Almost a year after Prince Harry’s autobiography was announced as “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that helped shape him,” as he puts it, anticipation is growing about the book’s release. publishing.
This is because, in the publisher’s first statement, the book’s publication date was tentatively set “tentatively at the end of 2022.” But everything indicates that this will not happen, as the publisher has not yet disclosed any information related to the publication.
This press release was issued in July 2021, although an official publication date has not been announced. The press release further confirmed that the book will present Harry’s vision of his military service in Afghanistan, his role as husband to Meghan and father to children Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
At the time, British publisher Penguin Random House announced Harry’s book four months after Harry and Meghan Markle interviewed Oprah Winfrey that made harmful allegations against the monarchy, including that an unnamed royal made a racist comment about it. . Archie.
But, according to the Daily Mail, this omission may occur because the publisher plans to release the book for a few more months, and it may not even happen in 2022. Of course, this is just speculation, as there is no official information available. From the publisher the release date has been confirmed.
What experts say about Harry’s book
During Jeremy Vine’s program on Britain’s Channel 5, some royal experts, including Owen Jones, a writer and columnist for the Guardian newspaper, were heard to say: “People who are opposing this [à publicação do livro de Harry] They are the same people who usually call themselves “freedom of speech warriors.” But Harry can’t speak. Why, Harry can do whatever he wants. He can publish his book.
For experts, the delay may be related to the content of the book. Presenter Mike Barry also said on the TV show: “You know in the publishing world they’re not giving $14 million for something that won’t sell hundreds of millions of copies. So it must be exciting.”
To complete the discussion, presenter Claudia Lisa Vanderboye replied: “I think Prince Harry could write ‘I woke up, I’ve got an egg on toast’ and they’d still pay $30 million because it’s a big name.”
Speculation about the delay in publication
In late May, it was speculated that the launch delay was related to Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, a 4-day celebration of the Queen’s 70th anniversary that took place in June in the United Kingdom.
Prince Harry appears to have a close relationship with his grandmother, and despite the more distant relationship he has forged with other members of the Crown in the past two years, it is believed he should not release his book this year to avoid dazzling. from the audience.
In addition, a source told The Sun, “If this book comes out this year as originally planned, it should be on the publisher’s marketing and promotion list, unless they are planning a surprise or there is a delay. the Royal family “.
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