Harry's book 'bound to distress' Royal Family as Prince to 'open up about his childhood'

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Prince Harry’s book is bound to cause “distress” to the Royal Family, as the Duke of Sussex will likely reveal details about his childhood and the “pain he has suffered” growing up, a royal expert has claimed. The Duke’s memoir, titled ‘Spare’, is due to be released on January 10, the publisher Penguin Random House confirmed this week. 

The much-anticipated book is expected to cause a stir as the Duke has vowed to tell his side of the story behind the developments in the royal household since Princess Diana’s death.

The publisher said that the book, which will also be released in the form of an audiobook, read by the Prince himself, is written with “raw, unflinching honesty” and is “full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.

Professor Pauline MacLaran of Royal Holloway, University of London, said the book could be a “very personal and emotional account”.

Asked about what she revelations she expects to read in the book when it hits the shelves, Ms MacLaran told Express.co.uk: “I expect the book will contain details of his growing up within the royal household.

“Harry is said to have toned done certain parts and that is why the publication has been put back until January.

“However, there is bound to be a lot of content that distresses the royals, whether on Harry’s account and the pain he has suffered, or the criticisms he levels at other members of his family.”

The Professor suggested that the book will work positively for Prince Harry’s reputation and popularity, especially among young people, as the Duke aims to rebrand from a royal to a humanitarian.

The Marketing and Consumer Research Professor said: “I think the book is likely to gain a lot of support from the younger generation (especially Gen Z) who will see Harry as challenging tradition and overcoming many problems he has had due to his upbringing.

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“As such, they are likely to find him relatable and someone they can empathise with. Harry certainly appears to be positioning the book in this way.

“We really need to wait and hear more about the content.

“For me, this is Harry trying to carve out his own identity and making the transition from his past life as a royal to his new one as a humanitarian and preparing the ground to be accepted in this new role.”

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