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Prince Harry’s Memoir is Officially Coming — Here’s What We Know So Far

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It looks like it’s time for a new chapter for Prince Harry — and we’ll soon be able to read all about it. Publisher Penguin Random House has just revealed key details about Prince Harry’s highly anticipated new memoir, including the title, the cover and when we’ll be able to get our hands on it. Here’s what we know about Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir so far.

What is Prince Harry’s memoir called?

As PEOPLE reports, the 416-page memoir will be titled Spare — which appears to be a play on Prince Harry’s former position in his family (AKA, as the second-born son of now-King Charles, Harry has been referred to as “the spare to the heir Prince William, whose heir is now his eldest son, Prince George.”)

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When will ‘Spare’ be released?

Prince Harry’s Spare will be released on January 10, 2023. According to the publisher, the memoir will be translated into 16 languages, and an audiobook (read by Harry) will also be released on the same day.

While it’s been long reported that Harry was working on the book, Page Six previously reported that the release date was pushed back out of respect following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.

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What will Prince Harry’s memoir reveal?

In what Penguin Random House refers to as a “landmark publication” in a release, Spare will be a chance for the Duke of Sussex to share his story. 

“Written with raw, unflinching honesty, Spare finds the Prince writing about some moments from his life publicly for the first time,” the publisher said in the release. “For the first time, he writes about the moment he and his brother William, young princes still, walked behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched on.”

The book will also cover Harry’s service and family life, touching on “the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father. It offers an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know about the Prince lies a story that is variably inspiring, courageous, and eye-opening.”


In the same release, Prince Harry shared more about what the memoir will contain. 

“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” Prince Harry said. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned – I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

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What is on the cover of Prince Harry’s memoir?

As shown in Vanity Fair here, the cover of Spare is simple and straight to the point: it showcases a close-up image of Prince Harry’s face.

Where will proceeds from Prince Harry’s memoir go?

Proceeds from Spare will support two British charities. According to PEOPLE, Prince Harry has given $1.5 million to Sentebale, his African HIV and AIDS charity, and around $320,000 to WellChild (a charity that he has supported for 15 years).

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