Spare’s harshest sentences, Prince Harry’s memoir
In the more than 500 pages of “Spare”, Prince Harry’s memoir, the figure of the spare, replacement or alternative appears explicitly or tacitly , which is what the Duke of Sussex felt he was while he was royalty.
The origin of the name of the book is explained at the beginning of the publication with a dialogue between his parents the very day he was born. The current King Charles III told his wife, Princess Diana of Wales: “Wonderful. Now you have given me an heir and a spare. My job is done . ”
To cap off his performance, the then-Prince Charles teased Harry as a teenager, saying, “Who knows if I’m your real father? Perhaps your father really is in Broadmoor, my dear son!” . The unknown remained hanging around in little Harry’s head.
The first royal to use the spare concept was Princess Margaret , the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, who lived in her sister’s shadow for 60 years. Then it was Harry who inherited the nickname.
Harry tells in the book that with his brother William they called Camila “the other woman” and that they begged their father not to marry her.
The queen consort’s first meeting with them was separately. In the description of the date, Harry mentions a brutal phrase that his father’s current wife said to him about him.
Camila looked bored at the meeting and told him a couple of times that the meeting was a simple formality because “he was not the heir nor a major obstacle” and they ended up talking about horses.
the arch nemesis
In the interview with Good Morning America, Prince Harry was asked why he labeled William his “beloved brother and arch-nemesis” within the memoir.
“Weirdly, there’s always been this competition between us. I think he really or always plays the heir/spare. And it all ends up with him being the heir and I’m the spare .”
the chess pieces
Harry said he killed 25 Taliban fighters in Afghanistan while serving in British Army Apache helicopters.
Despite the fact that many soldiers criticized him on social networks for boasting about it, there was an analogy from the Duke of Sussex that brought him a shower of criticism: “You can’t kill people if you see them as people. You have to see them as pieces pieces removed from the board, like bad guys removed” .
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