Earlier this week, Prince Andrew settled out of court with his accuser, Virginia Roberts, but now Queen Elizabeth has Prince Harry's memoir on her mind.
"It's obviously a positive step," expert Richard Fitzwilliams told The Sun Online about Andrew's situation. "There is no doubt that this hanging over Jubilee year was extremely undesirable. What this mean, essentially, was that he would be cross-examined and there would have been a lot of publicity about that. The civil case would certainly have been enormously damaging, so as far as the Jubilee goes, at least this has been settled."
"The Queen can now celebrate with only Harry's memoir to be concerned about," he continued. "That is very different."
Last year, Harry, 37, 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."
However, it doesn't seem like the red-headed prince will hold back. “He has got lots to say about it," a source said. "People think he’s keeping a low profile to respect the family but it’s not that."
It's possible that Harry will also talk about his relationship with his stepmother, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — something Prince Charles is trying to prevent from happening.
"Forget the Prince Andrew saga, the main topic of discussion at Clarence House is Harry’s book — and the reputational damage it could very well do," the source spilled to The Sun. "There are concerns about Harry’s recollections of Camilla’s entry into the royal family, and how her long-running romance with Charles damaged him from a young age."
"Harry is fiercely loyal and protective of his late mother and her legacy, and didn’t approve of Camilla sweeping in as the great love of his father’s life," the insider added. "Understandably, he found those early years incredibly difficult, and he might publicly blame Camilla for much of what he believes went wrong in his childhood, and the trauma the whole situation caused."