The majority of Britons are ‘not interested at all’ in reading Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir about Megxit, a survey has found.
Just 14 per cent of people surveyed said they were ‘very interested’ or ‘fairly interested’ in the bombshell book, while 80 per cent were ‘not very interested’ or ‘not interested at all’.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, on Monday confirmed the forthcoming release of his autobiography, which he has collaborated on with a ghostwriter and is due out late next year.
Two-thirds of Britons are ‘not interested at all’ in reading Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir about Megxit, a YouGov survey found. The Duke, 36, on Monday confirmed the forthcoming release of his autobiography, which he has collaborated on with a ghostwriter and is due out late next year
Just 14 per cent of people surveyed said they were ‘very interested’ or ‘fairly interested’ in the bombshell book, while 80 per cent were ‘not very interested’ or ‘not interested at all’
His decision to write the book has been branded a ‘moneymaking exercise at the expense of his blood family’ by royal experts and insiders who predicted it would be ‘a book by Harry, as written by Meghan.’
And in a poll of 5,808 adults in the UK, almost four in ten agreed that the decision to publish it was ‘very inappropriate’, and 15 per cent thought it was ‘fairly inappropriate’.
There was almost no gender split in opinion, although slightly more women believed the book was ‘inappropriate’ rather than ‘appropriate’.
Harry said on Monday of the book: ‘I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.
In a poll of 5,808 adults in the UK, almost four in ten agreed that the decision to publish it was ‘very inappropriate’, and 15 per cent thought it was ‘fairly inappropriate’
‘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.’
In his latest column for MailOnline, Piers Morgan urged the Queen to strip Harry and Meghan of all their titles, calling the book a betrayal too far and accusing them of turning Her Majesty’s world-famous motto of ‘never complain, never explain’ into ‘always complain, always explain, never stop whining’.
His grandmother, father and brother are said to have been completely blindsided by Harry’s shock announcement that he has been secretly working on his as yet untitled memoirs with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer for a year.
A source revealed that the announcement had provoked ‘much eye-rolling’, adding: ‘I think everyone is just tired of being angry when it comes to those two.
The first draft of the manuscript, currently untitled, is said to be almost completely written and is due to be submitted in October
But the Queen’s grandson Prince Harry sadly didn’t get the discretion memo. Or if he did, he rejected it in favour of the new strategy: ‘Always complain, always explain, and never stop yapping, whining, preaching and trashing your family.’ Pictured: Harry and Meghan during their Oprah interview
‘They have spent the last 18 months doing everything they promised Her Majesty they wouldn’t do – making a living off their previous lives and status as members of the Royal Family. It’s depressingly predictable, unfortunately.’
Prince Harry has signed up to the book deal despite issuing repeated calls for his family’s privacy to be respected.
A statement from the publisher about the upcoming book reads: ‘In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.
‘Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, on that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous and uplifting human story.’
Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, said: ‘All of us at Penguin Random House are thrilled to publish Prince Harry’s literary memoir and have him join the world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we have been privileged to publish over the years.
‘Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness.
‘It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story.’
Penguin Random House said it has bought the global rights to the memoir and audiobook – expected to be published in late 2022 as it threatens to bring a dramatic end to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.