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27th Oct 2022

Prince Harry’s new book title takes massive dig at Royal Family

Steve Hopkins

Prince Harry’s ‘raw and unflinching’ book is set for release on 10 January

The title of Prince Harry‘s memoir has been revealed and it could be interpreted as taking a not so subtle stab at the family he has been cast adrift from.

Entitled SPARE, the Duke of Sussex’s story is expected to be released on 10 January 2023, Sky News reports and is said to be “raw” and “unflinching”.

The broadcaster suggested the title is in reference to the phrase ‘heir and a spare’ – suggesting Harry’s attitude to his place in the Royal Family.

Following the Queen’s death last month, Harry’s strained relationship with his family featured heavily in coverage surrounding her state funeral. The Prince was said to have been told not to bring his wife, Meghan Markle, to the Queen’s Balmoral bedside when she was dying, and their children won’t be given HRH status.

The book contains details of Princess Diana’s funeral, with the publishers saying: “SPARE takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow-and horror.

“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling-and how their lives would play out from that point on.”

Billed as “his story at last”, the book also delves into Prince Harry’s “personal journey from trauma to healing”.

A description of the book reads: “With its raw, unflinching honesty, SPARE is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”

Proceeds from the sale of the book will help support British charities, including Sentebale and WellChild.

Penguin Random House chief executive, Markus Dohle, said the company is “honoured” to be publishing Prince Harry’s “candid and emotionally powerful story “.

“He shares a remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions of people around the world.”

The memoir will be available in English in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Canada, and it will also be published in 15 additional languages.

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