Prince Harry’s memoir & the Sussexes’ docu-series will be out in December?

The Telegraph’s Hannah Furness had a surprisingly normal story about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this weekend. Ever since QEII’s funeral, royal sources have been abuzz trying to predict what Harry and Meghan would do about their Netflix docuseries and Harry’s memoir. These sources have literally no idea what they’re talking about, but they keep throwing sh-t at the wall to see what will stick. This Telegraph story has some of that as well, but it actually sounds like Furness spoke to someone who has actual knowledge of what’s happening in Camp Sussex. The reason I say that is because the quotes don’t sound like they come from a barking lunatic and the explanations given sound completely reasonable.

A documentary & a memoir: In the coming months, Prince Harry and Meghan are to embark on a round of media activity never-before-known in royal history. A Netflix series and a book from Prince Harry, both part of the blockbuster commercial deals that the Sussexes have signed in the wake of the departure formerly known as Megxit, are on their way. Timed for release one after the other – at least until the death of Queen Elizabeth II changed everyone’s calendars – they are set to be a tour de force of the Sussexes’s truth. Or “truth”, as some might pointedly call it.

The Netflix docu-series: “This is about where they’ve come from, what they’ve been through and where they are,” said a source familiar with the Netflix show. “I think it will explain a lot about the decisions they’ve had to make and how they’ve ended up here.”

LOL, these people are still dumb though: Netflix has still not confirmed that any such television series exists. The reluctance to promote what will doubtless be a ratings hit has been remarkable by UK standards, a sign either of the streaming services’ last-minute shock-and-awe PR strategy or, perhaps, nerves over whether the programme would ever actually make it to the screen. It will, television insiders believe, be make or break for the Sussexes careers. Their deal with the streaming giant is reliant on their output, and their appearing on screen to a certain degree.

The series is not being massively edited: “Ok, the timing isn’t ideal,” said one source yesterday, with some understatement. But, another insists, there is no wholesale editing going on to add or remove bombshell royal revelations. “There seems to be a big misconception that they need or want to turn the project on its head,” they said. “There are always edits being made, but that’s how it works – people give notes, sometimes things are changed if there’s time before a deadline.”

Industry back-and-forth: One industry source confirmed to The Daily Telegraph that there has been “back and forth” on release dates, with a multi-episode series pencilled in for December. The Harry memoir will follow, probably next year and likely subject to edits to make it make sense after the Queen’s death, even down to the basics of clarifying the tenses. Fundamentally, The Telegraph understands, there has been no thawing of the relationship between the Sussexes and their British family that would leave a contrite pile of deleted accusations on the Netflix or Penguin Random House cutting room floor.

LOL: It was the Queen both Harry and Meghan have always publicly lauded above all others. Even a sympathetic American audience will draw the line at her being disrespected after death. With “the boss” gone, one school of thought goes, there is less to stop the Sussexes unleashing their version of events. But, one who knows them insists, the documentary and book are not designed as “Harry’s version of the story. They are his story, full stop. This isn’t supposed to be a take-down of anyone or anything,” they said, predicting people who watch will have greater “empathy”. “There’s no finger-pointing.”

Ruffle feathers: “Everything they do ruffles feathers,” said one dismissively. “It doesn’t matter what they say or write, the chatter will be there regardless. Even if they didn’t mention the Royal family at all, people would still say it’s a snub.”

Double LOL: The Telegraph understands there are no plans for palace aides to be able to read the memoir or watch the Netflix series before the general public.

[From The Telegraph]

What I genuinely hope for with the schedule is this: The Crown Season 5 comes out on November 9, Buckingham Palace goes into full panic mode and Charles calls on all of his media allies to whine on his behalf. Then, in the space of about six weeks following that, Harry’s memoir is released and their Netflix docuseries comes out. It should be like dominoes falling. As much as these people are crying about Harry’s memoir, what’s even f–king funnier to me is that Harry will probably do some interviews to promote the memoir and he’ll spill even more glorious tea. Fingers crossed for a November and December full of receipts! ‘Tis the season.

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  1. Selene says:

    Prepare for an LSD shortage due to the DM “journalists” need to create alternate realities. They will make Kellyanne Conway look tame.

  2. SAS says:

    Ah shit, I didn’t even think of that but maybe the book really was pushed slightly for an edit of tenses related to the Queen.

    I do find it hilarious that this rash of royal rota releases are all swiftly out of date. I was against him adding an epilogue about the Queen’s death originally but I think the book would age a lot better if he has.

    As a rule I try not to wish time away but GOSH I’m wishing for all this stuff to come in Nov-Dec and flip everyone on their heads!

    • MsIam says:

      I don’t think editing the tenses would be a legit reason to push the book back. The queen was almost a hundred years old and in poor health since the spring. Its not like her death was unexpected and Harry probably had more inside information on that than most people, despite what the tabloids claim. And I’m sure a lot of the book is from the perspective of things that happened in the past anyway. They might add an epilogue or maybe just wait until next year when the paperback version comes out. The whole funeral saga probably deserves its own book, lol.

      • ThatsNotOkay says:

        The publisher did the math, right? If the book had not been bound yet, they figured a few thousand dollars down the tube now is worth it to have an up-to-date book they wouldn’t have to revise in reprints and that the reader would feel was cutting edge right out of the box.

    • Amy Bee says:

      If the Queen is barely mentioned in the book, as I suspect, then there won’t be any need to tense changes. I don’t believe the book is being edited.

  3. Becks1 says:

    Merry Christmas Charles and William!! Lol.

    December makes sense for the memoir release (or November), I’m not buying that it won’t come out until next year. Interesting point though about maybe wanting to change some tenses or something (my grandmother “was” vs “is”) but not sure how feasible that is if it’s already been printed.

  4. Eurydice says:

    Fa la la la la la la la la. Like an Advent calendar of receipts.

  5. Jan says:

    After the way the BRF family have for the last couple of year, the Sussexes owe them nothing, Betty was the only person Harry still respected, and Peggy playing nice at the walk about was a little too late.
    Who think Harry is going to give up earning his own money, to go back and be told what to do.
    This is a man that was happier in a War Zone than being his family, and now he has a family that he loves, not tolerates.

  6. Snuffles says:

    I think Harry’s memoir and whatever Netflix series they are putting together will be coordinated with the release of The Crown. And will happen after Archetypes wraps up. So, I still say it will all drop this year. They are NOT going to miss the big Christmas shopping period.

    The Crown, then the Sussex’s Netflix show, then the memoir.

    “But, one who knows them insists, the documentary and book are not designed as “Harry’s version of the story. They are his story, full stop.”

    Harry has probably gone through a LOT of therapy to try and understand why his family are the way they are. He probably has more compassion for them than they do for him. And there is no reason for Harry to drop other family members secrets that have nothing to do with him. It’s not his story to sell (ie, stories about affairs or financial improprieties). What they SHOULD be worried about is Harry recounting stories of how THEY treated HIM. And I believe it will be mostly stories of neglect and how he was left to fend for himself most of his life.

    • ShazBot says:

      I also think that they kept a lot of the good things Harry has actually done under wraps because it made William look bad for doing nothing. So they’re more scared that the record of all he’s done actually coming out. I’d expect lots of made up and exaggerated stories about William to hit the press in the next year.

      • Snuffles says:


        Ooh! That’s an excellent point! I never thought of that.

        ETA: And if they start making up new William stories they will emphasize how William never needed the world to know because he’s not an attention seeker like Harry.

    • C-Shell says:

      It honestly infuriates that the 🤡🤡 keep referring to Harry’s MEMOIR as a “tell-all.” Possibly the most truthful comment in that article is that the book and the docuseries are Harry telling HIS STORY. As others were saying the other day, if they keep alleging that the scope of each release will cover BRF secrets, when they **don’t** the same 🤡🤡 will claim that Harry was intimidated into cutting them back. LOL.

      Anyway, thanks to all these cretins for publicizing Everything Sussex, guaranteeing they’ll all be huge, global hits.

    • StellainNH says:

      Doesn’t Harry have a three book deal? What would be really funny is that what if Harry never goes into the BS he and Meghan went through with this book….it could be about mental health and the military. Or about Diana.

      • LP says:

        I keep thinking it would be the ultimate classy move to focus on their charitable endeavors for the docuseries, since all the viper courtiers have talked about them like they’re the Kardashians….but it’s their story, their experience, and they have the right to tell that!

      • Kingston says:

        That ‘three-book deal’ is a britshidtrag talking point.

        Neither Prince harry nor his publishers said !!ANYTHING!! about a three-book deal. They spoke ONLY and SOLELY about Harry’s Memoir, to be published in “late 2022.”

        Any good-faith commentator who truly wants to know EXACTLY what has been said in the official announcement of Harry’s Memoir from those who have the authority to speak on it, including EXACTLY what it will be about, need only pop over to archewellDOTcom. Its all there.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    Winter is coming. And I for one am looking forward to gripping tv and a cozy memoir.

  8. ChillinginDC says:

    I really need someone to explain to the RR that since Meghan and Harry are not working Royals they don’t owe the RF a heads up on any of their stuff!

    And now that the disgusting rumor about the kids are going around again because Angela Levin is a POS I hope they Harry does a whole damn chapter on the RR and the lies they told and how people just stood by!

    • Rapunzel says:

      Which disgusting rumor about the kids?

      • Jaded says:

        Angela went off on Harry for his comments about wanting to keep his kids off the internet for as long as possible because so much of it is hate-filled trolling and lies. She said his comments were stupid because his kids are still only 1 and 3 so it’s irrelevant. She also opined (because she’s SUCH an expert on social media trends) that by the time his kids are old enough to be computer literate the internet won’t be “cool” anymore and all the hateful stuff will have been removed. I kid you not…this woman is barmy.

  9. Petra (Brazen Archetyped Phenonemnal Woman) says:

    Netflix will be getting my money in December.

  10. C-Shell says:

    We were starved for Sussex content (and everything else) for so long thanks to COVID, so now I feel like a glutton for salivating over the offerings coming so fast and furious! Archetypes will run into The Crown, then, if Netflix proves to be as smart as usual, the docuseries (or, how about the Invictus Games doc?), then Harry’s memoir in time for the holidays. Santa’s coming early and often!

  11. amyb says:

    The Wails will be in Boston in early December for the Earthshot prize so the month keeps giving!

  12. Harper says:

    I’m waiting for the news release from the Penguin Random House feed regarding memoir publication date. And the same from Netflix regarding the docu-series. So sorry, Hannah Furness @The Telegraph, but I am not buying your fiction based on unnamed sources.

    • C-Shell says:

      I’m wishing and hoping that PRH will come out with the memoir’s release date and allow for pre-sales (TAKE MY MONEY), but they may not, if they’re going for shock and awe. It’ll be #1 on the NYT best seller list in the first week, whatever the case.

      • Harper says:

        Penguin has to give us some kind of heads up, don’t they, so we can stay up until midnight to download on release day and then clear our schedules so we can sit and read in one sitting.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Harper, ITA. What’s interesting about this article is that she makes a fairly good job of trying to sell the “real source” perspective. I think she probably talked with someone who knows about publishing and someone who knows something of how Netflix operates. She’s guessing at the Netflix content and the memoir. I believe she reads this site or something else that tends to be reasoned. I’ll believe what’s coming when PRH and Netflix tell us.

      I can’t imagine that a publisher would send a book back to “change the tenses”. That seems like a lot of work for in actuality nothing. The book comes out a couple of months after Lizzie dies, I would expect the tenses to be written before her death.

  13. Lizzie says:

    Hopefully the new Fab Four decide another Keen Cathy Christmas concert is the ticket to counteract all the media attention the Sussex will receive.

  14. SussexWatcher says:

    The less rabid tone of the article is typical. The royal reporters do this every so often when they have something to sell or want access or can see which way the tide has turned. I don’t trust anything this woman says or the way she says it. She’ll be back to lying and slandering in no time.

    I feel certain that since Harry and Meghan are being advised by competent professionals (unlike the idiotic sycophants running the Wailses show), their contract would have included caveats for what would happen to dates and content in certain instances (like the queen dying, and maybe even Chuck dying). I’ll bet they had several different calendars and maybe even versions of the book to cover different realities. So I seriously doubt that anything that’s currently happening behind the scenes is being done with any haste or uncertainty. Going about your business like a chicken with their head cut off is a Wailses/Chuck thing. The Sussexes (seeing as how carefully and thoroughly they planned their escape) are planners who think of every eventuality and have back-up plans and competent advisors.

    That said…I am drooling over all the content we’ll be getting soon. As someone said above, an advent calendar of receipts and lots of yummy content for us 🤩

  15. Chloe says:

    The only docu series harry has announced is heart of Invictus so i don’t understand what these people are barking about

  16. Steph says:

    I like that timeline. I just don’t trust anything the BM says bc they know nothing. Just bc I’m petty like that, I especially like the idea of December releases just bc if they did a press tour it would mess with W so bad bc no one, not a single soul would care about earthshot. He would literally have to beg for coverage.

  17. OldLady says:

    Something to remember: time is a tool; time is a strategy.

    Harry and Meghan are in a good position to wait a year before Harry’s book is released. Time is on their side. King Charles has a lot on his plate right now and we have all seen the teeth-baring video. Charles has limited intellectual ability and limited organizational support. He has the coronation and kicking out Andrew from the family to deal with immediately.

    If Charles has a year to think about Harry’s book it might be helpful for him to consider his options and the possibility of a quiet buyout. Considering the 160 million pounds that Charles just saved in inheritance taxes he should be willing to pay 60 million or so to buy back the book.

    Very very important for Andrew Mountbatten to leave the Royal Family before Harry and Meghan do in order to make the distinction clear.

    Andrew is a criminal while Harry and Meghan just want to be free and live their lives as they see fit. Big difference. It’s important to make sure that the two events are separated, and Andrew has to go first in order to make sure that Harry doesn’t get symbolically put into the same category (which is what happened at the funeral). Can’t let that happen again. Let Andrew leave first and see what terms they give him. Time is on Meghan and Harry’s side in this situation.

    • Snuffles says:

      “If Charles has a year to think about Harry’s book it might be helpful for him to consider his options and the possibility of a quiet buyout. Considering the 160 million pounds that Charles just saved in inheritance taxes he should be willing to pay 60 million or so to buy back the book.”

      First of all, any money coming from Charles will have endless strings attached that he would hold over Harry and Meghan’s head for eternity. Harry left so he could have complete independence and control over his life.

      And no amount of money could cover the reputational damage Harry would endure if a backed out of his contractual obligations. No one would ever want to do business with him again if he was so wishy-washy and subject to the whims of the monarchy.

      Time won’t do shit. Charles’s karma is coming for him no matter how much he tries to control things.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Snuffles- RH has the book. They aren’t letting Charles buy it. This literally isn’t in Harry or Chuck’s power to stop.

      • Kingston says:

        THANK! YOU! @Snuffles.

        Jeewiz! That Disney fairytale haze thru which some folks see the british monarchy is a h3ll of a drug!

        I do believe Grimm’s Fairy Tales is a muuuuuuuuch more fit-for-purpose filter.

    • Jaded says:

      “Very very important for Andrew Mountbatten to leave the Royal Family before Harry and Meghan do in order to make the distinction clear.”

      Ummm…Harry and Meghan have already left the royal family and are working independently, although they still have their titles and have nothing to do with Andrew’s family status. Whatever Charles decides regarding Andrew, he will always be Prince Andrew but cannot use his HRH for any public events, so it’s not a simple matter of Charles simply kicking him out of the family. He may buy out Andrew’s lease on Royal Lodge, none of us really know what will happen to him in the near future.

      Andrew’s surname is Mountbatten-Windsor by the way.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      I don’t understand what your talking about. Harry & Meaghan have already left the royal family. They aren’t coming back ever. And their not kicking Andrew out of the family. He just won’t be seen any more. There won’t be any official proclamation or anything. He just won’t be seen.

    • lanne says:

      Bless your heart.

    • Ginger says:

      @OldLady, No, just no. Harry is under contract and has to release this book or he is under breach of contract. No one but Harry and the Publisher know how much Harry’s advance is. If Charles is desperate to “buy back” this book then he must have treated Harry horribly. If Andrew being a disgusting pedophile didn’t end the monarchy then this book won’t.

    • The Vølve's Seiðr says:

      @OldLady, but everything you wrote is pure conjecture. I read somewhere shortly after the queen died (wish I could remember where) that Andrew gets to keep his (100 year?) lease. I did see that in print. And not to beat a dead horse, but like all the other comments, Harry & Meghan are gone gone gone already. 2 years now. There is no leaving before Andrew. It doesn’t really matter what KC3 does at this point, he has no control over them. Not even the titles, which obv KC3 can take, but what will the cost to him be? I don’t think H&M will give an eff in the end.

    • bisynaptic says:

      LOL WUT. Why would Harry want his book squashed, for love or money?

  18. LizzieB says:

    The issue I have is that it doesn’t matter how many receipts they drop or how much of their story they tell calmly, they are going to be utterly ripped apart and vilified by the British press and it’s going to be horrible and vicious and make people hate the Sussexes even more. Like, I am fully in support of them doing whatever they want to do. But I think people here should not get their hopes up about the scales falling from people’s eyes or the BRF getting what’s coming to them – none of that is likely to happen. It will be the same old hate, ramped up even further. It’s going to be infuriating.

    • Snuffles says:

      Royalists will remain royalists no matter what. It’s the people who are ambivalent to the royals and the next generations of Brits they need to worry about. Trust me, Harry speaking for himself will hold an ENORMOUS amount of weight and that’s what they are so terrified of. If the ambivalent start to care and see Harry’s side of things, the monarchy is in trouble.

      • one of the marys says:

        weren’t we told during the funeral coverage that there was a lot of world wide support for them, that international press was pointing out how badly they were treated and social media support ramped up? nothing will change in the UK but it may help their international and US support

  19. diffraction says:

    I’m genuinely curious to see what Harry’s book will contain, but I don’t think it’ll be this insane opening of the flood gates that the British press thinks it’ll be. I think it’ll be more about his journey from boy to man considering his upbringing and the passing of his mother, the work he has put in to stand confidently on his own feet, his military service, hopefully a little backstory on him and Meghan finding each other. Maybe little tidbits of tea about his family, but nothing that’ll blow Buckingham Palace to the sky. Granted, I have no idea – maybe it will be! We all just need to wait it out.

  20. AnneL says:

    My birthday is December 10th. Just in case anyone from Netflix or Penguin Random House is reading this……

  21. booboocita says:

    Wait, what? I thought H&M had an upcoming Netflix series called “Hearts of Invictus,” about the Invictus Games, obviously. When did they announce that they were working on a miniseries about themselves?

  22. Amy Bee says:

    I agree that this piece was not unhinged but they’re still in dark as to what’s going on. I think the book is still on schedule to come out late this year and it sounds to me that the docu-series is really a tie in with book.

  23. one of the marys says:

    it cracks me up when they write that palace aids won’t have advance copies to review. Those days are so over but they keep trying

  24. Jessica says:

    I agree with previous way would they push a book back for tenses. They would just add something along the lines of..this book went to press prior to the death of Her majesty blah blah blah.

    If they were both coming in Nov…why wouldn’t there be any marketing, especially from Netflix? They start hyping things before there is even a date. Recent example, the new Wednesday series that just got a release date when the trailer dropped weeks ago.

    • Snuffles says:

      Because the British Media are doing all of the marketing for them. Seriously, the second anything drops it will go viral and launch a thousand articles and think pieces.

  25. Well Wisher says:

    Alternative news the Lizz Truss government and Goldman Sachs to fake speculations.

    This involves the pensions investment and asset stripping, a very unwise move.
    This explains the firing of the head of the British Public Service, one of the first move of the overseer er Chancellor.

    There should be laws in place to prevent government pension plans investing in stock markets.
    Why not buy lottery tickets instead, which is just as economically effective?

    They are now backing away, because SNP may accommodate the idea for Labour to form a new government.

    What are the smug, greedy tories without power? with no intention for proper governance.

    An aside: The pension plan for our teachers from the old country lost all their equity in the 2008 stock market crash.

    Until the news of present government improves, and/or the actual publication of the memoirs, there will be continued speculation especially from the latest failed authors of books disparaging to the Sussexes.

  26. QuiteContrary says:

    I will happily consume all the content M&H offer. Can’t wait for the content and the teeth-gnashing and wailing (Wails-ing?) that will accompany it.

  27. RoyalBlue says:

    They can’t come fast enough. The British media are doing their part to see that they are both blockbuster successes.

  28. phlyfiremama says:

    …and we will collectively devour both the memoir and the Netflix series. Prepare to cry, BRF. We will drink the tears of your vanquishment with avid joy. 🤣