Prince Harry will publish his memoirs next January, his publisher said on Thursday, with the much-anticipated report on life in the monarchy and after stepping down from royal duties, it landed just four months after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
“We are delighted to announce the remarkably personal and emotionally powerful story of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex,” Penguin Random House said on Twitter.
The comprehensive memoir, titled “Spare,” which is expected to address the public pressures of Harry’s life, will hit shelves on January 10, 2023.
The book’s website, created by the publisher, describes it as a window into how the prince reacted to the death of his mother Diana 25 years ago and how his life has been impacted since then.
“With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a groundbreaking release of insight, revelation, self-examination and hard-won wisdom about love’s eternal power over grief.”
Diana, Princess of Wales died in a high speed car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. Britain was plunged into an unprecedented wave of popular grief that rocked the monarchy, seen by some as out of step.
Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stunned the monarchy by announcing they were stepping down from royal duties and moving to the United States in early 2020.
From there, they launched a series of broadsides criticizing their life at the institution, including allegations of racism.
This exacerbated tensions with his older brother, heir apparent Prince William – with whom he reportedly hardly speaks – and their father, now King Charles III.
Harry and Meghan now reside in California with their two children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
Last July, Harry announced he was writing a memoir that would expose the “mistakes” and “lessons learned” of his life.
“I am not writing this as the prince I was born to be, but as the man I have become,” Harry said at the time.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and by telling my story – the ups and downs, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I hope that I can help show that.” , no matter where we go from, we have more in common than we think.
“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I have learned throughout my life and look forward to people reading a firsthand account of my life that is accurate and absolutely truthful.”
“Spare” will be released in the UK, United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, according to the publisher’s website. Published translations into 15 additional languages ??are planned.
Harry will use proceeds from the memoir, which will be published in 16 languages, to donate to UK charities, he added.