Prince Harry’s Memoir May Finally Have a Release Date

More details are emerging about the book.

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Happy holidays from the Duke of Sussex! It looks like we finally have a potential release date for Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir, and it could be the perfect holiday present for all the royal followers in your life (and, let’s face it, even non-royal followers will probably be at least a little bit intrigued).

According to Tatler, Harry’s “intimate and heartfelt” memoir will debut this winter, coming out just in time for the Thanksgiving and Christmas gift market. The outlet reports that the manuscript for the “definitive account” of Harry’s “experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons” has been completed and signed off by lawyers, and it’s all systems go from here.

The Sun reports the manuscript for the book was submitted by its ghostwriter, J.R. Moehringer, earlier this summer.

“The manuscript has been finished and gone through all of the legal processes,” a publishing source tells the outlet. “It’s done and out of Harry’s hands.”

Originally, the memoir was supposed to hit stands this fall, but “the publishing date has been pushed back once, but it is on track for the end of the year,” the source says.

Harry’s publisher, Penguin Random House, broke the news of the memoir in July 2021. Harry will donate the memoir’s proceeds to charity, and said of the book “I’m writing this, not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become.” He continued “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” and that this account of his life is “accurate and wholly truthful.”

The book, according to Penguin Random House, will cover his lifetime in the public eye, from childhood to the present day. It will touch on “his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father.”

The book—the title of which is still not publicly known—will be published in print and digital form, with an audiobook edition set to be released simultaneously by Penguin Random House Audio. Its ghostwriter, Moehringer, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who previously worked with tennis star Andre Agassi on his memoir.

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Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.