• Royal expert Stewart Pearce believes Prince Harry's upcoming memoir won't be a "burn book" for the royal family
  • The author suggested Harry's views of his drama with the royal family have been "formulated" through years of psychotherapy
  • Biographer Omid Scobie said Harry is "going out of his way" to make sure the book won't contain anything negative about the Queen

Various rumors have surfaced about Prince Harry's upcoming memoir since he announced he was writing a tell-all, but one royal expert believes the book won't be an attack on the royal family.

Stewart Pearce, a former voice coach of Princess Diana and author of "Diana: The Voice of Change," recently spoke with Us Weekly's Christina Garibaldi, who asked about his thoughts on Prince Harry's memoir and whether he believes it will be a "burn book."

"I've always felt that the conduct of both Meghan and Harry all the way through this liberationist campaign has been forthright and candid. But I've never seen it to be disgraceful. I've never seen them use expletives or rancor in relation to the substance of the emotional sway of the royal family," Pearce said.

He continued, "So I feel that the book won't have a burning mechanism within it because, after all, as I think we may have shared before, Harry's point of view has been formulated through two and a half years of psychotherapy."

The royal expert explained that the tenets of psychotherapy include identifying the crises that led to one's unstable or unhealthy mental health and taking full responsibility for them. The goal of psychotherapy is to find opportunities for change and seek insight or resolution instead of blaming people.

Thus, for Pearce, the upcoming book from Meghan Markle's husband will not be something that will cause more drama between the Sussexes and the royal family.

"I feel the book will actually be candid, but it won't be excoriating. You know it won't rip the skin off anybody or burn anybody," Pearce said.

Prince Harry announced in July 2021 that he is writing a book about his life, to be published by Penguin Random House late next year. The publisher described the tome as an "intimate and heartfelt memoir."

In a statement on the Archewell website, the Duke of Sussex said he wrote the book "not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become."

"I've worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story—the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned—I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think," Prince Harry said.

He continued, "I'm deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I've learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful."

Prince Harry plans to donate all proceeds from the sale of the book to charity, according to a press release.

Another royal author shares Pearce's views about Prince Harry's upcoming memoir.

Omid Scobie, the co-author of the Sussex biography "Finding Freedom," said on the "Royally Obsessed" podcast earlier this month that the prince "really is going out of his way to make sure that there isn't material in [the book] that can be seen as negative toward the Queen or her reign in any way whatsoever."

The royal correspondent added that Prince Harry wants to "celebrate" the Queen's life and his relationship with her in the book.

"I think as much as the press wants this to be a burn book and an attack on the institution, this is more just about his story," Scobie said.

Birtain's Prince Harry, a combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, first attended the US Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2013 in Colorado
Birtain's Prince Harry, a combat veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan, first attended the US Department of Defense Warrior Games in 2013 in Colorado GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / KEVIN WINTER