Royals urged to hit back at Harry’s book as biographer Bower warns of ‘colossal damage’ | Royal | News

Royals urged to hit back at Harry’s book as biographer Bower warns of ‘colossal damage’ | Royal | News

The royal family has been asked to respond to Prince Harry’s memoir. Investigative journalist and biographer Tom Bower warned that the Duke of Sussex’s book Spare has caused “colossal damage” to the monarchy.

Mr Bower, who is the author of the royal book Revenge, insisted the royals “simply cannot sit idly by” and “have to find a way to respond”.

The royal family has so far remained silent in the face of the Duke’s new revelations, which are the latest in a series of attacks by the Montecito-based Sussexes.

Mr Bower told “I think it’s a mistake. I think they’re just shocked and confused and their councilors don’t know how to deal with it.

“And I don’t think they can just sit there because ultimately they have to define what the monarchy is.

“They need to expel Harry, they need to explain what allegations were untrue. They can’t just rely on the media and common sense to defend them otherwise.

“And I just think that’s the problem that the monarchy has been so weakened and damaged by Harry, it has to find a way to respond and that has to come at some stage.”

The biographer added: “It is a matter of choosing the right moment to respond and that is a very sensitive decision to make. But they are under attack like never before, this unprecedented attack.”

Mr Bower also dismissed reports that the Sussexes will stop talking about the royal family after Harry’s book – which follows their Netflix series, a sit-down with Oprah Winfrey and a series of other interviews.

He said: “It’s only over until the next attack is thrown at the Royal Family and they just can’t sit back in my view and wait to be attacked again.”

Mr Bower warned that the book, which has become the best-selling non-fiction book in history, had damaged the monarchy and the country.

He said: “I think the damage is colossal, not just in Britain, but very much abroad to the reputation of the royal family and Britain. And I think it only benefits the republicans and those who do not wish Britain well.”

The respected journalist, who has written biographies of a host of high-profile figures including King Charles, added: “The Royal Family they’re human beings, they’ve done some stupid things and sometimes they behave badly but they don’t. they deserve this”.

Meanwhile, he said the book has done “a lot of good” for Harry and Meghan. Mr Bower said: “I think they have found a whole new group of sympathizers and supporters.”

Harry’s memoir comes after several years of turmoil between the Sussexes and the post-Megxi royal family.

He criticizes his older brother Prince William, father Charles and stepmother Camilla in the book.

Among Harry’s most explosive claims is that the Prince of Wales physically assaulted him in a row over his wedding to Meghan at Nottingham Cottage in 2019.

William and Kate faced a question about the book during a visit to the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Thursday, which they shrugged off.

The Welsh later went on a wide walk where they greeted crowds of well-wishers, with one telling the future King: “Keep going Vill, the suitors love you”.

Meanwhile, Charles stepped out in Aberdeenshire on Thursday for his first public engagement since the memoir hit the bookshelves.

REVENGE: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors by Tom Bower now on paper, ebook and audio.

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