Buckingham Palace has commented on Prince Harry’s intention to release a memoir about his royal life by the end of 2022.
The Palace first declined to comment and then it made a rare statement on-the-record words rather than silence.
“Any clarification about the book would be a question for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” the Palace said, referring to Meghan and Harry by their titles.
Last week, Prince Harry and Penguin Random House broke the news that the Duke of Sussex will be releasing a memoir in late 2022.
The memoir will share, “for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him,” per the project’s press release.
In a statement, Harry explained of the memoir:
“I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” Harry said in a statement after the news broke. “I’ve worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story— the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned — I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.
“I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.”
He said the book will cover “his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”
The release date for this publication is tentatively scheduled for late 2022.