Princess Diana “always expected” Prince Harry to be “not a hitman” and a “wingman” to her brother Prince William, a late royal biographer said.
The relationship between the two brothers has been seen as strained since the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex announced he would retire from royal life with wife Meghan Markle in 2020.
Kensington Palace, along with Buckingham Palace, await the publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, which has been touted as “unwavering.”
The company is believed to be unable to pre-view the book, which will be published on January 10, 2023.
However, amid continued speculation over the contents of the “perfectly true” memoir, the late Princess Diana biographer Andrew Morton said Harry and William’s mother wanted her next son, rather than launching an attack. said he wanted to support his eldest son.
Morton told Time magazine: “Princess Diana always expected Harry to be William’s wingman and not a hit man, so it will be interesting to see how the book is received within the royal family. It’s interesting,” he said.
Morton added that he would “read” the contents of the memoir once it was made public, insisting the Duke of Sussex “has every right” to outline his royal experiences.
Drawing parallels to the memoirs published by Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, who abdicated in 1936, Morton said the monarchy “has survived a lot, and spares certainly will.” claimed.
Last month, publisher Penguin Random House confirmed the memoir’s release date, which had been “tentatively” set for late 2022.
The name of the memoir, Spare, was also announced, along with a new website dedicated to the book.
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The publisher described the book as a “landmark” work.
It is “full of insight, revelation, self-analysis, and hard-earned wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief,” the publisher added.
The book is available in 16 languages and is also available in audiobook format.
The Duke allocated $1.5 million in profits from the book to Sentebale, a charity founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Prince Seeso of Lesotho.
A further £300,000 will go to WellChild, a charity the Prince has sponsored for 15 years.
Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, praised the book for sharing “an amazingly moving and personal journey from trauma to healing.”