Harry is ‘rushing to refine elements of his new book’, sources say
Prince Harry wants to ‘refine’ sections of his new book – but it may be too late.
The Sun’s Matt Wilkinson writes how sources say Harry may fear parts will be deemed unresponsive so soon after the Queen’s death – and her father Charles taking the throne.
It also emerged he had been given an advance of around £17.5m ($20m) for the ‘entirely truthful’ memoir – part of a four-pound, £35m deal sterling.
Harry, 38, who has launched a series of verbal attacks on his family, has contacted the publishers but the book has already been signed and is expected to be on sale by the end of the year.
It comes amid claims that Penguin Random House demanded the first draft be improved.
A source told The Sun on Sunday: “The publishers paid $20 million up front because they knew anything written would be huge for sales and exposure around the world.
“But the first draft they received was disappointing because it was a little too emotional and focused much more on mental health issues than they wanted.
“Eventually the final draft was completed and approved and a lot of money and energy was spent to make sure it came out this year.
“But Harry has thrown a spanner in the works as he is desperate to refine it in light of the Queen’s death, her funeral and the rise to the throne of her father Charles.
“There may be things that might not be so great if they come out so soon after the queen dies and her father becomes king.
“He wants the sections changed. This is by no means a total rewrite. He desperately wants to make changes. But it may be too late.