It’s fair to say that 2021 has been a roller coaster year for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Highlights included their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, the birth of their daughter Lilibet, their New York tour and Meghan’s appearance on The Ellen Show.
And it looks like 2022 will be another big event for the couple as well with several big plans set to come to fruition.
But it’s not just work, there will also be some great family moments that Harry and Meghan will look forward to over the next 12 months.
So how is 2022 shaping up for the pair? Here we take a look …
Prince Harry’s revealing book
In August of this year, Prince Harry raised his eyebrows when he announced that he would publish a revealing memoir of his life.
And in 2022, this book, which is said to have triggered a “tsunami of fear” among the royal family, will be published.
In a statement confirming the book, the Duke said: “I am writing this not as the prince that I was born, but as the man that I have become.
“I have worn many hats over the years, literally and figuratively, and I hope that by telling my story – the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.
A blurb from publisher Penguin Random House read: “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir of 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 helped shape it.
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“Covering his life in the public eye from infancy to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice brought him to the front lines of Afghanistan and the joy he found of being husband and father, Prince Harry offers an honest and compelling personal portrait, which shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous and uplifting human story. “
A release date has yet to be announced and it has not been confirmed exactly what will be in the book.
However, it was speculated that he could talk about the relationship between him and his father Prince Charles and his brother Prince William, how he left the royal family and the so-called “racist royal” after he and Meghan claimed that Harry had “conversations” within the Royal Household about the dark skin of son Archie before he was born.
Meghan’s children’s cartoon
In 2021, Meghan released her first children’s book, titled The Bench.
And in 2022, his children’s animated series titled Pearl could be released on Netflix.
Harry and Meghan have signed a multi-million pound deal with Netflix and Meghan is the executive producer of the cartoon alongside Sir Elton John’s husband David Furnish.
The show, described as a family series, will focus on the adventures of a 12-year-old girl called Pearl.
The young character will be inspired by a variety of influential women throughout history.
Invictus Games and the documentary Heart of Invictus Netflix
April will see the return of Harry’s hugely successful Invictus Games for injured service members.
No doubt Harry will make the trip to The Hague in the Netherlands for the tournament, which has been postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
And later in the year, it could be that the Netflix production of Harry Heart of Invictus will be released.
The series will focus on injured service members around the world preparing for the 2022 Invictus Games.
The episodes will trace the journeys of competitors as they practice, the organizers as they get to work to make scheduled matches a reality, and the national teams working with both sides for matches delayed next spring.
In a statement about the show, Prince Harry said: “Since the very first Invictus Games in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination and determination.
“This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their way to the Netherlands next year.”
Visiting UK for Queen’s Jubilee?
Much like Harry and Meghan, the Queen is also looking forward to a bumper-filled 2022, when she turns 70 on the throne.
The bulk of the celebrations will take place in early June, with an extended four-day holiday weekend set to take place.
The whole Royal Family will be in full force to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and it could be that Harry and Meghan return to the UK to mark the weekend.
However, a royal expert has warned that given that Harry’s book is due out next year, it could make relations with his family difficult if he decides to attend.
Royal Sunday Times editor Roya Nikkhah said Real royalty televisions The Royal Beat: “The editors have been very vague on the publication schedule for this book and have said it will be released towards the end of next year, which will be after the major Jubilee celebrations.
“If they’re coming for the Jubilee next year, which I’m sure they’ll be a part of somehow, it’s going to be pretty weird with the kind of thinking the royals have, which is going to arrive in a few months and what bombs might drop.
“You say he’s going to have to give a lot of detail in the book, but I don’t think Harry will need a lot of encouragement to do it.
“We saw him last year, he’s very open to wanting to talk more about his life, how he feels and his emotions, so I think for him he sees this as a great opportunity to say a little more what he means. “
Lilibet’s first birthday
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Not only will the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations take place in June, there will be another celebration in the Sussex home.
This is because Lilibet, Harry and Meghan’s daughter, will be celebrating her first birthday.
Lilibet, whose middle name is Diana, was born on June 4, 2021 in Santa Barbara, with her name in tribute to her great-grandmother the Queen.
Fans got their first glimpse of her recently in the Sussexes Christmas card, which featured a lovely photo of her alongside her big brother Archie.
Another Spotify podcast?
In addition to signing a big contract with Netflix, Harry and Meghan also signed a contract with Spotify.
The streaming platform announced in 2020 that it would host a full-scale launch of the couple throughout 2021, but they only produced one 35-minute podcast episode.
Will we have more of the couple’s Spotify podcasts in 2022?