In an unpublished memoir Prince Harry “Spare” (Spare) contains sensational statements and accusations against members of the royal family – from the use of cocaine and marijuana by Harry himself, even at school age and right within the school walls, to assault Prince William, The Guardian writeswho had a copy of the book in their possession.
As noted by the Guardian, the Prince’s autobiography, compiled by professional memoirist J. R. Mehringer, is written in a very personal way, and affects all of Harry’s immediate family, that is, all members of the royal family.
It is not yet clear whether it contains any sensational revelations about the deceased Queen Elizabeth II and wife, Philip the Duke of Edinburgh. In those fragments of the book that the Guardian retells, the prince does not mention his grandparents.
Kensington and Buckingham Palaces (the residences of Prince William and King Charles III, respectively) refused to comment on the scandalous leaks.
The memoir is due out in English on January 10th. The Spanish-language version of “Spare” has already been published, and some British media (including the BBC) have had time to partially familiarize themselves with it.
The Russian service of the BBC talks about the most poignant and controversial fragments of the book.
According to Harry, he was afraid that Camille would become an evil stepmother for them and her brother, but deep down, she and William were ready to forgive her everything if her father was happy with her.
When exactly Harry’s conversation with Camilla, who had not yet married his father, took place is unclear from the published passages, so we do not know how old the prince was at that time. The marriage itself Prince Charles – and now King Charles III – was held in 2005.
According to Harry, the conflict began because of the epithets that William allowed himself to use about his wife Meghan Markle. In particular, he allegedly called her “difficult” (“difficult”, “inconvenient”), “rude” (“rude”, “disrespectful”, “impolite”) and “abrasive” (“unpleasant”, “irritating” ).
The standoff escalated, writes Harry, as William “mindlessly repeated the tales of the press” more and more. And then it allegedly came to assault.
Here is how Harry describes the events: “He put down a glass of water, called me again, and then pounced. It all happened so quickly. Very quickly. He grabbed my collar, tore the cord hanging around my neck, and threw me to the floor.”
“I fell backwards on a dog bowl, which cracked as a result, piercing me with their fragments,” continues Harry. “For a while I lay there, completely dumbfounded [от случившегося]then got to his feet and told him to get out.”
“I am not at all proud of these statistics, but I do not feel shame about this,” the prince writes. “In the heat and confusion of the battle, I did not perceive these 25 people as people. They were pawns removed from the board. Bad guys who got rid of before they start killing good people.”
Charles begged William and Harry not to fight
Harry recalls how in 2021, after the funeral of his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, he and William almost got into a fight.
Prince Charles literally stood between his sons and said: “Please, boys, do not poison my last years of life.” Harry didn’t learn about his grandmother’s death from his family, but from the news.
According to Prince Harry, he learned about the death of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, from the news of the BBC website. When her condition began to noticeably worsen, his father called him, and Harry got ready to go – to the Scottish residence of the Queen Balmoral, where she was under the supervision of doctors.
However, he was soon made to understand that it was not worth taking Megan with him, follows from the memoirs. This Harry explains the confusion that arose on the day of the Queen’s death, when the press first reported that Harry and Meghan were traveling together, and then that Meghan would not. At the same time, Prince William’s wife Kate also did not go to Balmoral.
Harry learned that the Queen had died when his plane landed in the UK. Not from the family, but from the news on the phone, he emphasizes in his book.
“When the plane came in for landing, my mobile screen lit up. A message came from Meg (Megan): “call me as soon as you get this.” I opened the BBC site. My grandmother died. Mots father became king, “- writes Prince Harry.
RIA Novosti, 01/09/2023, “Prince Harry told why he did not say goodbye to the dying Elizabeth II”: The British Prince Harry, in an interview with the American CBS television channel, said that he did not have time to say goodbye to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, because there was no place for him on the plane on which the royal family hurriedly flew to his deathbed. Harry himself was in London when it became known about the deteriorating health of the 96-year-old Queen.
“All the family members who lived in Windsor and Ascot jumped on the plane. There were 12, 14, maybe 16 seats on the plane … I was not invited,” he said.
By the time Harry himself reached Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the queen had passed away. — Inset K.ru
William – heir, Harry – spare
The title of the book “Spare”, says Prince Harry, was not chosen by chance and has a deep meaning. This word was supposedly spoken by his father as soon as he was born.
The rhyming expression “an heir and a spare” in British English is stable. In noble families, it is customary to call two children half-jokingly. The eldest child must inherit the parental title and fortune, and the youngest serves as a guarantee that the lineage will not be interrupted even if something happens to the eldest offspring.
“Fine. You gave me one heir and one spare. Your mission is completed,” Prince Charles allegedly said then to Princess Diana, Harry claims.
He clarifies that he himself was told about this when he was already 20, but the author of the memoirs does not name his source.
MK.Ru, 01/06/2023, “Prince Harry froze his penis on an Arctic expedition and was circumcised”: Prince Harry’s book “Speir” is being prepared for release, in which he candidly talks about his past. So, he shared that during the wedding of his brother William and Kate Middleton, he suffered from frostbite of the penis and from being circumcised. About it The Mirror reports.
The Duke of Sussex said that during a charity expedition to the Arctic, he got frostbite on his ears, cheeks, and also his genitals. The walk lasted 13 days. During this expedition managed to collect 2 million pounds. Prince Harry recalls that his father, King Charles III, was interested and expressed sympathy for his frostbitten ears and cheeks, but his face was the least of his worries. A little later, the prince nevertheless turned to a doctor. The duke also touched upon the rumors about his circumcision and stated that the press was wrong about this.
“Mom forbade it, everyone said, and although it is absolutely true that the chance of penile frostbite is much higher if you are not circumcised, all these stories were lies. I was circumcised as a child,” wrote Harry. — Inset K.ru
The price of Prince Harry’s revelations?
The public is keenly interested in the question of how much Prince Harry earned from his revelations.
The amount of his fee is not officially called, but, according to some information, the publisher Penguin Random House paid the author an advance of $ 20 million (about 17 million pounds).
When the book hits the UK market, it will cost £28 for the hardcover and £20 for the audio version. The size of the circulation is still unknown.
Penguin Random House said in a statement that not all profits from the sale of the book will go to Prince Harry, some will go to charity.
In particular, it is known that one and a half million dollars are planned to be transferred to the organization Sentebale, which supports children and young people infected with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
Lenta.Ru, 01/08/2023, “Prince Harry was deleted from the script for the coronation of Charles III”: The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry was excluded from the scenario of the coronation of his father, King Charles III of Great Britain. About it reports the Daily Mail with a link to the source.
According to the interlocutor of the publication, the youngest son of the British monarch will not have any official role in the ceremony. “Breaking tradition, Charles will forego royal dukes kneeling and paying homage to the monarch. Only William will play this role, ”the newspaper quotes the words of the royal editor. The coronation of Charles III, King of Great Britain, is scheduled for May 6, 2023.
The publication also notes that Prince William is “burning with anger”, but at the same time very upset by the revelations of his younger brother, who told the details of the quarrel in his book. Friends of the heir to the throne noted that Prince William is not going to take revenge, but will “keep silent for the good of his family and country.” — Inset K.ru