When will Prince Harry's memoir come out and what will he share?

According to a royal expert, The Palace is worried about the Duke of Sussex's new book

What will Prince Harry share with readers in his 2022 memoirs?
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It's one of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year - leaving many fans wondering, when will Prince Harry's memoir come out and what will he share?

Last summer, Penguin Random House announced a memoir by Prince Harry, ghost written by renowned ghostwriter JR Moehringer, would come out sometime in 2022 but royal fans have been left wondering when it will be released? As we draw closer to the end of the year. 

But following a delay, they have announced the new memoir, named SPARE is coming out - and it's sooner than you think.

In a statement previously announcing the book, the Duke of Sussex said, "I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story—the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned—I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think."

As we look at all you need to know about the new memoir...

When will Prince Harry's memoir come out?

Prince Harry's memoir will be published on January 10th, 2023, just two days after he is due to appear on ITV for a tell-all interview with Tom Bradbury. 

Publishers Random House Group, confirmed the release date, it tweeted, "We are excited to announce the remarkably personal and emotionally powerful story of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex. SPARE, the highly anticipated #PrinceHarryMemoir, will be published on January 10, 2023. Learn more at http://PrinceHarryMemoir.com"

The book runs to 416 pages and will cost £28 in hardcover. The cover image was taken by Ramona Rosales, a celebrity photographer based in Los Angeles. 

Pre-order copies are available now, with some outlets offering up to 50% of RRP.

SPARE - Prince Harry's official memoir - WAS £28, NOW £14 | Waterstones.

SPARE - Prince Harry's official memoir - WAS £28, NOW £14 | Waterstones.

In what is undoubtedly one of the biggest memoirs of 2023, Prince Harry tells his side of the story about life within the Royal Family with his characteristic warmth and honesty.

In the initial announcement, Penguin Random House shared that the Duke would be donating proceeds from "intimate and heartfelt memoir" to charity.

The Duke of Sussex has donated $1,500,000 to Sentebale, an organisation 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 organisation WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, which he has been Royal patron for fifteen years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.

The CEO of Penguin Random House, Markus Dohle, said, "Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognised for his courage and openness. It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story." 

While the publishers cannot wait for the public to get their hands on this potentially explosive recollection of royal life, the memoir is reportedly stirring up worries in The Palace.

What will Prince Harry be expected to share in his new memoir SPARE? 

Prince Harry is expected to share details about his life growing up in the Royal Family. According to Jonathan Sacerdoti, a regular on Sky News to discuss Royal affairs, as well as a contributor to The Spectator, told Express.co.uk, “I think that the way that he and Meghan have behaved since they left as working Royals since they went to live in America, has suggested that they're not afraid to cause controversy and to provoke. There's no reason we should think they, or he, will be doing anything different in this book.”

The main worries reportedly lie in the Prince sharing his opinions of his step mother, Camilla. Sacerdoti said, "There are rumours of Camilla coming in for criticism in the book. I don't think any of us would be that surprised to hear that Prince Harry might have had a complicated relationship with his stepmother, who had been publicly known as his father's mistress during his marriage to his mother.

“There's there's no way around that. I think that the role of stepmother can often be a difficult one, but this is even more public and difficult for Prince Harry.”

Mr Sacerdoti added that the Royals would be alarmed if the book went into any sort of detail about how Prince Harry might feel about Camilla being Queen.

He explained: “The Queen has said that she would like Camilla to be considered Queen Consort to Prince Charles when the time comes that he is the Monarch. So to have anything negative written about her, even if it's true, is going to be a concern to them, especially after so many years of trying to rehabilitate her position in the nation's hearts."

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer for Goodto.com. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.

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