If Meghan Markle and Prince Harry disrespect the royal family in the dad-of-two's memoir or Netflix series, big consequences may occur.
“He has made various threats to Meghan and Harry and warned that them if they go ahead they will find themselves ostracized in a way they cannot believe. And so they are worried," author Tom Bower said, adding that Archie and Lilibet may not get titles if the pair "slander the royal family."
Bower said Meghan and Harry have "got to consider their own titles, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, could be taken away by Charles if they misbehave."
It seems like the prince, who moved to California in 2020, is trying to mitigate any drama.
“Harry has been working hard to strike a balance that will hopefully minimize the fallout caused by this book,” an insider told Us Weekly, noting that the 38-year-old is trying to stay “true to his principles” and keep his publishers “happy at the same time.”
“It’s been a very rough process,” the source admitted. “And very difficult for him to recount certain traumatic events from his childhood.”
Harry is even enjoying the writing process, with a source revealing he finds it "cathartic."
“And at this stage there are no regrets," the insider stated, adding that the California resident “didn’t feel rushed and finished the manuscript on his own terms" and “had a great ghostwriter and edit team to work with.”
In late October, Penguin House shared more details about the upcoming tome, which will be released in January 2023.
"It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow — and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling — and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is that story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief," the description reads.
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