Prince Harry has always been refreshingly honest and forthcoming about his personal life and struggles with his role as a royal and now he’s taking it a step further with his memoir Spare.
Publisher Penguin Random House recently revealed the title and the cover of the long-awaited memoir, which shows a close-up of the royal’s face as he looks on with a pensive expression.
Speculations about the, supposedly, tell-all book have been going on since 2021 but an official announcement kept getting delayed because of events like Queen Elizabeth’s death and his father’s ascension to the throne.
According to the publishing house, the royal tells his account of everything that went behind his decision to give up royal duties, and move to the US with his family, with “raw and unflinching honesty”.
We are excited to announce the remarkably personal and emotionally powerful story of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.— Penguin Random House 🐧🏠📚 (@penguinrandom) October 27, 2022
SPARE, the highly anticipated #PrinceHarryMemoir, will be published on January 10, 2023. Learn more at https://t.co/mu9zlwYflfpic.twitter.com/Uq0Noch08C
The official description of the book reads, “As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out...For Harry, this is his story at last.” It goes on to add that, “Spare takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow and horror.”
Despite what many believe, the memoir does not aim to be a scandalous tell-all that would have the royal airing out his dirty laundry in public, instead, it would focus on “insight, revelation, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.
The title Spare is also a reflection of what the book might promise. Since Prince Harry is not in the direct line to the throne, he has often reflected on his purpose in life, especially as a member of the royal family.
The memoir will be published on January 10, 2023, and will be available in 16 languages and as an audiobook which would be read by the Prince himself.
Some proceeds would go to British charities, including Sentebale and WellChild.