Patrick Jephson was Princess Diana’s squire and private secretary from 1988 to 1996. He recently came out of his silence to speak at length about the enormous tension that currently reigns between Harry and William. But above all, the former assistant to the Princess of Wales apprehends the outcome of a “protracted transatlantic advertising war” between the two camps. For him, the release of Prince Harry’s four books next year risks changing the British monarchy forever.
Patrick Jephson speaks of a “dark prospect for the House of Windsor” to the Daily Mail. Lady Di’s former aide portends “a wave of potential damage to individual members of the royal family and possibly even to the institution of the monarchy itself.” The 20 million dollars in advance that Prince Harry has already received and his desire to reveal everything about “experiences, adventures, losses and lessons of life” are mentioned by Patrick Jephson. Added to that is the intervention of J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning ghostwriter who wrote his own memoir about his difficult childhood. For him, Harry’s literary memoirs promise a publicity war between the Sussexes and the rest of the royal family.
“A new storm in a royal book”
The publication of Harry’s books risks creating profound damage, according to Patrick Jephson. He states that “Harry’s targets will have little opportunity to retaliate, even if they have the guts to fight.” According to him, the clan of the royal family should better prepare themselves to thwart Harry’s plan. According to what he confirms, “it is not only the imminent deployment of his book that should worry the monarchists.” The former assistant draws attention to the earthquake caused by the book written by Andrew. Morton: Her True Story. He makes the connection with what the effects of the revelations in Harry’s books might be.
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