Prince Harry’s 'panic' as he tries to make 'last minute' changes to memoir

Prince Harry is reportedly scrambling to make some ‘last minute’ changes to his memoir after fears some of its contents could be ‘insensitive’

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as he joined the Procession following the State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II towards St George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England.
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Prince Harry is said to be ‘panicking’ over changes he wants to make to his memoir after fears some passages could be deemed ‘insensitive’ in the wake of Her Majesty, The Queen’s death.

Following the Queen’s state funeral, Prince Harry is said to be ‘panicking’ over his memoir’s upcoming release date and pushing for ‘last-minute’ changes.

Despite facing delays over its ‘truth bombs’ earlier this year, Harry’s controversial book has now reportedly been ‘signed off’ and is ready for release. However, an insider now claims that in the wake of the Queen’s death, which saw the Sussexes reunite with the royal family, Harry is now reportedly scrambling to make amendments.

After returning to the US on September 20th, a source told the Sun, that Harry is pushing for changes to his book - which is being published by Penguin, amid fears that some of its passages could be deemed ‘insensitive,’ following his grandmother’s death.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is escorted into Westminster Hall for the Lying-in State on September 14, 2022 in London, England.

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The source told the publication, “The publishers paid $20 million upfront because they knew whatever was written would be huge for sales and exposure all around the world. But the first draft they received was disappointing as it was a bit too emotional and focused far more on mental health issues than they wanted."

The insider also adds that regardless of Harry’s plea, there are no ‘guarantees’ that the changes will be made, as the book has already been signed off.

They said that the final draft has been given the green light, adding that "a lot of money and energy has been spent to make sure it comes out this year".

“But Harry has thrown a spanner in the works as he is desperate to get it refined in the light of the Queen’s death, her funeral and his father Charles taking the throne.”

Britain's King Charles III (L) walks with his son Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they arrive at St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on September 19, 2022

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The stakes are now higher than ever in regards to the memoir, as another new book has now claimed that King Charles will read Harry’s book first, before deciding on whether Archie and Lilibet will be granted royal titles.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.