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Prince Harry Announces Special Discussion of His Memoir Spare with Dr. Gabor Maté

Prince Harry will once again discuss the contents of his memoir Spare, this time with a special guest.

The Duke of Sussex’s publisher Penguin Random House announced exclusively to People that the royal will be sitting down on Saturday with Dr. Gabor Maté for an international livestream event on Vimeo. Maté is a world-renowned speaker and self-help expert specializing in trauma, addiction, and stress, as well as the author of The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. During their talk, the pair will discuss the difficulties of living with loss, as well as the importance of personal healing before going on to take pre-submitted questions from the audience.

Harry’s memoir has caused much controversy since its release at the beginning of last month, particularly amongst his own family, leading to questions of whether or not the Duke and his wife Meghan Markle will attend his father King Charles‘s coronation in May. But even though there’s been fallout from the publication, Harry told People in January that it was incredibly important to him to share his life story. “My hope has been to turn my pain into purpose, so if sharing my experience makes a positive difference in someone’s life, well, I can’t think of anything more rewarding than that,” he said. “This book and its truths are in many ways a continuation of my own mental health journey. It’s a raw account of my life—the good, the bad and everything in between.”

He went on to explain that since stepping down as a senior royal in January 2020 and moving his family to California, he’s found an all-new purpose in life. “A husband and a father–first and foremost–as well as a veteran, environmentalist, and mental health advocate,” he said. “I know that I want to live my life in service of others and that I want to live by example for my kids.” And when it comes to what’s in store for their future, he revealed, “I’m looking ahead and am optimistic for what’s to come. I have a beautiful and blessed life—one that comes with a platform, and with it responsibility that Meghan and I plan to use wisely. I feel I am exactly where I am meant to be and exactly where we [my family] are meant to be. I don’t think I could have written this book otherwise.”

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