Prince Harry’s publisher has confirmed that he is working on a memoir about life in the royal family.
The Duke of Sussex has been quietly working on a book for nearly a year and has now signed a deal with Penguin Random House to publish it.
It’s a “intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time,” according to the publisher, and it promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”
Harry will share his “adventures, losses, and life lessons,” according to Penguin, including from his time on the front lines in Afghanistan.
The book is set to be released in late 2022, and the proceeds will be donated to charity by the author.
“I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life thus far, and I’m excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that is accurate and wholly truthful,” the Duke, 36, said.
The exact contents of the work are currently unknown, but it could provide valuable insight into why he and his wife Meghan Markle abruptly left the Firm for a new life in the United States.
Since then, the two have been at odds with the royal family, with tensions rising after the Sussexes’ candid interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
The couple made explosive claims against Harry’s family to the US chat host during the interview.
Senior members of the royal family were accused of being racist when they questioned how dark their son Archie’s skin tone would be.
Meghan, who spoke out about her miscarriage last year, also claimed she was denied the help she needed when she was pregnant and living at the palace and felt suicidal.
In July, Harry and his brother William flew back to the UK for the unveiling of his late mother Diana’s statue at a memorial on what would have been her 60th birthday.
The younger royal only returned home for the second time since moving across the Atlantic in March 2020, the first being for his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
Despite their reported ongoing feud, Harry and William appeared to be on friendly terms on both occasions.