Can royal aides stop Prince Harry’s bombshell book hitting the shelves?
Can royal aides stop Prince Harry’s bombshell book hitting the shelves?
Can royal aides stop Prince Harry’s bombshell book hitting the shelves?

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Harry’s book is set to be released by the end of this year in time for Christmas (Picture: Wire/Getty Images/Wikipedia)

Palace aides are holding discussions over whether the publication of Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir can be delayed, reports say.

The book is due out at the end of this year and is expected to rock the royal family to the core and be a problem for the new King.

But the duke is said to be in talks with publishers Penguin Random House about toning down the book to avoid rocking the boat even further.

It also follows a temporary truce between Harry, Meghan, Prince William and Kate as they greeted mourners in unison outside Windsor Castle following the Queen’s death.

Royal sources told the Daily Mail there is still ‘a serious amount of distrust in the air’ between the brothers with their relationship still hanging in the balance until the contents of Harry’s book are revealed.

The royals are said to be doing everything possible to ensure the King’s first 100 days as monarch runs as smoothly as possible.

A friend of the King is quoted as saying: ‘The question inside the palace is: “Can the book be stopped?”

‘It may be that even Harry can’t stop it at this stage but the feeling at the very top is that there’s no good that can come of airing grievances in public.’

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The couple are back in California following the death of the Queen (Picture: Shutterstock)

Royal lawyers are on standby for when the memoir is released.

But the King is highly unlikely to seek a legal challenge against his son, who maybe unable to prevent the book being published.

If the book is released at the end of the year just before Christmas, it will be during an important moment of the King’s reign.

A source added: ‘His Majesty will build on the points he has expressed to the nation: now that the period of mourning is over, he will support diversity, promote community spirit and protect the space for those with faith and those without.

‘He is mindful that, as King, his interests and passions will continue but that… some of his previous commitments will now continue in the trusted hands of others.’

Archewell and Penguin Random House have been approached for comment.

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