Prince Harry To Detail 'Traumatic' Childhood In Upcoming Memoir

By Rebekah Gonzalez

November 2, 2022

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Prince Harry's upcoming memoir SPARE will detail his "traumatic" childhood and he reportedly found it "cathartic." A royal insider told Us Weekly per Page Six, “At this stage, there are no regrets," and added that although it was "cathartic" to write about, it was also a "very rough process."

The source continued, “And very difficult for him to recount certain traumatic events from his childhood." Harry and his brother Prince William were just 12 and 15 years old when they lost their mother Princess Diana in a car crash on August 31st, 1997. The book will also cover the recent passing of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

The source also said that the Duke of Sussex has managed to write about his life in a way that will "minimize the fallout." They added, “Harry has been working hard to strike a balance that will hopefully minimize the fallout caused by this book," and is trying to stay "true to his principles” and keep his publishers "happy at the same time.”

According to Page Six, Harry worked with a ghostwriter but had say in what would be included. "[He] didn’t feel rushed and finished the manuscript on his own terms," the source said. Last year, when news first broke that he would be writing a memoir Prince Harry 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 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.”

SPARE comes out on January 10, 2023.

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