Prince Harry’s New Memoir Puts A Spotlight On Royal Family, Damages Reputation

Jan 10, 2023 | Political News

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, released his new memoir ‘Spare' to shelves in the U.S. and U.K. on Tuesday bringing shocking revelations and reputational damage to the royal family.

The book follows Prince Harry from boyhood to manhood and “then he met Meghan.”

“The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding,” the book's description reads. “But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother.”

The prince alongside his infamous wife Meghan Markle have gotten repeated headlines from their new Netflix series that debuted last month. The series attempts to tell their side of the story of the divisive split from the royal family in January 2020.

Throughout the docuseries, the couple portrays their exit from the royal family as being caused both by neglect from the royals as well as a media that is “racist” and overburdensome.

“Friends of the Prince of Wales are commenting that he is ‘anxious’ and ‘sad’ about what Harry has said in his book but is focusing on his family,” royal expert Hilary Fordwich told Fox News Digital. “One friend is known to have said that ‘he’s handling it so well on the outside — inside he’s burning.’”

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“As for the king, he is said to be ‘extremely pained, very frustrated and anxious’ to reach a resolution with his son,” the expert said about the newly appointed King Charles III. “Regarding remaining silent, as long as they continue to be supported by the British in sentiment via the polls, the royal family is expected to stick to what works, what Queen Elizabeth II lived by, and what is respected as the ‘high road’ by the British public — never complain and never explain.”

With the release of ‘Spare' coming just months before the coronation of King Charles III to the throne, the timing of the release will likely damage the royals' reputation thus putting them at increased risk of institutional collapse.

“He keeps stating he wants a reconciliation, yet interviewers have rightly asked why anyone should trust him to keep conversations private,” explained Richard Fitzwilliams to Fox News Digital.

“Harry’s popularity is at a new low among Britons,” Fitzwilliams stated. “A YouGov survey in January reveals that only 26 percent have a positive or fairly [positive] view of him and 64 percent have a negative one. Only 23 percent hold a positive view of Meghan and 65 percent a negative one. The Sussexes' main aim is undoubtedly to appeal to the United States and the wider world. … Harry has repeatedly charged the royal family with colluding with the press, which he claims drove him and his family out of Britain. He has, however, produced no proof of this.”

It seems like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are once again attempting to take the spotlight and bashing the royal family at the same time. It seems like they aren't liked even in their own country so perhaps they should get the message and stop throwing bombs at the institution that they fled.

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