The Duke of Sussex recently announced that he will be writing a personal memoir that will reveal “definitive account of experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons” that have shaped him over the years. “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the prince wrote in a statement.
The memoir will apparently cover Prince Harry’s entire life, including his childhood at Buckingham Palace and the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, up to the present, where he had moved to the United States with his wife, Meghan Markle and children, Archie and Lilibet, as well as accounts of stepping back from royal duties. After their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, the family has been a subject of public obsession.
In a statement, Penguin Random House announced that the memoir will be published in late 2022. Following the statement, Prince Harry stated that he will be donating the proceeds to charity. While the autobiography is yet to be named, however it will be published globally, with an audiobook version released simultaneously.
Following the Prince Harry’s memoir announcement Buckingham Palace didn’t immediately respond to the news, but the Palace made the rare move of declining to comment to People with on-the-record words rather than silence. “Any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the Palace said, referring to Meghan and Harry by their titles.
A spokesperson for the prince said that the royal family had been informed regarding the memoir prior to it being announced. People was told by the rep that Harry spoke privately with the royal family regarding the book’s publication very recently. The spokesperson added that Harry would not be expected to obtain permission from Buckingham Palace for the project.
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