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Prince Harry says he has enough material to fill another memoir

Sun, Jan 15
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.

Prince Harry says he has enough material to fill another memoir after cutting stories from his autobiography he claims his family would never have forgiven him for sharing.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, added his ghostwritten Spare life story was 800 pages at first draft before he slashed it by 50% for publication.

He told The Daily Telegraph today, “The first draft was different. It was 800 pages, and now it’s down to 400 pages.

“It could have been two books, put it that way. And the hard bit was taking things out.

“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. Because I don’t think they would ever forgive me.”

Harry added the book was written with Pulitzer-winning author JR Moehringer, 58, after they had 50 Zoom calls to discuss its contents.

Along with tales in the book including an account of an alleged furious row with his older brother Prince William – which Harry says ended with his sibling throwing him to the floor after he branded his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, “difficult” and “rude” – he tells in the tome of losing his virginity to an older woman and taking cocaine, marijuana and magic mushrooms.

Harry also told the Telegraph he worries the other “spares” in his family will end up like him, and frets over the fact at least one of his brother Prince William’s children face being a “spare” heir.

He added about his hopes that highlighting his pain in his memoir Spare could help Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis: “Though William and I have talked about it once or twice, and he has made it very clear to me that his kids are not my responsibility, I still feel a responsibility.

“Out of those three children, at least one will end up like me, the spare. And that hurts, that worries me.”

William’s oldest child Prince George, nine, is second in line to the throne behind his father, while his younger siblings Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Louis are third and fourth.

The father of two added to the Telegraph he would never allow his three-year-old son Archie to go through the “traumatic” experiences he says he and his brother faced.


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