Spanish title of Prince Harry’s memoir is darker than ‘confrontational’ UK name
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Prince Harry announced the name of his upcoming memoir Spare yesterday (October 28), but it turns out that the book has an even more 'confrontational' name in Spanish.
As reported by the Mirror, the English title already caused a stir on its announcement, as it was believed to be a reference to his then-position as the 'spare heir' to the throne growing up.
This alludes to the common saying that a king must have 'an heir and a spare'.
However, as Harry has already caused a stir since stepping down as a senior royal, particularly with his controversial interview about 'The Firm' with Oprah alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, the memoir already has its critics.
One royal source claimed that the title itself represented 'yet another confrontational attack on the family after claiming a desire for privacy'.
But while alleged insiders might be upset with the British title for the upcoming book, the Spanish one seems even more confrontational.
The memoir is called 'Spare: En La Sombra' which is the Spanish for 'Spare: In The Shadows'.
The book, which was ghostwritten by the American novelist J.R. Moehringer, is set to give 'raw, unflinching honesty' as it apparently details Prince Harry's story of living in the 'shadows' of Prince William.
Penguin Random House said of the book: "As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling - and how their lives would play out...
"For Harry, this is his story at last."
The Duke of Sussex was described in the book as being 'a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate, and environmentalist'.
Spare is a part of a three-book deal that will make the former senior royal over £36 million, however, as reported by the BBC, a portion of its profits will be donated to charity.
The publisher stated that £1.3 million will be donated to Sentebale, an AIDs charity Harry founded in Lesotho and Botswana, and WellChild, a British-based charity that helps 'seriously ill children and young people'.
The book comes after Prince Harry stepped down from his duties as a senior royal with his wife in January 2020, with the pair moving to America shortly after.
Announcing their departure in a statement at the time, the couple wrote that their decision to step back from the Royal family came after 'many months of reflection'.
Spare is available to preorder as a hardback with a recommended price of £28.