Meghan Markle Could Follow Prince Harry in Writing Tell-All Memoir

Meghan Markle could write a "fascinating" memoir if the Sussexes decide to follow in the Obamas' footsteps with his and hers autobiographies, an expert tells Newsweek.

The Duchess of Sussex has a "great story to tell" and "the world's very interested," according to Professor Jonathan Shalit, founder of U.K.-based InterTalent Rights Group.

His comments come after Prince Harry this week announced he is writing a book due for release at the end of 2022 by Penguin Random House.

Much of the couple's post-royal lives appear to echo the Obamas', as both couples are signed up as guest speakers with Harry Walker Agency and both have set up TV companies with Netflix deals.

However, the Obamas have written separate memoirs, Michelle's titled Becoming and Barack's called A Promised Land, through Crownan imprint of the same publishing house Harry has signed up with.

Shalit told Newsweek: "I think the world's very interested in their story so I think there could be a Meghan memoir, but I suspect much of Harry's story will include Meghan's story, they've become intertwined.

"Meghan's got a great story to tell. She's obviously a very successful actress in terms of Suits and loved by many people around the world. I'm sure there'd be a fascinating Meghan memoir.

"The Obamas would be very good people to take advice from, they've set exemplary standards around the world.

"So, if the Obamas are advising them then I think they are getting advice from some very wise people."

Harry's memoirs was announced on Tuesday after it was leaked to the New York Post, who splashed the story across the front page.

Eric Schiffer, chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, told Newsweek he believed Meghan would want to pursue her own memoir.

He said: "I think the strategic plan is to have them each write separate books. They'll monetise at a higher level and you can even see at some point a combined book, and them even trump the Obamas altogether, about their individual experiences in some kind of interesting modern fashion that would appeal to young people."

If Meghan does choose to write her own memoir, she would likely face a backlash in Britain, as with much of what the Sussex do publicly.

However, she will also have supporters on both sides of the Atlantic eager for more detail on the experiences she shared in their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.

The day Meghan Markle writes her memoir there'll be fire on the mountain, haters will run run run 🔥🔥🔥

— Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@SholaMos1) July 20, 2021

U.K. race equality and women's rights activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu wrote on Twitter: "The day Meghan Markle writes her memoir there'll be fire on the mountain, haters will run run run 🔥🔥🔥."

Prince Harry announced his memoir on Tuesday, saying: "I'm writing this 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.

"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."

Newsweek has approached Harry and Meghan's representatives for comment on whether Meghan intends to write her own autobiography, and is awaiting a reply.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry in Wales
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during a walkabout at Cardiff Castle on January 18, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. Experts believe Meghan may choose to write her own memoir after Prince Harry's was announced this week. Chris Jackson/Getty Images