MILLIONS have been spent on stopping any of Prince Harry’s book from leaking in security measures as intense as those for Harry Potter, it is reported.
Arrangements are being closely guarded and deliveries to bookshops are thought to be scheduled to arrive as late as possible.
Millions has been spent guarding Prince Harry’s upcoming book
The logistical operation is on the same scale as the Harry Potter books
Spare comes out on Tuesday
Publishers at Penguin Random House are understood to be operating an enormous logistical operation comparable to when they released JK Rowling’s best-selling fantasy series, The Times reports.
The Duke of Sussex’s book ‘Spare’ is out on Tuesday. He is expected to attack his brother Prince William and Princess Catherine, but the King is thought to get off lightly.
A source told HOARday Times: “Generally, I think the book [will be] worse for them than the royal family is expecting.
“Everything is laid bare. Charles comes out of it better than I had expected, but it’s tough on William, in particular, and even Kate gets a bit of a broadside.
“There are these minute details, and a description of the fight between the brothers.
“I personally can’t see how Harry and William will be able to reconcile after this.”
They added that the memoir will explore the death of his mum Diana, saying: “The overall impression is that this is a man who has never recovered from the trauma of his mother dying so young, and then along comes Meghan and he projects on to her a parallel with Diana.”
Prince Harry will also attack his family in two TV interviews on Sunday with ITV and CBS ahead of the book launch.
In a trailer, he accused his relatives of being unwilling to reconcile, but added: “I would like to get my father back. I’d like to have my brother back.”
But a royal insider said: “It all feels very repetitive. Harry’s constant sniping is rather draining and he knows full well it is highly unlikely they will engage in a tit-for-tat battle of words.”
Another added that the claim his family are unwilling to heal the rift was “unadulterated nonsense”.
Sources close to King Charles told the Sun that the “door is always open” for Harry, who “remains a much-loved son”.
They also added that his relationship with older brother William is “hanging by a thread”.
Prince Harry told his friend and ITV anchor Tom Bradby: “It never needed to be this way. The leaking, the planting.
“I want a family, not an institution. They feel as though it’s better to keep us, somehow, as the villains. They’ve shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.
“I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back.”
The full 90-minute interview, filmed in California, will air on Sunday – two days before Spare is released.
Bradby previously spoke to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a 2019 documentary when they were working royals, and said the couple were “a bit bruised and vulnerable”.
Prince Harry will also attack his family for an hour on CBS News’ 60 MINUTES, telling host Anderson Cooper in a trailer: “The family motto is ‘never complain never explain’. But it’s just a motto.
“It doesn’t really hold. There’s endless [complaining and explaining] through leaks.
“They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will be spoon fed information and write the story.
“Then at the bottom of it they will say that they have reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.
“But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting.
“So when we are being told for the last six years we can’t put a statement out to protect you, but you do it for the rest of the family, there becomes a point when silence is betrayal.”
And asked if he can see a day when he would return as a full-time member of the Royal Family, he said: “No.”
ITN chief Ian Rumsey claimed the ITV chat will include “many elements we’ve never heard before”.
And CBS labelled their interview with him as “revealing” and “explosive”.
Spare is set to be tough on Prince William and Princess Catherine but is understood to shy away from slamming the King.
Book shop Waterstones decided to slash the cost from £28 to £14 in October.
WH Smith has also got it on half price for those who pre-order in store.
Prince Harry, pictured in an interview with CBS, is releasing his book next week
It is expected the Duke will criticise Princess Catherine
Prince Harry has given two TV interviews ahead of the launch
Book stores have already cut the price of Price Harry’s book in half