As it seems to be par for the course Throughout his book-writing process, Prince Harry kept the title of his upcoming memoir, Spare part, of the royal family, leaving King Charles, Prince William and the rest of the brood to discover his emotionally charged name at the same time as the rest of the world. (Spare partof course, it’s a nod to the oft-repeated surname associated with Harry, who is lower in the line of succession than his older brother William, the heir to the throne).
The book’s title and release date, January 10, 2023, were revealed last week alongside a striking cover image of the Duke of Sussex. Real insiders, second The Mirrorthey labeled Harry’s choice as everything from “nuclear” to “confrontational” and second The Daily Maila source says the book’s title is “loaded and portends nothing.”
“The title itself demonstrates another confrontational attack on the family after claiming a desire for privacy,” another source told the outlet. “Palace lawyers will no doubt be on hold in the new year waiting to see what’s in it. If Harry’s previous allegations in numerous television interviews are anything to go by, this will be nuclear. Regardless of the content, which it will undoubtedly be explosive, there will be little chance of this acting as a vehicle for Harry and Meghan’s reconciliation.
What else do we know about the book? It was written by JR Moehringer, who also wrote the biographies of tennis player Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder Phil Knight. It has 416 pages, will be translated into 16 languages and will open with “one of the most searing images of the 20th century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin while the world looked on in sadness—and horror,” according to a new book description from Penguin Random House Publishers “As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must have been thinking and feeling, and how their lives would unfold from that moment on. For Harry, this is his story at last.
interestingly, The Mirror also revealed that the domain name for the book’s website, princeharrymemoir.com, was registered on June 21, about two weeks after Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and children Archie and Lilibet returned to California from the UK after seeing the royal family during the Platinum Jubilee Festivities.