Prince Harry Memoirs Break UK Sales Records, Beat Amazon Best Sellers

Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” became the best-selling nonfiction book in the UK on the day it was released, its publisher said Tuesday.

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LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” has become the UK’s best-selling nonfiction book, according to its publisher.

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

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

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

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

“Spare” is available in 16 languages ​​and ranks as the best seller on Amazon websites worldwide, including UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Saudi Arabia at the moment. of writing this article.

Copies of the intimate memoirs were mistakenly published in Spain five days before the official publication, causing much of their content to make headlines around the world.

Harry also gave several interviews ahead of the book’s release, bolstering claims that some of the 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 given by Prince Harry.