The Most Startling Revelations From Prince Harry's Spare
Lifestyle News
By STEPHANIE KALOI
& HANNAH RICE
The Brothers’ Feud
While the feud between Prince Harry and Prince William has been well documented for years, most of the information has come from outside the royal family, until Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare.” Harry revealed that in 2019, William called Meghan “rude,” “abrasive,” and “difficult,” before attacking Harry and “knock[ing] [him] to the floor.”
Princess Diana
Prince Harry discussed his mother at length in “Spare,” and the royal revealed that he believed she had faked her death until he was in his early 20s, at which point he finally accepted the loss. Describing his thought process, he wrote, “Her life’s been miserable, she’s been hounded, harassed, lied about, lied to. So she’s staged an accident [...] and run away.”
Diana's Death
Ten years after Diana’s fatal car crash in Paris, France, Harry found himself in the city for the World Cup and asked his driver to drive through the tunnel where she had died. In the end, driving through the tunnel made things worse, and as Harry put it, “That was the night all doubt fell away. She’s dead, I thought. My god, she’s really gone for good.”
Nazi Costume
In 2005, Harry came under fire when he donned a Nazi uniform at a party with a “Native and Colonial” theme. In “Spare,” Harry revealed that Prince William and his then-girlfriend Kate Middleton encouraged him to wear the costume instead of his pilot uniform. Harry has expressed regret in the years since, calling it “one of the biggest mistakes in my life.”
Afghanistan
Prince Harry was a member of the British military for 10 years and served on two tours in Afghanistan, during which time he admitted to killing “enemy combatants.” As Harry writes in “Spare,” “Among the many things I learned in the Armed Forces, one of the most important was to be accountable for my own actions. So my number: twenty-five.”