“Spare”, the biography of Prince Harry accused of weakening the British monarchy

It does not officially come out in bookstores until Tuesday, January 10. Nevertheless, Spare, the sensational biography of Prince Harry – second son of King Charles III, fifth in line of succession – is already making headlines in the British press. It must be said that Spanish booksellers have (” by mistake “, they assure) shelved the book from January 5, ruining the prince’s communication plans – four exclusive interviews with the American channel CBS or the British ITV broadcast from this Sunday – ahead of the official publication . British newspaper correspondents rushed to acquire the book and translate it.

This cobblestone of more than five hundred pages is full of intimate revelations, casting a harsh light on the royal family, the personality of Harry and his conflicting, even toxic relationship with his older brother, William, Prince of Wales, first in the order of succession. So far, Buckingham Palace has refrained from any reaction.

Harry, 38, considered a royal rebel since leaving the UK, in early 2020, first for Canada and then for California, with his wife, Meghan Markle, confirms having used cocaine as a teenager, claims to have killed “twenty-five Taliban” when he was a helicopter pilot during his missions in the British army in Afghanistan, and recounts a violent altercation with his older brother, William (40), whom he calls a“archnemesis” (” sworn enemy “). In 2019, the latter would have physically attacked him, after an argument during which William had judged Meghan Markle ” agressive ” and “rude”. At the time, relations between the couple formed by Meghan Markle and Harry and that of Catherine Middleton and William had already deteriorated considerably and the tabloids continued to stage a supposed enmity between the two royal wives.

The British press is close to overdosing

Harry was long one of the most popular members of the Windsor family, hailed for his bravery when he was sent to Afghanistan, lamented for losing his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in 1997 when he was not was only 12 years old. If the royal correspondents of the British newspapers recognize that he lived through real traumas and that as such he deserves the sympathy of the public, they are almost all very negative concerning Spare.

It must be said that after the explosive interview given to Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, then the six episodes of a documentary broadcast on Netflix in December, where the couple of Harry and Meghan Markle denounced his mistreatment by the British press, they are bordering on overdose.

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