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The Queen ‘still very concerned about Prince Harry’s explosive memories’
THE Queen is still concerned about Prince Harry’s explosive memoir – despite tensions easing after Andrew’s out-of-court settlement, a royal expert has claimed.
It was sensationally revealed yesterday that the Duke of York has settled allegations that he raped and abused accuser Virginia Giuffre when she was 17.
Payment is not an admission of guilt.
He is set to pay up to £12million in compensation, with suggestions his long-suffering mother will help bail him out.
But commentator Richard Fitzwilliams says while this is a “positive step”, there is still cause for alarm.
Harry’s memoir will be published in December, according to reports. A source said it would ‘shake the monarchy to its core’.
“There is no doubt that this Jubilee year was extremely undesirable.
“What that means, essentially, is that he would be cross-examined and there would have been a lot of publicity about it.
“The civil case would certainly have been extremely damaging, so as far as Jubilee is concerned, at least that has been settled.”
But a shadow still hangs over the celebrations amid fears Harry could trash the family in his book.
He has yet to publicly break his silence to congratulate his mother-in-law Camilla after it was revealed she would become queen consort when Charles is crowned.
A close friend said he might reveal his true feelings in the book instead.
“He has a lot to say about it,” the source said.