Prince Harry’s memoir is written and book expected to be published by Christmas

Prince Harry’s highly-anticipated memoir is “written” and is expected to be released by Christmas after being given the tick of approval by lawyers, according to reports.

The publication is said to be “on track” after recent claims that it had been delayed.

the Duke of Sussex’s “intimate and heartfelt memoir” will be ghostwritten by American author JR Moehringer.

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Prince Harry’s memoir is due out by Christmas. (BetterUP/YouTube)

At the time of its announcement, the duke said he was penning the book “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.”

It’s understood no-one in the royal family or its lawyers have seen the completed manuscript.

Those who may be affected by the book’s contents are often given a right to reply to accusations ahead of publication, something Prince Harry and Meghan have previously done with articles in the media.

The Sun reports Prince Harry’s “bombshell memoir is written and a finished manuscript signed off by lawyers.”

It adds the publisher, Penguin Random House, are “now trying to get it out for the Thanksgiving and Christmas market in the US.”

This image provided by Harpo Productions shows Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey.  (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their interview with Oprah in March 2021. (AP)

“The manuscript has been finished and gone through all of the legal processes,” a publishing source told TheSun.

“It’s done and out of Harry’s hands.

“The publishing date has been pushed back once but it is on track for the end of the year.”

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The book had originally been slated for a September-October release but its publication before Christmas could see it top all-important holiday best-seller lists around the world.

Buckingham Palace has not commented on whether its legal team or other staff have been made aware of the book’s contents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been vocal in their criticism of the royal family since their official exit. (Getty)

Prince Harry is not expected to criticize his grandmother the Queen in the tell-all, but sources say his stepmother the Duchess of Cornwall could be in the firing line.

The duke’s relationship with Camilla is understood to be frosty at best, due to the impact his father’s affair with her had on Diana, Princess of Wales.

The breakdown of his parents’ marriage, and the death of his mother, are expected to be explored in detail in the book.

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The memoir will follow explosive claims made by Prince Harry to Oprah Winfrey alongside Meghan and the mental health docuseries, The Me You Can’t See.

In that, Harry recalledlooking for help from the royal family when he and Meghan began struggling with the intense spotlight on their relationship, but said they were knocked back.

The Duchess of Cornwall is expected to be targeted in Prince Harry’s tell-all book. (Getty)

“I thought my family would help, but every single ask, request, warning just got met with total silence or total neglect. We spent four years trying to make it work,” he said.

And in a podcast with American actor Dax Shepard, Prince Harry blamed Prince Charles for the way he was raisedsaying he had deliberately adopted a different parenting method with Archie to “break the cycle” of pain and suffering.

“Certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some kind of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father, or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so I don’ don’t pass it on,” Harry said.

In announcing his plans for a “literary memoir” last year Prince Harry said he was “excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think,” Prince Harry said in a statement.

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