Fears that Prince Harry’s book will hit Charles and William, but SAVE Prince Andrew, DAN WOOTTON reveals

‘Harry’s Bloody Book!’

Despite a host of problems and crises, behind the scenes in the royal households, the royal autobiography, which is to complete all royal autobiographies, has become a persistent talk.

There is now widespread acceptance that Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William are likely to be left battered and beaten in the literary sense in Harry’s upcoming burn-all-bridges-to-seek-revenge.

Harry and Meghan’s silence over the Queen’s announcement that the Duchess of Cornwall was to become Queen’s Consort at her death spoke volumes.

And the relationship between Sussex and Cambridges remains icy cold, amid accusations from the Oprah interview, where Meghan claimed it was Kate who made her cry over the now infamous bridesmaid dress fitting.

But courtiers are equally obsessed with another question: Why are Harry and Meghan unlikely to come after the royal outcast Prince Andrew?

Their view of the disgraced duke – who recently settled a very damaging civil case with his prosecutor Virginia Giuffre – would be particularly newsworthy in the United States, where the Jeffrey Epstein scandal was big news.

DAN WOOTTON: Harry and Meghan’s silence over the Queen’s announcement that the Duchess of Cornwall is to become Queen’s partner after her death spoke volumes. (Photo: Harry and Meghan at Global Citizen Live in New York last September)

But there is a growing sense that Harry has decided to spare the York family the same kind of debilitating treatment being prepared for his father and brother and their wives, at least in part because of his close relationship with cousins ​​Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.

Hoffolk points to the fact that Oprah – close friends with the couple – apparently never asked about the Andrew / Epstein scandal in the heavily controlled CBS interview.

In fact, the only time the Duke came up was when Meghan raised the family in a positive way when she revealed that she first met the Queen during a visit to his home, the Palace of Mercy and Favor at the Royal Lodge in Windsor.

She said: ‘There was not a great formality the first time I met Her Majesty the Queen.

‘We were going to lunch at the Royal Lodge where some other family members live, specifically Andrew and Fergie, and Eugenie and Beatrice would spend a lot of time there.

“Eugenie and I had known each other before I knew Harry, so it was pleasant.”

Despite the absence of any direct criticism of Andrew or Fergie – which Harry and Meghan are known to watch with pleasure – the relationship was tested in the wake of the Oprah interview.

At a community event in London last year a few weeks after the broadcast, Beatrice and Eugenie’s close friends said they were shocked by their loud criticism of the Sussex for dragging their family’s reputation through the mud.

If the two sisters had turned on their beloved cousin Harry, it showed how much the royal family had given up on the Sussexes.

But something has changed over the last few months.

The relationship thawed enough that Eugenie could fly to the United States with her husband Jack Brooksbank in February – the first time a royal had visited the prince in his new home.

DAN WOOTTON: The relationship between Sussex and Cambridge remains icy cold, amid accusations from the Oprah interview, where Meghan claimed it was Kate who made her cry over the now infamous bridesmaid dress fitting.  (Pictured from left: William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Kate, while in front of Charles and Camilla at Prince Philips' service)

DAN WOOTTON: The relationship between Sussex and Cambridge remains icy cold, amid accusations from the Oprah interview, where Meghan claimed it was Kate who made her cry over the now infamous bridesmaid dress fitting. (Pictured from left: William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Kate, while in front of Charles and Camilla at Prince Philips’ service)

Eugenie also participated in the Superbowl with Harry in a sign that the couple wanted to be photographed together in public.

The feeling among courtiers is that the York family – especially Beatrice and Eugenie – will be able to act as a bridge between the Sussexes and the Cambridges in the future.

But there is also a smoldering astonishment that the self-proclaimed social warriors Harry and Meghan will avoid criticism of Andrew’s friendship with the well-known pedophile Epstein while attacking other relatives.

A royal insider tells me: ‘The fear factor surrounding this book is out of scale. Of course, households say publicly that they are not interested and have no plans to comment on any royal book because so many have been published; but there has never been such a situation.

“Even when the Princess of Wales collaborated with Andrew Morton, she had the veneer. These are Harry’s own words. They may want to stay over the fight, but it may become impossible, depending on which bombs are detonated.

‘Clarence House and Kensington Palace now accept that their principles will be in the firing line. There is an expectation that the Queen and Prince Philip will be lovingly hailed.

‘But there is also a growing confidence that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife will be left alone. Harry and Meghan are thought to be very aware of the impact the Epstein scandal has had on Beatrice and Eugenie. They will not add to the pile on.

‘Meghan is also very fond of Sarah, the Duchess of York, who she feels has had a not too unequal journey.

‘They are not expected to carry the bulk of Harry’s anger and frustration over the royal establishment.’

Last July, I revealed for the first time in a column for MailOnline the “growing sense of shock and rage” among the royal palaces and Harry’s own family members about his all-encompassing plan.

A senior royal source told me after the announcement: ‘This is no way back – the last nail in the coffin for the royal family’s relationship with Harry.

DAN WOOTTON: There is now widespread acceptance that Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William are likely to be left battered and beaten in the literary sense in Harry's upcoming firewood-all-bridges-to-seek-revenge.  (Photo: Kate, William, Charles and Camilla at the James Bond premiere in London last September)

DAN WOOTTON: There is now widespread acceptance that Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince William are likely to be left battered and beaten in the literary sense in Harry’s upcoming firewood-all-bridges-to-seek-revenge. (Photo: Kate, William, Charles and Camilla at the James Bond premiere in London last September)

‘The emotional turmoil when they wait for over a year for publication will be painful.’

What has made courtiers most angry is that Harry and Meghan know whatever they say in the book, Prince Charles and William, as heirs to the throne, will find it almost impossible to fight back.

Charles received no prior warning about the book’s announcement and was immediately concerned about what his son would say about Camilla.

The deal with Penguin Random House will mean that Prince Harry will receive at least £ 14.7 million ($ 20 million) in advance for the book, at least £ 1 million of which is thought to go to ghostwriter JR Moehringer, though he has promised the profits will go to charity.

Harry announced the book and said, ‘I am not writing this as the prince I was born with, but as the man I have become.

‘I have worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that by telling my story – the ups and downs, the mistakes, the experiences – can help to show that wherever we come from , we have more in common than we think. ‘

Prince Charles and William may soon wish that the one thing they have in common with Prince Andrew is that he is not much involved in Prince Harry’s ultimate revenge.

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