Prince Harry has announced that he will release an explosive tell-all book about his life.
The Duke of Sussex says the memoir will detail his experience growing up in the royal family, decision to step down from his duties and his family life with wife Meghan Markle and their two young children.
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“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the 36-year-old said in a statement.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope 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.
“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.”
Harry has reportedly been working on the book for about a year, with the first draft “almost completely written” according to Page Six.
The father-of-two penned the book with ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer, who has famously written memoirs for other big names including tennis legend Andre Agassi.
Publisher Penguin Random says the book will be “an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time.”
“Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”
They added that the book will cover Harry’s “lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including 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”.
It also promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait”.
Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, said, “All of us at Penguin Random House are thrilled to publish Prince Harry’s literary memoir and have him join the world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we have been privileged to publish over the years.
“Prince Harry has harnessed his extraordinary life experience as a prince, a soldier, and a knowledgeable advocate for social issues, establishing himself as a global leader recognized for his courage and openness.
“It is for that reason we’re excited to publish his honest and moving story.”
Harry said he will be donating all of his profits from the book to charity.