Prince Harry is expected to release his memoir this autumn and vowed to tell his whole story – including "the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned".
Announcing the memoir, which is being published by Penguin Random House, the Duke of Sussex said he was "excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful."
However, royal experts fear that if the book doesn’t live up to expectations then it could have dire consequences for Harry’s reputation.
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A source, the Daily Beast says is a friend of the Duke of Sussex who reportedly knew him and his ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy, told them: "Harry was known for being pretty wild back in the day.
"If he doesn’t go into those wild years in some detail, the book will just come over as a massive whitewash—at least to those who knew him."
The Sun's former royal editor Duncan Larcombe also told the publication: "If he is going to keep the book largely focused on his own journey, he does need to acknowledge — and try and make sense of — those dark, boozy years for it to have any credibility."
Harry made headlines as a Royal legend back in 2012 while on holiday in Las Vegas. He previously admitted: "At last, I wasn't running down the Strip, stripping – or more naked – at least."
Asked about his Las Vegas trip during which he was pictured covering his private parts during a game of strip billiards, he told Channel 4 News in 2013: "It was probably a classic example of me probably being too much army and not enough prince.
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"But at the end of the day, I was in a private area and there should have been a certain amount of privacy."
Another friend of Harry's told The Times: "I think he'll tell it honestly, framed in the context of his 'journey' towards 'healing'.
"I think there will be a lot of the old broken me versus the new fixed me who dealt with the pain, and a lot about Meghan as the woman who liberated me to deal with it all."
According to the Express, Harry has acknowledged his past previously, having told The Telegraph in 2017: "I, through a lot of my twenties, was a problem and I didn't know how to deal with it."
He hailed the importance of processing feelings by being open and honest, adding: "I know there is a huge merit in talking about your issues and the only thing about keeping it quiet is that it's only ever going to make it worse."
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