Ronald Reagan’s daughter says Prince Harry should have ‘shut up’
Ronald Reagan’s daughter said Prince Harry “should have stayed silent” and said he will regret writing his all-encompassing memoir Spare, just as she did with her own.
Patti Davis, 70, wrote her own explosive memoir The Way I See It in 1992 and has since regretted revealing the inner workings of her family – much like the Duke of Sussex is preparing to do so on January 10.
As new bombshells are dropped about the book, including a claim that the two princes got into a physical altercation, Davis worries about Prince Harry and now offers her advice.
“Years ago someone asked me what I would say to my younger self if I could. Without hesitation, I replied, “It’s easy. I would have said, “Shut up,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
Patti Davis, 70, wrote her own explosive memoir, The Way I See It, in 1992. She is now warning Prince Harry against publishing his own memoir, Spare
Davis advised the prince to “keep quiet” and warned he would regret his memoir. “Years ago someone asked me what I would say to my younger self if I could. Without hesitation, I replied, “It’s easy. I would have said, “Shut up,” she said
‘Not forever. But until I could step back and look at things through a broader lens. Until I understood that words have consequences and that they last a very long time.’
It seems Prince Harry himself might be getting cold feet over his bombastic memoir, as it’s been revealed he’s reportedly planning to pull Spare off the shelves after the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
But in her warning to the prince, Davis revealed the negative consequences of her own memoir.
“My justification for writing a book I now wish I hadn’t written (and please don’t buy it; I’ve written many other books since) was very similar to what I understand to be Harry’s reasoning. I wanted to tell the truth, I wanted to set the record straight,” she wrote in her comment.
“I naively thought that if I shared my own feelings and truth with the world, maybe my family could understand me better, too,” she continued. “Of course, people generally don’t respond well to being embarrassed and embarrassed in public.”
She urges Harry to consider Prince William and King Charles’ perspective.
Referring to allegations of the physical fight between the brothers, she touts that although Harry was proud not to hit his brother back at the moment, he did so anyway by “writing about the fight”.
She also claimed that Harry “broadened” the battlefield between him, his brother and his father and the only way to heal a wound like this was to “be quiet.”
She said her own justification for her book was similar to Harry’s and that she regrets writing and must apologize to her father (pictured 1984).
She also urged Harry to consider William and Charles’ perspective. She also claimed that Harry “broadened” the battlefield between him, his brother and his father and the only way to heal a wound like this is to “be calm”.
Harry not only called William his ‘beloved brother’ but his ‘nemesis’. He chose words that cut deep, that leave a scar; perhaps he would have chosen differently if he had taken the time to be still and reflect on the enduring power of his words.’
She herself apologized to her own father years after the publication of her book while her father was suffering from his Alzheimer’s disease. Looking back, she said she would have benefited from being silent herself, because “silence gives you space, it gives you distance.”
“Harry might look back like I did and wish he could unspoken what he said,” she speculated.
Davis noted that Harry – and by extension his wife Meghan – have operated from the perspective that silence is not an option, but she now argues through her own experience “that it is.”
Prince Harry’s explosive memoir Spare (pictured) will premiere on January 10
Spare – ghostwritten by JR Moehringer – has been praised as “well-written…heartfelt and compelling” and generally receives more positive feedback than the “repetitive and one-dimensional” Netflix documentaries Harry & Megan.
The memoir, which begins with an account of the funeral of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, aims to provide “historical context” for the Duke’s feelings towards his family.
Prince Harry feels he was “brought up in a closed and dysfunctional institution” and blames her – at least in part – for his mother’s death, a source close to the publisher said.
Though Spare has not yet been released, he has already sparked controversy after PR pundits warned that Harry’s “truth bombs,” such as revealing he had taken cocaine and killed 25 Taliban militants in Afghanistan, are hurting Meghan’s political aspirations could have.
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