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Title of Prince Harry's 'raw, unflinching' book and release date revealed - plus where to buy

  • The title of Prince Harry’s highly anticipated book 'Spare' has been revealed

  • The long-awaited memoir is set to be released in January 2023, Penguin Random House has confirmed

  • The autobiography will be released in 16 languages, and the hardback is already available to pre-order

  • Read on for more details on the release of Prince Harry’s upcoming book

Prince Harry's book will be released in January 2023. (Getty Images/Penguin Random House)
Prince Harry's book will be released in January 2023. (Getty Images/Penguin Random House)

Prince Harry will release his autobiographical memoir in January 2023, the book’s publisher Penguin Random House has announced.

The Duke of Sussex’s long-awaited “personal and emotional” book, entitled Spare, will be released on 10 January.

The cover features a single photograph of the duke, looking directly into the camera, wearing a brown T-shirt and black string necklace.

The official description for the highly anticipated memoir reads: “It was 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.

The cover of Prince Harry's upcoming memoir titled 'Spare' has been released. (Penguin Random House)
The cover of Prince Harry's upcoming memoir titled Spare has been released. (Penguin Random House)

£14 £28 at Amazon

£14 £28 at WH Smith

£14 £28 at Waterstones

“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.

“For Harry, this is that story at last.

“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.”

The autobiographical memoir will be released in 16 languages, with its Spanish title confirmed as SPARE: EN LA SOMBRA, which translates as "in the shadow". 

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Prince William and Prince Harry at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales on September 6, 1997
The memoir's official description brings back the poignant images of Prince William and Prince Harry at their mother's funeral in 1997. (Getty Images)

Harry will also read the unabridged audio edition of the book himself, to be released on the same date.

The hardback version of Prince Harry’s memoir is available to pre-order in the UK at Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith where it's currently half price. It's reduced from £28 to just £14, the proceeds of which will be donated to two charities by the Duke of Sussex.

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The first of two charities to receive a donation from the memoir’s profits is Sentebale, the organisation founded by Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in their mothers’ legacies to support vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV and AIDS.

The second is WellChild, which will receive a £300,000 donation. Harry has been the royal patron of the charity – which makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital – for 15 years.

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 Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex at the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
The release of Prince Harry's memoir was reportedly pushed back after the death of the Queen in September. (Getty Images)

“Penguin Random House is honored [sic] to be publishing Prince Harry’s candid and emotionally powerful story for readers everywhere,” Penguin Random House’s Global CEO Markus Dohle said of the announcement.

“He shares a remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions of people around the world.”

Pre-order now: Spare by Prince Harry | £14 (Was £28) at Amazon

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