Prince Andrew reportedly in talks for tell-all memoir following Harry's book success

Prince Andrew is reportedly in talks with American publishers to write an explosive tell-all book.

According to The Daily Mail, the disgraced Duke has been looking into penning an autobiography to tell his side of the story of his connection to notorious convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and the case brought against him by Virginia Giuffre.

A source told the paper: "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."

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

There are also said to be two publishing houses who have claimed interest in the Duke's potential book, following the success of Prince Harry's tell-all memoir Spare.

However, a PR guru told the Mail Andrew would struggle to get a major deal because he still has the "slime factor".

"I have no doubt someone would make Andrew an offer. However, it is unlikely to be one of the big publishers. He still has the slime factor," Jeremy Murphy, the founder of New York-based PR firm 360bespoke said. 

"Many publishers are owned by huge corporations and the blowback from giving this man a platform would not go over well with a big publicly traded company.

"So I feel a deal would be with a smaller publisher, perhaps one looking to make a name for itself. And I do not think he would get a big advance. It would be likely a contract which rewarded him on the back end with royalties. I would be surprised if an advance was even a million dollars."

Andrew is believed to be facing financial issues after the news he received no inheritance following Queen Elizabeth's death, and with reports King Charles is looking to slash royal spending after his Coronation in May.

That could mean the Duke of York is forced to leave his royal lodge.

Andrew's attempts to defend himself against Giuffre's accusations and explain his friendship with Epstein in a BBC Newsnight interview in 2019 were branded a "car crash" and led to him withdrawing from public duties.

During the interview, the Duke said an alleged encounter with Ms Giuffre in 2001 did not happen as he spent the day with his daughter, Princess Beatrice.

Giuffre alleged the Duke sweated heavily when they were together, but Andrew said he had a medical condition from the Falklands War which meant he could not sweat.