First it was the criticism from Twitter, then the comedians of the night And now the satirists: Prince Harry’s best-selling memoir “Spare” is getting the parody treatment, arriving on the heels of April Fools’ Day.
Yes, the joke book is real, according to British publisher Little, Brown, part of Hachette UK.
“Forgive us! A Harrody” will be available to buy in the UK on April 5, a spokesman for Little, Brown said in an email to The Times on Thursday. It’s still unclear if the book will be sold in the US. .us
The satire mocks the ruthless account of the famous 38-year-old prince, which he published earlier this year, skewering the modern British royal family. The original Penguin Random House book contained unwanted revelations about the replacement heir, who is sixth in line to the British royal succession, including criticism of his sister-in-law Kate Middleton and anecdotes in which he smeared Elizabeth Arden cream on his “todger ” frozen. ”And he lost his virginity in a field.
“All I had ever wanted was privacy. To get it, it seemed like an exceptionally detailed 500,000 word book was needed,” says a pointed “Spare Us!” excerpt published on the UK publisher’s website. The book’s cover also features another portrait of Harry, this time with duct tape placed over Harry’s mouth.
“Forgive us!” written by Bruno Vincent, whose other titles include “Fairy Tales for Millennials” and a dozen shipments from Enid Blyton’s “Famous Five” series, including “Five Go Gluten Free” and the bestseller “Five on Brexit Island.” Vincent points to the memories of the Duke of Sussex amid his and his wife Meghan’s seemingly contradictory pursuit of privacy in Southern California.
“He was born into an ancient and powerful dynasty and, through no fault of his own, became one of the most recognizable men on the planet. His life was a constant barrage of intrusion and manipulation of the press. Until, finally, he demanded that he stop,” the synopsis reads.
“To gain the privacy she craved, she has written a book about freezing and all that creeps into the castle walls and exposes every screaming match, fist fight, betrayal, teddy bear, awkward hug, and tainted wedding rehearsal. of tears. for the world to enjoy her eyes.
“All for privacy! This is his story”.
The book is the latest sarcastic takedown of the royal couple, who stepped back as working royals in 2020 and moved to Montecito, California, amid a UK media storm (Harry and Meghan have repeatedly shot the family in her recent Netflix docuseries, Meghan’s “Archetypes” podcast, and Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview from 2021).
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were lampooned by Comedy Central’s “South Park” in a February episode titled “The Privacy World Tour”. Meghan, a former TV actress who starred in the legal drama “Suits,” was reportedly “upset and overwhelmed” by the episode.
Representatives for the couple did not immediately respond Thursday to The Times’s requests for comment on “Spare Us!”