Prince Harry has announced that a large portion of proceeds from his Spare memoir will be donated to charities close to his heart.
- Following the title and cover reveal of Harry’s controversial memoir (opens in new tab), a spokesperson for Penguin Random House has shared how he will use the profits.
- A large portion of Harry’s share will be split between two charities, one of which has a special link to his mother, Princess Diana.
- This royal news (opens in new tab)comes after sources suggest that Kate Middleton could be given this 'unprecedented' role by King Charles in a break from royal tradition (opens in new tab).
Following the long-awaited release date announcement of Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir (opens in new tab), titled 'Spare', a spokesperson from publisher Penguin Random House has announced the Duke’s plan for its proceeds.
Despite reports that Prince Harry was ‘panicked’ and scrambling to make last-minute edits (opens in new tab) to his book, it is now set to hit the shelves on January 10th, 2023 - with Penguin describing Harry’s account as ‘raw, unflinching honesty.’
The memoir came as part of a series of deals Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle signed after stepping down as senior royals (opens in new tab), with a spokesperson now sharing what Harry intends to do with his portion of the proceeds.
On 10 January 2023, readers everywhere will be part of a landmark publication: the story of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. Personal and emotionally powerful, SPARE will be published by @transworldbooks, supporting two special charities. Details at https://t.co/3y6Vh4WRbx. pic.twitter.com/r3yXdWdt6KOctober 27, 2022
The statement read, “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.”
They then also revealed that a further £300,000 will be donated to the non-profit organization WellChild, of which Harry is a patron. WellChild works to make it possible for children and young people with complex health issues to be supported and cared for at home, rather than at the hospital.
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Royal fans were recently treated to a string of adorable video appearances where Harry met with children receiving the WellChild Awards and shared a rare detail about his own son, Archie and his ‘squeaky voice’.
The memoir itself will cost readers £28 for the hardback version and £20 for the audiobook, which will be voiced by Harry himself and will be released on the same day.