PRINCE Andrew wants to write an explosive, all-encompassing royal autobiography called Spare 2.0 to try to mend his tarnished reputation.
The disgraced Duke of York, 63, had told friends he wanted to change the public’s perception of him more than three years after his car crash with Jeffrey Epstein on Newsnight.
But the prince, who is also facing the prospect of losing his home and funding in a shake-up to royal finances, is angered that friends warned him against the idea.
Sources have described his proposed book as a Spare 2.0 as it comes after Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir rocked the royal family.
But an insider said: “Everyone close to him is telling him it’s a stupid idea and he should just forget it.”
Two leading publishers are said to be interested in each autobiography.
Andrew, who has eyes on the commercial success of his nephew’s book, is rumored to be in talks with US biographer and interviewer Daphne Barak.
But she’s currently working on a separate book with a famous showbiz family.
Any memoir by the Queen’s son would be a worldwide bestseller.
He is desperate for future funds after telling friends he did not receive an inheritance from the Queen when she died.
And King Charles’ plans to cut royal funds could soon see him “evicted” from his home in Windsor unless he can pay for the expensive upkeep of the £30million mansion Royal Lodge.
A source said: “Andrew was the original spare and there is a lot of material.
“Compared to Harry, he has a far greater history to draw from.
“Writing a book would give him an opportunity to fully explain his connection to Jeffrey Epstein and the conflicts that ensued.
“But it would also be a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of royals and their relationships.”
“But mainly he wants to set the record straight. If he doesn’t change the narrative, no one else will.”
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