Amid Prince Harry's explosive new comments about the royal family, 7 things to know about his memoir Spare

Prince Harry's memoir Spare is all set to be released on January 10 and ahead of the same, here's all you need to know about what he will discuss in his tell-all book.

Published on Jan 04, 2023   |  02:12 PM IST  |  152.3K
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Prince Harry's memoir has been titled Spare.

Prince Harry is all set to appear in two bombshell interviews ahead of his memoir, Spare's big release. The Duke of Sussex who recently also appeared in the Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan along with his wife Meghan Markle is once again speaking up about his rift with the royal family. Speaking to Anderson Cooper on 60 minutes, Prince Harry opens up on stories being planned by the family against him and his wife.

As for his ITV interview with presenter Tom Bradby, the Duke of Sussex talks about having hope for reconciliation with his father King Charles III and brother Prince William in the preview clip. Both interviews are set to release ahead of Prince Harry's memoir release which has been in the headlines ever since it was first announced. There have been several speculations about what the memoir will reveal including rumours that the Duke of Sussex may be taking potshots at his brother as well as sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Ahead of the book release, here's everything we know about it.

When is Prince Harry's memoir releasing?

Prince Harry's memoir titled Spare is all set to be released on January 10, 2023. Penguin Random House had set a date for the book's release in late 2022 although it was eventually postponed following Queen Elizabeth's passing in September. 

What will Prince Harry's memoir be about?

Through his memoir, Prince Harry will be reflecting on his life in the public eye since a young age as a member of the royal family. The publisher's note for the book has also stated that the Duke of Sussex will discuss his mother, Prince Diana's passing and it will take "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."

Prince Harry's book promotion 

Prince Harry has already begun to promote his book and for the same, he will be appearing in two major tell-all interviews, one in the US with Anderson Cooper and the second with the UK channel ITV.  Speaking to ITV's Tom Bradby in a preview clip, Prince Harry mentions, "I want a family, not an institution." The interview is slated to be out two days before the release of his book. 

What has Prince Harry said about his book?

Prince Harry himself previously suggested that he has written this book not as the "prince" that he was born but as the man that he has become. He has stated that the book will have him discuss the highs and lows, the mistakes, and the lessons that he learned. The Duke of Sussex has also promised that it will be a first-hand account of his life that's "accurate and wholly truthful." The book’s publisher, Penguin has described the memoir as "intimate and heartfelt" and "written with raw, unflinching honesty." An audiobook read by Harry will also be released on the same day.

Prince Harry's journey covered in the book 

Spare will not only have Prince Harry discuss his life today with Meghan Markle and kids Archie and Lili after moving to the US but also a major chunk of his childhood as well as young adult years. Harry reportedly also writes about walking with William behind their mother’s coffin after her tragic passing, his life in the military when he served two tours of Afghanistan as well as the royal rift. 

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's mention in the book 

There have been speculations that Harry has discussed in detail his relationship with Kate Middleton and Prince William in the book. According to an insider who spoke to the Sunday Times, William and Kate should be anxious about their mention. The insider also revealed that King Charles apparently hasn't been mentioned in a bad light in the final draft. The insider said, "Charles comes out of it better than I had expected, but it’s tough on William, in particular, and even Kate (Middleton) gets a bit of a broadside", via Sunday Times.

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Princess Diana's loss

The book reportedly have Prince Harry extensively discuss the trauma of losing his mother early in life. The Sunday Times insider also claimed that Harry reportedly draws parallels between the personalities of his late mother and his wife Meghan Markle. The book comes nearly a month after the release of the couple's much-talked-about docuseries, Harry & Meghan where they discussed in detail the circumstances that led to their royal family exit. The series also gave a glimpse of Harry and Meghan's intimate love story, their royal wedding and more. The Duke of Sussex did discuss having the fear of history repeating itself while talking about his mother's tragic death after she was hounded by the press and how Markle too was being treated by the British media.

ALSO READ: Harry & Meghan Volume 2: Prince Harry's 7 major confessions about rift with brother Prince William

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Jan 05, 2023
He is running out of money or want to make more money. If he got soo many problems why didnt he come out from royals ages before
Jan 04, 2023
We rather not say anything because we don’t know both side story. Silence can be mistaken as weakness like their earlier stage and silence can be sign of ignorance recent example of royal family. Let them figure out.