Prince Andrew plans explosive tell-all autobiography to fix reputation but friends warn he risks looking ‘stupid’

HARROGATE, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: Prince Andrew, Duke of York attends the Great Yorkshire Show on July 11, 2019 in Harrogate, England. (Photo by David Moffitt/Getty Images)

PRINCE Andrew wants to write an explosive, tell-all Royal autobiography, dubbed Spare 2.0, to try to repair his tattered reputation.

The disgraced Duke of York, 63, had told pals he wants to change the public’s perception of him more than three years after his car-crash Jeffrey Epstein Newsnight interview.

The Duke of York has told his pals he wants to change the public’s perception of him

Sources have described his proposed book as Spare 2.0 as it comes after Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir

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But the prince, also facing losing his home and funding in a shake-up of royal finances, is annoyed that friends have warned him off the idea.

Sources have described his proposed book as Spare 2.0 as it comes after Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir rocked the Royal Family.

But one insider said: “Everyone close to him is telling him it’s a stupid idea and he should just forget it.”

Two leading publishers are said to be interested in any autobiography.

Andrew, who has been eyeing the commercial success of his nephew’s book, is rumoured to be in discussions with US biographer and interviewer Daphne Barak.

But she is currently busy working on a separate book with a famous showbiz family.

Any memoir by the Queen’s son would be a global best-seller.

He is desperate for future funds after telling friends he has received no inheritance from the Queen when she died.

And King Charles’ plans to slash royal funding could soon see him “evicted” from his Windsor home unless he can fork out for expensive maintenance of the £30million mansion Royal Lodge.

A source said: “Andrew was the original spare and there’s plenty of material.

“Compared to Harry, he has a far greater depth of history to draw from.

“Writing a book would give him the opportunity to fully explain his association with Jeffrey Epstein and the resulting fall-out.

“But it would also be a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the royals and their relationships.”

“But mainly he wants to set the record straight. If he doesn’t change the narrative, no one else will.”