Prince Harry will target Camilla in memoir, Paul Burrell claims

Prince Harry will target Camilla Parker Bowles in his upcoming memoir and may name ‘royal racist’ because his publisher wants ‘names and specifics to get their money’s worth’, ex-royal butler Paul Burrell claims

  • Duke of Sussex, 36, has been secretly working on book for nearly a year 
  • Sources said he oversaw bidding and told publishing houses to begin at £18m 
  • Publishing tell-all with Penguin Random House in 2022 after signing 4 book deal
  • Former royal butler Paul Burrell says they’ll ‘no doubt want their money’s worth’ 

Prince Harry will take aim at stepmother Camilla Parker-Bowles and may name the ‘royal racist’ because his publishers ‘want their money’s worth’, according to Paul Burrell.

The ex-royal butler said the Duke of Sussex is ‘set to reveal any Camilla secrets’ after the Duchess of York ‘stepped into Diana’s shoes’ as his father’s wife.

He added that Prince Charles, 72, would be ‘livid’ if his son paints her in a bad light in the tell-all, due to be published in 2022 as part of a lucrative four-book deal believed to be worth up to £29million.

Speaking to Closer magazine, Princess Diana’s former butler, 63, said: ‘The publisher, Penguin, will no doubt want their money’s worth in this book deal. That means they won’t want vagueness – they’ll want names and specifics.’

Prince Harry (pictured in January) will take aim at stepmother Camilla Parker-Bowles and may name the ‘royal racist’ because his publishers ‘want their money’s worth’, according to Paul Burrell

He added that Harry ‘could very well name’ the alleged racist within the Firm, whom he and Meghan Markle claimed raised concerns about how dark their son Archie’s skin might be before he was born during their Oprah Winfrey interview earlier this year.

Paul added that he personally doesn’t believe there is any racism in the Royal Family, having ‘never got a hint of anything’ during his decade working in the Palace. 

He went on to claim Harry will ‘no doubt’ go into depth about his feelings after his mother’s tragic death in the tome, and the subsequent events.

Paul suggested Harry ‘may go for Camilla’ after the reports she was involved in his parents’ marriage and then ‘stepped into Diana’s shoes as Charles’ wife’.

Paul suggested Harry ‘may go for Camilla’ after the reports she was involved in his parents’ marriage and then ‘stepped into Diana’s shoes as Charles’ wife’

‘I suspect Camilla will be in his sights, so I’d say Harry’s set to reveal any Camilla secrets,’ he told Closer. ‘He’s already said he enjoys The Crown, which painted Camilla as the “wicked stepmother” in a way. Charles will be livid if he does go there.’

Harry reportedly did not warn his father about his plan to write an explosive Megxit memoir, which he has been working on for over a year.

The Duke has been collaborating with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer in a rare move from a senior member of the royal family. 

The first draft of the manuscript, currently untitled, is said to be almost completely written and is due to be submitted in October.

The proceeds of the deal are likely to be worth millions and, although the exact financial terms were not disclosed, Prince Harry will donate proceeds to charity, according to Random House.

Royal experts have questioned Harry’s motive for writing the book, pointing out he is already wealthy and has previously spoken at length about Megxit.

Royal experts have questioned Harry’s motive for writing the book, pointing out he is already wealthy and has previously spoken at length about Megxit (pictured during the Oprah interview with Meghan)

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told MailOnline Harry was ‘exorcising his demons’ with the book – but queried how one-sided it would be.

Harry previously 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.

‘I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.’

Prince Harry 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 read: ‘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.’

Last night Prince Harry used a live video message from his LA mansion to launch a new assault on the media and lecture on inequality in a surprise speech to VIPs including Piers Morgan hours after the ex-GMB host won a thumping victory for free speech over Meghan. 

Dressed in a black tie and tuxedo, the Duke used his big screen speech beamed to the GQ Awards in London to blame ‘those who peddle in lies and fear’ in the ‘news media and social media’ for vaccine hesitancy.

Watching was MailOnline columnist Piers Morgan, who yesterday won a resounding victory for free speech after regulator Ofcom ruled he had not broken the broadcasting code for his comments on the Duchess of Sussex following her bombshell Oprah interview. This morning he tweeted an image of Harry live from California with the hashtag #awks – a nod to his free speech win. 

Harry, who referred to Britain as ‘our nation’ in his address, delivered a chiding speech urging governments to do more to vaccinate poorer countries, warning ‘until every community can access the vaccine and until every community is connected to trustworthy information about the vaccine, then we are all at risk’.

Speaking from his Montecito mansion more than 5,000 miles away, the beleaguered Prince lectured his star-studded London audience on ‘media misinformation’ and the importance of sharing vaccines. Harry later presented the Heroes of the Year Award to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, Professor Catherine Green and the team behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

After being invited on the the stage by Harry, Professor Green told the crowd: ‘I promised Sarah I wouldn’t get too p***ed, and I promised I wouldn’t swear, but there was no f***ing chance of that because I’m so starstruck’. Harry’s live speech was at 11pm London time (3pm LA time), and Mr Morgan left the venue at around 11.15pm, after the duke had finished and handed out the award. 

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