Prince Harry had reportedly asked his pals and former girlfriends to help his forthcoming memoir by contributing but most allegedly refused.
The Duke of Sussex recently announced the title of his new book, Spare, which is expected to cause shockwaves in the Royal Family.
It has now been claimed that Harry wanted to get close friends and former partners to open up about him to his ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer.
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According to a source, some of the people who were contacted were shocked by Harry asking them to contribute and some reportedly refused to talk about their time with the Duke of Sussex.
Although none of the people asked have been named, it is thought that Harry’s past girlfriends Chelsy Davy and actress Cressida Bonas may have been asked.
An insider told The Sun: "Harry did reach out. Friends and girlfriends were polite and said they would think about it but ultimately most said No.
"It was felt to be kind of ironic that Harry would hit the roof if he ever had an inkling they spoke to the media, but now he wants them to when he needs their help."
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Harry’s publisher Penguin Random House confirmed that the Duke’s book would be released next year on January 10.
The book had originally been expected this year but the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth II is thought to have led to changes.
Markus Dohle, CEO at Penguin Random House said: "Penguin Random House is honoured to be publishing Prince Harry’s candid and emotionally powerful story for readers everywhere.
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"He shares a remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions of people around the world."
Meanwhile, Prince William is said to have "barely spoken" to Harry since the announcement of his upcoming memoir.
One royal expert believes the Royal Family will have "lawyers ready" for the release of the book'
Speaking to The Sun, expert Angela Levin said: "They have lawyers ready to read it but they won't see it until it's out. If it's too bland it won't be worth the millions they've already paid him."
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