Prince Harry has revealed that he has shortened his memoir Spare. He decided not to reveal some of the details because he knew that the royal family would never forgive him for making them public. This was learned from a new interview with the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph of the Duke of Sussex.
Harry shared that the draft of “Spare” was twice as long as the final version and had enough material to write two books about his life and family.
“The first option was different. It used to be 800 pages and now it has been reduced to 400 pages. It could have been two books, let’s say,” Deadline quotes him as saying.
Prince Harry added that things have happened between him, his father and his brother that he “doesn’t want the world to know about.”
In the candid book, Harry details personal experiences, from his unresolved trauma from his mother’s death and mental health issues to the destruction of family relationships.
During an interview with The Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex said he wrote the memoirs not to attack the British royal family, but to help the institution grow: “It’s not about trying to overthrow the monarchy, it’s about trying to save them from themselves.”
Let’s remember that Prince Harry’s autobiography has become the best-selling nonfiction book in the country. The product went on sale in the UK on January 10. On the first day of sales alone, 400 thousand copies were purchased. It should be noted that this figure includes not only paper editions, but also e-books and audiobooks.