Prince Harry’s Memoir ‘Spare’ Broke Major Record on First Day of Its Release

Royals admirers were counting down the days to the release of Prince Harry’s new memoir, Spare, for quite some time. And now that it’s finally here, fans around the world have been lining up to get their hands on a copy. It’s only been a few days since the memoir made its grand debut on store shelves and it’s already breaking major records.

According to People, Penguin Random House released a detailed report regarding the performance of Harry’s new memoir—and just by looking at the numbers, Spare really outdid itself. The report states that the book sold over 1.43 million units (of the English-language edition) on the very first day of its official debut, completely smashing sales records.

Pictures of Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare.'
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The book publisher released an official statement that read: “The first full day of sales of Spare represents the largest first-day sales total for any nonfiction book ever published by Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade publisher.”

Spare is filled with previously-untold stories about Prince Harry’s life and shocking secrets about the royal family. In an excerpt from the novel, the Duke of Sussex opened up about the last conversation he had with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, before her death.

In a particular section of the book (per CNN), Harry revealed that his father, King Charles, is the one who told him about the queen’s poor health. 

While the duke was traveling to Balmoral Castle in Scotland (where the monarch was receiving medical treatment), he started to think about their last conversation together. “Four days earlier, long chat on the phone. We’d touched on many topics. Her health, of course. The turmoil at Number 10,” Harry wrote.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry.

Where can you get your copy? Spare is now available to read and purchase everywhere.

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