NEW YORK (HPD) — The memoir of England’s Prince Harry, which has caused obsessive anticipation around the world since it was announced last year, goes on sale Jan. 10.
Penguin Random House presented the book, titled “Spare” (“In the shadow”), as a story told with “raw and unwavering honesty” and full of “insight, revelation, self-examination and hard-earned wisdom about the eternal power of love over pain.
In a statement Thursday, Penguin Random House recalled the shocking death of Enrique’s mother, Diana, in 1997 and the image of him and his brother, Guillermo, “walking behind their mother’s casket as the world watched in sorrow — and horror”.
“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was buried, millions of people wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling, and what their lives would be like from that moment on,” the note noted.
“For Enrique, this is finally his story.”
The title of the memoir is an apparent reference to Harry being a royal “spare” as he is not first in line to the succession, the position held by his brother William, the current Prince of Wales.
The 416-page book will be published in 16 languages as well as in audiobook format with Enrique’s voice. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the Duke of Sussex will donate the proceeds to British charities. He has already given $1.5 million to Sentebale, the collective he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children and youth in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS.