The Substitute: Prince Harry’s controversial book hits bookstores
Prince Harry’s memoirs in exile hit bookstore shelves on Tuesday, with a major unpacking of the attacks on the British royal family that led to a reconciliation with his newly crowned father, Charles III. and his brother William unlikely.
The media has already ignited the most startling passages from the book in which William is qualified from the first chapter
beloved brother [et] the best enemy during the dispute in 2021. In the United Kingdom, the youngest son of the king, exiled since 2020 in California with his wife Meghan, has again been accused of defaming an institution that is sacred to many for commercial purposes.
In the WHSmith bookshop at London Victoria station, copies of the book Spare (Replacement) left their black plastic packaging at midnight under the lenses of journalists who outnumbered the clientele.
The first to wait, Chris Imafidon, president of the educational association, left with three copies of the book in which the Duke of Sussex talks, among other things, about the pain of remembering his mother Diana, about how he killed 25 Taliban in Afghanistan, and about taking cocaine and losing his virginity with an older woman.
I really want to be able to see what his perspective ishe told AFP.
I will read it and see what happens in it and then form my own opinion.said Elisabeth Stang, a 53-year-old Norwegian neurotherapist, who bought the book on Tuesday morning while visiting London.
The book was published in 16 languages. It was already mistakenly placed on the shelves of bookstores in Spain a few hours ago on Thursday, igniting its major revelations. Divisions within the British royal family are coming to light there, painting a bleak picture of the institution barely four months after the death of the highly popular Elizabeth II. and four months before the coronation of Charles III.
The royal family is deeply upset
William, the heir to the throne, is his main target. We learn about his anger towards his younger brother, once thrown to the ground, but also towards his father.
King Charles III, the head of state of 15 countries, is presented as non-demonstrative and concerned about his image. Kate, wife of William, and Camilla, wife of the Queen, were not spared. Harry is talking about
wiles the latter to get the crown with the help of a communications consultant ready for all low blows.
The statements of the 38-year-old prince were not reacted to by Buckingham Palace, but by sources
relatives of the royal family published their displeasure in the press. One such source said The Independent that according to the king, Camilla and William, the situation could not be improved, because Harry was
abducted psychotherapy cult and Meghan. IN Sunthe source says that although
Harry spared his father,
It doesn’t matter much to Charles, because he went after Camillathus crossing a line that must not be crossed.
In California, the prince gave several television interviews to promote and defend his book. He assured that he wanted to
vomit his story, but I don’t want to
hurt nobody. But it seems that the British are tired of this princely soap opera. According to a YouGov poll, 64 percent of Britons have a negative image of Harry, although sympathy is stronger among young people.
This book shows that Harry is very torturedPauline Maclaran, professor of marketing at Royal Holloway University in London and co-author of a book on the monarchy in popular culture, explains to AFP.
We see how the past, especially the death of his mother [en 1997]damaged it. On the other hand, the professor seems unconcerned about the consequences for the royal family:
The monarchy has gone through many other threats and somehow the turmoil of the 1990s and scandals were much greater then.