Prince Harry finally revealed the release of his much-anticipated memoir! SPARE will hit shelves in January next year, giving royal fans an inside look at the prince’s life. The book is available for purchase. But what does the title of this book mean?
Publisher Says ‘SPARE’This is a full-featured website ‘Insight, Revelation, Self-Examination, And Hard-Won Wisdom’
Penguin Random House issued a statement regarding the book’s release, giving details about what readers can expect from the memoir. “SPARE takes readers immediately back to one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror,”The statement was read.
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“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,”The statement was continued. “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.”
“Penguin Random House is honored to be publishing Prince Harry’s candid and emotionally powerful story for readers everywhere,”Markus Dohle is the CEO of Random House. “He shares a remarkably moving personal journey from trauma to healing, one that speaks to the power of love and will inspire and encourage millions of people around the world.”
Why the Book is Called The Book ‘SPARE’
Many are not surprised to hear that the book will seemingly focus on Harry’s relationship with his late mother, Princess Diana, and how her death affected him throughout his life. Others are not sure what the title of this book means.
SPARE This is an old British saying about royals. “The heir and the spare.”In this instance, Prince William is next in line for throne and Harry is the heir. “spare.”
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The 12th century is the date when the saying was first recorded. “spare”Considered a “reserve”A monarch is someone who should be available to take over the throne in the event that the heir does not. This can have both positive or negative consequences. “spare” doesn’t have the pressures that the heir faces, they can also struggle with a sense of purposelessness within the royal family.
SPARE seemingly refers to Harry’s struggle with his role as the “spare” and the book will undoubtedly explore how he handled these feelings and found a place for himself—within and outside of the royal family.