Prince Harry 'will acknowledge' the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II ’s death in his upcoming memoir, it has been revealed.
The Duke of Sussex ’s book, titled Spare, was largely penned before the death of Her Majesty on 8 September.
However, PEOPLE magazine confirms that the prince, 38, will touch on her passing in his book, which will be released on 10 January, 2023, after it was delayed following the Queen’s death.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, 41, were in Europe with a planned itinerary of charity events when Harry's grandmother died. The couple stayed in the U.K. to attend services honouring the Queen, including her state funeral and committal service on 19 September.
In his statement paying tribute to his grandmother shortly after her death, Harry praised her 'sound advice' and 'infectious smile' and called her a 'guiding compass' through her commitment to service and duty.
He said: "In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen – and in mourning her loss – we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty.
"She was globally admired and respected. Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy.
"Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words which can bring comfort to all of us now: 'Life, of course, consists of final partings as well as first meetings.'
"Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings – from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren.
"I cherish these times shared with you, and the many other special moments in between. You are already sorely missed, not just by us, but by the world over. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honour my father in his new role as King Charles III.
"Thank you for your commitment to service. Thank you for your sound advice. Thank you for your infectious smile.
"We, too, smile knowing that you and grandpa are reunited now, and both together in peace."
Penguin Random House, the publishers of the prince's memoir, revealed information about the upcoming book, confirming reports of its release date being 10 January, on Thursday.
Spare will find Harry telling his story with ''raw, unflinching honesty,'' Penguin Random House said in a statement. They added the book is "a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love and wisdom."
The cover of the book features a close-up of Harry's face, staring straight forward, softly lit from behind.
"For Harry, this is his story at last," the publishers said.
The title, Spare, is presumed to refer to Harry being the 'spare' to Prince William's 'heir' but has been translated to sound more ominous in other languages.
In Spain it will be called In The Shadow, in Sweden The Other, and in Denmark, The Reservist.
Royal experts have claimed that US-based Harrymay travel to the UK to promote his controversial memoir, which could see retaliation from the palace including stripping him and Meghan of their Sussex titles.
Senior royals are said to be bracing themselves' for the publication of the 416-page title on 10 January. Biographer Tom Bower has warned the memoir's reception will be a make or break moment for the Sussexes.
The memoir has already topped Amazon charts in the UK and US, as well as reaching the second spot in Canada, despite publication still being several months away.
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