Harry appears to take swipe at royals saying he’ll write memoir ‘not as prince’
Prince Harry appears to have taken a swipe at the royal family saying he will write his new book “not as the prince I was born”.
The Duke of Sussex has been secretly writing a memoir over the last year about his life growing up in the family which could shed further light on why he and wife Meghan Markle stepped down in spring 2020.
The pair’s relationship with the monarchy has been further damaged in recent months after they made a number of allegations, including suggestions of racism during their interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
And now Harry, 36, seems to have had another pop at his family by stating the autobiographical work has been written from the perspective of the “man I’ve become”.
The Sussexes moved to California last summer with son Archie before welcoming daughter Lilibet in June having signed multiple high profile deals with the likes of Netflix and Spotify to allow for financial independence.
In his statement released on Monday, Harry said: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I’ve become.
“I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story – the highs and the 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 first hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful,” he added.
Penguin Random House, which has agreed to publish the book, has called the work “intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait”.
It also adds Harry will share his “adventures, losses, and life lessons” – including from his time on the frontlines in Afghanistan.
The book is expected to be out in late 2022 and the author will be donating the proceeds to charity, Penguin said.
The Duke added: “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.”