Prince Harry to publish ‘wholly truthful’ memoir about royal life

Prince Harry is writing a “wholly truthful” memoir about his life in the royal family.

The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex has announced he is set to release a book that will be a “first-hand account” of his life so far and will see the prince touch on the “mistakes” he has made and the “lessons” he has learned.

Prince Harry
Prince Harryi s writing a memoir. Photo: Getty Images

In a statement, he said: "I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become.

"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 first-hand account of my life that's accurate and wholly truthful."

Prince Harry has been writing the book alongside ghost-writer J.R. Moehringer, and the as-yet-untitled memoir is being published by Penguin Random House.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looking at the camera
The prince promises to tell the 'wholly truth' about his life. Photo: Getty Images

A blurb from the publisher stated: “In 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.”

The description went on to say Harry’s book will cover his "lifetime in the public eye”, as well as “the joy he has found in being a husband and father”.

Random House have confirmed the book is set to be published globally in “late 2022”, but there is no exact release date as of the time of writing.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved to LA in 2020. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry's royal feud

The book comes after years of speculation about royal rifts between Prince Harry and the Windsor family.

Just last week, it was claimed Princess Anne deemed Meghan Markle "unsuitable" for royal life, thus kicking off the feud between the Duke of Sussex and his family.

The Mirror claims Lady Colin Campbell shared her thoughts in a 38-minute YouTube video which recently came to light, where she explained: "Princess Anne was the champion in terms of 'don't marry that girl, she's unsuitable.'

"'She is wrong for us, she is wrong for the country, she is wrong for the job'."

Prince Harry was reunited with his brother, Prince William, earlier this month at the unveiling of a statue of their late mother, Princess Diana, outside Kensington Palace.

The duo hasn't been pictured together since their grandfather Prince Philip's funeral in April. The sad event brought them together for the first time since Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped back from the royal family and relocated to the US in early 2020.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Westminster Abbey
The duke's relationship with his family has been fraught for years now. Photo: Getty Images

Prince Harry's relationship with William and his family has been fraught for years now, with the royal telling Oprah Winfrey in their now-famous interview back in March that he needed 'space' from his big brother.

"I love him to bits," Harry told Oprah.

"He's my brother, we've been through hell together. And we have a shared experience. But we, you know, we have different paths."

Both Harry and Meghan, 39, made a series of claims against the royal family including alleging a family member made racist remarks about the colour of their then-unborn son Archie's skin tone.

Meghan also countered widely reported claims that she made her sister-in-law Kate Middleton cry before her 2018 wedding to Harry, saying that it was the reverse that had happened.

When the prince rushed home to the UK from California when his grandfather died in April, many were hoping the family would reunite in grief however the relationship remains strained.

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