How much does Prince Harry biography cost, what time is book released, can you get it on audio book?

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The Duke of Sussex’s book Spare will delve into a number of controversial topics from the death of his mother Princess Diana to his feud with Prince William

The Duke of Sussex’s highly anticipated memoir, has arrived in UK stores. Harry’s book is called Spare, a reference to the phrase “the heir and the spare.”

It was expected to hit bookshelves this autumn but there has been speculation that the date was pushed back as a mark of respect following the death of the Queen, and, it is rumoured, to make changes to the publication and remove potentially damaging material. But what is his book about, and has the King said anything about it?

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Prince Harry's book will cover his marriage to Meghan Markle, lifetime in the public eye and fatherhood (Getty Images)Prince Harry's book will cover his marriage to Meghan Markle, lifetime in the public eye and fatherhood (Getty Images)
Prince Harry's book will cover his marriage to Meghan Markle, lifetime in the public eye and fatherhood (Getty Images)

What to expect from Prince Harry’s new book

Prince Harry’s new book Spare will delve into a number of hot topics such as the death of his mother Princess Diana, his decision to wear a Nazi costume and the brotherly feud with Prince William, heir to the crown.

The publishers of the memoir Penguin Random House said in a press release: “Spare takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the 20th century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow – and horror.

“As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling – and how their lives would play out from that point on.

“For Harry, this is his story at last.

“With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.”

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A key part of the duke’s life is the break-up of his parent’s marriage and the death of his mother in a Paris car crash in 1997.

Little is known about life behind palace walls for the duke and his older brother William during this difficult period, with Harry only saying years later how he tried to block out the pain of losing his mother.

When the deal to publish the memoir was first announced in 2021 Harry said about the book: “I’m writing this not as the prince I was born, but as the man I have become.”

He added: “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is 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.”

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How much does Spare cost?

Prince Harry’s controversial memoir Spare is available to purchase from retailers across the UK..

Spare is available for £14 on Kindle and hardcover at Amazon and an audio CD is available for £19.95.

Prince Harry’s tell all-memoir has attracted a great deal of fresh controversy within the Royal Family and if you want to hear the Duke of Sussex in his own words you can do so by downloading the audiobook from Audible for free. 

All you need to do is sign up for the Audible 30 day free trial, head to the Spare webpage and download it. You can cancel Audible for free once the trial period has expired or keep the app for a price of £7.99 a month.

Has Buckingham Palace reacted?

A spokesman for the King declined to comment.

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But Buckingham Palace is still likely to be steeling itself for revelations that could be detrimental to the monarchy and the duke’s father Charles, now King and in the early stages of his reign.

The royal family is likely to face damaging newspaper headlines as Harry  delves into the most controversial elements of royal life from the past decades.

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