Prince Harry 'could return to royal fold' this year

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NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 2 Jan 2022, 4:15PM
An expert predicts that 2022 could be the year Harry makes a royal comeback. (Photo / Getty Images)
An expert predicts that 2022 could be the year Harry makes a royal comeback. (Photo / Getty Images)

Prince Harry 'could return to royal fold' this year

Author
NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Sun, 2 Jan 2022, 4:15PM

Royal experts are predicting that 2022 could be the year Prince Harry makes a royal comeback.

Royal historian Ed Owens told to Metro UK that the prince's upcoming memoir, to be published this year, could actually go a long way towards mending his relationship with the rest of the royal family.

Owens says the prince shows no evidence of wanting to "burn all his bridges" and may even be planning a sort of royal comeback.

According to the royal expert, this is particularly likely to happen if the Queen's health deteriorates over the next few months.

"A lot of commentators are saying the memoir represents a real threat to the house of Windsor," Owens told Metro UK.

"That the royal family will be 'quaking in their boots' to see what explosive revelations Harry comes up with. To a certain extent there will be things in there that the Royal family would rather was not made public," he said. "But there will also be plenty of stuff in this memoir which works in favour of the monarchy back in Britain."

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The historian does not believe the Duke of Sussex will use his upcoming book to "trash" his family and, even if he does revisit the allegations made against the family - including the incident with the "racist royal" referring to Archie's skin colour - it will be in a conciliatory way.

"During the Oprah interview, he was unwilling to name names, he was unwilling to point the finger of blame either at the Queen or members of his family," the historian said.

"The fact that he was careful in the interview, I think suggests the memoir will also be carefully presented.

"There will be gossip that helps sell the book but I don't anticipate there will be any great moment of reckoning that comes about because of this memoir," Owens added.

"I don't anticipate that he is going to really condemn any member of his family through public execution. It will be a cautious and careful presentation of his version of events."

Prince Harry's upcoming book, billed as "an intimate memoir" is yet to get a release date but it will come out just as the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne.

The historian believes the book may actually end up being positive for "the firm".