Prince Harry writing ‘intimate and heartfelt’ memoir

Britain's Prince Harry is writing a memoir about his life that will be published in late 2022, publisher Penguin Random House said on Monday.

In what’s being billed as an "intimate and heartfelt" book, it will provide a quote “definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him," the publisher said in a statement.

Harry and his wife Meghan, formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepped down from royal duties in early 2020 and now live in California with their two children.

The pair sent shockwaves through the British monarchy in a March interview with Oprah Winfrey when Meghan accused a member of the royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son's skin might be and said her life as a royal had left her on the brink of suicide.

Harry said he had feared history would repeat itself after his mother, Princess Diana, died in a Paris car crash in 1997 as she was chased by paparazzi.

Buckingham Palace said at the time that the royal family were "saddened" to hear how challenging the couple's lives had been, and Prince William said the family was not racist.

Harry said he was writing his memoir "not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become."

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