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Prince Harry’s book Spare release date revealed. Plus, eerything you need to know about his tell-all memoir. Find out the price, audible narrator details and what it’s about…
Prince Harry’s candid memoir, aptly titled SPARE, has shaken the world since the book cover was dropped, and the news has instantly turned the 38-year-old royal into a best-selling author. Yes, his highly-anticipated book might not be out yet, but it has soared to the top of the book charts on pre-orders alone.
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The emotionally powerful story will be for those desperate to know what life was really like for Prince Harry growing up within the royal household. The book will focus on his remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, and one that speaks to the power of love as he’ll no doubt share details about meeting his future wife, Meghan Markle.
SPARE by Prince Harry, £14 / $36, Amazon
PRE-ORDER NOW What is Prince Harry’s book about? The press release about the book 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.”
Prince Harry at his mother’s funeral alongside his brother and his father, King Charles
When is Prince Harry’s book released? The on-sale date will be January 10, 2023.
What will Prince Harry’s book reveal? Prince Harry’s Spare memoir will cover the Duke’s “personal journey from trauma to healing”. We’re expecting chapters about his childhood, his time in the military and serving in Afghanistan, and his life as a husband and father.
Who’s the narrator of the audio book for Prince Harry’s memoir? This is the exciting bit – Prince Harry has narrated SPARE himself. If there’s one book to kickstart your audible membership with, it’ll be this one. It’s always fascinating to hear the author of their own memoir discuss their life in detail, though we’re not sure if we’re ready to listen to the chapter about his mother’s untimely death. We’ll have tissues at the ready for that part.
DOWNLOAD THE AUDIBLE VERSION OF SPARE What does SPARE mean for Prince Harry’s book title? Prince Harry has had this label on his for his entire life. ‘The heir and the spare’ or ‘the spare to the heir’ is a common way to refer to the monarch and their sibling. In the olden days when disease was rampant and death among children common, having multiple “spares” ensured the family’s line wouldn’t end.
Prince Harry with his older brother, the heir, Prince William
How much is Prince Harry’s book? Hardcover UK Price: £14 / U.S. Price: $36.00
EBook UK Price £13.99 /U.S. Price: $17.99
Audio Download: Free with Audible.
Will Prince Harry’s book sales go to charity? Prince Harry wishes to support British charities with donations from his proceeds from SPARE. The Duke of Sussex has donated $1,500,000 to Sentebale, an organization he founded with Prince Seeiso in their mothers’ legacies, which supports vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS. Prince Harry will also donate to the non-profit organization WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, of which he has been Royal patron for 15 years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.
Did Prince Harry work with a ghostwriter? Prince Harry reportedly chose JR Moehringer, who had written his own memoir before he started to write the lives of others. His book was called The Tender Bar, which is now a major movie starring Ben Affleck and George Clooney.
It’s an account of a clearly dysfunctional family. Moehringer’s mother had walked away from his violent father, when he was a baby, returning to live with her own parents. The young Moehringer yearns for his father, whom he knew only as ‘the Voice’ as a radio broadcaster.
In search of male role models, he leans on his uncle Charlie, who works as a bartender in a legendary Manhasset bar.
The New York Times describes Moehringer as “The best memoirist of his kind since Mary Karr wrote The Liars’ Club . . . hilarious stumblebum wisdom and born raconteur’s ease. Highly entertaining . . . constructed as skilfully as a drink mixed by the author’s Uncle Charlie.”
Was JR Moehringer chosen to write Prince Harry’s confessional because he seemed a kindred spirit?
Prince Harry’s book jacket photo – anything of interest? Prince Harry’s close-up shot was phographed by Ramona Rosales, the same photographer Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle selected for some of her recent photoshoots.
Megan Markle photographed by Ramona Rosales for Variety magazine
One fan of the photograph commented on the photographer’s Instagram photo, saying: “Such beautiful work! You have captured his image in a way that reveals the multifaceted/multidimensional parts of him, which often is flattened. In just one image, you’ve created a curiosity to read this book. I think it’s the emotion you’ve captured in the detail of his eyes. Again. Truly beautiful work.”
Prince Harry is wearing a casual look on the jacket cover, no smart suit in sight!
How long is Prince Harry’s book? The page count is 416. We expect to binge read/listen to SPARE in an afternoon.
Will Prince Harry do a promo tour for SPARE? It’s not yet known whether Prince Harry will do any interviews about the book. There is a specially created website called princeharrymemoir.com. And there’s also a hashtag! #PrinceHarryMemoir. How very modern.
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