Russell Myers, the royal editor for The Mirror, has claimed Prince Harry likely has “no way back” into the close circle of the Royal Family. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have remained largely distanced from the core members of the firm since their step back from royal duties in 2020. Mr Myers claimed Prince Harry’s “conduct” over the last couple of years, including a series of unprecedented interviews that revealed intimate details of his royal life, have caused a great “wound” in his relationship with the extended Royal Family.
Mr Myers discussed the position of the Duke of Sussex during his appearance on The Royal Beat, available on True Royalty TV.
Speaking of Prince Harry, the royal commentator said: “The olive branch being extended by the King in his statement, the fact William invited them to Windsor – these are sticking plasters on a great wound that he has had a huge hand in.”
He asked: “Is he [now] really regretting his conduct over the last couple of years?
“I don’t know where they go from here, and I can only see it getting worse because of this book.
“Even if it is a percentage of what we think it’s going to be, it’s going to be even worse for him. I don’t see a way back for him.”
Prince Harry is set to release a detailed memoir of his royal life later this year, with publication “tentatively scheduled” for autumn, although no exact date has been confirmed.
The Duke of Sussex said: “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.”
He said he planned to write the book “not as the Prince I was born but as the man I have become”.
Royal commentators have speculated that the book could cause a further rift between the Duke and the Royal Family if the publication contains criticisms of the institution and its members.
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