Harry and Meghan ‘set to write book on leadership’ as part of new writing deal

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly writing a book on “leadership and philanthropy” with the Duchess also being tipped to write a memoir.

Last week it was revealed that the royal couple has signed a huge £29m deal with Penguin Random House to produce four books.

The first tome to be released in 2022 will be an autobiography by Prince Harry, which is expected to cover his life from childhood to the present day – and it's now been claimed that the couple will be writing another of the books together.

A source told Page Six that the pair will pen the book on "leadership" together.

Meanwhile, senior royals are said to be “concerned” about what might be included in Harry's memoir, with a source telling US Weekly: “The Royal Family is shaken up about the book.”

Royal expert Katie Nicholl recently told OK! how Harry's brother Prince William will see the deal as his younger sibling "cashing in" on royalty.

She said: "The news of Harry's book will probably have driven a further wedge between them and heightened the perception that Harry is cashing in on the very thing he said he wouldn't cash in on, which is his royalty.

"Who knows what damage this might potentially cause the family? On one hand, you've got Harry saying he wants to move on and have a relationship with them, and on the other he is deliberately courting controversy."

Last week the Sussex camp was forced to deny that Harry’s memoir will be split into two, with a second chapter to be published after the death of his grandmother, the Queen.

A source said before the rebuttal: "Meghan will write a wellness-type book and people are unsure what the fourth will be.

“But what is most shocking, frankly, is Harry's suggestion that the second book won't be published until the Queen is no longer here.

"People [will] start asking 'what has he got, who is he going to target?' The very idea of this unexploded bomb, hanging about waiting for the Queen to pass, is just extraordinary and may strike many as being in very bad taste."

Fans of the couple are also eagerly waiting for details of Meghan’s own books to be released.

An insider told the Daily Star: “With such a steady drumbeat of all the Harry announcements, you have to imagine that the Meghan dial is going to be dialled up.

“One can only think that she would absolutely write a memoir — she has been outspoken to those who know her about her political aspirations in the future.”

Prince Harry and Meghan welcomed their daughter, Lilibet, on June 4, making her the eighth in line to the British throne.

So far, Meghan and Harry have kept details of their daughter's first few months as a newborn under wraps, but she definitely hasn't been introduced to any of the Royal family in person yet.

Earlier this month, Harry described little Lilibet as "very chilled" during a surprise appearance at the WellChild Awards in London.

OK! approached the Sussexes' representative for comment.

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