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This Is Not a Drill: Prince Harry’s Memoir Finally Has a Release Date, Cover and Title

After some delays and pushback, Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir *finally* has a release date and title. And that’s not even the best part. Royal admirers have the chance to see the exclusive book cover as well.

The Duke of Sussex is publishing a new memoir, titled Spare, and it will be hitting bookstore shelves everywhere on January 10, 2023. The book’s publisher, Penguin Random House, shared the news earlier today and described the body of work as “raw, unflinching honesty” and it will be filled with “insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”

The description of the book takes readers back to the moment of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, where a young Prince Harry and Prince William walked behind her coffin and said goodbye to their mother.

“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on,” the official press release read. “For Harry, this is that story at last.”

Royal fans may have already guessed that the book title is a subtle nod to Harry’s position within the royal family (“spare” meaning not the first in line for the throne). He is the youngest brother of Prince William, who is the next in line of succession (right after King Charles).

The duke plans on donating financial proceeds earned from the book sales to British charities.

Where can we get our copy? It’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Karelle Mckay

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...
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