The publisher of Prince Harry’s eagerly awaited memoir announced on Thursday that it will be titled “Spare” and will be released on January 10th.
According to a press release from Penguin Random House, Harry’s memory of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, when the 12-year-old prince walked behind his mother’s coffin, will be included in the 416-page book.
The book’s title seems to allude to Harry’s perceived position within the royal family, which he and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, left in early 2020 to resume their roles as working royals.
The couple moved to the US after that and has since signed a number of media deals in an effort to become financially independent. They have also disclosed some conflicts between Harry’s father, King Charles III, and his siblings.
This is Harry’s story at last, according to Penguin Random House. “SPARE is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief,” says the publisher of the work.
The book was initially scheduled to be released in late 2022 after Harry announced it in June 2021, but the date was postponed.
After Queen Elizabeth II passed away last month, the prince reunited with his family and attended a number of memorial services, including her state funeral in London. It’s unclear if Harry revised the book to include information about the late monarch’s passing and the subsequent period of mourning.
According to the publisher, Harry will donate the book’s sales proceeds to “a number of charities.” He has already given $1,500,000 to Sentebale, an organization that helps Lesotho and Botswana children affected by HIV/AIDS, as a result of his support for a cause that his mother, Diana, was closely associated with.
Additionally, he donated £300,000 ($347,000) to the British charity WellChild, which helps kids with life-threatening illnesses.
It is uncertain whether Harry’s complicated relationships with the rest of the royal family will improve or worsen as a result of the book’s content.
In a podcast interview from the previous year, Harry hinted that he is highly critical of the way his father, Charles, raised him and claimed to be caught in a cycle of “pain and suffering” within the clan.
Harry said to actor and “Armchair Expert” podcast host Dax Shepard, “If I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had experienced, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on.”
Although a release date hasn’t been formally announced, a Netflix documentary series starring Harry and his wife, Meghan, is also anticipated to debut soon. According to friends of the Sussexes, it would still be going out in December as originally planned, according to the British newspaper Telegraph.