‘You’ve only been at the firm for a year!’ The memoirs titled “Man I’ve Become” were criticized by Prince Harry.
PRINCE After one royal historian pointed out the relatively short time he has been out of the Royal Family, Harry was mocked when he stated his memoirs would focus on the “man he has become.”
Prince Harry’s memoirs will tell his life “not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become,” according to Dr Tessa Dunlop. Dr. Dunlop went on to claim that he has only been out for a year and compared himself to abdicated monarch Edward VIII, who also wrote a book. As the historian looked back at previous Royal Family members and their achievements and disappointments when they revealed their experiences, Dr Dunlop advised the Duke of Sussex to “hold your horses.”
Dr. Dunlop, speaking to Palace Confidential about the royal memoir, claimed Harry was writing it too soon, comparing him to Edward VIII, who also wrote a memoir about his time in the Royal Family.
“I would argue that it’s a little premature,” she said on the show.
“Of course he’ll be… cashing in on the Platinum Jubilee’s momentum, which is a little cynical.
“However, history tells us that this has been done before. When Edward VIII abdicated, he was one of the most famous men in the world, and the reason he bought [his memoirs]out was because he was afraid that his brother King George VI’s authorised biography would spill the beans.
“In addition, former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin may be working on a biography.
“So he comes out with his and the timings are excellent and really intelligent in that regard.
“I believe it is in 1951; he abdicates in 1936, and it makes a lot of money; he has a great co-writer, and it works extremely well.
“However, he waited 14 years and, coincidentally, the next two books didn’t sell well.
“So, if you’re going to blow it, Harry, I’d advise you to hold your horses because you can’t claim, ‘Oh, it’s about the man I’ve become.’
“You’ve only been out of the firm for a year and a half!”
In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to live with his American socialite wife Wallis Simpson, resulting in a constitutional crisis in the United Kingdom. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”