Prince Harry’s candid memoir ‘Spare’ turned out to be the most sold non-fiction copy ever, after citing an excerpt from the book which promises more bombshell revelations about the British Royal Family.
The book fast became the Guinness World record best\fast selling autobiography of all time, after unleashing a bombshell of secrets surrounding the Royal family in leaked excerpts prior to the official publication.
The Harry’s tell-all autobiography sold out faster, just in January, achieving more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and predicted to be the bestselling memoir of all time. Having sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. alone.
The controversial ‘Spare’ must have landed in the market at the right time, or rather the marketing strategy for the memoir was debonair.
Harry revealed explosive claims in the book about his relationship with his father, King Charles III, and his brother, Prince William, and even details how he lost his virginity and killed 25 people in Afghanistan during his time in the army.
Harry hinted at these allegations in the leaked excerpts ahead of the autobiography’s publication, as reported by the Guardian.
The mysterious Duke of Sussex cracked open on the claims that Prince William physically attacked him after a heated argument in 2019, which escalated into a physical confrontation that led to Harry being ‘knocked to the floor’.
As revealed in the autobiography, the incident took place at his residence in Kensington Palace, London, in 2019 after his older brother called his wife Meghan ‘difficult’, ‘rude’ and ‘abrasive,’.
Harry says William’s remarks about his wife parroted the narrative of the British press which he has previously referred to as “toxic” and false. Harry talks about feeling anguished by the British media’s negative portrayal of his wife and Buckingham Palace’s failure to protect her.
Harry talked about how the initial popularity of Meghan led to fears about the younger couple stealing the limelight from senior royals.
Jenny Afia a lawyer who worked on Meghan’s lawsuit against the Daily Mail claimed the ‘war against Meghan’ was being directed by other royals, noting the evidence of ‘negative briefing’ about Harry and Meghan would come from the palace to ‘suit other people’s agendas.’
In other fallouts with royals, Harry may not attend his father King Charles III’s upcoming coronation, leading to stark reactions from the British Press and royal watchers. This follows the claims that Harry put out in his memoir, that his father always put his own interests first.
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s reaction to ‘Spare’
Following a series of ‘shouting and disrespectful treatment’ allegations made by Harry in his book spare, over Kate Middleton and Prince William, has aroused reactions from the royals.
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In one instance, as Harry narrates in his book, a month after the wedding, Prince William and Kate invited Harry and Meghan to their house for tea to sort out their drama. During the conversation, Kate blasted Meghan.
“You talked about my hormones. We are not close enough for you to talk about my hormones!” Harry recalled how “offended” Kate was and how his sister-in-law gripped her chair so tight that her fingers turned white.
A source reported that Kate is finding it hard to trust her brother-in-law. “Kate feels that Harry’s actions are atrocious,” the source said. “She is appalled at him for dragging her name through the dirt and is finding it hard to forgive.”
Royal expert Katie Nicholl also claimed that William was angry at airing out their family’s dirty linen in public.
“William’s privately seething and devastated by what Harry has done. And just cannot forgive Harry for the things that he’s written.”
Nicholl also added that the family is still in shock from the announcements, “They’ve been taken aback by the level of detail and just how far Harry has gone in all of this.”
Kate is also reportedly “outraged and hurt” by the book’s contents according to Tom Bower, author of Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors’ per Page Six.