Prince Harry to release 'accurate and wholly truthful' royal memoir—but he won't be writing solo

Prince Harry has recruited a special person to help write his upcoming memoir

Prince Harry to release memoir—but he won't be writing solo
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Prince Harry's memoir may be centered on his own life, but that doesn't mean he'll be writing it alone. 

Prince Harry is set to write a memoir next year, detailing the "experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him" over the four decades. 

The highly anticipated book, which will be published by Penguin Random House in late 2022, explores the Duke of Sussex's "highs and lows" in the Royal Family—from his youth in the spotlight to his military service in Afghanistan. The announcement of the major project comes just a few months after his wife, Meghan Markle, released her own book, The Bench

"I’m writing this not as the prince I was born but as the man I have become," Harry revealed in a statement on the couple's Archwell website, before adding that he is "excited for people to read firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful." 

However, it looks like Harry won't be telling his story entirely in his own words. The father-of-two has hired esteemed ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer to help him with the creative process, in the hopes of delivering an "inspiring" and "courageous" narrative to his readers. 

Jr Moehringer, American writer and journalist, Mantova, Italy, September 2013. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

J.R. Moehringer has reportedly been hired as the ghostwriter for Prince Harry's memoir 

(Image credit: Jr Moehringer, American writer and journalist, Mantova, Italy, September 2013. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images))

The US novelist holds a lofty reputation within the American literary circles for his writing talent, having won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing back in 2000. He has also contributed to the autobiographies of other celebrities, including Shoe Dog by Nike's Phil Knight and tennis player Andre Agassi's Open. 

Harry's decision to recruit the New Yorker journalist may also have been driven by his writing specialty. Moehringer's overarching theme was described by fellow writer Paige Williams in 2013 as "the search for identity and the meaning of manhood and fatherhood"—two issues the Duke has spoken candidly about in his Emmy-nominated Apple TV+ docuseries, The Me You Can't See

Proceeds of the memoir, which has not yet been titled, will be given to charity. The release will see Harry join a litany of other Royal Family members who have penned books, including Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, and Prince Charles. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.