Kate Middleton’s Brother, James, Is Releasing a Memoir (But It’s Not What You Think)

It hits bookshelves on September 26

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Princess Catherine’s younger brother, James Middleton, is preparing to release a memoir. But before you get your hopes up, you should know that it’s not a tell-all like Prince Harry’s Spare

This week, Middleton, 36, announced that his all-new book, Meet Ella: The Dog Who Saved My Life, will hit shelves on September 26.

According to Tatler, the memoir won’t focus on his childhood or his relationship with his sister. Instead, it will center around his heartwarming bond with his dog, Ella, who was his partner-in-crime for 15 years until her death in 2023.

“Writing this book has helped [me deal with the grief I have after Ella’s passing] by enabling me to process the journey that Ella and I went on,” he told Tatler. “Ella was there at so many of the important moments of my life, including when I met [wife Alizee Thevenet]. Our son was born after Ella passed away so Inigo never got to meet her, but it’s important to me that he knows all about her.”

Middleton continued, “We’re often given the advice that it’s good to talk, but I know firsthand how difficult that can be when you’re struggling with something like clinical depression. My therapist suggested talking out loud to Ella as a first step, and through that I realized how powerful it can be to put things into words.”

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Meet Ella will also include never-before-heard details about his relationship with Thevenet. “Another of the reasons that I wanted to write this book was so that I could tell Inigo the story of how I met his mother,” he added. 

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