Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ is already among the bestsellers

Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” appears to be selling ahead of its upcoming release.

On Monday afternoon, the Duke of Sussex’s tell-all book ranked first in the United States on Amazon’s bestseller list for books. Barnes & Noble’s “B&N Top 100: Book Bestsellers” also put “Spare,” slated for release Tuesday, at No. 1.

Retailers Books-A-Million, Bookshop.org and Powell’s also included the impending memoir among their bestsellers of the day or week.

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Penguin Random House announced the global release date for Harry’s book in October on Tuesday. Harry’s memoir of his life, priced at US$36, is “full of insight, revelation, self-examination and hard-won wisdom about love’s eternal power over grief”, according to the publisher.

Prince Harry, Duchess of Sussex attends the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 09, 2020 in London, England. (Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images)

Harry includes in ‘Spare’ his account of how his father, King Charles III, allegedly proceeded to inform him of the 1997 death of his mother, Princess Diana. He also wrote about his relationship with his older brother, Prince William, and his time in the military, among other things, as reported by Fox News.

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Britain’s Prince Harry gestures in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, January 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Images)

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Penguin Random House is “worried” that sales of Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir will suffer after the release of Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan”. (Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images)

Its official release will come about a month after streaming giant Netflix released the final three episodes of his wife Meghan Markle’s six-part series “Harry & Meghan.” The docuseries has garnered significant viewership since its release, including more than 81 million hours in the first four days.

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Harry and Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, have been married since 2018. Their two children, Archie and Lilibet, were born in 2019 and 2021 respectively.

FOX Business has contacted Penguin Random House for comment.

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