Prince Harry’s memoir breaks UK sales records and tops Amazon best sellers

Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, became the best-selling non-fiction book of all time in the UK on the day it was released, the publisher said on Tuesday.

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LONDON – Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ has become the best-selling non-fiction book of all time in the UK, according to the publisher.

Following the book’s official release on Tuesday, 400,000 copies have been sold in hardcover, e-book and audio formats so far, Transworld Penguin Random House said, citing UK sales figures.

“We always knew this book was going to fly, but it exceeds even our most optimistic expectations,” said the publisher’s managing director, Larry Finlay, in a statement.

“As far as we know, the only books that sold more on day one are the ones with the other Harry (Potter),” Finlay added.

The biography details the prince’s personal struggles, such as the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of 12, as well as frictions with other royals including his father, King Charles III, stepmother Camilla and older brother Prince William.

“Spare” is available in 16 languages ​​and at the time of writing is a best seller on Amazon sites around the world including the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

Copies of the intimate memoir were mistakenly released five days before the official release in Spain, resulting in much of its content making headlines around the world.

Harry also gave several interviews ahead of the book’s release, reinforcing claims that some royals leaked damaging stories about him and his wife Meghan to the tabloids to protect their own reputations.

The royal family has not commented on the book or any of the interviews Prince Harry has given.

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