Prince Harry’s memoir, titled ‘Spare’, will be released on January 10

The 416-page book will be released in 16 languages ​​and will also be released in an audio edition read by Prince Harry.

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NEW YORK harry– The memoir of Prince Harry, an object of obsessive anticipation around the world since it was first announced last year, will be released on January 10.

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The book will be called « Spare » and will be billed by Penguin Random House, as a tale told with « raw, unflinching honesty » and filled with « insight, revelation, soul-searching, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love rather than sorrow.

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In a statement on Thursday, Penguin Random House recalled memories of the stunning 1997 deaths of Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, and Harry and his brother, William, « walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched with sadness and horror ».

“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling – and how their lives would unfold from then on,” the statement read in part.

« For Harry, this is finally his story. »

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The title of the memoirs is an apparent reference to Prince Harry being a royal « reserve », not the first line of succession. William, Prince of Wales, is next.

The 416-page book will be released in 16 languages, from Dutch to Portuguese, and will also be released in an audio edition read by Prince Harry. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will use proceeds from ‘Spare’ to donate to UK charities. He has already donated $1.5 million to Sentebale, an organization he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS.

Penguin Random House identifies Prince Harry as « a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate and environmentalist. »

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Royal family watchers and the general public have speculated endlessly since the book was first announced in July 2021, touted as « intimate and heartfelt » and tentatively scheduled for release this year.

The Duke of Sussex had previously revealed a media willingness to discuss his private life when he and his American-born wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were interviewed for a March 2021 show by their neighbor in Santa Barbara, California. , Oprah Winfrey. The couple spoke of Meghan’s deep dissatisfaction with her new life in England, alleged racism within the royal family and Harry’s fear that his wife’s life would be in danger if they had stayed in his house. native country.

In 1992, Diana worked with author Andrew Morton on his explosive memoir « Diana: Her True Story », in which she described at length her unhappy marriage to the future King Charles, Harry’s father.

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Harry and Meghan stepped back from royal duties in 2020 and moved to the United States. Harry told Winfrey that his family had cut him off financially and that he had helped pay for her security with money left to her by her mother. They have launched numerous initiatives, including a Netflix production deal and the « impact-focused nonprofit » Archewell Foundation.

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The book’s delay has led to rumors that Harry was reluctant to say too much about his family, or perhaps revise the tale after the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in September. He spoke of being estranged from his brother, William, although the siblings and their wives appeared in public together during the period of mourning following the Queen’s death.

« Penguin Random House is honored to publish the candid and emotionally powerful story of Prince Harry for readers around the world, » Penguin Random House Global CEO Markus Dohle said in a statement. « He shares a remarkably moving personal journey, from trauma to healing, that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions around the world. »

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