Prince Harry reveals name of his explosive £35m memoir as he tells his story ‘at last’ with ‘raw & unflinching honesty’


PRINCE Harry has today revealed the name of his explosive £35m memoir as he tells his story “at last”.

The Duke of Sussex’s long-awaited biography has been named “Spare” – with publishers this morning confirming it would be released on January 10.

The title likely refers to “the heir and the spare”, a saying used to describe Harry and his brother and future King, William.

Harry – who has already received half of a £35million payout for his book – will read the audiobook version himself.

Publisher Penguin Random House’s description 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.

“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.”

In the description of the book, the Duke describes himself as “a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist”.

It goes on to read: “He resides in Santa Barbara, California, with his family and three dogs.”

The duke has donated around £1.2m of the book’s proceeds to his charity Sentebale which supports children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana.

He has also donated £300k to children’s non-profit WellChild which helps kids with complex health needs to be cared for at home.

The book will be released two days after the three-year anniversary of Harry and Meghan’s official exit from the Royal Family on January 8, 2020.

And it comes three days before the anniversary of their frosty Sandringham summit on January 13.

The publication date of January 9 is one day after Princess Kate’s birthday.

The memoir will be available in English in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and Canada.

The book will also be published in translation in 15 additional languages, including Spanish, Italian, German and Chinese.

Waterstones has already announced it will sell Prince Harry’s memoir for half price months before its released.

It’s title, Spare, is a nod to age-old saying “the heir and the spare”.

It refers to the monarch’s first child being necessary to continue the line of succession – unlike the second, lower-ranking Royal.

The term has throughout history left the second child feeling second-best, or like an understudy to their more important sibling.

Harry is not the only Royal to be dubbed “a spare”, with Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister Princess Margaret and the King’s brother Prince Andrew all taking on the title.

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