The palace is worried about one particular royal family member in Prince Harry’s memoir

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have stepped down as royal family members and relocated to California, but that certainly doesn't stop them from making headlines.

In fact, this past month they have been all anyone can talk about.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced the arrival of their baby daughter, Lilibet Diana in June, before Prince Harry returned to the UK to reunite with Prince William to unveil a statue of Princess Diana in Kensington Palace's Sunken Gardens.

Since then, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah, Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special, has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series Or Special category. And just this month, Meghan was announced as an executive producer on an exciting TV show.

This week, it was Prince Harry who made headlines as it was announced that the Duke of Sussex was writing a memoir about royal life, to be released next year - and all the proceeds are going to charity.

Prince Harry's book will reportedly cover the Duke's life, from his childhood, through his years in the army, to his move away from royal life.

'I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.' announced the Duke of Sussex in the Penguin Random House press release this week. 'I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story - the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned - I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.'

It was not the actual book itself that made headlines but how the royal family would react - or as it appears, not react.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment when contacted by People, announcing: 'Any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.'

According to sources, there is however panic behind closed doors, with the Palace reportedly fearful for one member of the family in particular, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Yes. according to the Daily Mail, Clarence House is ‘worried’ about what the memoir could mean for Camilla.

‘Let's be honest, Harry has never been close to the Duchess of Cornwall,’ a source explained via the outlet. ‘If he documents their fraught relationship in the book it could be very damaging at a time when Charles is laying the groundwork for her to become Queen.’

Prince Harry's currently untitled book is set for release in late 2022.

We officially cannot wait.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.