Prince Harry kept it vague when he revealed what he would be writing about in his upcoming memoir, but the palace fears he will spill the beans about how he does not get along with his stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
"Prince Charles didn't know anything about it. This is really painful, it's going to be difficult for him to take. The assumption is that he will take another kicking from Harry," Dan Wootton wrote in his column for the Daily Mail. "The real disappointing thing for Charles is that he used to get on with Harry so well, actually far better than William. He feels so let down by the whole thing."
The insider added, "Let's be honest, Harry has never been close to the Duchess of Cornwall. If he documents their fraught relationship in the book it could be very damaging at a time when Charles is laying the groundwork for her to become Queen."
On July 19, the red-headed royal made the big announcement.
"I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. 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," he said in a press release. "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."
The tome will cover “his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”
While others may be looking forward to diving into Harry's life, the royal family is nervous for what's to come.
I think it's going to have a massive impact upon the royal family and certainly upon the relationships with his brother going forward," royal author Robert Jobson said.
He continued, "But what it does show is really Harry does not give a damn actually about the feelings of his grandmother or his brother or his father. He doesn't care, he's got the money now, he's independent of his father, he's independent of the royal family and pretty much thinks he can do what he likes, and it looks like he can."