SARAH VINE: It’s time for Harry to take a long look in the mirror

Admittedly, I’m not a publisher, but I do know a bit about the book trade. And one thing I can say for sure: you won’t get a four-book deal with a nearly £30m advance if the person signing the check isn’t sure there’s some seriously juicy stuff on offer.

The revelation that Prince Harry is working on an all-encompassing autobiography in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer would have been unnerving enough for the Queen, given his recent track record with Oprah et al.

It now appears that there are three more books in the pipeline. Granted, one of those is a “wellness” tome, to be written by the Duchess herself, so probably more of the sub-Gwyneth Paltrow lamenting the importance of self-love.

The revelation that Prince Harry is working on a comprehensive autobiography in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize-winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer would have been unnerving enough for the Queen, given his recent track record with Oprah et al.

But the other two remain a mystery, aside from the fact that Volume 2 is reportedly delayed until after the Queen’s death.

If this turns out to be the case, there will inevitably be speculation as to why. And given the Prince’s recent spate of attacks on his family, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to assume the worst.

There have been many breathtaking moments regarding Harry over the past few months, but this one sets a new bar.

Because as charitable as it may be, it’s hard to ignore the idea that the Queen, who has never been anything but forgiving her grandson’s behavior, is now just an inconvenient obstacle in his mission to restore his past life. like a royal.

Plus, you’re wondering: Is it possible that Prince Harry isn’t the rather sweet, generous man he always seemed to be — or even the emotional, bleeding Prince of Woke he likes to project?

But the other two remain a mystery - aside from the fact that Volume 2 is reportedly delayed until after the Queen's death

But the other two remain a mystery – aside from the fact that Volume 2 is reportedly delayed until after the Queen’s death

We’ve had a glimpse of that in recent years. His aggression towards the press, the petty fights with his brother, the way he and Meghan purposely targeted the Duchess of Cambridge in that interview with Oprah, his decision to fly home instead of flying right after his grandfather’s funeral. stay a few more hours to celebrate the queen’s 95th birthday.

The further Harry gets behind the protective screen of the monarchy, the more his true character seems to emerge. And it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Details of how he ‘led’ contract negotiations from his £11 million mansion in Montecito are quite revealing in themselves. According to a source at the publishing house, he had a “take-it-or-leave-it” attitude, and “the people involved were actually very shocked by his approach, who gave them a cold look and made his demands known.”

His starting price was £18 million; the bidding apparently ended around the £29 million mark. That’s the kind of deal that Gordon ‘greed is good’ Gekko would be proud of.

It is certainly a far cry from the sensitive personality Harry likes to present in carefully designed photo shoots and interviews.

But in the end, all you have to do is look at the way Harry constantly assaults the Queen and the rest of the royal family with these kinds of bombshells, never giving them a fair warning of what he’s up to, to see that this is a man who, while he has a lot about compassion and caring, often behaves the exact opposite.

Harry claims that writing this memoir gives him the opportunity to address the world 'not as a prince, but as the man I have become'

Harry claims that writing this memoir gives him the opportunity to address the world ‘not as a prince, but as the man I have become’

Insecurity and living under constant fear of an attack are classic stress triggers, which is exactly what Harry does to the Queen.

And now she knows it won’t even stop when she’s dead — that her death will, in fact, unlock a new clause in the multi-million dollar contract.

Harry claims that writing this memoir gives him the opportunity to address the world “not as a prince, but as the man I have become.”

May I respectfully suggest, sir, that if that man you take a good look in the mirror…

New evidence has emerged showing that Covid can be spread through flatulence. haha! That could explain why it is so easily transmitted among teenagers.

Transdebate gets voice of reason

Encouraging signs that the tide is turning in the ongoing ‘Terf’ war between trans activists and those of us who, while deeply sympathetic to transgender rights, are equally determined to preserve those of women and girls.

Baroness Jenkin spoke last week about why she no longer believes in government proposals to change the self-identification law so that anyone who simply says they are the opposite sex should be given the rights of the gender they choose.

No surgery, no hormones, no gender dysphoria diagnosis required – a move that could have serious consequences for vulnerable women, especially in places like prisons, where there have been multiple cases of trans women abusing their rights. Jenkin’s intervention is significant because in the past she has been commended for her work on gender equality by groups like Stonewall, the once highly respected gay rights organization, whose director, Nancy Kelley, compared “gender-critical” beliefs (i.e., the belief that biological sex cannot be fundamentally changed) into anti-Semitism.

Brave of Jenkin for standing up to the bullies – and good to have a voice like hers on the side of reason in these craziest modern debates.

Stop, Amanda, I just can’t bear it!

I wish celebrities like Amanda Holden would think about those Brits who weren’t lucky enough to escape this summer. I know it’s hard when you’re as fabulous as Amanda to resist the urge to tell the world via Instagram, but for those paralyzed by the pingdemic, or whose coveted getaways have been thwarted by the traffic light system, there can be limit one to how much they can take if their nose is rubbed in it.

I wish celebrities like Amanda Holden would spare a thought for those Brits who haven't been lucky enough to escape this summer

I wish celebrities like Amanda Holden would spare a thought for those Brits who haven’t been lucky enough to escape this summer

All in favor of encouraging healthier lifestyles, but a government-approved app that monitors our shopping choices and awards rewards for buying fruits and vegetables? If you find Test and Trace annoying, wait until you get pinged for an extra scoop of ice cream.

As motorists prepare to ditch diesel and petrol, industry experts warn that by 2030 we will need ten times more chargers for electric cars, when the sale of combustion engine cars is banned altogether. Currently the UK has about 25,000 charging points, so we’re talking about a quarter of a million. Considering that there are nearly 33 million cars in the country today, even that sounds woefully inadequate. But the real question is this: how is the National Grid going to support the massive increase in demand, bearing in mind that it can barely handle the moment too many people are boiling a kettle? And where does THAT energy come from? No wind farms, I bet.

One and a half glasses of white wine a day delays menopause, according to new research. I’m through mine, but I’ll follow the medical advice anyway. You can never be too careful.

One and a half glasses of white wine a day delays menopause, according to new research

One and a half glasses of white wine a day delays menopause, according to new research

Festivals and nightclubs have reopened, with thousands of young people flocking to the fields and dance floors everywhere.

But alarmingly, the latest numbers show that vaccine resistance is high among young people: 38 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds have not had a first dose, deterred by conspiracy theories and general paranoia. Which is ironic, because many of them are overjoyed to swallow pills or powders they’ve bought from some dodgy guy in a tent or nightclub restroom, with no idea what they’re ingesting.

But when it comes to injecting something that has been extensively tried and approved around the world – and that might save humanity – they all come off as costly. Honest, grow up.

While she’s appalled by the abusive restrictions imposed on Britney Spears by her 13-year-old conservatory, her most recent social media posts don’t do much to counteract the idea that she’s a responsible adult. Her latest feature is her topless, her breasts clutched between her hands; bitten her nails, their nail polish peeling. Is there no one in this poor woman’s life who can give her some sensible advice?

While she's appalled by the abusive restrictions imposed on Britney Spears by her 13-year conservatorship, her most recent social media posts don't do much to counteract the idea that she's a responsible adult.

While she’s appalled by the abusive restrictions imposed on Britney Spears by her 13-year conservatorship, her most recent social media posts don’t do much to counteract the idea that she’s a responsible adult.

If social media companies want to address the abuse of black sportsmen and women, why not remove the monkey emoji, which is widely used as a despicable term for abuse by trolls? It won’t solve the problem, but it would be one less weapon in the arsenal of the racists. Speaking of emojis, I see there is now one of a pregnant man complete with mustache. When we talk about fantasy, I prefer unicorns.

There is a good reason why calling someone a liar in the House of Commons is not allowed – as Labor MP Dawn Butler did of Boris Johnson last week: It reduces the discussion to nothing more than a rant. The truth is that the quality of debate in the House today is bad enough. If folks like Butler had their way, it wouldn’t be much better than a wood-paneled version of Twitter anytime soon.

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