Prince Harry’s memoir 'Spare' to be released in January
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Speaking on the latest episode of Royally Us, Christine Ross discussed Prince Harry, and the newly-released details about the forthcoming 416-page read with her co-host Christina Garibaldi. The pair suggested the Duke of Sussex is seeking to make himself “more relatable” to secure support from members of the public amid a backlash over his and Meghan Markle’s repeated interviews since stepping down as royals.
Ms Ross said: “This whole back is about normalising and humanising this man that we’ve, sort of, had on a pedestal for 35, almost 40 years.”
She noted the widespread negative feedback of the memoir so far, stating that Harry appears to want us to think “we have more in common than you think” and “really wants to be relatable”.
She added: “I’m worried he’s missing the mark.
“Not only is the title, alone, poignant but the description that they chose to use.”
Speaking of the title and cover reveal, Ms Ross said: “I was underwhelmed. It felt very common, he just looked very normal.”
She added that “looking back on his statement”, that is “exactly what he wants”.
Speaking on US radio, royal author Tom Bower has branded the upcoming memoir as a “time bomb” for the Royal Family.
This is due to the, yet relatively unknown, content of the boo, which is speculated to include some “very damaging material”.
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The memoir, which will miss out on the lucrative Christmas market with the January release, is set to be released simultaneously in 16 languages.
Harry is set to also record and read the memoir for the audiobook version.
The chosen publisher, Penguin Random House, said that the book is written with “raw, unflinching honesty”.
They claim the book is an “honest and captivating personal portrait”.
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The book was initially due to be published by the end of 2022.
However, following Queen Elizabeth II’s death in September, it was reported that the Duke of Sussex went back to rewrite and tone down the content, as a sign of respect.
Earlier this year, the book also failed to feature in the publisher’s list of upcoming novels, which also led to speculation of a delay.
The memoir will be available worldwide.
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