Prince Harry plots 'wholly truthful' memoir

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Britain's Prince Harry is putting pen to paper to share his story in an "accurate and wholly truthful" memoir.

The Duke of Sussex has landed a publishing deal with Penguin Random House executives to release his autobiography in late 2022, with all proceeds donated to charity.

"I'm writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become,” he shared in a statement. "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.”

The as-yet-untitled tome is expected to detail the royal’s childhood in the public eye as the second son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry was just 12 when his mother was killed in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.

The 36-year-old will also revisit his time in the military, serving in Afghanistan, and open up about marrying former actress Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and becoming a father to their son Archie, two, and daughter Lilibet, who was born in early June.

It's unclear if he will additionally delve into the long-running rift with his brother, Prince William.

The news of the memoir emerges months after Harry and Meghan, who stepped down as senior royals last year, sat down for an explosive Emmy-nominated TV tell-all with Oprah Winfrey in March, when the couple claimed the Duchess was denied the opportunity to seek mental health treatment despite struggling while pregnant with Archie.

The pair also alleged comments were made by an unidentified member of the royal family during Meghan's first pregnancy about how dark their son's skin may be, while Harry revealed his dad, Prince Charles, at one point stopped taking his calls after they decided to walk away from the establishment and live a more private life in the Duchess's native California.

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