Spare - Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex


By Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex

  • Release Date: 2023-01-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 4,977 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the global phenomenon that tells an unforgettable story of love, loss, and healing.

“Compellingly artful . . . [a] blockbuster memoir.”—The New Yorker

It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Princess Diana was laid to rest, billions wondered what Prince William and Prince Harry must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.

For Harry, this is that story at last.

Before losing his mother, twelve-year-old Prince Harry was known as the carefree one, the happy-go-lucky Spare to the more serious Heir. Grief changed everything. He struggled at school, struggled with anger, with loneliness—and, because he blamed the press for his mother’s death, he struggled to accept life in the spotlight.

At twenty-one, he joined the British Army. The discipline gave him structure, and two combat tours made him a hero at home. But he soon felt more lost than ever, suffering from post-traumatic stress and prone to crippling panic attacks. Above all, he couldn’t find true love. 

Then he met Meghan. The world was swept away by the couple’s cinematic romance and rejoiced in their fairy-tale wedding. But from the beginning, Harry and Meghan were preyed upon by the press, subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and lies. Watching his wife suffer, their safety and mental health at risk, Harry saw no other way to prevent the tragedy of history repeating itself but to flee his mother country. Over the centuries, leaving the Royal Family was an act few had dared. The last to try, in fact, had been his mother. . . .

For the first time, Prince Harry tells his own story, chronicling his journey with raw, unflinching honesty. A landmark publication, Spare is full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.


  • Terrible Cry about privilege

    By tmcajr23
    How this book is even on the NYT shows a bunch of corporations bought this book and paid for reviews. Over this clown and bozo wife
  • Not as bad as I thought it would be

    By Amigo73
    Good ghost writer. The story, well, it’s the same ole same ole. No surprise.
  • Welcome to America!

    By Shydi16
    After reading bits n pieces in the news. I wanted to read his truth. His Mummy would be proud. After the way the monarchy treated Princess Diana; it’s no surprise they did the same to Harry and Meghan. His war experience seems to have been forgotten by all Brits. For them to strip him of his military status - he served,earned,and lived to tell of his experience. I think anyone who serves or served in active combat would be helped by Harry’s experience. And his recovery. The monarchy ended with Queen Elizabeth. Camilla will never be thought of as a queen. Nor should she be. Funny how a King had to give up his throne to marry a divorcee. But an adulterer can be king with the one he cheated with being queen? The way Harry has been treated is deplorable. Shame on Willy and Kate for not being there for him. Willy and Kate come off as snobby and entitled. Seem very distant to the common folk. Willy may resemble his mom. But filled with his dad. By Harry trying to be there for his royal family speaks loudly of his love for them and his country. Even after he was abandoned by them. I don’t think I could do the same. No one should blame Meghan for any of this. The monarchy was not supportive of Harry long before he met her. As for the monarchy cutting costs. Are they cutting taxes as well? Welcome to America Harry. Land of the free because of the brave!

    By Danielle Mclane
    I loved this book so much! I read it again after finishing it. His journey is beautiful and their love story even more so!
  • Read this now

    By lbl317537
    As a mom of two young kids I haven’t read an “adult” book in years but I bought this out of my curiosity for all things royalty. I laughed, I cried. It was beautifully written, raw and so interesting. I’m so glad the Spare decided to share.

    By Lsands1003
    An exceptional read & well written. Made me think twice about the British royalty & how they can be so complicit. Loved reading this novel about a man who’s no longer a ‘spare’ but a wonderful husband & father to his two children.
  • Spare

    By MPC1029
    Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts. But most of all for setting the record straight and correcting the misconceptions.
  • 🙂

    By Hot mimi
    Interesting read.

    By annluduguillory
    So nice to finally hear it from Harry. An eyeopener to inside the walls of his personal life and personal struggles. 10/10 recommend
  • Love Wins

    By Kosi D.
    I don’t care for the Royal Family but this book teaches a lot about complacency when people ask for help, discusses the struggles of interracial relationships and is very very well written! Your kids are going to be proud of just how hard you fought for love.