This week, readers everywhere were part of a landmark publication: the story of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.
Titled SPARE, the intimate and heartfelt memoir is being translated into 16 languages. An audiobook read by the author is also out now.
Written with raw, unflinching honesty, SPARE finds the Prince writing about some moments from his life publicly for the first time. For the first time, he writes about the moment he and his brother William, young princes still, walked behind their mother's coffin as the world watched on.
SPARE also covers Prince Harry's dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father. It offers an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know about the Prince lies a story that is variably inspiring, courageous, and eye-opening.
Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, said, “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. 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. 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.”
Prince Harry wishes to support two British charities with donations from his proceeds from SPARE. The Duke of Sussex has donated $1,500,000 to Sentebale, an organisation he founded with Prince Seeiso in their mothers’ legacies, which supports vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS. Prince Harry will also donate to the non-profit organisation WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, of which he has been Royal patron for 15 years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.
SPARE is out now.