TOB because of this. Maybe Prince Elegant will blow from the family and be living beyond the grid in Africa by then to escape the fallout.

    • Lady D says:

      The wrapping up the royal life sentence makes me think that maybe Harry has already been told he will lose his titles and/or his children will never have one. It is now part of his past, time to move on.

  34. Anwahets says:

    Other people have been writing for years about Harry and appointing themselves experts on his life. In writing his own memoir, it puts a stop to their grifting on his name especially Angela Levin.

    As for the talking point I’m seeing here, no, Harry and Meghan are not oversaturated and dictating to people when and how often they can talk about their own abuse experiences is disappointing behavior. And concern trolling about Archewell is not slick. I can see what you are doing. If you are bored of hearing the abuse they suffered then it’s best you stop following anything they do.

    I’m looking forward to this book. I will definitely buy it when it comes out.

  35. S808 says:

    I always thought if either of them wrote a memoir, it’d be harry. I think people will be sorely disappointed if they think the whole book will about the the last few years. He’s been though and seen more than most in a lifetime. He has 35 years worth of stories to tell. I think we can except Meghan’s 20 years down the line.

    • Nyro says:

      The way he’s been treated his entire life has been messed up. Wait until the world hears about how The Firm sent Harry back to boarding school not even two weeks after his moms funeral and how teachers and students at the school were instructed to not mention his mother’s death. They have so much more to be worried about than the last few years.

  36. taris says:

    for the people on here saying harry’s said enough, or that you’re tired of the sussexes talking, a few things:

    •the oprah interview addressed (largely meghan’s) experience as a working royal + the circumstances around the sussexit – that was a very specific, narrowed time of their lives
    •harry says the book will cover pretty much *his entire life* and journey (“definitive” … “highs and lows”); it’ll be a chance for him to address events in his life fully on paper for posterity (rather than in snippets in interviews and podcasts)
    •i suppose he’ll delve into the public and private aspects of his life, and even if you think you know everything about him at this point, i know we will all be surprised
    •i very much doubt that it’s intended to be the fuck-the-royal-family bombshell that some expect/fear it to be; feathers will be ruffled, i’m sure, but harry feels that there are things that need to be said and i’m sure he’ll be sincere rather than just vindictive
    •lastly, like a bajillion books and articles and documentaries have been put out there by people who barely know harry but have profited massively from his name. why is it a crime that he finally puts his own narrative into his own hands? in proper context and with proceeds going to charity?

    don’t read or buy the book if you don’t want to, but this ‘haven’t they said enough already’ wringing is honestly so annoying. openness and authenticity are very much h+m’s nature – if you’ve been following them all along, you’ll know that.
    why the pearl clutching now?

    • SunRae says:

      They know this. They’re afraid he’s about to ruin their little royal fantasy by blowing every idyllic notion they had out of the water. Hard to savour all the pageantry once you realise the real human cost.

      The concern trolling is to be expected. They’re so obvious it’s hilarious

      • Ginger says:

        Harry has always been the one to speak the truth, even before Meghan. There are videos of him saying he doesn’t like the UK and how he wanted his own column in the paper where he calls out the lies being written about him. This book is probably something he has ALWAYS wanted to do and now can. Good for him.

    • Amy Bee says:

      @Taris: YES

  37. Pippin says:

    That noise is the sound of PWT launching the good china at the walls, Keen losing her composure and donkey-laughing herself to madness, CarolE wailing like a Boden-clad banshee and Chaz weeping into his organic peas.

    Uncle Gary is currently fuelling himself up on White Lightning, ready to pebbledash the tabloids with defensive pro-Waity stories.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      I’m cackling. I really think KP & the Middletons are going to be leaking like crazy (in different directions, obvs) to get ahead of this. Gary’s definitely gonna get lit & give some interviews. Charles should get a handle on it, but he won’t. And it will all give Harry free publicity. I can’t wait.

    • Lorelei says:

      “Boden-clad banshee” 😭

  38. Taenerys says:

    The Royal Family has the bullying investigation and Harry, first of his name, the ginger prince, defender of Meghan, Lord of Montecito, and the protector of his little black babies has his tell all book. We love to see it! Harry, tell it all!

  39. Izzy says:

    Of course they assume it’s going to be full of bombshells. Good, let them squirm from now until the book is published. And the publisher needs to find whoever leaked it and fire them. At least this time it’s a memoir and not some sycophantic sugar-coated drivel by some so-called royal expert.

  40. AD says:

    I don’t think anyone here is saying they are Teresa or Ghandi. Stop projecting. You don’t even know what is in the book yet here you are talking about what it will entail.

  41. Merricat says:

    Lol. The book won’t hit the shelves for who knows how long, but the rota and the rf act like it’s coming out tomorrow. What a lot of babies they are.

  42. mariahlee says:

    *sigh* I understand why he’s doing this but I’m already over the inevitable backlash on my fave. All Meg seems to want to do is raise her babies, be a philanthropist/investor, and create wholesome children’s content. I wish there was a way for him to air his grievances without M ending up on the frontline. He seems to constantly invite chaos into their lives, and then she gets all the slack for it. It’s disturbing to witness tbh

    • Merricat says:

      I think the Sussexes are living their lives. The “backlash” is not their fault, and not a reason either one of them would use to stop.

    • MsIam says:

      Yes, Meghan is doing all the things you mentioned but she’s still getting attacked for existing so what has keeping quiet really accomplished?

      • Ginger says:

        Exactly. If they were silent Meghan still gets attacked. That’s how it’s always going to be. This is the media’s problem, not Harry and Meghan’s. The media invent the chaos NOT Harry and Meghan.

    • Demi says:

      Meghan is a supportive wife if her husband wants to publish his own memoir she will support him just like how he supports her with pearl, rescuing chickens & children content. They are a team& they support each other.

  43. LaraW” says:

    I mean this with the greatest affection for all the regular posters here: we’re not oversaturated with H&M because of their actions, but because of the UK press. I know there’s an argument to be made that “well then they shouldn’t do things to ‘provoke’ the press,” but at this point we all know anything they do at all provokes the press. Should they just put their lives on hold indefinitely until somehow, magically, the UK press isn’t interested in them anymore? Almost every story about any other member of the RF mentions H&M in some way, shape, or form. The Wessexes have been aggressively pursuing the huge gap left by H&M’s absence, William keeps them in the news cycle with his declarations of “I will now meet the Sussexes at their own game,” Kate or whoever keeps talking about “reaching out” to Meghan. And there was that whole gratuitous Lacey campaign, rereleasing his book with chapters practically written by William’s hatred.

    The f-cking name of their child was some kind of UK press manufactured crisis. And the made up stories about the christening just yesterday. There was that charity that used H&M’s name just to draw attention to their weird cause advocating for two children per family. People complain that the Sussexes haven’t put out significant content on Netflix— when they announce a project in the works/possibly near completion, the press finds fault for that also. The Emmy wasn’t the Sussexes’ submission— it was Harpo. They keep getting blamed for things that are not their fault and not in their control. And Harry’s attitude very much seems to be “f-ck it, if I’m going to be crucified by the press, I’m going to do what I want.”

    If we’re going to lay the blame at someone’s feet, it has to be fair. If we’re oversaturated with news about the Sussexes, it’s because everyone somehow makes it about them. The freaking Euros had people talking about H&M because of William’s hypocrisy and the confirmation that the UK has a racism problem.

    Am I looking forward to the deluge of vitriolic press that will be aimed at H&M in the months to come? No. But to me that just speaks of how f-cked up the UK monarchy and BM are, it speaks of a larger societal and systemic issue, not a reflection of the timing and release of any of H&M’s projects.

    • Becks1 says:

      *standing ovation*

      The sussexes have been quiet for months now, pretty much since TMYCS came out. Meghan did ONE interview for her book – ONE. and it was on NPR. They announced the birth of their daughter and only pushed back in the press after the RRs spent her first weeks insisting that her name was an insult or whatever. Harry went to WellChild and the statue unveiling, we got a Netflix announcement, and this leaked (so the timing of this announcement was not their choice.)

      It’s not H&M’s fault that the press can’t keep their names out of their mouths. We have not seen Meghan since her virtual appearance at the VaxLive concert. People feel “oversaturated” because the press has to talk about them to make money. What else are they going to talk about, William’s affairs?

    • Amy Bee says:

      Hear, hear!

    • taris says:

      thanks lara … so well put.
      we can’t honestly expect h+m to lock themselves up in their house and never ever come out. they need to get on with their lives. they have sooo much to contribute to the world.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Taris: and even if they did lock themselves up and never left their house again, they would STILL be trashed on a daily basis.

    • Babz says:

      *chef’s kiss* to your comment, @LaraW! Thank you!

    • VS says:

      @LaraW — I love you!!! BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO

  44. Mustlovedogs says:

    I do understand everyone has an opinion. But before being too critical of this, imagine for a moment what it would be like that every day, complete strangers will write thousands of words about what YOU feel, think, believe, want, need. Newspaper and magazine articles, millions of online comments, entire books – all purporting to know YOUR intimate thoughts, your relationships, your motivations, your mistakes. Millions of words. Not only about you, but about those you love and wish to protect the most. All without your consent. Without your knowledge. All untrue. All generating income for those very people lying about you each and every day. Imagine your hands are tied and you are gagged. Not allowed to say a word. Not allowed to say -“that’s not true! That’s not what is said, not what I feel!”
    Imagine that quietly for a moment. After experiencing that, I think I’d like to tell my story myself.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      Yep. I truly can’t imagine their lives and have said it repeatedly. Truly, they are a fairytale and a nightmare depending on the day. I can swoon over them and still know that I wouldn’t choose their lives if given the choice because what they have dealt with would destroy me utterly. Harry has a right to tell his own story and people have the choice to either read it, or pass. He hasn’t had a choice about what has been written about him his whole life. Now it’s his turn to set the record straight and I’m here for it.

    • Tamsin says:

      @mustlovedogs

      Exactly. In a nutshell.

  45. MellyMel says:

    Bwahaha….and season 5 of The Crown comes out next year as well. 2022 will not be a good year for the RF. I will be buying this memoir for sure!

    • Lorelei says:

      Ahahahaha I didn’t even realize that about The Crown! (Aren’t they covering Diana’s death in this season? Either way, the family will hate it.)
      I am very much looking forward to the BRF enduring an extremely sh!tty year 🥰

  46. tamsin says:

    Why does everyone assume that Harry is going to do nothing but cover the same ground as the interviews? I’m interested to read Harry’s thoughts and reflections on his life experiences and his attitude toward various things. I don’t expect it to be a “take down” of his family or be a “bomb shell”. Harry appears to have become quite introspective, so I don’t expect this book to be a vindictive tell-all, which is what the RR seem to assume. There is more to Harry’s life than just the last five years and all the racism and jealousy that has forced him to make the momentous decision to forge a separate life a whole continent away. I hope there will be insight, humour, and new info in this book, and yes, even restraint. I am surprised by the long time line. I think an announcement about this at the beginning of 2022 would have been perfect. It’s not clear why this announcement has come out in the middle of summer and over a year and a half. It does give the RR’s plenty of time to exploit their cash cow, so I wonder if this timing is a result of a leak. It comes on top of Harry’s and Meghan’s separate
    Netflix productions.

    • BnlurNforever says:

      It was leaked apparently and the publisher had to confirm it and I think Archewell followed with the announcement and so forth. They were probably planning to announce this similar to how Meghan’s children’s book was announced, nearer the date of release, but alas.

    • North of Boston says:

      It seems like it was a leak, as it first showed up on Page 6, before being officially confirmed.

  47. Serena says:

    Can’t wait for him to finally make everybody stfu.

  48. Mooney says:

    This is giving all the Oprah interview vibes. Someone leaked about it and there was a huge gap between announcement and broadcast (one month I know but that’s a lot). And in that duration there was lots of mudslinging specially at Meghan. And now this… it’s literally a whole year ahead and they’ve already started… still Meghan is being blamed. I wish they’d just announced when it’s ready for sales.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Mooney this isn’t Harry’s fault; it was leaked to Page Six, and he’s probably pretty angry about it

  49. aquarius64 says:

    If the BRF and the BM are throwing fits now they are afraid the book will be more detailed than the Oprah interview, that is the book will name more names and bring more receipts? Who made the comment about Archie skin color? The real reason he never met Bad Dad? Names of courtiers who informed on the Sussexes to the press? The bad things William did that Harry took the fall for? Inquiring minds would want to know.

  50. Dee says:

    Harry has a right to tell his own story. Everyone saying this is “too much, too soon” should realize that this is sooner than Harry wanted to announce the book, but leaks made it necessary.

  51. Merricat says:

    I think Harry and Meghan are doing what they want to do, what they have a right to do, which is to tell their stories. The fact that there will be a huge, months-long reaction to this is not their fault. That is like blaming a woman for her husband beating her up. Yeesh.

  52. Red Weather Tiger says:

    I do NOT have Harry fatigue whatsoever and cannot wait to read this memoir! I’d pre-order today if that were possible. Hearing about his mom especially interests me. I am so glad Harry has decided to tell his own story and stop allowing his nasty-ass family and their parasitic media to create his narrative.

    Late 2022 release after the jubilee is interesting, right?

  53. ziaaa says:

    The people who are moaning on here about how they are fatigued over Sussex news and bypass it nowadays on Celebitchy while typing on the same threads they proclaim to bypass….IRONY!

    Also, the people advising and concern trolling them by saying “I wish he had done it 5 or 10 or 20 years from now” will be sitting on social media and moaning (AGAIN) 5 years from now and accusing Harry of not moving on from his past if he chooses to publish his memoir years down the line. These two are d@mned if they do and d@mned if they don’t!

    I do believe this is Harry’s plan to put all the royal rats and royal biographers out of commission. Now, every time one of the rats tries to tell his story, their recollection will be countered by whatever Harry puts in that book.

    On a lighter note, this book and subsequent memoirs (we know Harry is going to write more down the line about his new life in America) are going to be perfect adaptation material for future seasons of the Crown. No more consultations with Lacey about the subject when the subject his telling you the story himself.

  54. equality says:

    This sounds like those who want to post on SM that H&M are “irrelevant”. If that is true and people are so fatigued, why do the tabloids still write about them daily? Harry has been written about and discussed for his entire life and nobody seems to get tired of rumors and gossip but they are going to suddenly get tired of hearing from Harry himself about his OWN life?

  55. Over it says:

    It’s Harry life and if he wants to tell his story about his life and note to people out there. His life is a lot more than what went down behind palace walls, he can talk about his military career. His charities, his wife and children. His bad boy days. Why do people keep assuming everything he has to say is about that disjunction bunch of assholes. As for rotten Danny boy, I am beginning to wonder if he has a thing for Harry and william but only Willy looked his way

  56. Petra says:

    Amazing to see people taking the time here to write that they are going to pass on Prince Harry’s book. As a fan of Prince Harry, I want to say thank you for helping us with free publicity. I know is hard for these people not to read about Prince Harry, hence the continuous chasing of every thing in regards to Prince Harry.
    Once again, my sincere thanks to you all for helping spread the word of our AMAZING Prince Harry.
    Thanks! Merci!! Komawu!!! Danke!!!!

  57. Margaret says:

    I will be pre ordering the book. Harry has a right to report on his LIFE as he EXPERIENCED IT. I never get enough of prince harry and Duchess Meghan, and harry in his own words sounds like a good read. To those who think it to much about them in the news, tell it to the tabloids, RR, BRF, carnival of royal experts, and inside sources. Please.

  58. nina says:

    Don’t know why there is this faux concern for it being too much too soon. He is doing the right thing. Get it all out there and shut these a** holes, including PWT down. They are never going to leave them alone. They are making too much money off them.

    This was announced in the US, the BM don’t have to publish it. They can ignore everything they do, the way newspapers in the US does. But no, H&M generates clicks and money for the BM.

    I am so buying this book.

  59. Cee says:

    I just can’t with the hypocrisy of these racist assholes masking as royal reporters and commentators, and even fans. Most Royals, including THE QUEEN, CHARLES, PHILIP AND WILLIAM have personally contributed to biographies written about them. But Harry can’t write his own story. The cognitive dissonance is so strong I’m 90% sure they’re extremely stupid.

  60. Madchester says:

    It seems this is how big issues go away, our burnout on having to read or hear about it. Why is that? The Monarchy has proven itself to be outdated and probably guilty of doing a lot of wrongs. We are dealing with the Catholic Church and Government currently in Canada with Indigenous issues and I can see the same burnout here already. An early leak could be for exactly this reason, to start killing the good will towards them. Hope it doesn’t work.

  61. @poppedbubble says:

    Soooo is this what TOB was fearing? Maybe a psychic clued him in? Lol. Good. I haven’t purchased any of the books either about or featuring the Sussexes. I will most
    Likely buy this one!

  62. MerryGirl says:

    I for one am happy to read a book DIRECTLY from the man himself and will purchase it. For too long, all his life even, every reporter, biographer, rota rat, ex-courtier, insider, wannabe royalist has written books and spouted their opinions on his life. Everyone has been making bank on his name so why is it a problem when he has something to say for himself on HIS LIFE, not theirs.

    • Nyro says:

      Several rota rats who had written books and/or hundreds of articles about Harry over the decades were on British tv bitching about Harry writing his own story. These people really are a joke.

  63. Nicki says:

    The whole ‘strip him of his titles’ tantrum is kind of hilarious. Do these people somehow think if this were to happen Harry would cease to exist? That people would stop liking him best? Lol

    I think it’s going to be about his mom and his military service, meeting Meg and becoming a dad, and growing up to be the man he Is today. There will be affection for his grannie. He’ll gloss over the Other Brother bs. He’s going to be the bigger and better man. No crossover with the Oprah interview. I think it’s going to be great.

  64. swirlmamad says:

    I don’t know why people just assume this is going to be a book all about how much Charles, William, Kate, and co. suck. Harry has lived a very full life, one that has been co-opted by the British media since day one. There are zillions of royal biographies out there — this one will actually be accurate and not full of speculation and bias. I’m interested to see what Harry has to say, and it’s being written with the help of a ghostwriter so no one needs to get their undies in a bunch that it’s going to be full of “bad” writing bashing his family. Oh, and psssst — that “Harry and Meghan fatigue” you’re feeling? 100% orchestrated by the BM and Rota Rats to manipulate your feelings towards this couple, who for the millionth time has done nothing to warrant the hate they get and have gotten. Don’t want to read it? Then don’t. But he has every right to tell his story and set the record straight as many times has he feels he has to.

  65. Bendy Windy says:

    I’m a self published author. If he turns in a manuscript in October and the book is out late next year, that’s a fast turn around for traditionally published books. It’s usually 2 years from completed manuscript to release date.

    I’m excited for this.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Bendy Windy, thank for that info. I didn’t realize the length of time it took to publish once the book is submitted.

  66. AmelieOriginal says:

    Oh boy. I saw this last night and I guess we’re in for a whole summer/year of articles theorizing about the content of the book, the ghostwriter, how Meghan influenced Harry to “speak his truth,” how Harry should lose his titles, that William, Charles etc. are all incandescent with rage… They are already comparing his future book to the Duke of Windsor. I had no idea but apparently former King Edward wrote his own biography and published it in the 1950s as did Wallis Simpson.

    It does feel like a lot–we had the James Corden interview, the infamous Oprah interview, the Dax Shepard podcast, and the Me You Can’t see (I haven’t listened to the Dax interview or seen Me You Can’t See as I don’t have Apple+). To be fair, the book isn’t coming out until next year and it does look like they had to announce it ahead of schedule because it leaked to Page Six. But I am surprised he is coming out with a memoir so soon. I don’t know how I feel about it. I will probably buy it and read the book because I’m incredibly curious what Harry has to say. But maybe with all the oversaturation of Harry and Meghan, the public at large will say enough is enough and stop consuming their stories. The British media can continue to rail away about Harry and Meghan but we, the consumers, will tire of their constant obsession. And if stories about Harry and Meghan become less profitable, the focus will be on their charity work and not themselves.

  67. equality says:

    Always amusing to read comments on a site about how “tired” people are of hearing about certain topics. If I am tired of hearing about somebody, I scroll past. I don’t feel a great desire to read and share.

    • Ginger says:

      There are a lot of people that still want Harry to be silent. They don’t want to know his truth.

      • lanne says:

        They don’t want him to be silent. They want him drunk and falling out of nightclubs, dating 6 blonds at a time, getting arrested for fighting. They want spectacle from Harry. They want him to prop up the Cambridges. They want him to be a rich, lovable doofus with no responsibilities who cleans up now and again enough to stand next to his brother and make his brother look good. The tabloids would probably buy drugs for him themselves if they could, just for the stories. Oh, and Meghan has to divorced, impoverished, and shamed. That’s what those nasty little fuckers are dreaming up as their best case scenario for Harry.

  68. Joanna says:

    I would definitely buy that

  69. Jaded says:

    I don’t think he’ll go after the BRF at all. I think this will simply be a continuation of discussing his journey through childhood, the loss of his mother, his military service, his philanthropic work, his happy marriage to Meghan and fatherhood. He’ll no doubt talk about his mental/emotional health issues and how she helped him work through it all to come out the other end a better man.

  70. Nyro says:

    I wish they’d never mention anything to do with that family ever again. But it makes sense for him to want to write his story so I think it’s better to just do it now instead of having to drag this stuff up again in 10-15 years. The British media are going to go nuts over this for the next year and a half. Fall 2022 is a long time for those people on that island to run their mouths. I wish he had pulled a Beyonce and just dropped the book as a surprise once it was finished.

  71. Likeyoucare says:

    Fatigue of Harry and Meghan news but still commenting on them in a website that reporting positive news about H&M?
    Imagine why?

    In 10 years archie and lili will read about those fake and hurtful news and accusations about their parents then the fake historians will claim that they are all true.

    I hope harry will name names for everyone who had did his family wrong so that they will lose their credibility.

    In hopefully in 16 years, no one will mess with harry’s children.

  72. NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

    I’m trying to sort out my feelings on whether I think this book is a good idea and while my motto as a journalist has always been “the truth will set you free,” I worry about the damage this could do to Harry and Meghan personally. I couldn’t care less about anyone else but Harry and Meghan. If they wanted Harry to write better about them, they needed to behave better and not make him keep a bunch of secrets. So I hope they name all of the names and leave it at that.

    I do think that after this, Harry needs to remove himself from the royal conversation going forward. He needs to allow himself to be embraced as himself for himself. Let this book be a tome regarding the first half of his life so he can move on to the second half without people having a bunch of questions about being a royal. Let this be his royal swan song done his way. If that is what this book is, then I’m all for it.

    • lanne says:

      But really, is there anything they can do to mitigate the damage when both the media and the RF are so dedicated to their positions? There’s nothing H and M can do that won’t be twisted to bring about scorn and displeasure. No charity work, no creative work, nothing at all. Even if they did disappear completely and forever, and went to the Yukon Territory, the ratchets and the RF would still be talking the same shit about them, speculating, etc. this is their royal swan song. Even if they renounce titles and places in succession, they will be forever called the Former Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There’s no escaping their history, nor should they escape it. It belongs to them. Even if they change their names to Jeff and Fifi, they will still be referred to as Jeff and Fifi, the former Harry and Meghan. Their only choice is to live their lives on their own terms. They will take the criticism that comes with being public figures, but they will live their own lives. Harry can no more remove himself from the royal conversation than I can stop being a black American woman. They HAVE removed themselves from the royal conversation. It’s the royals and their ratchet flying monkeys who will never relinquish them. They are the abusive stalker exes that have made a vow to never let go. What else can the victim do but live their life? They can’t live in fear of the stalker, or give the stalker ex the power that stalker ex so desperately seeks. They take all the precautions they can, but in the end, they have to live their lives, even though stalker ex keeps showing up at their work, their office, on social media. It’s dangerous, because stalker ex may decide to take drastic action—may turn to violence. The victim prepares for that as much as possible, but there’s no way to prevent it if the stalker ex refuses to move on. Meghan and Harry have security, and it may very well be that William or Even Charles tries something evil with them. I don’t think it can be ruled out any more than violence from a stalker ex can be ruled out. I don’t believe Diana was murdered, but I do think there were many sighs of relief at her death. I also believe the royals are capable of staging accidents. It would be a really stupid and dangerous thing for them to do, but these aren’t smart people, and they are used to strong arm tactics. I would bet money the royals have Harry and Meghan under some surveillance, and they probably justify it as their own security.

      • NotSoSimpleTaylor says:

        @Lanne Everything you say makes sense from a logistical, tangible standpoint. But being in control of the narrative also means you are you become responsible for it. Which is fine this is what Harry wants. But this will come at a huge emotional cost if Harry doesn’t set up boundaries. Yes, Harry can spend his energy taking his family to task but I personally feel the emotional cost will become too high at some point.

  73. Dee Kay says:

    My take is this: Harry left The Firm, he made it clear directly to the top personnel (Charles and William and The Queen), and via media (Oprah interview, TMYCS), that he *does not want lies told about his family to or in the press.* He hates it when the Firm throws him, Meghan, and their children under the bus, to deflect, to feed the tabloid beast, to cover their own a**es, etc. He does not like that. He left, and the Firm is still tossing out stories about his family to the press. So, he will keep moving against them. Ppl like to talk about Meghan keeping receipts but Harry’s receipts are infinite. He can keep talking as long as the Firm keeps acting against his family. As Capt. America would say, he can do this all day. They keep talking about him and his family, he’ll keep talking about them. He will strike back and strike back. One day, if the Firm ever shuts up about Harry’s family, he will not say another word about them. This book is his counter-move to the Firm’s many, many moves over the past year and Harry has many more moves in him. It’s basic cause-and-effect and although the Firm is very stupid, Harry will keep teaching them until they learn.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I agree. They had a whole year of pandemics and lockdowns to just leave them alone but kept attacking them. In my opinion, what showed Harry that they would never let up and just keep spreading falsehoods and deliver damaging info was the incident with the wreath on Remembrance Day, the fact that they brought it up again on New Years, and removing Meghan’s name from Archie birth certificate. That was “ the cruelty is the point” motive of the Royal family and how they operate. We think of the bigger incidents and all of the lies of the press, Piers Morgan etc., the lawsuit etc. but it is those petty, gratuitous cruelties that showed how nasty they are.

      • Dee Kay says:

        I think the bullying accusations against Meghan and the implication her earrings endorsed Kashoggi’s murder (or whatever the f was the seedy gossip the Firm was trying to push there) were the worst, of all the ways that the Firm slung mud all over Harry and Meghan’s names this past year. They literally slung mud at Lillibet’s name, for Christ’s sake, the day the baby was born. Everything the Firm says about Harry and his family is: 1) a complete lie, 2) intended to besmirch their reputations and make them seem untrustworthy at best and completely crazy and/or villainous at worst. Harry will fight them and fight them until they stop. If they never stop, at least he will have responded in kind and in full with his own truths.

  74. Catherine says:

    A lot of these comments sound like the fake “I loved Diana but Camilla has really grown on me” howlers one reads in the Daily Mail. There is no reason for Harry fatigue if one does not read the garbage manufactured by the gutter press. I can’t wait to read about Harry and Diana straight from him. The rest of those sociopathic bores I don’t care two bits about.

  75. Malificent says:

    Harry is writing a memoir, not an autobiography. I have a feeling that he’s only going to toss in peripheral information about the RF. I think most of the content will be around his time in the army, his philanthropic work, etc. I think the RF and the RR are going to be in spin cycle for the next year, but I have a feeling that this book is not going to be that tea spilling. I think it will focus more on the people who have had a positive effect in his life and helped him recover from the loss of his mother and his toxic family.

    • Kim says:

      100% agree @Malificent. I can’t see him writing a “scorched earth” memoir with tons of tea. He was circumspect in the Oprah interview and he has conducted himself with grace and honor.

      His family lost so much by their actions.

  76. L4frimaire says:

    I’m kind of wait and see on this. I generally don’t read these kind of books and they try to be more inspirational. I think the angle of this is the whole scope of his life and more on the positive, love against the odds and the evil empire, overcome side of things. The thing is, even with the royal family craziness, Harry could write a good book that doesn’t go scorched earth because he has a lot of material. Whether or not he does that is another thing. Will he unleash some sharp barbs, oh yes. He is laser focused and like his father and brother, he thinks he is right and to him, this is not just a family feud but a moral crusade. The royals are freaking out but they freaked out about an NPR interview about benches and watercolors. Of course this is more profound and will expose a lot. The thing is, the rot of the palace, the machinations and what they actually did to Meghan Markle to drive her out is not necessarily going to come from Harry, because it was directed against him and he doesn’t know everything, but I think it will eventually be exposed.

  77. Liz version 700 says:

    Whew the Royalists came out today lol. I will be buying this book the minute it becomes available. If you have M&H fatigue it is because you read the RR trash. He has spoken 4 times as an advocate for mental health and for his wife and children. He has every right to counter the trash his bullying psycho family dumps on he and his family and I will be cheering him on and laughing at all of the folks who are having to sort through their feelings about a man they never met. Carry on Saltine Islanders.

  78. Sof says:

    Not making any assumptions until we have some excerpts, I do agree with others that I don’t think it would be about his life as a Royal specifically. However, it was clear in the interview that Harry’s problem was with those “controlling” his father and brother, perhaps he’ll tell more about how that works?

  79. bella says:

    I rarely post, but read every day, and is it just me, or are there a $h!T ton of new posters that just happen to be anti-Sussex?

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Yep lol! We have been joined by the Saltine brigade. The Windsors must be sweating more than we even know for the stand to be working already

      • L4Frimaire says:

        They been jumping in everywhere to cry about it. What are they so worried about him saying in his memoirs? They never complained about all the leaks and nasty articles about the Sussexes. After all, they’re very much not a racist family 🤨.

    • swirlmamad says:

      No, it’s not just you. Unfortunately.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Nope, they’ve started infiltrating gradually since the Oprah interview. The puppet masters in the RF/BM actively sniff out any and all forums that are support of the Sussexes and unleash their trolls to muddy the waters, trigger and provoke in order to use negative comments to attack Harry & Meghan. Expect it to get worse.

    • Topaz says:

      bella you are not mistaken. The dead give away ” we are allowed to have a different opinion”
      And because they are infiltrating I decided to post more and be part of the positve constructive discussions here. Granted I will never be able to break my opionion down like Becks1 or NotSoSimpleTaylor.

  80. PoppedBubble says:

    The only reason I wish this wasn’t leaked is because it now gives TOB and Keen some breathing room. We were watching in real time as their chain was being yanked by the RR because the well was dry. However, now that the RR can feast on this book announcement ferociously for a while, and the Cambridges can relax for a minute. I hate that.

    What I’m looking forward to, regardless of the content of the book, is the entire clan shitting itself, constantly until excerpts are released. Just the FF and the Oprah interview that family told on itself over and over and over again. They exposed stuff about themselves that H&M never even addressed! They will do it again because they can’t help themselves. And next time it will be worse, because they can no longer lie about H&M. The last blatant lie they told, about the bullying, backfired spectacularly because Meghan is fighting back. The RF knows with absolute certainly that if they lie, H&M will fight back…with receipts. So all they can do is talk about THEIR feelings because no one can dispute that. So more or how ragey TOB is, and how no one liked Meghan, etc. But no more lies. As I said in my other comment. Good.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      PoppedBubble, I don’t know that Walmart and KMart will be relaxing. If they just sit back and continue doing nothing, the only ones the BM will be talking about is H&M. Does the Firm want to be ignored? Does the members of the brf want to be ignored? Will TQ and PC continue to let the future futures continue to be dilettantes? IMO that would be a huge mistake Don’t they have to continue to be in the public eye for their subjects “adulation”?

      Also, airing more of the family’s dirty laundry, which they did before FF and Oprah’s interview, would just be another nail in their coffin. The international community is paying attention, and they need to decide what their reputation will be worldwide.

  81. Lucylee says:

    If you now have Harry fatigue, l wonder where you were when he could not defend himself against all the crap that was being written about him.

  82. Margaret says:

    I find it strange that there are a lot of new names here who are fatigued when the sussexes speak up for themselves, but you don’t see the fatigued comments about the tabloids daily trashing of the couple. Nor calling for the smearing to stop.
    Yet now the sussexes should not say another word. How about going to the hate channels and calling for the haters to stop the hate?. Please explain why not opposing viewers?.

  83. Rapunzel says:

    Umm…all the peeps saying, “Harry shouldn’t write this, he’s over exposed, now is not the time”‘– Listen up:

    Harry is getting 20 million dollars for charity with this book. 20. Million. Dollars. For. Charity.

    He would be an a-hole if he didn’t take the opportunity to earn this money for others. Period.

    He’s making more for charity in one project than the royal family makes in years, so please stfu and sit down with your “pass” comments.

  84. Lucylee says:

    I’m buying the print and audio versions.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Please please let this book be the basis of the 4th Lifetime movie… I shall also buy all of the versions lol

    • Lorelei says:

      @LucyLee I wonder if Harry will narrate the audio version himself? I’m going to buy it no matter what, but omg do I hope he narrates it personally!!

  85. gah says:

    if you want to judge/critique the “appropriate timing” of someone sharing their lived experience, well, you can eff right off.

    whether the person is a public figure or not, how YOU react to someone being vulnerable is all about you, not them.

    all these comments about saturation are a joke. they have no social, hardly any appearances, doing their (successful) work quietly.

    the internalized Sussex hatred is out in force today.

    ewwww

  86. Gippy says:

    I’m here for this book. I think they’re a fantastic couple and so personable, I’m sure that will translate to enjoyable reading. I hope it’s on Kindle Unlimited🤞🏻🤞🏻

  87. ennie says:

    I did not buy the children’s book, but Harry,now,biographies I love. of course I will buy. And this is SO not like they have been operating, it is obviously a leak. pffft.

  88. MA says:

    I for one am tired of all the royal coverage about how so and so is reacting to the Sussexes and why what the Sussexes did is wrong. I avoid those stories because they are not news and just stale gossip. How many stories can one take about the royals being blindsided, incandescent, keen, etc? The Sussexes are not over saturated from their own doing, it’s media people and other insignificants publicly speculating and not minding their business about them while chasing clout off their names. Let’s not blame the victims here.

    I get why he is releasing now. You strike while the iron is hot and right now people can’t get enough of the Sussexes. It’s an interesting strategy because his words will have the greatest reach and resonance now when the hysteria is at an all time high and more people are paying attention than ever. They are meeting the drama head on and will use it to their advantage. The Oprah interview shook the world and it’s possible it wouldn’t have had the same impact if it happened 5 years from now. I hope in 10 years the media obsession with Harry will die down but hopefully contemporaneous records like this will gain a foothold in the reasonable public’s impression.

    Also the book is important for the historical record. The Crown now has primary source material to work with lmao.

  89. Susan says:

    What’s one of the most amazing thing about people’s memoirs???

    PRIVATE PHOTOS FROM THEIR ARCHIVES!!

    Will we see photos of Diana not taken by the press at events? Meghan and Harry in private? Squee!

  90. Lorelei says:

    I thought I couldn’t be as excited about anything as I am about Tina Brown’s forthcoming book, but I’ve been proven wrong!

    I cannot *wait* until we have preorder dates for both hers and Harry’s books. I wonder which will come out first? (@BayTampaBay now we have TWO books to anticipate!)

    And I hope Harry narrates the audio version himself! I’d love to be able to fall asleep to dulcet tones 🥰

  91. Flying Fish says:

    Well, let’s just wait for the book to be published, as shall we!

  92. Kathryn says:

    I can’t wait to read his book but they do seem to be cramming in a lot. I’m certainly not questioning their ability to get things done but writing a book, having a podcast (although not sure what happened to that), producing content for Netflix…seems more like what you would do over like 5-7 years rather than concurrently/in such a compressed time frame. Their brand obviously has longevity on its side so I’d be curious of their reasoning to try to do so much, so fast.

    • Calibration says:

      I think they are doing a lot as well, but as has been discussed here, podcast/netflix is not for immediate content. It takes a lot of development time. they’ve just hired their producer for the podcats. And spotify and netflix were not expecting them to just crank out meaningless content, this will be good quality not just a chat. they know how this stuff works and most of us do not. I would bet Harry’s been writing things for years, probably 15 years at least, and had the bones of the book already before even making the final decision. I bet he always wanted to write about his experiences which are many and varied. And as someone above (lara maybe?) said when you do intensive therapy writing is a huge part of the process.

  93. Feebee says:

    As of now 344 comments…. The royals usually rack up anywhere in the 200s usually? LOL, people have something to say! It’s going to take me ages but I’m sure it’ll be entertaining.

  94. Noor says:

    A typical Palace insider driven tabloid headline .. A book by Harry, written by Meghan.

    They have treated Prince Harry as a spare and a foil for William since they are teenagers. They did not realised that Harry is all grown up and in the driver seat.

    Indeed a book written by Harry and for Harry, and dedicated to all young people out there. If Harry can find his Freedom so can you.

  95. Calibration says:

    i just looked at the front page of the fail, didn’t click on anything but scrolled. Loads of stories and about 20k comments. Sad that someone leaked this. It’s big bucks for the fail and the bottom feeders now.

  96. Melly says:

    Here’s my second hand Prince Harry story.
    I live in the Middle East and was flying back to the Uk when this very posh and excitable soldier started chatting anyway to me. By then the news was out about Harry’s second tour. I think the chap was lonely and happy to be going home and wanted someone to talk to . He couldn’t wait to tell me he had served in the same regiment as Harry and what a decent bloke he was and so down to earth
    And got stuck in with everyone else. Not particularly earth shattering and I’m not invested in monarchy as I’m of Caribbean heritage and loathe what they stand for. But that was years ago and is consistent with what people have said over the years, despite his privileged upbringing he is a good guy.

  97. Nina says:

    I am just waiting for the pre-order lists to open. I don’t care what everyone else thinks or all this hand-wringing and so-called fatigue. Publish that book already. I want to read it. Finally we are going to hear it straight from Harry’s mouth. Can’t wait.

  98. KatV says:

    Honestly, I really don’t get people stating NOT wanting to read this. I mean – I don’t want to go skydiving. Don’t need to state that everywhere. I don’t care if people want to read this book or not.
    I totally get (I think) why Harry puts this out. He wants his story to be told, and he needs to make money – I think Charles has withdrawn everything he can from him. And security to protect H+M and children must be expensive.
    The outrage? I just don’t get it. Kids are literally starving to death in this f….. world and nobody cares. But a seemingly nice person aka Harry speaks his opinion in a nice manner? And the world goes crazy. This gets me every time, but I shouldn’t be surprised anymore.

  99. ChattyCath says:

    The BM were supposed to have been called to account after scandals such as Millie Dowler where a 13 year old murder victim had her phone hacked, leading her mother to suppose her daughter was still alive. The child was the victim of a complete evil psychopath but the press dropped salacious tit bits about her going out to a disco and a complete invention about certain bodily fluids on her clothing. There is NOTHING they will not do to smear people and the subsequent inquiry hasn’t stopped them. ‘In the public interest’ they bleat. Trouble is anything read ‘in the paper’ is true to most people in the UK. Aside from all that the RF have fallen right into a trap. What have they got to hide? Can’t seem to understand it’s a personal memoir

  100. BABSORIG says:

    Oh my goodness everyone has a right to expressing their opinions without fear of being attacked. If you don’t like what the poster wrote, just scroll past, geez.

  101. Erica says:

    Thank you. So many people acting like we are attacking Harry personally just because we don’t want to read a book at the moment. We are allowed to have a different opinion on this site, right? It would be a boring place if we all felt the same.

  102. taris says:

    you’re not being “attacked” hun. people are disagreeing with your disagreement, that’s how this works.
    have a lovely day.

  103. ennie says:

    At the moment is not late 2022.
    I like to follow Harry and his family’s news. I visit CB because it is much more leveled than many other outlets, of course There is always new info and comments, but I actively seek these articles.

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