Harry paid advance of ‘at least £20 million’ for memoir publishing experts claim

News that Prince Harry will be releasing a memoir in late 2022 has unsurprisingly been met with divided opinions.

While many fans of the the Duke of Sussex expressed excitement, former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan was predictably outraged.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "You've got to be f*****g joking?????[sic]", alongside two laughing emojis.

One aspect that all sides can agree on though is Harry will no doubt receive a huge payout for his memoir, although it is understood he will be donating the proceeds to charity, reports Page Six.

One publishing expert told the Daily Mail that Prince Harry will be given 'at least' a $20 million advance for the book.

While another source told the publication: 'Harry’s advance alone is in the $15 million range, and world publishing and movie and film rights alone could be worth a fortune like never seen before.'

The duke on Monday said: "I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.

"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

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"I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

In a blurb from the publisher, it states: "In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him."

It says the book will cover “his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”

Harry has reportedly sold the memoir to Penguin Random House and he is working with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer.

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