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The Duke of Sussex has secured a four-book publishing deal, it was reported on Friday night.
It was announced this week that Prince Harry is to publish an intimate memoir of his life, sharing the “definitive account” of his “experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons”.
On Friday night it was reported that the book - which will mark the first time a prominent member of the royal family has written such a personal account of their life - is only “the tip of the iceberg”.
A second book will be published after the Queen’s death, the Daily Mail reported, while the Duchess of Sussex will write a “wellness” guide as part of the contract. The content of a fourth instalment remains unknown.
Sources told the Daily Mail that ‘the very idea of this unexploded bomb, hanging about waiting for the Queen to pass, is just extraordinary and may strike many as being in very bad taste.’
Prince Harry is said to have overseen the bidding process, instructing publishers to start at £18 million. It is thought the final figure for the deal with Penguin Random House could be as high as £29 million.
All proceeds from the Duke’s book, due to go on sale in late 2022 - the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - will go to charity.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes claimed the reports were “false” and insisted that only one memoir was planned by the Duke.
They did not immediately respond to further questions about whether the deal might include other books.