Prince Harry’s memoir, an object of haunting anticipation worldwide since it was first published last year, is out on January 10.
The book will be called Additional and is being billed by Penguin Random House as an account told with “raw, unflinching honesty” and filled with “insight, revelation, self-examination, and wisdom hard to win about the eternal power of love over grief.”
In a statement released on Thursday, Penguin Random House recalled memories of the stunning 1997 death of Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, and a subsequent image of Harry and his brother “walking behind the coffin of their mother as the whole world watched in sadness – and horror.”
“As Diana, Princess of Wales, is laid to rest, billions of people wonder what princes must have thought and felt – and how their lives will unfold from that point on,” the statement read. a part.
“For Harry, this is his story in the end.”
The title of the memoir is an obvious reference to “heir and spare,” a phrase commonly used to describe royal siblings. Harry’s brother, William, is currently the Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne. When Harry was born, he was right behind William in the line of succession but has since been pushed down.
Their father, King Charles III, ascended the throne after Queen Elizabeth II died last month.
Royals followers and the general public have speculated relentlessly since the book was first announced in July 2021.
The Duke of Sussex revealed his willingness to discuss his private life when he and his US-born wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey during a March broadcast 2021. The couple talk about Meghan’s deep unhappiness with her new life in the UK, alleged racism in the royal family and Harry’s fear for his wife’s life. may be threatened if they stay in his homeland.
Harry and Meghan have retired from royal duties in 2020 and moved to the United States. Harry told Winfrey that his family had cut his finances and that he had helped pay for security with the money his mother left him. They’ve launched many initiatives, including a Netflix production deal and the nonprofit Archewell Foundation.
The 416-page book will be published in 16 languages, from Dutch to Portuguese. Harry himself – identified by Penguin Random House as “a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental health advocate and environmentalist” – will narrate the audiobook. The cover features a close-up image of Harry’s face, wearing a T-shirt, uncovered.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but Harry, Duke of Sussex, will donate the proceeds from Additional to British charities. He gave $1.5 million to Sentebale, an organization he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS.
The book was originally scheduled to be published this year. The delay led to rumors that Harry was hesitant to talk too much about his family, or perhaps was revising the story after his grandmother passed away in September. He has spoken of being estranged from his brother, although the siblings and their wives have appeared in public together during a period of mourning following the Queen’s death.
In 1992, Diana worked with author Andrew Morton on her explosive memoir Diana: Her True Storyin which she described her unhappy marriage to the future King Charles III.
“Penguin Random House is honored to publish Prince Harry’s true and emotional story to readers everywhere,” Penguin Random House’s global CEO, Markus Dohle, said in a statement. Father. “He shares a remarkably emotional personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions around the world.”