Prince Harry’s ultimate dilemma this year would be skipping the celebrations of his beloved grandmother’s 70th year on the throne amid growing tensions within the British royal family, with his explosive $20 million memoir due to be published in the autumn, according to a royal biographer.

Tom Bower, who is currently crafting a biography on Meghan Markle, 40, said the Duke of Sussex, 37, will find it difficult to reunite with his family as he works to bare his soul in the much-anticipated book to be published by Random House, the Daily Mail reported.

“I think Harry won’t come back because he knows he cannot face his family, and be pleasant with them, knowing what he’s written about them in that book,” Bower said despite Prince Philip's thanksgiving ceremony on April 29 and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in early June.

The piece would likely tackle Harry and William’s icy relationship with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who was confirmed as the future Queen Consort in February.

Bower added that the Sussexes’ daughter Lilibet, born in June, is yet to meet the Queen in person. While Harry expressed his desire to bring his children to visit from across the Atlantic, he previously told the court he “does not feel safe” returning home under the current security arrangements.

In recent months, Harry brought a legal challenge against the Home Office after being denied the “same degree” of personal protective security when visiting from the U.S. despite offering to pay for the services.

Harry and Meghan now reside in Montecito, California, with their son Archie, two, and Lilibet, nine months.

However, Bower claims that the Duke of Sussex is merely using his alleged security woes as “an excuse” to dampen their return, saying it would be difficult to maintain friendly family relations with the royals once his book is released, the Daily Beast noted.

“That book will have a lot of casualties and cause a lot of hurts. It will deliver, as Harry knows it has to, to justify the money he’s been paid to do it. How can Harry come back and pretend it’s all fine? The worst of what he will say is yet to come,” he added.

Sources close to the Duke of Sussex had warned that the potentially explosive book would send chills through The Firm. Royal experts also believed that the memoir could further burn bridges between Harry and the royal family.

“If they think he's gone soft, they are mistaken. Just wait for the book to come out because that will shake the monarchy to the core,” they said.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks on stage as Intrepid Museum hosts Annual Salute To Freedom Gala on Nov. 10, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

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