Spare Spare


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Publisher Description

It was 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. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling-and how their lives would play out from that point on.

For Harry, this is that story at last.

Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness-and, because he blamed the press for his mother's death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn't find true love.

Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple's cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.

Biographies & Memoirs
10 January
The Random House Group Limited

Customer Reviews

Foundgirlk ,


I did have preconceived notions thinking that I wouldn’t feel it was honest and I couldn’t have been more wrong. If you can get past the beginning (which feels different to the rest) it felt like a true and honest telling of Harry’s life. I never believed most of what the press said but had no idea how vindictive the press could be. I thought the word spare meant he felt sorry for himself and envious but it was nothing like that at all. I hope Harry and Megan have found a measure of peace now and wish them well. Another follow up book would be good in 30 years lol. Their family is welcome at my place in Australia any time xoxo

slhjulia ,

Poor excuse of a man.

Highly disturbed and self-victimised individual with mom and dad issues, who blames everyone around him for his hurt feelings.
This book has some pretty intimate moments that should under no circumstances be talked about to a public. Instead of protecting his family in public eye, this poor excuse of a man is airing his family’s dirty laundry.
I feel truly disappointed and disgusted with both this book and Harry. Particularly, when I think about the late Queen, his grandmother, who at 21y swore to dedicate her life to serving her people. How ironic, a guy who seeks privacy and can’t stand reading writes a book ..

pussnbob ,

Non Royal

I’m not a Royal lover but am moved by the heartfelt honesty of a man finding Himself.

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