Royal aides may launch legal action against Harry and Meghan

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Royal aides are reportedly braced for a number of bombshell allegations that may come out of Prince Harry's forthcoming memoirs and are even considering launching legal action if the contents are inaccurate.

Last week it was announced Harry will be releasing a memoir next year when the Queen celebrates 70 years of service.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Royal aides may launch legal action against Prince Harry and Meghan Markle if the Duke's memoirs are inaccurate. Photo: Getty

However, the Mail Online has reported a small group of staffers who worked for the Duke and Duchess are concerned the books may promote a false narrative of how they were treated in the UK.

"Harry and Meghan's former staff members are convinced that this book is being written to settle scores and will likely include a lot of detail about their time within the Royal Family," a royal insider told the website.

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"Based on the Oprah Winfrey interview, some of these ex-workers simply do not trust that a full and accurate picture will be presented.

"Conversations have already started about what steps they might be able to take to protect their own reputation and that of the monarchy post-publication."

It comes after school and Army friends have reportedly warned Harry not to reveal their secrets and threatened to dish out royal dirt in return.

Prince Harry and the Queen
Prince Harry's first book will be released next year, when the Queen celebrates 70 years of service. Photo: Getty

"It feels very hypocritical given Harry chucked people out of his friendship group for talking to the press," a friend told the Mail on Sunday.

"There is a fear that he’s going to reveal details of his hedonistic youth which some worry will play havoc with their careers and personal lives."

The publication reports the Duke's friends are nervous after their "friendly emails" went unanswered.

The memoir is set to be a "first-hand account" of Harry's life so far and will see the prince touch on the "mistakes" he has made and the "lessons" he has learned.

Prince Harry during his time in the Army
Harry's school and Army friends have reportedly warned the Duke not to reveal their secrets and threatened to dish out royal dirt in return. Photo: Getty

In a statement, he said: "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 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.

"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 first-hand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful."

Harry has been writing the book alongside ghost-writer J.R. Moehringer, and the as-yet-untitled memoir is being published by Penguin Random House.

A blurb from the publisher stated: "In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him."

The description went on to say Harry’s book will cover his "lifetime in the public eye", as well as "the joy he has found in being a husband and father".

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