Now, moving forward there will be an aggressive response from the Royal Family to rumors and mistruths -- even if these rumors and mistruths are being pushed by Harry himself.
“Any statements or claim that is deemed to be misleading or false will no longer be met with silence,” a Palace insider tells Radar. “It was a mistake to turn the other check after the Oprah interview, that will not happen again. Harry needs to know that he is entitled to his own feelings but not his own facts.”
It took two days for Queen Elizabeth to respond to Harry and Meghan Markle’s claims of racism they made to Oprah Winfrey, but they've learned their lesson. We're told the response will be much faster.
“The family has been slow to conclude that Harry and Meghan are not going to stop. But now that conclusion has been reached they have been forced to change the way they handle the situation,” adds an insider. “Let’s just say that Harry and Meghan are not going to be allowed to totally control the narrative anymore. There will be push back like there has never been before.”
Palace sources are also hinting that this could involve legal action.
“It is hard to imagine that the family would ever take legal action against one of its own, but at the same time, it is hard to imagine that one of their own would ever write a tell-all book, and yet that has happened,” says a friend of the family. “Harry has crossed a line and there had to be a response. Otherwise, Harry will keep saying whatever he wants to get more money and attention.”
As Radar exclusively reported, Harry collected a $15 million advance for the book but dishing about his family's troubles is part of the deal.
“This book is going to make the Oprah interview look like the tip of the iceberg. Harry is not getting a $15 million advance just because of who he is, he is getting it because he is going to tell everything,” insiders tell us.
The yet-to-be-titled book is scheduled to be released next year.
While the manuscript was first reportedly due in August, William and The Palace have a few more months to breathe. A source claims the date has now been pushed until October.