Harry’s memoir is called Spare: Publisher confirms book will be released on January 10 and says he will tell his story with ‘raw, unflinching honesty’ as it goes up for pre-order for £28
Prince Harry‘s memoir will be called Spare, it was revealed today – with publisher Penguin Random House confirming the £28 book ‘full of insight, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom’ will be released on January 10.
The memoir had initially been signed off ready for an expected autumn release as part of a multi-million pound, three-title deal with Penguin Random House. But its publication was delayed following the Queen‘s death, and Harry is said to have requested a number of alterations to make it less critical of the Royal Family.
A press release released today read: ‘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.
‘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 from that point on.
‘For Harry, this is his story at last. With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.’
It is understood that Harry was paid an advance of $20 million (£18.4 million) for the book as part of a three-title deal worth £36.8 million.
Today, Penguin Random House said the duke had donated $1,500,000 Sentebale, a charity helping children affected by HIV/AIDS. He will also donate £300,000 to WellChild, which he has been patron of for 15 years.
Random House CEO Markus Dohle said: ‘Penguin Random House is honoured to be publishing Prince Harry’s candid and emotionally powerful story for readers everywhere.
‘He shares a remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions of people around the world.’