By Lori Perkins
Penguin Random House announced that Prince Harry’s memoir will be published on January 10 of the new year, but that wasn’t the biggest news. It was the title–Spare–that got everyone’s attention. Every romance reader knows the phrase, “An heir and a spare,” for how royalty is sees the succession line-up, but no one expected Harry to own it.
But Prince Harry has called things what they re for the past decade, being blunt about his depression and how he felt his wife had been unfairly demonized by the British press, much like his own mother, Princess Diana.
The publisher’s press release describes the book as “It was one of the most searing images of the 20th 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 press release also mentions that Prince harry has directed that $15,000,000 of proceeds from the book will donated to Sentebale, an organization he founded with Prince Seeiso in their mothers’ legacies, which supports vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS. Prince Harry will also donate to the non-profit organization WellChild in the amount of £300,000. WellChild, which he has been Royal patron of for 15 years, makes it possible for children and young people with complex health needs to be cared for at home instead of hospital, wherever possible.
We can’t wait!