Prince Harry Releases “Spare” Memoir


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Prince Harry beside his newly released contreversial memoir titled “Spare”.

Denisse Lopez, Staff Writer

Prince Harry released his heartfelt memoir and stated, “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.” 

Since resigning from his royal duties and moving to the United States with his wife Meghan Markle, Prince Harry has become a controversial figure. From doing an interview with Oprah Winfrey and implying that the royal family is racist; to releasing the Netflix documentary Harry & Meghan (which has become the second highest-ranked documentary), this is the next big thing in which we get insight into Prince Harry’s life experiences. On January 10, 2023, the Duke of Sussex (Henry Charles Albert David) released a memoir titled Spare. American novelist and journalist J.R. Moehringer was the ghostwriter for this book. The book sold 1.43 million copies on its first release date across the U.K., U.S., and Canada, only falling below several Harry Potter novels and the novel “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown. Guinness World Records has confirmed that Spare has become the fastest-selling nonfiction book in the UK. Throughout the book, Prince Harry relays his struggles with substance abuse, serving in the military, his family relationships, and his joys of being a father–all topics to which society can relate. Prince Harry also discusses his struggle with his mother, Princess Diana’s death and how this impacted his relationship with his father.