Prince Harry is sure to ruffle some feathers within the royal family when his memoir releases next year.
"It will become an international bestseller, but at what cost to the monarchy? There will be nowhere to hide," royal expert Robert Jobson told FEMAIL. "This is bound to cause mayhem amongst the House of Windsor."
"If Harry, which seems inevitable, goes into detail about mental health issues involving his wife and alleged racism at the heart of the royal family, it will be hugely damaging to the House of Windsor and the Monarchy as an institution," he continued. "Harry is already hugely rich and famous so apart from damaging his family — which a book like this will inevitably do, I am not sure what he is trying to achieve. Whatever he says will lead to conflict. No wonder there is a rift between the royal brothers and problems with his father. How can any bridges be built when he is doing this?"
Meanwhile, Richard Fitzwilliams said the 36-year-old is "exorcising his demons" by writing the tell-all.
"Will it be his truth or the truth? And will they be the same or different?" he said. "A lot of his Oprah interview didn't pass a fact check, and it's difficult for the outside world to tell what is true, which is a big concern. They still see themselves as victims, my hope is that it's constructive and won't lead to further revelations that will damage his family. It appears it was written before the rift was healed — so it could be extraordinary."
On July 19, Harry announced his latest endeavor. "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."
While the royal family is most likely less than pleased with the news, an insider said "everyone is just tired of being angry when it comes to those two."
"They have spent the last 18 months doing everything they promised Her Majesty they wouldn't do – making a living off their previous lives and status as members of the royal family. It's depressingly predictable, unfortunately," an insider told the Daily Mail.