What Prince Harry Titled His Tell-All Book
Prince Harry will release his new book at the beginning of 2023 and title has a touching meaning.
From a statement from the book’s publisher, Penguin Random House, the book is named “Spare” and it is set to be released on January 10, 2023. The book is described as a “landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”
“For Harry, this is his story at last,” the publisher noted.
“Spare” will be the first insight into the lives of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since they both stepped down from their royal duties in 2021.
The book is a tell-all from Prince Harry’s perspective. The memoir reveals the memories of “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.”
Why Prince Harry chose “Spare”
The title derives from the phrase “the heir and the spare,” which possibly refers to the relationship Harry has with his brother, Prince William, now heir to the crown.
Monarchies need an heir and a spare, so as the younger royal sibling, it is unlikely that Harry will ever be on the throne. Therefore, he will spend his life looking for his own sense of purpose.
A source told Page Six that the book is something that the Royal family should fear.
“It’s juicy, that’s for sure. There’s a lot of new stories in there about the past that Harry has not spoken about before, about his childhood… there is some content in there that should make his family nervous,” the source said.
Prince Harry decided to write this book to “help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.”
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. […] 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,” he said in a statement.
Pulitzer prize winner J.R. Moehringer will be helping harry with the memoir.
What delayed the book
“Spare” was originally slated for a late 2022 release, but the death of Queen Elizabeth changed the plan. Book industry executives say that the prince got “cold feet about the memoir’s contents at various points” and that the book “has been shrouded in rumours, delays and secrecy.”
The only person that will not be spoken about in the book is Prince Harry’s late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince Harry to travel to UK
It is unlikely that the book will be accompanied by a huge publicity blitz, however, Prince Harry will be operating at the behest of his publisher.
There’s a possibility that Harry may travel to the UK in 2023 to take part in some promotional activity that sets out his intent and hopes for the book.
Prince Harry to donate portion of proceeds
To honour the legacy of his mother, Princess Diana, Prince Harry will donate a portion of the proceeds of Spare to Sentebale and WellChild.
Sentebale is an organization he co-founded in 2006 that helps children and adolescents in Lesotho and Botswana struggling to come to terms with their HIV status.
WellChild is a British charity that gives grants so young people with exceptional health need can be cared for at home rather than in an hospital.
Prince Harry and Prince William
Prince Harry and Prince William’s relationship has been complicated ever since Harry and Meghan decided to leave their royal life behind. In recent reports, the brothers have “hit rock bottom,” according to an Us Weekly insider.
The source claims that William “still loves his little brother,” but he’s not going to pretend like everything is fine between them. “He’s his own flesh and blood ant that underlying affection will never go away. William’s not one to bear grudges but what’s right is right,” the insider revealed. “He’ll be civil to a point, but he’s not going to play happy families with them again or pretend that everything’s A-OK when it’s anything but.”
Reportedly, the breaking point was the Oprah interview in March 2021.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States in 2020. A year later, they gave a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey where they recounted racist remarks targeting Meghan and revealed that the royal family had cut them off financially.
Earlier this year, Meghan debuted an interview podcast produced by Spotify titled Archetypes. The couple also has a production deal with Netflix.