The ramifications of Prince Harry’s highly anticipated tell-all will be catastrophic, one expert believes.
“The consequences of this will be far-reaching and may be highly destructive,” royal author Richard Fitzwilliams told the Daily Mail on Thursday after the book’s name — “Spare” — and release date — Jan. 10 — were announced.
According to Fitzwilliams, the title is “sensational” and “implies that [Harry] was not valued or … that he did not feel at the center of events.”
In its press release, Penguin Random House described the contents of the Duke of Sussex’s autobiography as “raw, unflinching honesty,” which Fitzwilliams believes has Buckingham Palace “very concerned, especially since these are the early months of King Charles’ reign.”
“There will undoubtedly be interviews, serialization and endless speculation about this memoir,” Fitzwilliams told the Mail, adding that he thinks the 38-year-old prince “should have waited many years” to tell his story.
“Even Edward VIII, by then the Duke of Windsor, waited until 1951 before ‘A King’s Story‘ was published,” he noted.
Mark Borkowski, an author and publicity expert, echoed Fitzwilliams’ sentiments, predicting that “the damage to the royal family will be great.”
“Charles’ retaliation could include not giving their children their prince and princess titles, and even withdrawing their own titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” Borkowski said of Harry, wife Meghan Markle, 41, and the couple’s kids: son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1.
Borkowski also agreed that the royal family was likely in for “a nervous Christmas … as they anticipate the worst.”
“For the new king, still planning his coronation, this could not have come at a worse time.”
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