‘Rich and damaged’ Prince Harry will have to be ‘keep away from bitter and settling accounts’ by the co-author of his new memoir, a professional ghostwriter has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, has been secretly working on the book about his life in the royal family with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer for nearly a year, which he has since sold to Penguin Random House.
Taking into account his 30-year experience as a ghostwriter, Andrew Croft explained that Harry is the ideal candidate because he “likes to talk about his feelings and wants to be honest.”
To write for The timesHe said: “He’s rich, powerful, famous and damaged, and, the greatest gift of all to a ghostwriter, his partner supports the idea that he tells everything.”
Author Andrew Crofts revealed Prince Harry is a ‘ghostwriter’s dream’ because he ‘likes to talk about his feelings’ after it was announced that the royal family has been working on his memoir
“Harry’s mind will have to keep him from bitter-sounding and settling scores.”
He also claimed that Prince Harry will do everything in his power to ensure that his relationship with his ghostwriter is based on trust as he provides insight into some of the most difficult moments in his life.
His mother, Princess Diana, had her own struggles with telling her side of the story when she allowed her family and friends to speak openly with journalist Andrew Morton, who later released Diana: Her True Story in 1992.
The comments come after Harry announced at the age of 36 that he is working on his memoir.
Prince Harry has teamed up with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer, who previously collaborated with Andre Agassi and the co-founder of Nike on their own money-grubbing memoir (pictured)
The ghostwriting author of Prince Harry’s new book is JR Moehringer, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and author who previously collaborated with Andre Agassi and the co-founder of Nike on their own money-grubbing memoir.
It’s unclear how the pair came in contact, but it’s possible Harry was introduced to him by George Clooney, who will be turning Moehringer’s own memoir, The Tender Bar, into a movie next year.
Taking into account his 30 years of experience as a ghostwriter, Andrew Croft explained that Harry is the ideal candidate because he “likes to talk about his feelings and be honest”
Harry and Meghan are friends with George and Amal Clooney. The Clooney’s gave Meghan a private jet ride back from America to London in 2019 after Archie’s baby shower.
They attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding and “dined” with the couple when they were still living in the UK.
Clooney is directing The Tender Bar, an adaptation of Moehringer’s 2004 memoir. The film stars Ben Affleck and will be released next year.
Harry has been working on the book for the past year and a first draft is due in October and Penguin Random House has bought the rights.
It was revealed on Saturday that he has struck a lucrative deal for four books, the second of which will not be published until after the Queen has passed away.
Harry’s lawyers have said the claim that he is waiting for his grandmother to die before releasing any of the books is “false and defamatory.”
In news that Buckingham Palace is sure to alarm, industry insiders said the “tell all” tome revealed by Harry earlier this week is just the “tip of the iceberg.”
Sources said the Duke of Sussex oversaw the bids and told publishers to start with £18 million, with the final figure potentially reaching £29 million.
Publishers have described it as “the definitive record of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that shaped him.”
It is described by Harry as a “completely truthful first-hand account” of his life. But royal aides fear that it will be a very one-sided account of the prince’s experiences and that tensions with his estranged family will flare up again.
As a result of the Oprah interview in March, Prince William had to speak publicly about claims that someone in the royal family had made racist remarks to the couple. Pictured: Prince William and Prince Harry attend the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue at Kensington Palace
The Queen and senior royals are still dealing with the fallout from his many interviews, most notably with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
The prince has made a series of very damaging allegations against his close relatives, including claims of institutional racism.
After the interview, Prince William was forced to speak publicly about claims that someone in the royal family made racist remarks to the couple.
In March he said: ‘We are not a racist family.’
Others are reportedly concerned that Prince Harry’s memory of events will not match that of the royal family.
A royal aide is said to have said: ‘I fear they are now sailing into the sunset, convinced that they have done the right thing by speaking ‘their truth’. Now I hope everyone shuts up.”