Prince Andrew ‘in talks to write explosive tell-all memoir’

Prince Andrew   (AFP via Getty Images)
Prince Andrew (AFP via Getty Images)

Prince Andrew is in talks to write an autobiography in a desperate bid to repair his reputation, according to reports.

The Duke of York wants to use the memoir to help set the record straight in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

Sources close to him have described the proposed book as “Spare 2.0” after Prince Harry’s controversial memoir.

The Sun reports that two leading publishers are interested in the book.

But a source told the paper: “Everyone close to him is telling him it’s a stupid idea and he should just forget it.”

Another added: “Andrew was the original spare and there’s plenty of material.

“Compared to Harry, he has a far greater depth of history to draw from.

“Writing a book would give him the opportunity to fully explain his association with Jeffrey Epstein and the resulting fall-out.

“But it would also be a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the royals and their relationships.”

“But mainly he wants to set the record straight. If he doesn’t change the narrative, no one else will.”

It is believed that Andrew is in discussions with US author and interviewer Daphne Barak, who has written biographies of Amy Winehouse and former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.

The book could lead to a lucrative cash deal with a big publisher for Andrew.

It follows reports that he has been left “bewildered” that he has not yet received any of Queen Elizabeth II’s inheritance.

After the Queen’s death last September her £650million Duchy of Lancaster estate was automatically left to King Charles III.

However, Prince Andrew, 63, is said to have told friends he feels "despair" that the King has not shared any of his new wealth among his siblings.

According to the Daily Mail, Prince Andrew feels an amount of "resentment" at the situation.

A palace source told the paper that the Queen’s fortune had passed directly "from monarch to monarch" because that was the most "tax efficient" way to transfer it.