Spare by Prince Harry – One of the most poignant images of the twentieth century was of two young princes, Prince William, and Prince Harry, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world looked on in sorrow and shock.
As Princess Diana was laid to rest, people around the globe wondered about the thoughts and emotions running through the minds of the two young boys and what the future had in store for them. This is Prince Harry’s story, finally.
Before his mother’s death, Prince Harry was known as the fun-loving Spare, while his older brother was the more serious Heir. However, everything changed after he lost his mother at the age of twelve. He struggled with school, anger, and loneliness, and found it difficult to accept the limelight and blame the press for his mother’s death.
At the age of twenty-one, he joined the British Army, which gave him the structure and discipline he needed. After two combat tours, he became a hero in his home country. However, he still felt lost and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks. Furthermore, he struggled to find true love until he met Meghan.
The couple’s fairy-tale romance captured the world’s attention, and their wedding was celebrated globally. However, they were subjected to waves of abuse, racism, and falsehoods from the press from the start. Watching his wife suffer, and with their safety and mental health at risk, Harry believed that the only way to prevent history from repeating itself was to flee his motherland. This act was something that few in the Royal Family had dared to do in centuries. The last person who tried was his mother.
Prince Harry shares his story for the first time in “Spare,” with candid and unflinching honesty. This landmark book provides insight, self-reflection, and hard-won wisdom about the enduring power of love in overcoming grief.