Investigative reporter Tom Bower allegedly signed six-figure advance to draft unauthorized account of actress and Duchess
Harry to publish ‘completely truthful’ book about his life in 2022
A royal biographer adds the Duchess of Sussex to his long list of topics, with journalist Tom Bower confirming his book on Meghan Markle will arrive very soon.
The 74-year-old writer is said to have signed a six-figure advance last year to create an unauthorized account on the actress and wife of Prince Harry.
“I’m writing it now. It will tell the truth when it comes out next year,” he said. The Express after it was reported that he had spent over a year talking to friends and foes of the royal couple.
Tom is one of the country’s most infamous biographers, having published in-depth unauthorized life stories of famous figures like Robert Maxwell, Mohamed Al-Fayed and Richard Branson.
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Confirmation of a new book on Meghan comes shortly after the husband of the mother-of-two, The Duke of Sussex, revealed he is writing a literary memoir, which is expected to be published by Penguin Random House in late 2022.
The memoirs should be “the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that helped shape it,” according to the publishing house.
As part of the same deal, it was claimed that Meghan, 39, would also put pen to paper herself – rumored to be writing a wellness guide as part of the couple’s contact with Penguin Random House .
The star, who released the children’s book, The Bench earlier this year, was an avid writer before becoming a member of the Royal Family in 2018.
Prior to meeting and marrying Prince Harry, the The Suits actress ran the popular lifestyle The Tig which would see the star muse on a range of topics from travel and fitness to food and drink. .
While her writing office may have been dissolved since her rise to royal life, there is no shortage of blogs and books about the Duchess since she found a new level of world fame after her marriage to the prince. Harry, 36 years old.
While the unlicensed headlines about the happy couple range from scathing to glowing, it’s unclear which direction reporter Tom will take.
The biographer is no stranger to writing about royal figures – posting Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles in 2018.
Throughout the Memoirs on behalf of Prince Harry’s father, the biography tells of how the future king tried to regain his popularity after the death of his ex-wife, the late Princess Diana.
More recently, the British writer has turned his attention to two of the most controversial political figures in British politics, Boris Johnson and former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
While Boris Johnson: The Gambler of 2020 was seen as sympathetic to the current Prime Minister, his 2019 account of then Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn was seriously criticized by his peers such as Peter Oborne, and faced legal issues and retractions.
Dangerous Hero became number two in the Sunday Times bestseller when it was released, but in the book the author made false claims against the Palestinian Return Center.
Tom has made a complete and unqualified withdrawal of the allegations, while his HarperCollins editors have also removed the allegations from all future editions of the book.