Prince Harry Is Set to Publish an "Intimate and Heartfelt" Memoir

The "definitive account" of his life experiences will tentatively be released in late 2022.

britain's prince harry, duke of sussex watches children play rugby league prior to the draw for the rugby league world cup 2021 at buckingham palace in london on january 16, 2020 photo by adrian dennis afp photo by adrian dennisafp via getty images
(Image credit: ADRIAN DENNIS)

Penguin Random House announced Monday that Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is penning a memoir about his life from childhood to current day, set to be published in late 2022.

The memoir is being touted as a "definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape" the royal. "Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story," reads a press release about the book.

The release teases that Harry will write intimately about experiences beginning when he was a child (seemingly including the impact the death of his mother, Princess Diana, had on him) and more recently, becoming a husband and father of two. While it isn't explicitly stated, it can be assumed he'll also be writing about his decision to step down as a senior royal as well as his where his relationship stands with his family.

In the press release, Prince Harry explained, "I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become. I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and 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."

He continued, "I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”

Prince Harry reportedly will be donating proceeds from book and audiobook sales to charity.

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