- An earlier version of Prince Harry’s memoir will “always” leak out, according to Jonathan Sacerdoti.
- “It’s practically impossible for something to actually be withdrawn,” he said, noting the internal dissemination at the publisher.
- The book, which Prince Harry originally announced in July 2021, has no official release date.
Prince Harry could drop his book and compromise with the royal family. Or he is considering making changes. Whichever route he chooses, one expert says the original leak will “always” be a “possible threat”.
An earlier version of Prince Harry’s book could be leaked, says an expert
Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told the British Express that an earlier version of the Duke of Sussex’s book could see the light of day.
“If it is true that Harry’s book will be rewritten or re-issued after it has been signed off and possibly even almost finished being produced, then there is also a risk that the earlier version could be leaked and published even if a decision is made to to change focus or tone things down.”
The end of Harry’s involvement in the book reportedly happened in or around January 2022, a time when one commenter described the now 38-year-old as still “in the throes of anger” at Britain, the British royal family and Prince William.
Harry’s feelings aside, Sacerdoti said risks were possible. “It’s always going to be a risk that might scare some people,” he added.
The ‘original text’ of Harry’s memoir ‘will always be a potential threat’
Sacerdoti went on to say leaks are possible due to circulation even before Harry’s memoir hits shelves.
“The further back it was, the more people will have seen it and the more digital copies of it will be around,” he said.
“It’s practically impossible these days for something to actually be withdrawn once it’s been seen and sent around, even internally at the publisher,” continued Sacerdoti.
“So even if it is edited and modified before publication, the original text will always pose a potential threat,” he concluded.
The book still has no official release date more than a year after Prince Harry was first announced
When is the release date of Harry’s book? The question lingers more than a year after the initial announcement, which stated the release date as tentatively late 2022.
In July 2021, the Duke of Sussex unveiled his forthcoming memoir on Archewell’s website.
“I am not writing this as the prince I was born to be, but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and I hope that by telling my story — the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think,” he continued.
Harry concluded by sharing his excitement “that people are reading a first-hand account” of his “life that is accurate and entirely truthful.”
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