Royal expert's wild claim about 'tortured' Prince Harry: 'No way back'
A royal expert has claimed Prince Harry will never publish his "explosive" memoirs as there will be "no way back" to royal life if he does.
Tina Brown, a royal biographer, says she doesn't think the Duke of Sussex's book will ever be published following the Queen's death.
The author of The Diana Chronicles and The Palace Papers, was speaking at the Henley Literary Festival in Oxfordshire with the UK Telegraph reporting she said, "They are now in this bind, where they’ve taken all this money and Harry has made this book deal where he’s supposed to spill everything about his horrible life as a royal.
"But now he’s actually tortured about it because he understands there is no way back if he does it."
She continued, "If the book continues, I don’t think there is any way for Harry to return. So my view has always been that the book won’t see the light of day.
"The window is beginning to close but I always thought at some point a deal would be made and Charles would have to pay back the advance to stop Harry writing this book."
Tina, the former editor of Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Tatler, was one of the last people to see Princess Diana alive at a lunch in New York in 1997.
When asked what the former Princess of Wales would have told her son if she was alive, Tina said, "Diana was very pragmatic. I think she would have said to Harry, 'This isn’t going anywhere. You need to make a deal and find a way to come back.'"
It's believed that Harry has been working on his memoir for at least two years, but it only became public knowledge last year.
Following the Queen's death, it was believed the release date for the book had been pushed back due to the royal mourning period.
It's believed the book will be released later this year, while Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have also reportedly been trying to edit their Netflix series.
It comes after reports the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had planned to make 2023 the year of reconciliation with the royal family, but only once the memoir and series were released.
The Sun reports the pair had initially planned to focus their charm offensive on the Queen next year, but their plans were dashed when she passed away last month.
Sources have claimed the pair always avoided criticising the Queen and are now trying to make changes to Harry's memoir and the series, as they were too critical of the new King and Queen Consort, Charles and Camilla.
Insiders reportedly told The Sun that Harry and Meghan saw the book and series as a way of attacking the royals one last time before they attempted to reconcile in 2023.
However, the pair is apparently now worried they will be unable to reconcile due to the content of the book and show.
"They have always been careful to not criticise the monarch. They have always tried to be respectful to the Queen," a source said. "But the Queen has now died and Charles and Camilla are the King and Queen. Clearly, this reconciliation attempt would never work if they have been critical of the new monarch, or both.
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