Prince Harry: I kept stories about my brother and father out of book

January 15, 2023 - 8:42 AM
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, reacts as he attends the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022. (Reuters/Hannah McKay/Pool/File Photo)

 Britain’s Prince Harry told the Telegraph newspaper he did not include everything that had happened between himself and his brother and father in his memoir because they “would never forgive him”, adding he had enough material for another book.

In his book “Spare”, published on Tuesday, Harry reveals difficulties in his relationship with the rest of his family, particularly with Prince William and King Charles.

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Harry details long-standing tension between himself and his brother, culminating in William, who is heir to the throne, knocking him to the floor during a 2019 argument over Harry’s American wife, Meghan.

In the interview with the Telegraph published on Friday, Harry said an 800-page first draft of the book had been cut to just over 400 pages, and that he had shared some incidents with his ghostwriter, J.R. Moehringer, with no intention of seeing them published.

“It could have been two books, put it that way,” he told the newspaper.

He said it was impossible to tell his story without including revelations about the other members of his family.

“But there are some things that have happened, especially between me and my brother, and to some extent between me and my father, that I just don’t want the world to know,” he said in the interview.

“Because I don’t think they would ever forgive me. Now you could argue that some of the stuff I’ve put in there, well, they will never forgive me anyway.”

Spokespeople for the Royal Family have not commented on any of the claims made in the book or in the series of interviews Harry has given to promote it.

—Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Sandra Maler