Fears Harry's memoir will be 'disrespectful' to the Queen eased

While it had been feared that Prince Harry's memoir may be "disrespectful" to the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee year, an insider has revealed this will not be the case.

Omid Scobie, friend of Harry and Meghan Markle, has insisted the memoir will instead "celebrate" their close relationship.

Queen, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Fears Harry's memoir will be 'disrespectful' to the Queen have been eased as friend says the Duke wants to celebrate his grandmother. Photo: Getty

Harry's book is set for release later this year and will be a "wholly truthful" account of his life as a royal as well as Megxit.

The 37-year-old revealed when the book was announced that he will tell his story "not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become".

Royal experts immediately began to worry that the memoir would reflect badly on the Queen and would "shake the monarchy to the core".


However, Omid, who wrote Finding Freedom about Meghan and Harry's royal exit, shared on the Royally Obsessed podcast that the book will not be negative towards the Queen.

"Harry really is going out of his way to make sure that there isn't material in there [the book] that can be seen as negative towards the Queen or her reign in any way whatsoever," he said. "He really wants to celebrate her life and his relationship with her in that book.

"I think as much as the press want this to be a burn book and an attack on the institution, this is more just about his story.

Queen and Prince Harry
Omid Scobie says Harry wants to "celebrate" the Queen's life in the book. Photo: Getty

"Of course, his story is so much more than just the few years of his life as the Duke of Sussex.

"I think for people expecting that warts and all moment, it's not going to happen. That said, it's still going to be fascinating."

Harry promised that he would be examining the "highs and lows" of his life with news of the memoir said to have blindsided the royals.

Prince Charles and Camilla are rumoured to be nervous Harry will also share the ups and downs of his relationship with the Duchess, according to The Sun.

Angela Levin, a royal biographer, revealed during an appearance on Talk Radio that her sources believe the memoir will not be good for Camilla.

"Anyone who is anyone is saying it’s going to attack Camilla and make her responsible for [his] mental health and how she stole his father from his mother."

She added that the biography could be seen as "revenge" and be "spiteful" towards the royal family.

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