Charles ‘pressuring Harry to delay book that has Royals shaking in their boots’

Prince Charles’ mention of Prince Harry’s environmental work was an attempt to get his son to delay the publication of his upcoming memoir, a royal commentator has claimed.

Relations have reportedly been fraught between Harry and the Prince of Wales, and appeared to reach boiling point during Harry and Meghan Markle's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey last year.

During the chat, the Duke of Sussex accused his father of cutting him off financially, and said he had felt “really let down” by Charles.

However, after the Prince of Wales praised his son’s environmental work in an essay, it appeared an olive branch might have been extended to the now-ex royal.

Charles commended his son's efforts, writing: "My younger son, Harry, has passionately highlighted the impact of climate change, especially in relation to Africa, and committed his charity to being net zero.'

But, speaking on the Royally Us podcast, royal author Christopher Andersen claimed that this could have been an attempt to encourage Harry to delay the publication of his memoir until after the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.

“What’s going on right now is a concerted effort to convince Harry to postpone this book that has them all shaking in their boots,” Christopher suggested.

“He’s supposed to tell all, and he’s already told an awful lot so imagine what could be said in his memoirs which were scheduled for publication this coming Fall (autumn).

“He is being pressured by all the various Royal houses, the Queen’s team, Charles’ team, Kate’s team, to at least push it past the Jubilee year for the Queen."

Christopher sought to back up his claims by referring to the Queen’s failure to mention Harry when she recently praised Charles and William for their environmental work.

“She specifically omitted any reference to Harry who has been, if anything, more active in this area, or as active," he continued.

He suggested that Prince Charles' subsequent mention of his son’s efforts didn’t necessarily represent a warm invitation for the Duke of Sussex to return to the royal fold.

Christopher added: “I think it’s part of this larger plan to try and at least through diplomatic channels to get Harry to back off a little bit with his book.”

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But, Christopher noted that he didn’t think the tactic would work, and maintained that he expected the book to come out at the time of its anticipated release date later this year.

Harry announced last year that he would be publishing a tell-all memoir.

He said it would be a "definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that have shaped him," but the Royal Family are said to be nervous about its publication.

This comes as Buckingham Palace announced plans for the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with events taking place across an extended bank holiday weekend from

Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have not yet confirmed whether they will be attending the festivities in person.

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