Prince Harry (left) and his wife Meghan Markle (right) stunned the monarchy by announcing they were quitting royal duties and moving to the United States in early 2020


  • British writer Tom Bower discussed Prince Harry's upcoming memoir "Spare" on "Good Morning Britain"
  • The "Revenge" author claimed Harry's book is "really" Meghan Markle's
  • Bower described Markle as "highly intelligent" and "very sophisticated"

Meghan Markle is the mastermind behind Prince Harry's upcoming memoir, "Spare," a royal expert has claimed.

British writer and former BBC journalist and television producer Tom Bower discussed Prince Harry's highly anticipated autobiography during an appearance on "Good Morning Britain" this week.

The royal biographer claimed on the morning show that it is the Duchess of Sussex who "dictates" her husband's agenda. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

"He'll [Harry] keep his princely title, it's Meghan I'm after," Bower said when asked if the couple should keep their royal titles, according to The Sun. "His book is really Meghan's. Meghan is the person who has dictated this agenda."

Host Ed Balls argued that the book is by Prince Harry and not his wife. However, Bower replied with a question, "Do you think he's read it?"

Prince Harry worked with acclaimed ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer for his memoir, The New York Times reported. Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Duke of Sussex reached out to his pals and ex-girlfriends in the U.K. and asked them to speak with the writer.

"Meghan has actually read every word," Bower claimed on "GMB." "Meghan is highly intelligent, very sophisticated."

The royal expert continued to slam Markle, claiming that Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, King Charles III and Princess Diana's brother Charles Spencer "saw through" her.

"[Meghan] was adventurous [and] came here to make fame and fortune [and go] back to America. [She] is exploiting her royal title, making money out of [it]," Bower claimed.

Several other royal experts have commented on Prince Harry's book since its publisher Penguin Random House revealed its title and January 2023 release date last week.

One of Prince Harry's biographers, Angela Levin, slammed the title as "derogatory."

"I think it's a tragedy that he's used that title," Levin said on Sky News Australia. "I mean, does he still feel like that, having left the royal family, found a woman he's absolutely besotted by, got two children, an enormous house and all the freedom he wants? What he's doing is looking back and hanging on to it."

The royal expert went on to claim that the idea that Prince Harry was treated like he was unwanted is "nonsense."

"Harry was the next most popular to the Queen. He liked to muck about, liked to be a bit naughty. He was full of energy. When I wrote his biography [from] 2017 to 2018, he just was a live wire, fantastic with people of all ages, all sorts, so it sounds so derogatory to call yourself spare as if nobody wanted you," Levin said.

Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, echoed the same sentiments, saying that it was "pathetic" that "being the spare" was still at the forefront of Prince Harry's mind after all these years.

"It is really a bit pathetic that he hasn't managed to move on. Diana used to call him the spare. Harry would say 'I'm the spare, I don't have to behave, I can do what I like,'" Seward said.

"Spare" will hit shelves on Jan. 10, 2023.

Prince William and Prince Harry
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the opening of the Greenhouse Sports Centre on April 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images/IBTimes