Prince Harry hasn’t made any changes to his long-awaited memoir since the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died on September 8 at the age of 96.
Best-selling author and royal editor Omid Scobie said, “As for the tabloid reports that Harry ‘destroyed’ his family (spoiler alert: he wasn’t), the book actually tells them It offers a more empathetic view of the reality of near-impossible existence.” Contributed to a Yahoo! column. Friday News UK.
“There were no last-minute rewrites or edits after the Queen’s death,” Scobie shared.[The] The manuscript was completed almost five months before the monarch’s death, and details are provided in the opening notes of the book. ”
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According to Scobie, the 38-year-old will talk about being the younger brother of the future king, “being a spare,” and his decision to start a new life in America with his family. The book also details his time in the army and what it was like to be on the front lines in Afghanistan.
A spokesperson for the book revealed that “Sussex’s upcoming Netflix documentary series will be released a month after it drops.”
Scobie has admitted that the royal family is concerned about what Harry will reveal.
“No matter how discreet Harry shared parts of his story involving others,” Scobie said, “there is still a very real risk of severe backlash from institutions and families.” An aide recently told me of “genuine fear” among senior members that the book would irreparably damage reputations and relationships. [the book’s] Greater intentions seem worth the risk. ”
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“Hundreds of journalists, myself included, have written versions and snippets of the Duke’s story over the years,” Scobie shared. It’s a story that he couldn’t tell himself.Harry, who now built an independent life outside the confines of the royal institution, took the opportunity to often set the record straight. Freedom of speech. And no matter how you feel about the guy, it’s hard not to agree that he has that right.
The publisher said Harry’s story was told with “raw, unflinching honesty” and full of “insights, revelations, self-examinations, and hard-earned wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.” I shared that there is.
“For Harry, this is finally his story,” the publisher added.
The title of the memoir is a clear reference to “heirs and reserves”, often used to describe royal siblings. Harry’s brother William is now the Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne. When Harry was born, he was just behind William in the line of succession, but has since been pushed down.
Prince Harry’s memoir ‘SPARE’ to be released in January
Royals watchers and the general public have speculated endlessly since the book was first announced in July 2021. Within hours of its announcement, “Spare” was in the top 10 of Amazon.com’s bestseller list.
The Duke of Sussex has already made his news-making willingness to discuss his private life clear when he and wife Meghan Markle were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for the shocking broadcast in March 2021. The couple discussed Harry’s deep dissatisfaction with his new life in England, allegations of racism within the royal family, and Harry’s fears that his wife’s life might be endangered if he remained in his home country.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and moved to the United States.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.