Piers Morgan Reacts to Prince Harry's Memoir News: 'You've Got to Be F***ing Joking'

Prince Harry announced a memoir complete with "the highs and lows, the mistakes" of his royal life—but was immediately criticized by Piers Morgan.

The Duke of Sussex said he wanted to tell "my story" and promised an "accurate and wholly truthful" account after previously accusing the media of lies.

However, 11 minutes after the press release was sent out by Penguin Random House he had already drawn the attention of one of his most regular critics.

Morgan, who quit Good Morning Britain after saying he doubted Meghan Markle's account of feeling suicidal, wrote on Twitter: "You've got to be f***ing joking?????"

He added: "Ready to tell his story? Prince Privacy hasn't stopped yapping, whining & trashing his family all bloody year."

Prince Harry said in a statement: "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."

The book is due for release late in 2022, with proceeds going to charity, the publisher said. The memoir will cover his childhood as well as his service on the front line in Afghanistan and royal exit.

Publicity material also says it will deal with "losses" suggesting he will write about the tragic death of his mother Princess Diana in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The media will likely face fierce criticism from the duke if his past public statements are anything to go by.

However, there is another major question which many royal watchers may want answered after Harry and Meghan kept secret the identity of a mystery royal who Meghan said expressed concern about how dark their unborn child's skin might be.

Harry and Meghan are also yet to give a full account of the breakdown of relations between them and the palace staff who accused Meghan of bullying them.

The press release states: "In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.

"Covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father, Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story."

Markus Dohle, chief executive of Penguin Random House, said in a statement: "All of us at Penguin Random House are thrilled to publish Prince Harry's literary memoir and have him join the world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we have been privileged to publish over the years.

"Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness. It is for that reason we're excited to publish his honest and moving story."

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry has announced he is writing a memoir and Piers Morgan has reacted. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020 in London, during one of their final few royal jobs. Chris Jackson/Getty Images