Prince Harry ‘saddened’ Royal family by calling book Spare, says Royal expert

As the Royal family waits in anticipation for the release of Prince Harry’s memoir, Jennie Bond has discussed the book’s title ‘Spare’ and how the Royals are likely to have reacted.

Harry’s book is expected to hit shelves in the new year and is described to be "an intimate and heartfelt memoir" and promised that "Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait".

With the memoir’s release just a matter of weeks away, former BBC royal correspondent Jennie said that the Royals are likely to have been “saddened” by the title chosen by the 38 year old prince.

“It’s going to be the Harry and Meghan show at the end of this year and beginning of next with the docuseries and Harry’s book. They’ll be dominating the headlines, which is presumably what they want to do,” she told OK!.

She went on: “I think Harry’s book will be more controversial than the Netflix docuseries because the title is searingly honest. I imagine the royals were a bit sad when they heard the name. It’s sad that that's how he has felt all his life. It’s sad, but what can they do about it?

"It's the way the Royal family works, but it's also a way quite a lot of families work quite a lot, such as the farming community. In life, it's not as if he didn't have a role.”

Jennie continued: “It’s just he wasn’t going to be King and I’m not sure he wanted to be that. But clearly he is a wounded man. And he's going to explain the state of his mental health and how he feels his life has gone. I think it will also show that he's found peace now, which is great. People still have great affection for Harry."

"He was always favourite amongst the public and hopefully he will regain that popularity," she added.

Echoing similar sentiments, royal author and broadcaster Robert Jobson said that the title of the book suggests that Harry “has a chip on his shoulder”.

He said to OK!: “The Palace aren’t saying anything but the King and Prince William will be concerned, not least because whatever Harry says – despite his and Meghan’s track record on telling ‘their truth’ – will be seen as fact.

“It is early in the King’s reign and this narrative, whatever Harry says, will impact on it. The title suggests he has a huge chip on his shoulder and may guide the narrative of the book.”

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