Prince Harry is no stranger to being written about and soon Prince Harry will set the record straight on his own terms.
On January 10th, his long-awaited memoir, Spare, will be published. That provocative title alone shows that the Duke of Sussex isn’t holding back.
So what do we know about what he wrote? It promises to contain “insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-earned wisdom about the eternal power of love over sorrow.”
Few have been given a copy beforehand to see exactly how it translates into a story, but Prince Harry’s ghostwriter and former journalist-turned-novelist J.R. Ringer. American writer and author of Andre Agassi’s award-winning autobiography Open.
Andrew Croft, who has written more than 80 books for others, including celebrity bestsellers, thinks choosing a ‘stranger’ for Britain is a smart choice.
“It’s very good that Americans ghost this book because they have less background knowledge,” he says.
“I mean, they’re actually going to ask questions. As an Englishman, I might not care because it’s considered red. Good thing there are people out there for a bit.”
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When Sky News caught up with Affleck, he described the story as “a celebration of single motherhood,” centered around a young boy looking for a surrogate to replace his absent father.
“It’s also a testament to the importance of fathers in a child’s life and how much it means… It’s about the importance of love and meeting someone and validating them,” Affleck said. I got
Crofts, however, is not convinced that Möhringer’s background will focus on Prince Charles, the prince’s father.
“Maybe if it were his interest, he would ask more questions about the father-son relationship and make certain assumptions based on his own experience, but he really shouldn’t. I’m a pro.”
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According to Crofts, any of the opinions Prince expresses in the book are unlikely to be challenged, as a good ghost should be “not at all confrontational and not at all judgmental.”
“Ghostwriters should never argue with them, even if they fundamentally disagree with what they are saying. I accept.
“With ghosts, it’s often difficult to balance the needs of publishers and authors because you’re straddling the middle. Wants and wants to piss off the royal family, the media should get a lot of headlines, but the authors may not want it.
“As a ghost you might know you’re going to have a terrible time with your family if they do that. And sometimes you have to strike a balance. Still a really good read though.” , it gives. Readers get everything they want in a story, but it doesn’t drop the author into the story, so to speak.”
The royal family may want to stay away from drama, but given that Prince Harry was reportedly paid around £30m in a four-book deal, Buckingham Palace could be his next move. It is impossible to read what is said to
In Harry and Meghan’s recent Netflix documentary series, he spoke candidly about the breakdown of his relationship with the William brothers and blamed the media for Meghan’s suffering a miscarriage. Royal expert Jenny Bond says it’s hard to imagine he has much left to share.
“I feel so sorry for them,” Bond insisted, adding, “They didn’t like their lives.
“But unless they have more thorns to point at their own families, I don’t think there’s anything else to say.”
In the coming weeks, the memoir is projected to dominate bestseller lists.
And the Duke of Sussex isn’t going to keep all the profits for himself. He donated his £1.2million ($1.5million) of the proceeds to his Centebale charity, which helps vulnerable children and youth in Lesotho and Botswana affected by HIV/AIDS, and £300,000 to his donates to Wellchild, who has been his royal patron for 15 years.
Spares will be released on January 10th.