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What to Expect from Prince Harry’s Upcoming Memoir, According to Royal Expert Omid Scobie

We’re counting the weeks (hours? minutes?) until Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir drops next year. But while we wait for that pre-order link to pop up, we can’t help but wonder: What topics will the Duke of Sussex tackle in his first book?

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Lucky for us, Omid Scobie, co-author of Finding Freedom: Harry & Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family (which was just re-released with an update), recently dropped by the Royally Obsessed podcast and shared his thoughts on what we can expect.

“I have a connection to Prince Harry’s ghostwriter [J.R. Moehringer] through a friend of a friend of a friend and the one thing that he said to me is that [J.R.] will ask every single question you are thinking,” Scobie explained. “Whether that means that makes it into the book itself, who knows?”

Scobie continued: “I think Harry’s probably going to be very careful that it’s filtered and done very respectfully. One of the first things this source said to me when [the book] was announced is [to not] expect fireworks and drama because, ultimately, this is [Prince Harry’s] story. And there’s so much more to [Harry’s] story than the past couple of years.”

But will Prince Harry completely steer clear of the drama that he’s talked so openly about with people ranging from Oprah Winfrey to Dax Shepard? Scobie says, if he does discuss it, those areas will be approached with care. “We have seen that the couple are very good at distinguishing the difference between the family and the institution, so I do think that Harry will talk about issues within the institution and it may bring other issues to light—things that perhaps even pre-date Meghan [Markle]. There’s so much about his life as the spare that we really don’t know. I think biographies that have existed in the past have only really scratched the surface on that. He’s the only one who has those stories to tell.”

We repeat: We’re counting the days.

For more about the royals, listen to the Royally Obsessed podcast with co-hosts Rachel Bowie and Roberta Fiorito. Subscribe now or follow us on Instagram @royallyobsessedpodcast.

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