ToDiForDaily.com‘s Kinsey Schofield spoke to The List about Prince Harry‘s upcoming memoir.
It is our expectation that Prince Harry will regurgitate what he’s already told Oprah Winfrey between their Emmy nominated sit down and The Me You Can’t See. For instance, despite distancing himself physically and emotionally, Harry says he still feels ‘stuck within the system.’ The system being the monarchy. Harry told Oprah, “The only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.” There’s your book introduction right there, y’all.
For Harry to brand himself as a leader, to justify appearing in the same circles as Barack Obama and Amal Clooney, he has to show that he has overcome adversity. This is where the royal family should be concerned. What examples will he give?
We know that Prince Harry suffered severe trauma over the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Of Diana, he has said, “I don’t want to think about her, because if I think about her then it’s going to bring up the fact that I can’t bring her back and it’s just going to make me sad.” Harry had witnessed what the paparazzi was capable of with his mother. He felt like he missed an opportunity to protect and save her.
On top of that grief is how his father’s family handled his mother’s death. From asking him to walk behind her coffin in front of millions of strangers to never speaking of her again. This would be a likely route/theme because we are already familiar with this story. He doesn’t feel like he’s giving too much of himself away plus it’s already on our radar. Not to mention, we all love Princess Diana, so we are likely to sympathize with him universally.
I believe Prince Harry’s issues with his father could be lumped within the Princess Diana trauma.
If there is one particular member of the royal family that would be nervous about this book being published, I would argue that it should be Prince Charles.
At the end of the day, it cannot be a big whine-fest. Harry has to prove his value and establish himself as a leader. The ultimate goal is to brand him as someone that could share a stage with Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates. He wants to rid himself of being ‘the spare.’
We also recently discussed this subject on Mark Dolan‘s new GB News program, Late Night Live with Mark Dolan. Congratulations on your new show, Mark! We are fans!