Dear - well, this is where the mess starts, because how are you supposed to be addressed now?

"His Royal Highness" is a thing of the past, you are still the Duke of Sussex, but, after all, you now live in America, allegedly just want to be Harry, but still sign as the "Duke of Sussex".

Let's try it like this:

Jörg Thomann

Editor in the "Life" section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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Honored Duke of Sussex,

dear Harry,

Your reading these lines is very unlikely - okay, very, very, very, very unlikely, but I have something on my mind. Like - roughly estimated - half the world, I have been following your fate for some time, and believe me, with sympathy. You seem like a nice guy to have fun with at sports and in the pub. Long gone are the days when you had a little


much fun


and soon found yourself standing without clothes or - naked would have been even better - in a uniform of General Rommel's Africa Corps including a swastika armband; Slips that can be traced back to your difficult childhood or simply to the fact that you are British.

When you presented Meghan Markle as your partner after years of unsteady Bachelor existence, I thought it was very cool: An American, divorced and with a black mother, who promised to bring life to the palace, and that's how it turned out. I thought it was a shame that you both said goodbye via Megxit, but understandable. Your longing for a self-determined life, your contempt for the tabloid media - who would condemn this? I could hardly imagine that your wife would encounter racism in your royal family, as you complained, on the other hand, one knew, for example, from the carefree colonial humor of your blessed grandfather. And for nothing in the world did I want to agree with the reactionary house count of the Bild newspaper, who called Meghan a “dangerous person” and wrote about you that you were “not the brightest”.

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Then in March of this year came your couple interview with Oprah Winfrey, a bitter reckoning with the rigid rules of the monarchy and with your family.

A podcast interview followed in May in which you dealt with the rigid rules of the monarchy and with your family.

Days later, the documentary series “The Me You Can't See”, produced by you and Oprah, started on Netflix, in which you emphasized the importance of mental health and also settled accounts with the rigid rules of the monarchy and with your family.

And now you've announced that you'll be releasing your memoirs at the end of 2022.

I have a clue of what you might settle for in there.

"Intimate and from the heart" will be the book, announced the publishing group Penguin Random House, and you want to express yourself "not as the prince I was born as, but as the man I have become". High sums of millions are to flow for this, the proceeds - whether all of them is not clearly formulated - are intended for charity projects.