When is the Prince Harry memoir being released? Here's what you need to know about his tell-all

'I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become'

Prince Harry Duke of Sussex attends the ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2019 in London, England.
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Everyone's looking to get their hands on a copy of the Prince Harry memoir, Spare.

Following the release of the Harry and Meghan Netflix seriesfull of revelations and personal accounts of the Duke and Duchess' journey—comes a highly-anticipated tell-all that's expected to fly off the shelves.

Naturally, this has piqued global interest, especially given Prince Harry's rocky relationship with the royal family. He claims to have taken on this project with a goal: to provide a "firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful," according to a press release from the book's publisher, Penguin Random House. 

His statement continues, "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."

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All about the Prince Harry memoir, 'Spare'

Spare—which will also be available in audio format and released in 16 languages—will take a look back at the Duke of Sussex's childhood, his time in the military and his current life as a husband and father, which is sure to include his controversial exit from the royal family in 2020. 

In true Harry fashion, he's set on giving back, as portion of the proceeds from the book will be going towards charity:  two donations of $1.5m (£1.3m) and £300,000 respectively to the charities Sentebale and WellChild, according to BBC (opens in new tab)

"I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," he stated.

The memoir is currently available for pre-order online (opens in new tab) and will hit shelves on January 10, 2023.

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Why is Prince Harry's memoir called 'Spare'?

It's believed Prince Harry titled his memoir Spare in reference to the monarch's need for an heir (Prince William) and a spare (Prince Harry), who is not likely to be on the throne. 

How much is Prince Harry being paid for his memoirs?

It's believed that Prince Harry received roughly $20 million during his publishing deal. People are also asking, "How much did Netflix pay Harry and Meghan for their new docu-series?" According to reports from Forbes (opens in new tab),Netflix paid Harry and Meghan $100 million to produce documentaries, features, children's programs and other projects under their brand, Archewell Productions. Harry & Meghan was their first project.

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan are currently available for streaming on Netflix. New episodes drop on December 15. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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