We knew Prince Harry’s memoir wouldn’t help the royal family feud, but it looks like it could do some serious damage to the father-son relationship with Prince Charles.
We don’t know what Harry is going to say in his book, but the anticipation is already high. After all, he’s already admitted that he wasn’t talking with his father during that infamous Oprah interview and has said several times that he and brother Prince William are “on separate paths.” So could there be more juicy details in the 37-year-old’s literary debut?
Royal expert Andrew Morton certainly thinks so – and believes the next occupant of the throne will bear the brunt. Speaking to Us Weekly, the author shared:
“If I was Prince Charles, I’d be looking for a pile of coats to hide under. I think we’re going to see Charles once more in the firing line.”
Continuing the metaphor, Morton joked that the future king would be “looking for a hard hat” after the publication of the memoir. He saw:
“The thing about Harry is that if you ask him a straight question, he’ll give you a straight answer.”
In other words – the Duke of Sussex would drop the truth bomb in that book!
What would Princess Diana think of her son’s phenomenal move? According to Diana: Her True Story biographer:
“She would be doing cartwheels. She’d be thrilled. Seeing that Harry has made himself and Meghan independent humanitarians irrespective of what the palace might say, she would have applauded that.”
And BTW, Morton’s predictions aren’t all doom and gloom. Even though the impending memoir has reportedly gotten under Will’s skin, however, the author sees a light at the end of the tunnel for the brothers’ fight. He first saw Newsweek:
“They are brothers, they are united in life and share common experiences that no one else can understand or appreciate. At some point when they are more settled and established I think they’ll get back together again because Harry is no longer a threat, Meghan [Markle] is no longer a threat, the British royal family is rapidly receding in the rear view mirror of their lives.”
It is encouraging to hear this. But isn’t this book a threat to William – or at least the monarchy? Harry still appears to be protective of his sibling, but anything that completely undermines the royal family will also undermine those second in line to the throne.
According to Morton, the father of two’s new California neighbors have a Parent Trap-esque plan to settle things between the pair once and for all:
“People who live in Montecito, and I go there from time to time, are talking about how they would like Harry and William to play in a polo match in Santa Barbara for charity and they hope that will help to seal the bond between them.”
Can a good polo match fix a bridge that has been burning for years? Hey, anything is possible, isn’t it? But we’ll have to wait until Harry’s book comes out to really understand what the damage is…
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