Will the walls shake at Buckingham Palace? This is the question that fans of the royal family have been asking themselves since the announcement. On Monday 19 July 2021, the publishing house Penguin Random House announced Prince Harry is preparing to write his memoirs that promises to be explosive.
According to the Daily Mail, the man who has been exiled to the other side of the Atlantic with his wife, Meghan Markle, will receive a handsome sum to help him recover his memory.
A royal advance for Prince Harry
To recount the first 36 years of his life, Prince Harry is said to have received an incredible sum: 20 million dollars—nearly £15 million pounds. Don't let the high amount fool you though. The sum is lower than that received by Barack and Michelle Obama, who were published by the same publishing house and received no less than 65 million dollars, according to the Daily Mail.
A small salary that will allow Harry to protect Archie and Lilibet, who has been emancipated from the royal family for several months now.
Nevertheless, it seems that Prince Harry has not forgotten his royal priorities: charity. Indeed, all proceeds from the sales of his book will be donated to charity. Charming, the prince.
A release planned for 2022
To learn more about the life of the former Duke of Sussex, we will have to wait until 2022. This gives the royal family time to prepare for a possible counter-offensive. While Harry has said that he wants to publish his memoirs simply to 'show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we ever imagined,' further revelations are still possible.
For its part, the publishing house tells us that the book will focus on 'his life in the spotlight, from childhood to the present day,' with a strong emphasis on his 'military commitment that took him twice to the front lines in Afghanistan, and his joys as a husband and father.'
For now, Queen Elizabeth II seems to be spared. But until when?