Prince Harry’s ghostwritten memoir, “Spare,” reveals glimpses into an esoteric family divided by disagreement and mistrust. He opens up about the toll the British media’s attention took on himself and his wife, which eventually led him to renounce his royal status in pursuit of a more independent life.
After much anticipation, the memoir is now available online and in stores worldwide in 16 languages and as an audiobook.
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In the book, Harry describes the bizarre, sometimes tumultuous family dynamics within the wealthy, illustrious family and his own traumatic experiences.
In writing about his life and granting interviews about his family dynamics, there has been speculation that Harry could potentially be showing both an embrace of and a desire to cultivate the idea of the emotionally candid American, perhaps as a way of distancing himself from the sometimes-stiff persona of traditional British royalty.
The memoir is reportedly filled with dramatic anecdotes, including a claim from Harry that his brother William physically attacked him during their argument over Meghan, according to those who have already read it.
It also details how he lost his virginity, admits to using drugs as a teenager, and makes the claim that he killed 25 people while serving with the British military in Afghanistan, earning him criticism from the Taliban.
The book was released soon after the six-hour Netflix docuseries “Harry & Meghan,” in which the couple spoke of their journey from their courtship to their exit from royal life.
According to News24, recent polls appear to show that they are not eliciting sympathy but rather the opposite, at least in the UK.
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