Prince Harry’s book: Duke reveals his last words to the Queen while visiting her body at Balmoral
Prince Harry has revealed his emotional last words to his beloved grandmother the Queen in his bombastic memoir as he visited her body in Balmoral just hours after her death.
In his autobiography Spare, which was published in Spain ahead of its UK release next week, the Duke of Sussex describes whispering to her that he hopes “she would be happy” and reunite with her skirt and remain Prince Philip , who had died a year earlier, and how he admired her for carrying out her duties to the end.
Harry crawled to Scotland on September 8 last year to see his beloved grandmother Elizabeth II – Britain’s longest reigning monarch – after Buckingham Palace announced she was seriously ill. However, he did not reach the estate before she died at the age of 96.
In a moving passage, the Duke describes learning of the Queen’s death after checking the BBC’s news website. When he arrived at Balmoral he was greeted by Anne, the Princess Royal, who then took him upstairs to her room where the late Sovereign lay.
He writes: “I walked uncertainly and saw her. I stayed still and watched her intently for a while.
“I whispered that I hope she is happy and that she is with grandfather now. I said that I admire her for fulfilling her duties to the end. The anniversary, welcoming the new prime minister”.
Prince Harry has revealed his emotional last words to his beloved grandmother the Queen in his bombastic memoir as he visited her body in Balmoral just hours after her death
Harry arrived in Balmoral shortly after the Queen’s death last year
Harry’s new memoir unleashes stunning attacks on his family, leaked copies revealed yesterday.
Attacks rain down in every chapter: from accusations that his brother subsequently attacked him over Meghan, to claims that William and her father Charles confronted him after Prince Philip’s funeral, “looking for a fight.”
Harry also claims that William and Kate – his once-adored sister-in-law, who is now portrayed as cold and unfriendly – pushed him into wearing his infamous Nazi costume.
The prince, who quit as working royal and moved to California in search of more privacy with Meghan, recalls dozens of family feuds and intimate conversations in distressing detail. He reveals his father’s medical ailments and the fact that the king still carries around his favorite teddy bear.
He is incessantly bitter about being pigeonholed as a “reserve” of William’s legacy — the title of his ghost-written memoir.
He portrays his brother as his “nemesis”, Queen Consort Camilla as an “evil stepmother” and Charles as an emotionally stunted and ineffective “old man”.
In other amazing revelations, Harry:
- Proudly admits to lying about cocaine use as a teenager and recounts how he smoked joints in a bathroom in Eton;
- claims he killed 25 Taliban insurgents while on military service in Afghanistan;
- Discusses rumors that James Hewitt is his real father;
- Describes in stunning detail how he lost his virginity to an older woman who liked ‘do-it-yourselfers’ and treated him ‘like a young stud’ in a field behind a pub;
- Accuses Kate of overreacting when Meghan said she has baby brains because of her hormones during an explosive argument between the two women.
Prince Harry walks alongside his wife Meghan and Catherine, Princess of Wales at the Palace of Westminster at the Queen’s Berth
Prince Harry (centre) with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, grandfather Prince Philip and brother Prince William at the wedding of Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor & Edward Van Cutsem in 2004
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave St Paul’s Cathedral after a thanksgiving service for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Spare was due to be released Tuesday amid a major classified operation by its publisher, Penguin Random House. But in a hugely embarrassing blunder, copies were put up for sale in bookshops across Spain yesterday, despite signs on the boxes that read: ‘Not to open before January 10’.
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace declined to comment and frantically digested the contents of Harry’s 570+ page diatribe last night.
While some have expressed sympathy for the prince’s continued emotional distress over the tragic loss of his adored mother, many will see it as a egregious – and potentially unforgivable – betrayal of his family just four months after the Queen’s death.
A source who knew Elizabeth well said last night that they felt “almost comforted” that she was not alive to see what her grandson had done.
“Her Majesty would have been devastated,” they said. Harry’s much-anticipated memoir is even more explosive than Buckingham Palace insiders feared.
He admits he used cocaine regularly when he was 17, but boasts he got the palace to lie to a journalist about it.
The prince also claims he was innocent of accusations of racism when he was caught on video using the word “P***” to describe a fellow Sandhurst Asian cadet, and said he was unaware it was himself an insult, and thought it was good to call such an American a “Yankee”.
But it’s his discussion of relationships with family members that is most damaging. The book covers every aspect of his life, tracing the breakup with his older sibling – whom he calls “Willy” – that began from the moment Charles was born, when Charles reportedly declared his duty done.
He accuses William, 40, of dodging his position as heir-apparent to the throne, claims he ignored him when they were pupils at Eton College and says he has repeatedly put him in his place.
In one paragraph, Harry, affectionately called “Harold” by his family, describes how he feels like he was born to be the “spare kidney” for his older brother.
Harry, Meghan, William and Kate at Westminster Abbey in March 2018
Harry also accuses his older brother of being the aggressor during the “Megxit” and claims their relationship became so strained and damaged that William would only “scowl” at him. Describing several particularly awkward meetings between himself, Meghan, William and Kate, he says his brother and sister-in-law found it awkward to be hugged by his wife-to-be.
He also seems to accuse the Princess of Wales of overreacting by demanding an apology from Meghan after she fell out with Kate over wedding plans.
Kate was apparently offended that Meghan attributed forgetfulness to ‘baby brains’ after the birth of Prince Louis.
Harry also reveals the two couples even rowed over seating charts and whether to bring William and Kate together.
He says when William confronted Meghan and defended his wife, Meghan snapped at the prince, “Get your finger off my face.” While Charles is spared more pain than many expected, Harry paints him as an ineffective father who couldn’t even hug him when he told him about his mother’s death in a car accident.
He says that when he confided in Charles that he suffered from panic attacks as a grown man, the prince looked down at his plate sadly and said he had let him down.
In passages surely disturbing to the king, however, Harry describes how when a visibly distraught Charles returned to Britain to attend Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021, he accused his warring sons of not letting his “final years lead to any misery”. make. .
Harry claims he and William had an explosive argument over Meghan which resulted in his brother grabbing his collar, breaking his necklace and throwing him to the ground, breaking himself on a dog bowl and injuring himself. After that he didn’t call his wife at first, but his therapist, he says.
And William, he claims, is his “nemesis” and “the polar opposite.”
As for the Queen Consort, who gets off relatively lightly in the book, Harry says he and William begged their father not to marry the “other woman” because they feared she would be their “wicked stepmother,” but added that they finally came to tolerate them.
However, the fifth in line to the throne accuses Camilla of leaking stories about him through a palace spin doctor.
The loss of his mother, Princess Diana, is also a central theme of the memoirs, which Harry keeps coming back to.
He dedicates the book to her along with Meghan and her two children.
He keeps dreaming that his mother could come back, and once reached out to a woman with “powers” who brought him a message from Diana saying he was “living the life she couldn’t.”
The prince also writes in the book about having his first cocktail with the Queen Mother and teaching her to get an impression of TV character Ali G.
In interviews set up to promote the memoir — more trailers of which have also been released — an emotional Harry refuses to say if he will attend his father’s coronation this spring, but denies going into William’s privacy and Charles by revealing intimate details in his book.
Harry cheered on the royals saying “the ball is theirs” to resolve the fallout if he is to attend the May 6 event.
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