Prince Harry confirms huge sums that will go to charity from Spare memoir profit

Prince Harry has revealed the poignant way he will use the proceeds from his upcoming memoir, Spare

Prince Harry charity Spare profit - Prince Harry slightly smiles as he wears a black suit and hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws for the men's, women's and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on January 16, 2020 in London, England.
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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 long-awaited release date announcement of Prince Harry’s bombshell memoir, 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 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, with a spokesperson now sharing what Harry intends to do with his portion of the proceeds.

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.

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.

Naomi Jamieson
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