Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will author an “intimate” memoir that will be published by Penguin Random House in 2022, the publishing house announced on Monday.
In the memoir, Prince Harry will share “experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him”. Proceeds from the yet-to-be-titled book will be donated to charity.
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he said in a statement, adding that the memoir will comprise “the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned”.
“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,” the publishing house said in a statement.
An audio-book edition of the memoir will be released simultaneously by Penguin Random House Audio.
While the book will be published by Random House in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, it is unclear as to which publishing houses will be taking the text to other parts of the world, including India.
Suits actor and Harry’s wife Meghan Markle released her first her children’s book in June, titled The Bench. The couple that welcomed their second-born, daughter Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana, in June, have also signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows and children’s series. The Duchess of Sussex announced on July 16 that an animated kids’ show, tentatively titled Pearl, is in works with Netflix. She will executive produce the series that will be the first animated series to be produced by their banner Archewell Pictures.
Harry announced Heart of Invictus in April, their first docu-series for Netflix. He also recently served as the executive producer on Apple TV’s show on mental health, The Me You Can’t See, along with Oprah Winfrey recently.
Shortly after the couple announced their separation from the Royal family in February, in an interview with Winfrey in March, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle revealed that she battled suicidal thoughts and expressed their disappointment with the British Royal family.