The monarch is known to uphold the “never complain, never explain” mantra. But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who radically left the life of the royal family to live in the United States with their young family, have put this approach aside in recent years by giving a series of explosive interviews which raised the veil on life within the company. And now Prince Harry is preparing to publish his own personal memoir, which he promises will offer an “accurate and completely truthful” depiction of his experience in the royal family.
But the publication of the book is believed to have left Harry’s brother William with a difficult dilemma.
Commenting on the developments, royal expert Duncan Larcombe told The Daily Beast: “Once the book is out, William will have to make a decision about what he is going to do about Harry.
“But he won’t do anything until he knows what’s on every page of this book.
“The reality is that if, as a senior member of the Royal Family, you have written a tell-all book, you have broken rule number one of the Royal Family.”
The Duke used his opening speech to launch a campaign against what he described as a “global attack on democracy and freedom”.
He added that climate change “is wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering the most”.
But while many Sussex supporters welcomed the Duke’s speech, some were quick to criticize him and question his suitability for such an important platform.
Speaking about looks, royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti said: “He’s literally completely unqualified to have anything important to say to people, but instead he’s using his position as a member of the British Royal Family to spread what he considers to be an important message.”
The commenter added that he was “not disputing whether this was an important message or not”, but rather “disputing” the messenger.
In his speech, the Duke also spoke of his late mother, Princess Diana’s meeting with the former South African leader in March 1997, and how he “sought solace” in Africa after her death.
Harry also denounced a recent US Supreme Court decision to overturn the controversial Roe v Wade decision, which since 1973 had granted abortion rights in all 50 states.
But his words were mocked by Judge Samuel Alito during a public bashing this week.
Speaking in Rome at a conference on religious liberty organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Notre Dame, the conservative Catholic judge said sarcastically: “What really hurt me, what really hurt me was when the Duke of Sussex addressed the United Nations and seemed to compare the decision, whose name cannot be pronounced, with the Russian attack on Ukraine.”