In his own words. Prince Harry has announced he will release a memoir, published by Penguin Random House, next year.
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” the 36-year-old announced in a statement posted on Archewell on Monday, July 19. “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."
“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,” the Duke of Sussex added.
The website also noted that the forthcoming book will "cover his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father.” Donations from the untitled book will be donated to charity.
“Prince Harry will offer an honest and captivating personal portrait, one that shows readers that behind everything they think they know lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting human story," the statement added.
Page Six reported that the dad-of-two — who shares Archie, 2, and newborn Lilibet with wife Meghan Markle — has been secretly writing the book for nearly a year alongside ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer.
Prince Harry has been opening up more and more about his life as of late, now that he is free from the constraints he lived under while involved with the royal family. In March, he and the Suits alum, 39, sat down for a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he revealed he believed his brother Prince William and father Prince Charles were “trapped” in the royal family.
“I am part of the system with them, I always have been, but I guess — and I'm very aware of this — my brother can't leave that system, but I have," Prince Harry admitted at the time. "My father and my brother are trapped. They don't get to leave, and I have huge compassion for that.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry isn’t the only parent Archie and Lilibet can count on to fill their at-home library. In June, Markle released The Bench, a children’s picture book inspired by her husband’s relationship with their son. Shortly after its release, it became a New York Times Bestseller.