- Prince Harry is writing a memoir set to be released in late 2022.
- He said the memoir will be a “firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
- Harry added that he was writing the book “not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.”
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Prince Harry is writing a memoir that’s set to be released in late 2022, Penguin Random House, which is publishing the book, said in a press release sent to Insider.
The Duke of Sussex said he hopes the memoir will be an “firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement. “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.”
Penguin Random House said Harry’s book will be an “intimate and heartfelt memoir” that will cover Harry’s “lifetime in the public eye from childhood to present day.”
The memoir will include his experience with the military in Afghanistan, as well as “the joy he has found in being a husband and father,” the press release added.
“Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story,” it continued.
Markus Dohle, the CEO of Penguin Random House, said the publishing company was thrilled to release Harry’s “honest and moving story.”
“Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness,” Dohle added.
Penguin Random House also noted that Harry will donate proceeds of the book to charity.
Harry seems to be following in wife Meghan Markle’s footsteps. The Duchess of Sussex released her first children’s book, “The Bench,” with Penguin Random House in June.
The book was inspired by Prince Harry’s relationship with his son Archie, but the final page also paid tribute to the whole family with an illustration that closely resembled the couple and their two children.
Markle also announced just last week that she plans to executive produce an animated TV series for Netflix – which has the working title “Pearl” – that follows the adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women in history.
While it’s not yet known whether there will be autobiographical aspects to the series, it’s possible that the show was inspired by some of Markle’s own experiences. The name “Meghan” means Pearl, as one royal fan on Twitter pointed out shortly after Markle’s announcement.