Prince Harry promises to share 'highs and lows' in memoir

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By George Bowden
BBC News

The Duke of Sussex volition stock "mistakes and lessons learned" during his beingness successful a memoir to beryllium published adjacent year.

Announcing the woody with publishers Penguin Random House, Prince Harry said helium would stock "the highs and lows" and beryllium "accurate and wholly truthful".

Harry, who alongside his woman Meghan stepped backmost from royal duties past year, volition donate proceeds to charity.

The BBC has been told the duke has precocious spoken privately with his household astir penning the book.

A spokesperson for the duke added that helium would not beryllium expected to get support for the task from Buckingham Palace.

They did not supply further details connected what stock of the proceeds would beryllium donated to charity.

And Penguin did not disclose the presumption of its deal, which includes an audio publication and planetary rights.

The duke, 36, said successful a connection helium would constitute the memoir "not arsenic the prince I was calved but arsenic the antheral I person become".

He added: "I've worn galore hats implicit the years, some virtually and figuratively, and my anticipation is that successful telling my communicative - the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned - I tin assistance amusement that nary substance wherever we travel from, we person much successful communal than we think.

"I'm profoundly grateful for the accidental to stock what I've learned implicit the people of my beingness truthful acold and excited for radical to work a archetypal manus relationship of my beingness that's close and wholly truthful."

Markus Dohle, of Penguin Random House, described the duke arsenic being among "world-renowned leaders, icons, and change-makers we person been privileged to people implicit the years".

A property merchandise described the publication arsenic "intimate and heartfelt" and "honest and moving".

It added: "Prince Harry volition connection an honorable and captivating idiosyncratic portrait, 1 that shows readers that down everything they deliberation they cognize lies an inspiring, courageous, and uplifting quality story."

The Sussexes person established an organisation called Archewell, which has accumulation arms alongside a non-profit foundation.

In May, it was announced that the Duchess of Sussex would people a children's book, the Bench, astir father-son relationships, arsenic seen done the eyes of mothers with the aforesaid publisher.

It was said to beryllium inspired by the enslaved betwixt Harry and their son.

Harry and Meghan, 39, present unrecorded successful the US with their two-year-old lad Archie, and their daughter Lilibet, who was calved successful California connected 4 June.

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image captionThe couple's son, Archie, was calved successful the UK earlier they settled successful the US

Earlier this month, the duke joined his older brother, the Duke of Cambridge, at Kensington Palace to unveil a statue of Diana, Princess of Wales connected what would person been their mother's 60th birthday.

Harry has antecedently spoken of what he has described arsenic his family's unwillingness to speech astir his mother's decease and of his usage of portion and drugs to header with the symptom of losing her.

He has besides said helium wanted to "break the cycle" of the "pain and suffering" of his upbringing with his ain children.

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