The memoirs were announced last year with Penguin Random House, along with a “tentative” planned release date of late 2022. It is thought the deal with the powerhouse publisher is worth at least £16.6 million, according to publishing insiders speaking to Page Six.
Prince Harry described the creation as an “intimate and heartfelt” piece that is “wholly truthful”, adding: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.”
However, the “accurate” account of the Duke of Sussex’s life may be further away from hitting the bookshelves than previously thought.
A royal insider told the Sun: “If this book’s coming out this year as originally planned it should be in the publisher’s marketing and promotional list — unless they’re planning a surprise or there’s been a delay.
“Its omission has raised lots of eyebrows in royal circles.”
A spokesperson for Transworld, which is part of the publishing giant, dismissed this by saying the publisher doesn’t “put every book on the list so there is nothing to be extrapolated from that”.
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