Prince Harry sent shockwaves around the world when he released his controversial memoir Spare over a year ago – and one respected royal author believes a telling part of the book hints how another could be in the works

Prince Harry could have a second memoir on the way after dropping a major hint, according to a royal author.

The Duke of Sussex sent shockwaves around the world when his controversial autobiography Spare hit the shelves last year. In it, he revealed private moments with his royal relatives and railed against the likes of his father King Charles and brother Prince William.

Since the release of the book, Harry’s relations with his royal relatives have taken a nosedive and are believed to be particularly bad with William, who he accused of physically attacking him during a heated argument in Kensington Palace.


Harry with wife Meghan
Harry with wife Meghan 

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And even though the dust appears to have settled following Spare’s release, royal author Robert Hardman, who has written biographies of King Charles and the late Queen, believes Spare doesn’t tell the whole story.

Speaking at the Hay Literary Festival, he was quoted by the Independent as saying: “If you do read that book, and as I said it’s amazing, but if you get to the bit about his wedding to Meghan, it boils down really to about four or five pages. Now, as an author, that says to me one thing and one thing only: part two might be on its way.”

Meanwhile, Mr Hardman added that Spare is still affecting family relations – especially given the timing of when Harry released his book. He explained: “The problem that exists is, at the moment, there is still a trust issue. People are still very wounded, particularly Prince William, that these intimate private childhood family moments all spilled out in Harry’s book.

“It’s not what Harry said, it’s the fact that he said it, and he gave away so many secrets. And he was, effectively, at the time of the Queen’s death, you know, he was taking notes.”

The author’s comments come after Harry himself said he avoided mentioning some anecdotes about his father and brother, as he feared they would never forgive him if he revealed them. He said the original manuscript for his book was twice the length of the final draft and many details about interactions between him, Charles and William were edited out as there were things he didn’t want the world to know.

In the days after Spare’s release Harry admitted he had 50 Zoom calls with his ghostwriter and at times struggled to decide which details to include and which ones to leave out of his memoir.

Harry told The Telegraph: “It could have been two books, put it that way. And the hard bit was taking things out.” The Duke added: “There are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don’t want the world to know. Because I don’t think they would ever forgive me.”