After Prince Harry announced that he would be working on a memoir about his life, the royal family was less than pleased with the news.
Now, the 36-year-old's brood is "hoping that Harry is running out of ammunition" to use agains them," royal expert Phil Dampier — who writes a weekly column for The Royal Observer — told The Sun.
"Harry's book is hanging over them now ... It's difficult to see where it is going to go now, but I think in public they will put up a front of having a relationship," he said. "But privately, I don't think there is much communication going on."
On July 19, Harry shared the big news.
"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."
Ever since Harry left the U.K., he has had no problem talking smack about his brother, Prince William, and father, Prince Charles, so they are both nervous as to what other bombshells he will drop.
"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?"