Though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are returning to the U.K. next month during a brief European trip, experts believe the Sussexes' won't be spending any time with Prince William and Kate Middleton while there, as the royal family is in disbelief that the father-of-two is still going through with his juicy memoir.
"The fury, outrage and disgust at the highest levels of the monarchy over Prince Harry’s decision to press ahead with the publication of his upcoming autobiography, even as the 96-year-old Queen’s health suffers, is only growing," royal commentator Dan Wootton wrote in a new article.
"Indeed, the ‘intimate and heartfelt’ £14.7million Penguin Random House book is seen as the likely final straw in relations between Harry and his brother Prince William, who has still not forgiven the Sussexes for their bonanza of lies otherwise known as the Oprah Winfrey interview," added Wooton.
Harry first announced his book last summer, and at the time, it was scheduled to drop in fall 2022. However, it's been reported that due to paper shortages, the tome will be delayed until the winter at the earliest.
While the Invictus Games founder said he was writing the "wholly truthful" book to prove he and the reader "have more in common than" one would assume, many believe he's using the piece to get "revenge" on his family.
"I think he really wants to show his power over William because he was fed up with being the spare rather than the heir," explained British journalist Angela Levin. "I think he’s got a lot of poison running in his blood now about what he feels about his background and his family. And I think he doesn’t mind if he hurts people because he feels that he has been hurt by them."
Wooton expressed his thoughts in a piece for the Daily Mail.
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