Prince Harry announces memoir
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has penned a memoir that his publisher promises will offer “an honest and captivating personal portrait” of the British royal family member.
In the forthcoming book, Random House announced Monday, Harry “will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”
The book, tentatively scheduled to hit shelves late next year, will span his 36 years, “covering his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day.”
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but the man I have become,” Harry said in a statement touting the book deal.
“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,” he said. “I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
The announcement of the memoir comes months after Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, sat down for a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. In the TV tell-all, the couple detailed their reasons for stepping away from their duties as full-time working members of the British royal family last year and moving to California with their young son, Archie.
Harry and Meghan, without naming anyone specifically, said racism within the royal family played a part in their decision.
Random House teased that Harry’s book will show readers “that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story.”
According to the publisher, Harry will donate proceeds from the book to charity.