Fresh fears Prince Harry's book was 'sexed up' by publisher's request

Prince Harry stunned the royal family when he unveiled the title for his upcoming memoir 'Spare', a reference to being behind Prince William in the line of succession.

There are now fresh fears surrounding Harry’s content after it was reported he had to submit the manuscript multiple times before publishers would accept it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The royal family are said to be worried about Prince Harry's memoir. Photo: Getty

In particular, The Sun claims that the Duke of Sussex may have had to ‘sex up the book’ to get it across the line.

The book is co-written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer and is due to be released on January 10 2023.

It is believed that the book was pushed back following the Queen’s passing, to allow Harry to make some changes.


“The book has been back and forth between Harry and J. R. Moehringer and the publishers a few times. They wanted more than was in the first draft, and then Harry wanted to refine things after the Queen passed away,” a source told the publication.

Prince Harry's book cover SPARE
The royal family is worried about what Harry has revealed in his explosive memoir. Photo: Penguin Random House

The source explained that the publishers wanted Harry to add more details and cover areas that he missed.

“There is a real concern that that means Harry has had to sex up the book and include revelations that he might not even be that comfortable with.”

In another bombshell, it is believed that the prince has approached friends and ex-girlfriends to contribute to his memoir.

Many were shocked by Harry’s actions, with the source claiming that ‘at least one sent Harry packing’.

“Friends and girlfriends were polite and said they would think about it but ultimately most said ‘no’.

“It was felt to be kind of ironic that Harry would hit the roof if he ever had an inkling they spoke to the media, but now he wants them to when he needs their help.”

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at an event
Harry has reportedly been contacting his ex-girlfriends which could include Cressida Bonas. Photo: Getty

How much will the memoir cost?

The 416-page memoir will cost $50 AUD for a hardcover version, with the e-book set at half price, and will be released alongside an unabridged audiobook read by Harry himself.

The Duke of Sussex was reportedly paid a $31 million advance for the memoir as part of a three-book deal with Penguin Random House.

His publisher revealed last week that Harry has already donated $2.3 million to Sentebale, a charity he co-founded that helps children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS.

He has also donated $530,000 to WellChild, a British charity for disabled children which he has been a patron of for the past 15 years.

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