The royal family is apparently already preparing for a new attack from its own ranks. Prince Harry's autobiography "Spare" (German title: "Reserve") will be released on January 10th. According to British media reports, the book will reportedly not contain harsh criticism of Harry's father, King Charles III. However, Prince William is said to be attacked so severely that insiders fear that the brothers will not be able to reconcile afterwards.
According to The Times, a source said of Harry's work: "In general, I think the book will be worse for her than the royal family expects." Everything will be exposed. "Charles comes off better than expected but it's tough especially for William and even Kate takes a little bit. There's these tiny details and a description of the argument between the brothers. I personally can't imagine how Harry and William are can make up afterwards."
In addition, Prince Harry is said to complain primarily about always playing the "second fiddle" behind his brother heir to the throne. According to media reports, the relationship between the two princes is said to be "hanging by a thread" even before the book is published.
Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan had already started in mid-December with their Netflix documentary "Harry
In his book, Prince Harry is said to go into even more detail. In "Spare," Harry will reportedly write about what it was like for him to always play second fiddle, according to The Sun. A source told the paper: "At the heart of this book lies a sibling rivalry between little brother and big brother."
It will reveal Harry's "bitterness and sense of injustice," the book goes on to say. "The argument is meant to be covered extensively in the book, and what makes it worse is that no outsider is divulging these private moments - it's Harry setting out his one-sided portrayal of family affairs." The insider said, according to The Sun, "Her mother Diana always warned her that they should never fight because they needed each other. It's very sad that it has reached this stage."
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan resigned as senior royals in early 2020 and moved to the United States. As the "Daily Mail" reports, Meghan could also plan a book that sheds light on her time in the royal family. A Hollywood agent told The Mail on Sunday: "To be honest, I'd be surprised if Meghan didn't publish her own story. 'Spare' is clearly Prince Harry's chance to tell his, but hers is just as compelling . I mean, how many actresses end up marrying a prince?" Especially if Meghan is aiming for a political career, a book would make sense.
But another Hollywood insider warns, according to the newspaper: "We had the interview with Oprah Winfrey, then the Netflix series and now we have Harry's book. You must be wondering, does the world really need to hear Meghan's story now? When I hear her advised, I would caution against releasing a book too quickly." There is a risk that people will start to develop "Sussex fatigue".