Prince Harry's memoir, "Spare," will be released on January 10.
The book's title references his former position as the spare heir to the British throne.
Harry will share details about royal life and his mother Princess Diana's death.
After months of speculation, Prince Harry has finally shared a title and release date for his upcoming memoir.
In an announcement shared on the official website for Harry's book on Thursday, Penguin Random House said the memoir will be titled "Spare" and that it will be published globally on January 10, 2023. The cover image, which features a photo of the prince looking directly into the camera, was also released on Thursday.
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Here's everything we know about the book so far, including its contents and the meaning of the title.
The book will share details about Harry's life as a royal and the aftermath of his mother's death
The book's title, "Spare," is a likely reference to Harry's former position growing up as a spare heir to the British throne. Harry's brother, Prince William, is the eldest son of King Charles III and first in line to be king.
Harry is two years younger than William, and while growing up they were often referred to as the "heir and the spare," Vanity Fair reports.
In the book, Harry will likely share details about his life as a royal and his mother Princess Diana's death, according to the synopsis on the book's website.
The synopsis 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. 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 synopsis adds.
Harry plans to donate the proceeds of the book to charity. He has already donated $1.5 million to Sentebale, a charity he founded with Prince Seeiso to support vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV and AIDS, according to the book's website.
He intends to donate a further £300,000, or around $347,000 to WellChild, a British organization that allows young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of the hospital, the book's website adds.
The book was initially slated for a 2022 release, but was thought to have been delayed after the Queen's death
The book was originally set to be released in late 2022, according to a Penguin Random House press release sent to Insider in July 2021.
The "intimate and heartfelt memoir" will cover Harry's "lifetime in the public eye from childhood to present day," according to the initial press release.
While it's unclear how much detail Harry will share in the book, sources told The Telegraph's Victoria Ward in September that Harry had delayed the release due to the royal mourning period following the Queen's death. Queen Elizabeth II died at her Balmoral Castle estate on September 8. She was 96.
The publication added that the delay meant he would have time to write additional chapters and ensure it didn't appear out of date, however, this has not been officially confirmed by Harry's spokesperson or publisher.
Representatives for the Duke of Sussex and Penguin Random House did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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