Prince Harry gears up for release of new memoir 'Spare'

Prince Harry gears up for release of new memoir 'Spare'

"I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back," says Harry ahead of his book release.

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Prince Harry's autobiography, 'Spare, is due for release on January 10/ The Duke & Duchess of Sussex (via Netflix), Penguin Random House

Prince Harry has appeared in two new interviews to promote his upcoming memoir, 'Spare'. The Duke of Sussex is set to reveal all about his life as a royal and the tensions within the family. 

The prince and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down from their roles as senior royal family members and embarked on a new life in America.

Meghan and Harry formally quit royal life in 2020. Their every move ever since has been heavily criticised by the British press. 

Harry's own family has seemingly turned against him. The 38-year-old's relationship with his father,  King Charles, and brother, Prince William, has become strained over the years. 

Harry and Meghan, who are parents to Archie and Lilibet, have spoken about the challenges they faced in a controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 and their 2022 Netflix documentary

Harry reveals in a new interview for ITV that things could have been different  

"It never needed to be this way... the leaking and the planting [of stories]. I want a family, not an institution. They feel as though it is better to keep us somehow as the villains; they have shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile. I would like to get my father back. I would like to have my brother back," he says in a preview of his interview with Tom Bradby.

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The ITV interview will premiere on Sunday, January 8.

Harry also sat down for a second interview with '60 Minutes'. The prince tells Anderson Cooper that he has tried to address the issues privately. 

"Every single time I tried to do it privately, there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife. You know, the family motto is 'never complain, never explain'...," he revealed. 

The British royal also shared how stories are released from the palace to the press. 

"They will feed or have a conversation with the correspondent and that correspondent will literally be spoonfed information and write the story, and at the bottom of it they will say they reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment, but the whole story is Buckingham Palace commenting." 

Harry says "there becomes a point where silence is betrayal". 

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Prince Harry's autobiography will be released globally on January 10. Proceeds from the book will go to charity. 

"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," a synopsis reads. 

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Main image credit: The Duke & Duchess of Sussex (via Netflix documentary), Instagram/penguinrandomhouse

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