The title of Prince Harry’s much-anticipated memoir will be ‘Spare’, it was revealed on Thursday. Markus Dohle, Global CEO of Penguin Random House, released details of the book including the front cover and the format in which it will be available. He also confirmed reports the memoir will be released worldwide on January 10.
The Duke of Sussex’s book will be released in print and digital formats as well as in audiobook – read by the royal himself.
The announcement concerning the memoir came alongside the launch of a website completely dedicated to it.
Describing the upcoming book, the publisher brought back the memory of Prince Harry and Prince William walking behind the coffin of Princess Diana on the day of her funeral in September 1997.
It said: “It was 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 that story at last.”
The description went on, defining Spare as a book with “raw, unflinching honesty” set to provide “insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.
As it was already announced in July last year, the Duke will donate his proceeds from Spare.
The website dedicated to Harry’s book stated the royal wishes “to support British charities” with his donations and mentioned Sentebale, which he co-founded in 2006 in support of vulnerable children, has received £1.5million while Harry’s beloved patronage WellChild, which supports families with children battling life-limiting illnesses, will be given £300,000.