All proceedings from the sale of the memoir will go to charity, the publishing house added.
Prince Harry is all set to publish a memoir about his life, one that he says is "wholly truthful", according to CNN. The Duke of Sussex, who stepped down from his royal duties along with his wife Meghan Markle, will reportedly release the book via Penguin Random House globally, towards the end of 2022. The publishing house stated that Prince Harry will "for the very first time" share "the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him."
"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," Prince Harry wrote in a statement. "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."
Breaking news! Random House is honored to announce a forthcoming memoir by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, to be published globally in late 2022. pic.twitter.com/NUzXwntuKq— Random House (@randomhouse) July 19, 2021
The Guardian also reported that the publisher, Penguin Random House, released a statement about “an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures," Prince Harry.
“Covering his 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, 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.”
Meanwhile, 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."
Prince Harry is writing a memoir.— BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) July 19, 2021
I KEPT TELLING Y’ALL, YOU WERE WORRIED ABOUT THE WRONG ONE!!!
I would say “he won’t say anything big”. But all he have been doing is dropping bombs. 😂😂😂😂
His other dream is telling his story is coming true. I love that for him!!! 😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jGZLnGjp1z
Dohle then added that this is the reason why the team is quite excited to publish his "honest and moving story.”
All proceedings from the sale of the memoir will go to charity, Penguin Random House added. Though details of the deal have not been completely disclosed, it does include an audiobook and international rights.
A press release described the book as "intimate and heartfelt" and "honest and moving". It added: "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."
Per a report by BBC, the Duke recently spoke, in private, with his family about writing the book. However, a spokesperson for Harry added that he would not be expected to get permission for the project from Buckingham Palace.
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