Prince Harry – live: King Charles ‘must be furious’ over nicknames for royal aides

King Charles is likely to be furious over “derogatory” nicknames Prince Harry has given private secretaries in his memoir, a royal biographer claims.

The Duke of Sussex refers to three “courtiers” as The Bee, The Fly and The Wasp, writing: “I’d spent my life dealing with courtiers, scores of them. But now I dealt mostly with just three, all middle-aged white men who’d managed to consolidate power through a series of bold Machiavellian manoeuvres.”

Robert Jobson said that anyone with a “semblance” of knowledge about the workings of the royal household would know who the “deeply insulting” comments are about.

Harry has denied boasting about killing 25 people in Afghanistan, describing this as “very dangerous” spin.

The Duke told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show in the US that watching the reactions has been “hurtful and challenging”.

“Without a doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan,” Harry said.

Spare has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever, recording figures of 400,000 copies so far across hardback, ebook and audio formats on its first day of publication.

Key points

  • Prince Harry denies boasting about Taliban kills, describing the spin as a ‘dangerous lie’

  • Spare becomes fastest-selling non-fiction book

  • Meghan Markle asks Prince William to take his finger ‘out of my face'

  • Former royal biographer says the King will be ‘pained and saddened’ by Spare

  • Spare by Prince Harry sets fire to the royal family with style – review

Harry and William: 7 of the pettiest moments between ‘the Heir and the Spare’

17:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry’s memoir became the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever on its first day of publication, thanks in part to the excruciating details about the long-running feud with his older brother, William.

Early reports suggesting the Duke of Sussex would come down particularly hard on the heir to the throne have now been confirmed, as the book documents how sibling rivalry was sharpened into all-out war.

Harry frequently documents the disparities in how he and his brother were treated from a young age, right down to the decor of their childhood bedroom at Balmoral. Here are the most glaring instances of the rivalry, from squabbles to alleged physical fights.

Roison O’Connor has more:

Harold vs Willy: 7 of the pettiest moments between ‘Heir and Spare’

Prince Harry says silence is ‘least effective’ way to deal with ‘painful elements of war’ amid Taliban claim

16:35 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry has spoken candidly about his decision to include excerpts in his memoir about his time in the military and the lives he took, with the Duke of Sussex revealing that “detailing” his experiences helps him on his “healing journey”.

In his memoir Spare, which was released on 10 January, the duke opened up about his two tours of Afghanistan, and “precisely how many enemy combatants” he’d killed.

“So, my number: Twenty-five. It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed,” he wrote. “Naturally, I’d have preferred not to have that number on my military CV, on my mind, but by the same token I’d have preferred to live in a world in which there was no Taliban, a world without war.”

Chelsea Ritschel has more:

Prince Harry explains why he shared Taliban kill number in Spare

From ‘racist’ royal to Afghan killings - three times Prince Harry appeared to change his tune

16:13 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry has not held back in his candid memoir Spare, which finally went on sale this week after copies leaked early.

The ghostwritten autobiography has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever after hitting shelves on Tuesday, as the Duke of Sussex chronicles everything from family strife to personal trauma.

Many of the most notable extracts were plastered across news sites and front pages in the days leading up to its official release, thanks to a series of leaks and the 416-page tome being accidentally released early in Spain.

Andy Gregory has more:

‘Racist’ royal to Afghan killings - three times Harry appeared to change his tune

Spare by Prince Harry: A chaotic but stylish memoir that sets fire to the royal family

15:43 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

“You might feel as if you’ve already read Prince Harry’s memoir Spare by now. The virginity lost to a stallion trainer behind a pub. The dog bowl-smashing, necklace-ripping tussle with William. The constant calling out of his family briefing the press.

“This book doesn’t so much lift the curtain on private royal life than rip it off and shake out its contents. But it’s also richly detailed and at times beautifully written; if Harry is going to set fire to his family, he has at least done it with some style.”

Lucy Pavia reviews Prince Harry’s new book:

Spare by Prince Harry sets fire to the royal family with style – review

Meghan Markle’s tailor speaks out about Princess of Wales bridesmaid dress row

15:23 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Meghan Markle’s tailor Ajay Mirpuri has spoken out about the row over the bridesmaid dresses between the Duchess of Sussex and Princess of Wales.

In his memoir, Spare, Prince Harry revealed the text exchange between his wife and Kate Middleton about the infamous Givenchy bridesmaid dresses for his and Meghan’s 2018 wedding.

Harry recalled that Meghan received a text from Kate about the dresses needing to be altered.

He claimed that Meghan told Kate that their tailor, Mirpuri, would be making his way to the Kensington Palace. However, he claimed that this response “wasn’t sufficient”, before sharing the alleged text conversation between the two women.

Peony Hirwani has more:

Meghan Markle’s tailor speaks out about Princess of Wales bridesmaid dress row

Prince Harry says press and public attention to Meghan was means to ‘break her'

14:59 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Duke of Sussex has said he believed press and public fascination with him and his wife was a way to make her leave and to “break her”.

Harry told Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show: “We moved to California and for 12 months during lockdown where we said literally nothing - it was relentless.

“They always knew my wife was going to leave (the UK) because of the way they were abusing her.”

Harry then joked with the audience that the interview felt like “group therapy” after being asked whether the press fascination was designed to make Meghan Markle leave the UK or break her.

Eventually, the duke said he felt like it was “both”.

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

King Charles would be ‘furious’ over Harry’s ‘deeply insulting’ nicknames for private secretaries

14:37 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Exclusive: A royal biographer claims the nicknames are unfair to the likely public servants in question who are unable to defend themselves.

Thomas Kingsley reports:

Charles would be ‘furious’ over Harry’s ‘deeply insulting’ nicknames for secretaries

Prince Harry praises Dutch and Norwegian royal families for standing against racism: ‘It is huge’

14:05 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry has candidly praised the Dutch royal family and the Norwegian royal family for their work in combating racism and addressing unconscious bias.

The Duke of Sussex applauded Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, and Harald V, the King of Norway, for “leading by example” during an ABC special “Prince Harry: In His Own Words” with Michael Strahan on Monday 9 January.

During the conversation, which aired on the eve of the release of Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, the duke criticised the British press for its treatment of his wife Meghan Markle, while noting the steps the other monarchs have taken to condemn such behaviour in their respective countries.

Prince Harry praises Dutch and Norwegian royal families for standing against racism

Spare review roundup: Critics remark on ‘chaotic’ yet emotional outpour from Prince Harry

13:50 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir that lifts the lid on his personal life and the inner workings of the royal family has been released today (10 January) to critics who describe the book as “absurd”, “chaotic” and “emotionally charged.”

The 416-page ghost-written autobiography, Spare, is the Duke of Sussex’s first book. Its contents, which are well-known by now, cover everything from family feuds to Harry’s virginity story and penile frostbite. It comes after Harry completes his confessional tour between TV broadcasters (ITV, CNN, ABC) to promote the book that addresses his claims in greater detail.

Ellie Muir reports:

Critics remark on ‘chaotic’ yet emotional outpour from Prince Harry in memoir ‘Spare’

‘Wow’: Prince Harry received ‘cold-blooded’ Christmas present from Princess Margaret

13:35 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry recalls his relationship with his late great aunt, Princess Margaret, in his new memoir Spare.

The Duke of Sussex’s tell-all memoir that details family feuds, adolescent rebellion and the inner workings of the royal family, has officially been released today (10 January), after being leaked five days prior.

In it, Harry discusses his relationship with his great aunt, Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s sister who died in 2002.

Recalling his early memories of “Aunt Margo”, Prince Harry explains that he felt “nothing for her, except a bit of pity and a lot of jumpiness”.

‘Wow’: Prince Harry received ‘cold-blooded’ Christmas present from Princess Margaret

Harry says writing his memoir made him feel the ‘most vulnerable’ he has ever been

13:22 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Duke of Sussex told Stephen Colbert on CBS’s The Late Show he has been the “most vulnerable I have ever been in my life” by writing his memoir Spare.

Harry told the presenter he also believed he saw his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, “a handful of times” after her death.

Speaking about his mother, the duke said: “For many years I had dreams - I was convinced she was still alive.”

Asked if he thought he had seen her in certain places, Harry replied: “Only a handful of times.”

The duke then said society at large was “not exactly encouraged to grieve”, before adding: “I, through this book, have been the most vulnerable I have ever been in my life - and I’ve never felt stronger.”

 (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Harry recalls Meghan’s seven-word retort to William amid tense ‘Fab Four’ meeting

13:17 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Meghan Markle and Prince William reportedly found themselves in a row after the Duchess of Sussex made a comment about the Princess of Wales’ hormones.

The alleged encounter is among the moments detailed in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, released today (10 January). The ghost-written autobiography accidentally went on sale in Spain five days prior to the official release, while pages of the memoir were leaked to various media outlets.

In it, Prince Harry claims that his wife asked William to get his finger out of her face during a heated argument.x

Ellie Muir has more:

Harry recalls Meghan’s seven-word retort to William amid tense ‘Fab Four’ meeting

King Charles carried ‘pitiful teddy bear’ with him everywhere, Prince Harry says

13:03 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

King Charles apparently carried a teddy bear around with him everywhere, according to Prince Harry writing in his new book, Spare.

Remembering seeing his father with the teddy while he was growing up, Harry said the bear was “pitiful” with “broken arms and dangly threads”.

It’s believed the bear was from Charles’ days at boarding school Gordonstoun in Scotland, where he was badly bullied, but it’s unknown if he still takes the toy around with him.

Lucy Skoulding has more:

King Charles carried ‘pitiful teddy bear’ everywhere Prince Harry says

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Tailor says he did not see Kate and Meghan argue ahead of royal wedding

12:35 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The tailor who fixed the bridesmaid dresses that sparked a row between the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex ahead of the royal wedding has said he did not witness any argument between the two women.

Ajay Mirpuri, who runs Mirpuri Bespoke tailors in London’s West End, was called in by Meghan and the Duke of Sussex four days before their May 2018 nuptials to mend six ill-fitting Givenchy dresses.

Initial reports had suggested Kate was in tears over the incident, but Harry’s account in his memoir Spare says it was Meghan who was left “sobbing on the floor”.

Mr Mirpuri told the PA news agency: “I did not see it. Any wedding on whatever level is always stressful, especially the lead up to it, and this was no different. But everyone was very friendly, very co-operative, and it was an honour to be asked to serve.”

He and a team of three others worked for three consecutive days at Kensington Palace and Windsor Castle until 4am each morning as they mended the dresses, which had been hand-sewn from measurements taken at a single fitting.

“We had done work for Harry and Meghan before and we just had a request from a PA saying ‘Can you come in and take a look?’, and that is exactly what we did,” Mr Mirpuri said.

“The issue was the sizing but I don’t know anything prior to that. Givenchy is a fantastic brand and I can’t say anything about what had happened before. We were just brought in to try to fix a challenge, and that’s what we did.”

Watch: Top takeaways from Prince Harry's ITV interview

11:46 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Extract after extract from Prince Harry’s memoir Spare flooded news cycles last week, after it was leaked in Spain five days before its official release date.

This came to a head on Sunday (8 January), when the Duke of Sussex’s highly anticipated interview with ITV host Tom Bradby was aired.

The conversation, lasting almost two hours, included Harry narrating controversial and startling excerpts from the book which, according to one royal biographer, “could mark the beginning of the end” of the monarchy.

Here the Independent looks at the stand out moments from Harry: The Interview (ITVX).

Prince Harry interview: Top moments from royal tell-all

Why do oversharers like Prince Harry insist on telling us everything?

11:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

In his inescapable memoir Spare, Prince Harry tells us absolutely everything – from the time he got his todger frozen to his kill count in Afghanistan.

Ben Bryant speaks to experts about why some people can’t help but overshare:

Why do oversharers like Prince Harry insist on telling us everything?

Prince Harry warns claims he was boasting about Taliban kills is ‘most dangerous lie'

11:01 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry has denied boasting about killing 25 people in Afghanistan while serving as a soldier and described this as a “very dangerous” spin against his memoir.

Following a backlash, the Duke of Sussex told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that watching the reactions has been “hurtful and challenging”.

“Without a doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan,” Harry said.

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Prince Harry says he most remembers the late Queen for her ‘sharp wit’

10:24 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry said he most remembers his late grandmother the Queen for her “sharp wit” and sense of humour.

“Her sharp wit, her sense of humour, her ability to respond to anybody with a completely straight face. But totally joking,” he told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.

“She was incredibly humorous.

“I’m genuinely happy for her because she finished life. She had an amazing life, she had an amazing career and she was buried with her husband.

“And bearing in mind the global suffering that everybody’s experienced over the last three years, there was less suffering for both of my grandparents.

“I’m really, really grateful for that.”

 (PA)
(PA)

Prince Harry says his children have inherited his mother's genes

09:59 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry grilled by Stephen Colbert about his ‘Tower of London’ after frostbite anecdote

09:38 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry answered plenty of questions about his “frostbitten penis” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday (10 January).

In his new memoir Spare, Prince Harry describes his painful experience with frostbite following a 200-mile expedition to the North Pole in March 2011.

Discussing the “frostnip,” the Duke of Sussex joked with Colbert about how his “todger” got frostbitten.

“It’s really hard to have this conversation as no one in the audience has read the book yet, apart from you, and me,” Harry told Colbert.

Colbert then gave some context to the audience, explaining that Prince Harry had gone to the North Pole, “and things got very cold”.

Prince Harry grilled by Stephen Colbert about his ‘Tower of London’

‘Where’s my fanfare?’: Prince Harry and Tom Hanks perform skit on The Late Show

09:24 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Duke of Sussex performed a skit with Hollywood actor Tom Hanks on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show following the release of the prince’s new memoir Spare.

Prince Harry jokes about strength of ‘ginger gene’ he passed down to his children

09:10 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry has opened up about the “ginger gene” he passed down from his mother’s side to his son and daughter, and why he didn’t think his and Meghan Markle’s children would inherit his hair colour.

“Having children helps us remember those that we’ve lost. Do you see your mother or your grandparents in any of your children?” Stephen Colbert asked the Duke of Sussex.

In response to the question, Harry said he “definitely” sees his mother, Diana, in his children, before joking that the “ginger gene is a strong one”.

Chelsea Ritschel reports.

Prince Harry jokes about strength of ‘ginger gene’ he passed down to children

Meghan Markle’s tailor speaks out about bridesmaid dress row

08:55 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Meghan Markle’s tailor Ajay Mirpuri has spoken out about the row over the bridesmaid dresses between the Duchess of Sussex and Princess of Wales.

Prince Harry in his memoir revealed the text exchange between his wife and Kate Middleton about the infamous Givenchy bridesmaid dresses for his and Meghan’s 2018 wedding.

He claimed that Meghan told Kate that their tailor, Mr Mirpuri, would be making his way to Kensington Palace. However, he claimed that this response “wasn’t sufficient”, before sharing the alleged text conversation between the two women.

Mr Mirpuri has now acknowledged that he stepped in after the dresses failed to fit their wearers, but said that no arguments took place in front of him.

Peony Hirwani has more.

Meghan Markle’s tailor speaks out about Princess of Wales bridesmaid dress row

Prince Harry downs tequila shots on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

08:40 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry reveals meaning of necklace he claims Prince William ‘ripped’

08:30 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

The Duke of Sussex in his memoir claimed that his older brother once allegedly attacked him during an argument over Meghan Markle.“It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor,” Prince Harry wrote.

Harry was asked about the necklace in question during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with the royal revealing that the jewellery has since been fixed.“This one, which is now fixed,” he told Colbert as he held out a leather strand with silver charms that he was wearing around his neck.

When asked about the story behind the pendants, the royal said: “I’ve got my kids’ heartbeats, which my wife gave me.”

Chelsea Ritschel reports.

Harry reveals sentimental meaning of necklace he claims William ‘ripped’

Prince Harry reveals he watches The Crown

08:15 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry has revealed that he watches The Crown while joking about fact-checking the fictional show about the British royal family.

During his conversation with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, the TV host asked Harry if he “binged” any shows lately with his wife, Meghan Markle.

In response, Harry said yes, before Colbert asked him if he’s “watched The Crown” and joked that the royal “had to have watched some” of it, since the programme is largely based on the life of the royal’s late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

After laughing at the remark, Harry confirmed that he had seen the show.

Amber Raiken reports.

Harry reveals he watches The Crown as he jokes about fact-checking fictional show

Prince Harry denies boasting about Taliban kills

08:00 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry has denied boasting about killing 25 people in Afghanistan while serving as a soldier and described this as a “very dangerous” spin against his memoir.

Following a backlash, the Duke of Sussex told Stephen Colbert that watching the reactions has been “hurtful and challenging”.

“Without a doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan,” Harry said on The Late Show.

He noted the context in which the reference appeared in the book, before saying: “I should say, if I heard anyone boasting about that kind of thing, I would be angry. But it’s a lie.”

Peony Hirwani reports.

Prince Harry reveals Meghan and Kate’s tense texts about infamous bridesmaid dresses

Bookstore displays ‘Spare’ next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’

07:40 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir Spare has finally hit bookshelves, but some bookstores are poking fun at the book’s scathing opinion of the royal family.

One UK-based bookshop has created a cheeky window display for Prince Harry’s Spare. Bert’s Books in Swindon went viral on Twitter when they tweeted an image of the display.

In the picture, four copies of Spare are displayed alongside three copies of How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie. “Anyway, we do have some spare copies of Spare if you want one,” they captioned the tweet, which has almost 8,000 likes.

Meredith Clark has more.

Bookstore displays Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’

Prince Harry reveals why he included excerpts about Taliban

07:20 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry, in his memoir Spare, opened up about his two tours of Afghanistan where he allegedly killed 25 people and described them as “chess pieces removed from the board”.

Following widespread criticism from the Taliban regime in Afghanistan along with fellow soldiers who served with him, Harry said that talking and writing about his experiences has helped him more than remaining silent.

“I don’t know that you ever fully reconcile the painful elements of being at war,” he told People.

“This is something each soldier has to confront, and in the nearly two decades of working alongside service personnel and veterans, I’ve listened to their stories and have shared mine.

“In these conversations, we often talk about the parts of our service that haunt us - the lives lost, the lives taken. But also the parts of our service that heal us and the lives we’ve saved.”

Chelsea Ritschel has more.

Prince Harry explains why he shared Taliban kill number in Spare

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare snoozes the city that never sleeps

07:00 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir, Spare, has finally hit bookshelves around the world. But for Americans, it was just another day.

Across the pond, some bookstores opened at midnight to meet the demand for Harry’s new book, which was released yesterday.

At Waterstones, booksellers opened their London locations early in expectation of high customer demand. Over at WHSmith, the store’s Euston, Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick branches all extended their opening times.

Meredith Clark reports.

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare snoozes the city that never sleeps

Prince Harry’s memoir becomes fastest-selling non-fiction ever

06:40 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry’s much-anticipated memoir, Spare, has broken the record as the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever.

The Duke of Sussex’s controversial and headline-grabbing autobiography hit the shelves in the UK yesterday.

It surged into the record books with 400,000 hardback, e-book, and audio format copies being snapped up, according to his publishers.

Spare: Prince Harry's memoir becomes fastest-selling non-fiction book ever

Carla Bruni sparks backlash after posting edited photo of Harry and Meghan

06:20 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

France’s former first lady, Carla Bruni has sparked a backlash for an edited photo of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, ahead of the release of the Duke of Sussex’s new memoir, Spare.

On Monday, the 55-year-old model shared a picture of the pair that was taken in 2018, ahead of their royal wedding. However, Bruni –who is married to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy – made some changes to the image, as she replaced the Duchess of Sussex’s face with Yoko Ono. Bruni’s caption of her post also featured lines from The Beatles’ 1967 song, “All You Need Is Love”.

“All you need is love ….” she wrote. “Love …Love is all you need…”

Bruni’s joke appears to be comparing Meghan’s relationship with Harry to Ono’s involvement in John Lennon’s life. The two musicians met in 1966, married in 1969, and stayed together until Lennon was murdered in 1980. However, when The Beatles broke up in 1970, fans famously blamed Ono for the split. In 1971, Ono and Lennon left the UK and moved to the US.

Amber Raiken has more:

Carla Bruni sparks backlash after posting edited photo of Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan ‘will be invited to Charles’s coronation – but are not expected to attend’

06:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be invited to the coronation of King Charles but senior royals believe the pair would “find a reason not to go”, The Independent understands.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to be offered the chance to attend when guest lists are finalised, although it is understood they have already been written out of any formal role in the event at Westminster Abbey on 6 May.

“The King does not expect them to be at the coronation,” said a source close to the royal family.

“The family will extend the invitation but it would be very hard for Harry and Meghan to be there given everything that has been said in the interviews and the book. The family expects Harry and Meghan to find a reason not to be there.”

Alastair Jamieson reports:

Harry and Meghan ‘will be invited to King’s coronation. but not expected to attend’

Prince Harry recalls emotional moment laying wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

05:40 , Alisha Rahaman Sarkar

Prince Harry recalled the emotional moment during which he laid a wreath at the historic Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument, while he was with former American president Barack Obama.

In his memoir, Harry wrote that in March 2013, the Palace asked him to do a “royal tour” through America. According to Harry, “Palace courtiers assured” him that the occasion was “strictly a goodwill tour, to promote the rehabilitation of wounded British and American soldiers”.

Harry, who served in the military for 10 years, then noted that in May 2013, he took a trip to Washington DC, where he met the then president and first lady Michelle Obama.

Amber Raiken has more.

Harry recalls laying wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with Barack Obama

05:14 , Chelsea Ritschel

During a lighter moment, Harry told Colbert about his happiness to be living in “beautiful” California with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.

“America is a great place to live,” the royal said to applause from the audience.

05:12 , Chelsea Ritschel

The conversation between Harry and Colbert turned more serious at times, with the duke reiterating his attacks on the British press.

At one point, the royal denied boasting about his time in the army while cautioning against the “very dangerous” media spins.

Prince Harry denies boasting about Taliban kills as he cautions against ‘spin’

05:08 , Chelsea Ritschel

Prince Harry has sat down with Stephen Colbert for the duke’s least-formal interview yet, with the royal and the late-night host sipping on tequila as they chat about Harry’s memoir Spare.

The mood was excited when Harry arrived at the studio, with the live audience greeting the duke with chants of “Harry!”

The important health sign more people need to recognize like Prince Harry did

05:00 , Eleanor Noyce

One day on my way home from work, I thought I was having a heart attack.

I was only 23, but the experience had all the hallmarks of a heart attack: chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating. The symptoms worsened the more I thought about them. I gasped for air as discreetly as one can as I commuted home on the train, sure I would die right there on my seat with only strangers around as witness.

Terrified and confused, I texted my friend, who was studying to become a doctor. When I shared my symptoms, she told me to go straight to the emergency room.

I‘m lucky the nurses at urgent care that day recognized what was happening to me, writes Brooke Metz:

The important health sign more people need to recognize like Harry did | Voices

Tom Hardy lent Prince Harry his Mad Max costume for incognito night out with Meghan

04:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has told how he borrowed Tom Hardy’s Mad Max costume for a secret Halloween night out.

In his new memoir Spare, which was released on Tuesday (10 January), the Duke of Sussex details his last night out with then-girlfriend Meghan Markle before their relationship was leaked to the press.

The couple, who were in Toronto at the time, had celebrated with a small group of close friends at the city’s branch of Soho House for an apocalypse-themed Halloween event.

Harry had phoned a friend to assist with the costume for the event, writing in the memoir: “For help with my costume, I turned to a friend, the actor Tom Hardy, before I left home.

“I phoned him to ask if I could borrow his costume from Mad Max. ‘The whole thing?’ ‘Yes, please, mate! The whole kit!’”

Megan Graye reports:

Tom Hardy lent Prince Harry his Mad Max costume for incognito night out with Meghan

Prince Harry recalls ‘painfully awkward’ first kiss with Cressida Bonas in memoir

03:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has recalled his “painfully awkward” first kiss with Cressida Bonas in his memoir Spare.

On Tuesday (10 January), the Duke of Sussex’s long-awaited autobiography finally hit the shelves.

Harry writes about having dinner with Bonas on their first date, during which “she told me about her life, her family, her dreams” of being an actor.

“Weeks later, at the end of another date, I gave her a lift home,” Harry writes. “‘I’m just off the King’s Road.’ We pulled up to a large house on a well-kept street. ‘You live here? This is your house?’ ‘No.’ She explained that she was staying for a few days with an aunt.

“I walked her up the steps. She didn’t invite me in. I didn’t expect her to, didn’t want her to. Take it slow, I thought.”

Isobel Lewis has more:

Prince Harry recalls ‘painfully awkward’ first kiss with Cressida Bonas in memoir

‘Spare’ by Prince Harry displayed next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’ in bookstore window

02:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir Spare has finally hit bookshelves, but some bookstores are poking fun at the book’s scathing opinion of the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex can now add author to his résumé, after Spare was released on Tuesday 10 January following nearly a week of leaked excerpts and headline-grabbing details taking aim at the royal family.

In London, some stores opened at midnight to meet the demand for the controversial memoir, while others have extended their hours. Harry’s autobiography has already hit the No 1 spot on many bestseller lists, as others call it one of the “biggest pre-order titles for a decade”.

Now, one UK-based bookshop has created a cheeky window display for Prince Harry’s Spare. Bert’s Books in Swindon went viral on Twitter on Tuesday when they tweeted an image of the display.

In the picture, four copies of Spare are displayed alongside three copies of How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie. “Anyway, we do have some spare copies of Spare if you want one,” they captioned the tweet, which has almost 8,000 likes.

Meredith Clark reports:

Bookstore displays Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’

Prince Harry says he’s not ‘angry anymore’ as he reflects on royal family relationship

01:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has said that he is “not angry anymore” as he reflected on his relationship with the royal family in an interview with ABC.

The discussion at times saw the Duke of Sussex criticise members of his family and the British press for their treatment of him and his wife.

However, towards the end, Harry admitted that despite the ongoing tensions with his family - and the treatment he faces from the press - he is no longer “angry”.

“I’m not angry anymore. There are things that will still anger me, but I’m not angry anymore,” he said.

Oliver Browning has more:

Prince Harry says he’s ‘not angry anymore’ as he reflects on relationship with family

Harold vs Willy: 7 of the pettiest moments between ‘the Heir and the Spare’

00:01 , Eleanor Noyce

The long-running feud between Prince Harry and his older brother William is unlikely to end any time soon, following the publication of Harry’s controversial memoir, Spare.

Early reports suggesting the Duke of Sussex would come down particularly hard on William have now been confirmed, as the book documents how sibling rivalry was sharpened into all-out war.

Harry frequently documents the disparities in how he and his brother were treated from a young age, right down to the decor of their childhood bedrooms at Balmoral. Here are the most glaring instances of the rivalry, from squabbles to alleged physical fights.

Roisin O’Connor reports:

Harold vs Willy: 7 of the pettiest moments between ‘Heir and Spare’

William ‘glum’ after Queen said he couldn’t wear Household Cavalry uniform to wedding

Tuesday 10 January 2023 23:30 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince William was left frustrated after not being allowed to wear the uniform he wanted to his wedding to Kate, Prince Harry has claimed in his new book.

His memoir Spare has been dominating headlines for the past week as leaks ahead of its publish date on Tuesday have revealed a slew of royal secrets.

In one segment from the book, the Duke of Sussex recalls William’s wedding to Kate Middleton, and how the late Queen Elizabeth II decided what he would wear.

When Prince Harry went to collect his brother on the morning of the royal wedding, he looked “gaunt” and had red eyes, he wrote.

The book continues: “William had asked Granny if he could wear his Household Cavalry kit and she’d turned him down.”

Eleanor Sly reports:

William ‘glum’ after Queen said he couldn’t wear Household Cavalry uniform to wedding

The Shakespearean tragedy of King Charles and his warring sons

Tuesday 10 January 2023 23:00 , Eleanor Noyce

As the ITV journalist Tom Bradby put it to Prince Harry – in what was the most candidly painful royal interview since Diana spoke to Martin Bashir about having three people in her marriage – there is a certain Shakespearean quality to the tragedy of the ”spare” son.

His very name, fashioned up Henry V-style from his formal title of Henry of Wales, carries an antique air, as if, out in Helmand province, his commanding officer intoned, “Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’” afore unleashing the helicopter dogs of war ’pon the Taliban. That sort of thing.

The flaws in his personality, some (no doubt) brought on by what he calls a “post-traumatic stress injury” after the death of his mother, are real enough. So was the tragedy of Diana herself. In the stunning words of her brother Charles, Earl Spencer, in his eulogy at Westminster Abbey, “of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this – a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age”.

Sean O’Grady writes:

The Shakespearean tragedy of King Charles and his warring sons | Sean O’Grady

Spare: Prince Harry’s book marked down to half price on day of release

Tuesday 10 January 2023 22:30 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has already been marked down to half price on the day of its release.

Footage from WH Smith in Victoria station shows a member of staff adding the red sticker to a number of copies stacked on the counter.

The memoir has a recommended retail price of £28 according to the WH Smith website, but can also be purchased online for £14.

Major demand was expected for the Duke of Sussex’s book, however, queues appeared sparse outside bookshops in central London on Tuesday.

More here:

Prince Harry’s book marked down to half price on day of release

Spare by Prince Harry: A chaotic but stylish memoir that sets fire to the royal family

Tuesday 10 January 2023 22:15 , Eleanor Noyce

You might feel as if you’ve already read Prince Harry’s memoir Spare by now. The virginity lost to a stallion trainer behind a pub. The dog bowl-smashing, necklace-ripping tussle with William. The constant calling out of his family briefing the press. This book doesn’t so much lift the curtain on private royal life than rip it off and shake out its contents. But it’s also richly detailed and at times beautifully written; if Harry is going to set fire to his family, he has at least done it with some style.

Spare’s ghostwriter JR Moehringer was behind tennis star Andre Agassi’s extraordinary memoir Open, and his choice as Harry’s collaborator was an early indication that the book would be no curling celebrity memoir. Even so, it is breathtakingly frank. His wife might be the natural on camera, but Harry seems to hit his stride on paper, his voice more authentic than the Californian inflections he slipped into while being interviewed with Meghan for their great soufflé of a Netflix docuseries (between the bombshells of Oprah and Spare, the streaming giant might be feeling justifiably short changed) even if at times his style is a little chaotic, written in a gallop of posh, staccato sentences that speak of “Ma”, “Pa”, “Willy”, and (yes) “todgers”.

Lucy Pavia reviews Spare:

Spare by Prince Harry sets fire to the royal family with style – review

‘Kindly take your finger out of my face’: Harry recalls tense meeting with Meghan, William and Kate

Tuesday 10 January 2023 21:30 , Eleanor Noyce

Meghan Markle and Prince William reportedly found themselves in a row after the Duchess of Sussex made a comment about the Princess of Wales’ hormones.

The alleged encounter is among the moments detailed in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, released today (10 January). The ghost-written autobiography accidentally went on sale in Spain five days prior to the official release, while pages of the memoir were leaked to various media outlets.

In it, Prince Harry claims that his wife asked William to get his finger out of her face during a heated argument.

Recalling the incident, he alleges that Kate had asked Meghan for an apology for hurting her feelings. When his wife said she was unaware of what Kate was referring to, Kate apparently brought up a phone conversation where Meghan commented on Kate’s hormones.

In the phone call, the pair were reportedly discussing the timings of wedding rehearsals.

“Meg said: ‘Oh yes! I remember: You couldn’t remember something, and I said it’s not a big deal, it’s baby brain. Because you’d just had a baby. It’s hormones,’” Harry recalls.

Ellie Muir reports:

Harry recalls tense meeting with Meghan, William and Kate

Prince Harry says silence is ‘least effective’ way to deal with ‘painful elements of war’ amid Taliban claim

Tuesday 10 January 2023 21:21 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has spoken candidly about his decision to include excerpts in his memoir about his time in the military and the lives he took, with the Duke of Sussex revealing that “detailing” his experiences helps him on his “healing journey”.

In his memoir Spare, which was released on 10 January, the duke opened up about his two tours of Afghanistan, and “precisely how many enemy combatants” he’d killed.

“So, my number: Twenty-five. It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed,” he wrote. “Naturally, I’d have preferred not to have that number on my military CV, on my mind, but by the same token I’d have preferred to live in a world in which there was no Taliban, a world without war.”

Chelsea Ritschel has more:

Prince Harry explains why he shared Taliban kill number in Spare

Harry has been so open about his secrets because he is “hurting”, says trauma expert

Tuesday 10 January 2023 20:45 , Eleanor Noyce

According to a trauma recovery expert, Prince Harry has been so open about the Royal Family’s secrets in his memoir because he is “hurting.”

Dr Lisa Turner, trauma recovery expert and founder of CETfreedom, told the PA news agency Harry’s motivations could stem from “trauma”.

“There is this sense that he really does want to let his family know he’s hurting”, Turner remarked.

“Hurt people, hurt others. They do it completely unintentionally, because their hurt is so present, they can’t perceive anyone else’s hurt.

“All behaviour has a positive intention - he’s trying to get something, whether it’s catharsis, whether it’s a reaction or response.

“It’s not an immediately obvious behaviour pattern, but when people attack, criticise or accuse another of doing something, it’s actually a sign of love.

“They want acknowledgement, recognition - they’re all forms of love.”

Prince Harry hopes Archie and Lili will bond with the Royals despite controversial memoir

Tuesday 10 January 2023 20:00 , Eleanor Noyce

The Duke of Sussex has remarked that he “would like nothing more” than for his children to have relationships with the Royal Family.

The comments were made in spite of the publication of his controversial memoir, Spare, which levelled several accusations at the Royal Family. The autobiography hit shelves on Tuesday morning after a series of leaks.

Prince Harry told People that three-year-old Archie and 19-month-old Lilli did enjoy a connection with some of the Windsors, whom he did not name. He stated that this brought him “great joy.”

In the same interview, he described his late mother Diana as his “guardian angel”, stating that she is with him “all the time.”

All the times Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2022 revelations were proved right, or wrong

Tuesday 10 January 2023 19:15 , Eleanor Noyce

2022 was a big year for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, followed by an even more sensational start to 2023 with the launch of Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir, Spare.

In December, the youngest son of King Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Meghan Markle released their highly-anticipated Netflix docuseries, Harry & Meghan, which gave the couple the chance to tell their story of the last four years in the spotlight, on their terms. Not to mention Meghan was also able to share details about her personal life with the release of her record-breaking Spotify podcast, Archetypes.

Throughout the past year, the couple has made a number of shocking revelations about their time as senior members of the royal family. Many of these claims made headlines, and even caught the attention of Buckingham Palace on certain occasions – forcing the Palace to issue statements regarding whether or not Harry and Meghan’s claims were unfounded.

Meredith Clark reports:

From nursery fire to meeting Kate: Harry and Meghan’s biggest revelations of 2022

Spare: Prince Harry’s book marked down to half price on day of release

Tuesday 10 January 2023 18:30 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has already been marked down to half price on the day of its release.

Footage from WH Smith in Victoria station shows a member of staff adding the red sticker to a number of copies stacked on the counter.

The memoir has a recommended retail price of £28 according to the WH Smith website, but can also be purchased online for £14.

Major demand was expected for the Duke of Sussex’s book, however, queues appeared sparse outside bookshops in central London on Tuesday.

Oliver Browning has more:

Prince Harry’s book marked down to half price on day of release

Harry’s ITV interview airs in 77 territories globally

Tuesday 10 January 2023 18:00 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry’s television interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby has aired in 77 territories globally, ITV Studios reports.

Harry: The Interview was first broadcast in the UK on Sunday night, discussing some of the key revelations from the memoir ahead of its publication on Tuesday 10 January.

The programme, which spanned 90 minutes, accumulated an average TV audience of 4.1 million. It has achieved the channel’s highest rating for a factual programme for more than a year.

The interview has now been streamed across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and Brazil following a series of global deals.

Before the interview aired, ITV brokered arrangements with channels across Europe. Networks globally secured the rights for certain countries, including a pan-African deal with South African television channel M-Net. As part of this deal, the interview is available in 54 countries.

ITV plans to announce more deals across the globe in the coming days.

Prince Harry says silence is ‘least effective’ way to deal with ‘painful elements of war’ amid Taliban claim

Tuesday 10 January 2023 17:45 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has spoken candidly about his decision to include excerpts in his memoir about his time in the military and the lives he took, with the Duke of Sussex revealing that “detailing” his experiences helps him on his “healing journey”.

In his memoir Spare, which was released on 10 January, the duke opened up about his two tours of Afghanistan, and “precisely how many enemy combatants” he’d killed.

“So, my number: Twenty-five. It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed,” he wrote. “Naturally, I’d have preferred not to have that number on my military CV, on my mind, but by the same token I’d have preferred to live in a world in which there was no Taliban, a world without war.”

Chelsea Ritschel reports:

Prince Harry explains why he shared Taliban kill number in Spare

Prince Harry reveals Meghan and Kate’s tense texts about infamous bridesmaid dresses

Tuesday 10 January 2023 17:30 , Eleanor Noyce

Prince Harry has revealed Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton’s texts about the infamous bridesmaid dresses for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s 2018 wedding.

In his new memoir, Spare, which was released on 10 January, Harry recalled how Meghan received a text from Kate about the dresses needing to be altered. He claimed that when Meghan responded, she told Kate that their tailor, Ajay, would be making his way to Kensington Palace. However, he claimed that this response “wasn’t sufficient,” before sharing the alleged text conversation between the two women.

“Charlotte’s dress is too big, too long, too baggy,” Kate’s text said, according to Harry. “She cried when she tried it on at home.”

Harry then claimed that Meghan responded with: “Right, and I told you the tailor has been standing by since eight a.m. Here. At KP. Can you take Charlotte to have it altered, as the other moms are doing?”

In her reply, Kate allegedly said that “all of the dresses need to be remade”. Harry also claimed that Kate’s wedding dress designer had agreed with her.

Amber Raiken has more:

Prince Harry reveals Meghan and Kate’s tense texts about infamous bridesmaid dresses

Royals despair as Prince Harry ‘kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy’

Tuesday 10 January 2023 17:00 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

A reconciliation with Prince Harry is “impossible” because the King, Queen Consort and Prince William fear anything they say will be made public, The Independent understands.

A source close to the royal family said the King, Camilla and William believe the situation will remain unchanged while the Duke of Sussex remains effectively “kidnapped by a cult of psychotherapy and Meghan”.

“They are trapped,” said the source. “They really can’t engage because everything they say will be shared with the media. It is impossible to have a conversation or write a letter because of the risk that anything they say being put in the public domain by Harry, potentially for commercial benefit.

“There has been a complete breakdown of trust.”

Alastair Jamieson reports:

Royals despair as Prince Harry ‘kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy’

Spare becomes fastest-selling non-fiction book in history, recording sale of 400,000 copies

Tuesday 10 January 2023 16:58 , Eleanor Noyce

The Duke of Sussex’s autobiography is the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever, recording figures of 400,000 copies so far across hardback, ebook and audio formats on its first day of publication, its publishers have said.

Larry Finlay, managing director of Transworld Penguin Random House, said; “We always knew this book would fly but it is exceeding even our most bullish expectations.

“As far as we know, the only books to have sold more in their first day are those starring the other Harry (Potter).”

Prince Harry autobiography Spare is fastest-selling non-fiction book ever

Prince Harry recalls ‘painfully awkward’ first kiss with Cressida Bonas in memoir

Tuesday 10 January 2023 16:40 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry has recalled his “painfully awkward” first kiss with Cressida Bonas in his memoir Spare.

On Tuesday (10 January), the Duke of Sussex’s long-awaited autobiography finally hit the shelves.

In the book, Harry details how he came to meet Meghan Markle, as well as his past relationships.

These include the late Caroline Flack and actor Bonas, who he was introduced to by Princess Eugenie and dated from 2012 to 2014.

Prince Harry recalls ‘painfully awkward’ first kiss with Cressida Bonas in memoir

Lone fan queues outside Waterstones flagship store as Prince Harry’s book hits shelves

Tuesday 10 January 2023 16:20 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

A lone fan was seen queuing outside Waterstones in central London on Tuesday as Prince Harry’s book hit UK shelves.

Spare has dominated the news cycle in recent days, with the Duke of Sussex making a number of TV appearances on both UK and US broadcasters to promote his memoir.

A number of bookshops in London opened at midnight to meet demand for after it officially went on sale, but footage from outside Waterstones in Piccadilly shows a lone fan queuing on Tuesday morning.

Lone fan queues outside Waterstones flagship store as Prince Harry book hits shelves

‘Spare’ by Prince Harry displayed next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’ in bookstore window

Tuesday 10 January 2023 15:45 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir Spare has finally hit bookshelves, but some bookstores are poking fun at the book’s scathing opinion of the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex can now add author to his résumé, after Spare was released on Tuesday 10 January following nearly a week of leaked excerpts and headline-grabbing details taking aim at the royal family.

In London, some stores opened at midnight to meet the demand for the controversial memoir, while others have extended their hours. Harry’s autobiography has already hit the No 1 spot on many bestseller lists, as others call it one of the “biggest pre-order titles for a decade”.

Now, one UK-based bookshop has created a cheeky window display for Prince Harry’s Spare. Bert’s Books in Swindon went viral on Twitter on Tuesday when they tweeted an image of the display.

Meredith Clark has more:

Bookstore displays Prince Harry’s ‘Spare’ next to ‘How To Kill Your Family’

Queen Elizabeth pressed Meghan Markle for opinion on Trump in 2016, book claims

Tuesday 10 January 2023 15:34 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Queen Elizabeth II put the future Duchess of Sussex on the spot at their first meeting by asking her opinion of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to Prince Harry’s new book, Spare.

Harry revealed his grandmother’s interest in Mr Trump while describing how the Duchess, then known as Meghan Markle, first encountered the late monarch during an impromptu meeting at Prince Andrew’s home, Royal Lodge.

Harry had brought her there to meet Sarah, Duchess of York, because his then-girlfriend was already acquainted with her daughter, Princess Eugenie, and the Princess’ then-boyfriend (now-husband) Jack Brooksbank.

Andrew Feinberg has more:

Queen Elizabeth pressed Meghan Markle for opinion on Trump in 2016, book claims

Prince Harry hopes Archie and Lili will bond with royal despite shocking memoir

Tuesday 10 January 2023 15:21 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

The Duke of Sussex has said he “would like nothing more” than for his children to have relationships with the royal family on the day his controversial memoir was finally published.

Harry’s remarks about his son and daughter come despite the fierce criticism he has levelled at his brother the Prince of Wales, his father the King and stepmother the Queen Consort.

In his first print interview to promote his bombshell autobiography, the duke told US magazine People that Archie, three, and 19-month-old Lili did, however, have a connection with some of the Windsors, whom he did not name, saying this brought him “great joy”.

He also described his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as his “guardian angel” and said she is with him “all the time”.

‘Kindly take your finger out of my face’: Harry recalls tense meeting with Meghan, William and Kate

Tuesday 10 January 2023 15:10 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Meghan Markle and Prince William reportedly found themselves in a row after the Duchess of Sussex made a comment about the Princess of Wales’ hormones.

The alleged encounter is among the moments detailed in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, released today (10 January). The ghost-written autobiography accidentally went on sale in Spain five days prior to the official release, while pages of the memoir were leaked to various media outlets.

In it, Prince Harry claims that his wife asked William to get his finger out of her face during a heated argument.

Ellie Muir reports:

Harry recalls tense meeting with Meghan, William and Kate

Panic attacks, princes and the press: 5 of the most revealing takeaways from Harry’s memoir Spare

Tuesday 10 January 2023 14:54 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

In between the louder moments are poignant or, arguably, more revealing recollections about the Duke of Sussex’s struggles with his identity, mental health, and the deteriorating relationship with his older brother.

Roison O’Connor lists five of the biggest takeaways in Spare:

5 of the most revealing takeaways from Harry’s memoir Spare

Explosive memoirs haven’t brought down the royal family – but they’ve always hurt them

Tuesday 10 January 2023 14:30 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

“When Prince Harry releases his memoir Spare this week, he won’t be the first royal to offer up personal history for public consumption,” Katie Rosseinsky writes.

“As far back as the 19th century, Harry’s forebears have shared carefully curated dispatches from behind palace doors – prompting varying degrees of controversy as they did so.

“It began with Queen Victoria, who published innocuous, calculatedly relatable insights into life as a royal widow in 1868’s Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands.

“Hardly bombshell stuff, but the follow-up book raised eyebrows for being dedicated to servant John Brown, hailed by the Queen as ‘my devoted personal attendant and faithful friend’.

For Victoria’s subjects, this was pretty spicy – her eldest son, the future Edward VII, called the book’s publication ‘insanity’.”

Juicy memoirs haven’t brought down the royal family – but they’ve always hurt them

Prince Harry’s new book Spare reveals royal brothers’ childhood nicknames for each other

Tuesday 10 January 2023 14:10 , Maryam Zakir-Hussain

Prince Harry’s forthcoming memoir Spare reportedly contains a passage in which the royal recounts a violent altercation with his older brother Prince William.

The row erupted at Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London in 2019, with the Duke of Sussex alleging that his sibling had arrived “piping hot” to confront him about his marriage to the American actress Meghan Markle and their running battles with the British press, according to The Guardian.

Joe Sommerlad has more:

Prince Harry and William’s nicknames for each other revealed in new book