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Prince Harry to release memoir in 2022

Neither specialized journalists, nor real authors, nor ex-employees. No one will be able to tell the story of the British royal family like herself. And no one better than himself will know so deeply what happened to Prince Harry throughout his life, from being the son of a future king to an almost disowned member of the British royal family. So the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, sixth in line to the British throne, has announced that he will write an autobiography, to be released next year.

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It was the prince himself who announced the publication in a statement, in which he stated that “for the first time the Duke of Sussex will share the definitive sum of his experiences, adventures, losses and life lessons that made him who he is”. The memoirs, the note says, “will cover his life before public scrutiny, from childhood to the present, including his dedication to public service, the military tasks that brought him twice to the first line of combat in Afghanistan, and the happiness he found in the become husband and father”. A writing that will be “honest and personal”, reflecting “an inspiring, courageous and stimulating human story”.

“I write this not as the prince I was born, but as the man I’ve become,” Harry said in a statement issued through the Archewell Foundation website, which centralizes everything that concerns his work and his personal life. “Throughout my life I’ve worn many hats, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that by telling my story — the ups and downs, the failures, the lessons learned — I can help show that it doesn’t matter where we came from. , because we have more in common than we think,” he said.

“I am deeply grateful,” continues Harry, “for the opportunity to share everything I have learned in the course of my life so far, and moved that people are able to read firsthand a balance of my life that is accurate and completely true.” Thus, Harry sends a message to all the media outlets that published false information about him and his wife, Meghan Markle, and against which he decided to file lawsuits when he left the royal family. “I saw what happens when a loved one is transformed into merchandise, to the point where they are no longer treated as real beings”, said the prince almost two years ago. Now he wants, precisely, to offer a real point of view about his history.

Anyone who thinks the book will generate huge dividends will probably be correct. But it’s another thing to imagine that Harry will benefit from this profit, as the prince has already announced his intention to donate it to “charities”. That yes, the advance received for the memoirs will also be juicy: the North American press speaks of 20 million dollars (105 million reais). The volume will be published worldwide by Random House, although initially it will only reach the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition, it will also come out as an audiobook. The dates have not been detailed, but the release is expected to be in late 2022. According to sensationalist British press, Harry has been working on the volume for a year, in which he would have the help of JR Moehringer, winner of Pulitzer. He would not have told his father Charles or any other member of the royal family about the publication.

Harry and Meghan, Dukes of Sussex, in their interview with Oprah Winfrey. HARPO PRODUCTIONS / Reuters

The wait for the book is great. Harry had an exceptional life to begin with, just being a member of the British royal family and having Queen Elizabeth II as his grandmother and his father as heir to the British throne. Furthermore, when he was still very young, he experienced not only his parents’ divorce but also his mother’s untimely death, when he was only 12 years old. In the tabloids’ crosshairs for his teenage rebellion — no more worrisome than that of any other young man, but immensely more watched — he backfired when he decided to embark on military life and spend long seasons serving in Afghanistan. A series of vital events that put his mental health in check (he himself confessed to having had drug and alcohol problems) and that led him to deal with this aspect in the most recent stage of his life.

Also, as a couple, the Dukes of Sussex have been revealing patches of their life, a small but succulent part. In March, in front of presenter Oprah Winfrey and millions of spectators, they teased out her departure from the British royal family a year and a half ago; both recounted the hardship of their last months with the Windsors and how they left due to the great pressure they were under. In fact, they even accused the British royal family of racism, both against Meghan Markle and her son Archie.

All these confessions put the British royal house in check. If Harry’s departure had already been a heavy blow, the duke’s recent interviews were a stab that could seriously wound her. Despite not having hesitated to criticize and even attack his family, Harry always tried to protect the figure of his grandmother, the queen. But he waited until 2022, when the sovereign will complete 70 years of reign, to cap off the family with a book that will no doubt fall like a time bomb.

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