- Spare, Prince Harry’s memoir, was published on Tuesday.
- Harry writes in the book about his complicated relationship with King Charles III.
- He shared anecdotes about the king, including that he used to stand on his head every day.
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ExcessivePrince Harry’s memoirs were published Tuesday and reveal many details about his father, King Charles III
Prince Harry’s Memoirs Excessive, were published worldwide on Tuesday. The book contains many anecdotes about his father, King Carlos III, and the complicated relationship between them.
Harry’s relationship with his father has been strained since he stepped back from royal life in 2020. She previously told Oprah Winfrey that Carlos stopped taking her calls when she left office.
In his memoir, Harry wrote that in a private meeting after Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021, just a month after the broadcast of Oprah’s interview, Charles and Prince William expressed confusion about why they had left the UK. left.
“Dad and Willie still said they didn’t know why I had fled Britain. They still said they didn’t know anything and I was getting ready to go,” Harry wrote of the meeting.
Later in the meeting, Harry said he accused Carlos and William’s press offices of collaborating with the British press, which he replied was “delusional”.
Harry told Anderson Cooper in his interview 60 minutes last Sunday that she currently does not speak to Carlos or William. However, he would like to reconcile privately, he informed. people,
Representatives for the Duke of Sussex and Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to a request for comment. insider,
King Carlos III stood on his head in his underwear every day
In a section of the book about Harry’s experience at Balmoral Castle, the royal family’s summer home in the Scottish Highlands, he wrote about King Charles standing in front of his bedroom door.
“The doors became identical, the rooms joined together. It’s easy to miss. You open the wrong door and you could pounce on Dad while his servant was helping him get ready. Worse, you could stumble when he was headbutting,” Harry wrote.
“Prescribed by his physical therapist, these exercises were the only effective remedy for Dad’s constant pain in his neck and back. Old polo injuries, mostly. He did them daily, wearing just a pair of boxers, leaning against a door or using a skilled Hanging from a bar like an acrobat.
Harry Wrote That King Charles III Didn’t Hug Him After He Was Told Of Princess Diana’s Death
Harry remembered the moment Carlos told him that Princess Diana had died during a summer visit to Balmoral in 1997.
According to Harry, “Dear boy, Mom was in a car accident,” Carlos said before telling him that she was not alive.
“Dad didn’t hug me. He wasn’t good at showing emotion under normal circumstances, how can he be expected to show emotion in a crisis like this?” Harry wrote. “But his hand once again rested on my knee and he said, ‘It’s going to be okay.'”
During their childhood, Harry said that Carlos wrote him letters of appreciation rather than complimenting him to his face.
Harry wrote that during his childhood, King Charles III had trouble communicating and “being face-to-face”, so he preferred to write letters.
“Sometimes, after a long, multi-course dinner, I would go upstairs and find a letter on my pillow. The letter states how proud he is of me for everything I have done or accomplished, but I also wonder why he didn’t say the same a few moments ago, when he was sitting directly in front of me,” Harry wrote.
Harry wrote that he and William asked Carlos not to marry Camilla.
Harry said that he and William asked their father not to marry Camilla in 2005 because they were concerned that the marriage would cause “controversy” and comparisons between her and Princess Diana in the press.
“‘We support you,’ we said. ‘We support Camilla’, we said. Just please don’t marry her,” Harry wrote.
He also told of his first meeting with Camilla, where he went to have tea with her and Charles. He added that she was not an “evil stepmother” as he had expected.
“I remember wondering, just before tea, whether she would be mean to me. If she was like all the wicked stepmothers in storybooks. But she wasn’t. Like Willie, I had a real Feeling grateful,” he wrote.
King Charles III initially didn’t want to pay Meghan Markle to be a full-time royal
Harry described a conversation he had with Carlos before proposing to Meghan, in which he said his father asked if Meghan planned to pursue acting.
When Harry said he wanted to support her and carry out royal duties, Carlos replied, “Well, dear boy, you know there’s not enough money to go around.”
“I can’t pay for anyone else. I already have to pay for your brother and Catherine,” the king added, according to his son.
According to the royal website, all working members of the royal family are funded by the Sovereign Grant, which is awarded by the UK government to support the monarch’s official duties.
Additional lifestyle funding is also provided by the Duchy of Cornwall, a private kingdom established by Edward III in 1337 to provide an income for the heir to the throne, according to the Prince of Wales website.
The property provides an annual income of $25.4 million. Charles used it to support himself and his family before it was inherited by Prince William, when he becomes heir to the throne upon Charles’s accession in 2022.
However, Harry wrote that he believed it was not about the money, but because Charles did not want “somebody new to dominate the monarchy” and “push it out”.
Meghan didn’t wear much makeup when she first met Carlos in 2016 because she disapproves of women who wear too much.
Harry described his and Meghan’s first meeting with Carlos and Camilla at their London residence, Clarence House.
Harry wrote that Meghan wore her hair down, which he suggested because Charles and the late Queen Elizabeth II preferred women to wear their hair that way.
“I often comment on ‘Kate’s lovely long hair’,” Harry said of the Queen.
Meghan also wore little makeup to the meeting, which Harry said she suggested because Carlos “didn’t approve of women who wear too much.”
Meghan spoke in her 2022 Netflix documentary about how she wore muted colors during her time as a royal because she wanted to “blend in”.
As Talia Luckritz pointed out, she’s gone back to bold looks since leaving the royal family in 2020.
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