The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Harry’s pals warn him: Don’t reveal our secrets!
IT’S NOT just the Royal Family who are horrified that Prince Harry is writing a tell-all memoir. I can reveal that many of his old friends fear his scribbling could cause them huge embarrassment.
Some are even warning that – after decades of loyal discretion – they are ready to dish the Royal dirt if the Prince’s book exposes their secrets.
For Harry’s chums from Eton, and the Forces pals that he left behind to live in California with Meghan, any unwanted revelations could be the final insult after years of them refusing to gossip about him.
A friend told me: ‘It feels very hypocritical given Harry chucked people out of his friendship group for talking to the press.
‘There is a fear that he’s going to reveal details of his hedonistic youth which some worry will play havoc with their careers and personal lives.’
Another pal says ominously: ‘Harry’s mates have remained loyal to him… so far.’
As Harry, 36, has said that he will recount ‘experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons’, friends fear that it might paint them in a bad light.
A source said: ‘If Harry slams any of his old school and military buddies in his new book they have pledged to break ranks to tell their story.’
The bad feeling began when some of Harry’s then inner circle were left off the list for the couple’s wedding reception to make room for new pals such as Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.
Even Harry’s wingman Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip – famously by Harry’s side in 2012 when he stripped naked in a Las Vegas hotel room – was shunned by the prince when it came to the wedding reception at Frogmore House.
And, a source says, Harry’s pals are nervous that ‘friendly emails have gone unanswered, which hasn’t instilled much confidence’.