Royal author Lady Colin Campbell has claimed that Meghan Markle has “uncorked the bottle” to a less popular Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex has recently announced that he will publish his memoirs, a decision that Campbell argues has been motivated by his wife. Published through Penguin Random House, the “intimate and heartfelt” memoir is due to reach bookshelves in the autumn of 2022.
Lady Colin Campbell said: “Meghan has now uncorked the bottle, and unleashed the other Harry, the Harry that we are now all witnessing, and don’t like.
“The Harry that has reduced ‘good Harry’s’ popularity, from number two, to last, or second last”.
The controversial Jamaican-born socialite has written several books about the Royal Family, including ‘Diana in Private’ and ‘Meghan and Harry: The Real Story’.
She regularly uploads videos to YouTube that analyse latest royal gossip and offer commentary on royal news.
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Prince Harry announced his memoir on July 19, offering an “accurate and wholly truthful” first-hand account of his life.
In a statement, the 36-year-old Duke said: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”
Penguin Random House said they were “thrilled” to be working with Prince Harry on this latest project, branding him as “one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time”.
Prince Harry has announced that proceeds from the book sale will be donated to charity.
Reports suggest that members of the Royal Family were “shocked” by the announcement, and had only recently been made aware of the Duke’s intentions to publish a memoir.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step away from the Royal Family in January 2020.
They cited mental health, media intrusion and the rift between themselves and members such as Prince William and Prince Charles as the primary reasons for leaving their roles as senior working royals.
The couple have since relocated to California, where they have established the non-profit organisation Archewell and signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix and Spotify.