Weird Moments From Prince Harry’s ‘The Spare’

By Nick Hadji 11 months ago

1. He asked a driver to take him through the last journey Diana made

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Prince Harry revealed in The Spare that he retraces the exact last steps in Diana's life, including passing the restaurant where she ate her last meal. He asked a driver to take him on the same journey at same speed - 65 mph. They went over the bump in the road which supposedly threw the car off track but Harry barely felt it. he claimed the whole thing was a very bad idea.Original content sourced from

2. He found out that Queen Elizabeth had died from the BBC

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Harry actually found out that the late Queen, his grandmother had died, from a BBC report, not a message from his family. He was on a plane at the time as he had been instructed to come due to her unwellness. He was almost arriving on the plane when he saw the report on his phone.

3. His first intimate experience was in a field behind a pub

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Harry talks about how he lost his virginity to an older woman in a field behind a pub - not the royal scene you'd imagine. One of his body guards actually witnessed it. And, at the end of the experience Harry quoted that the woman 'spanked my ass and sent me away'.

4. During Prince William and Kate's wedding he had a frostbitten penis

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One of the very strange things Prince Harry decided to share with the world was his frostbitten penis (after a trip to the North Pole) during Prince William and Kate's wedding. Whilst in the church he was in his words 'between these thoughts of mummy and death and my frostnipped penis, I was in danger of becoming as anxious as the groom'.

5. He had diarrhoea at a friend's wedding

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Prince Harry wrote in his book that he took magnesium supplements to help with his anxiety - which worked. One of the unfortunate effects of taking these was very loose bowels. In a very weird segment of the book we learnt hat he nearly had a very embarrassing experience of this whilst at his friend's wedding.

6. He took dr*gs to rebel against order

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Harry's been very open about his past (and present) dabbling with a variety of dr*gs. He said he had smoked certain substances since being a teenager and tried lots of different things especially in his youth to try and rebel against the order of his life and being a royal member.

7. He's a self-confessed Friends fan

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Prince Harry is a HUGE friends fan. In fact he made a joke about people's assumption about his bachelor lifestyle when he claimed that in reality he was often home doing laundry watching another episode of friends. He actually claimed that Courtney Cox was Monica, and he was Chandler.

8. He borrowed Tom Hardy's Mad Max costume for Halloween

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So, Prince Harry has a list of A lister friends...and one of then is none other than Tom Hardy. He needed an outfit for a Halloween event at Soho House Toronto with his wife. So, he called up Hardy and asked him to borrow his Mad Max costume. He took it from Britain back to Canada.

9. King Charles didn't hug him after his mother died

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King Charles has been described by Harry as not being very open with his emotions. Even when his mother died Harry claimed he didn't get a hug from his father. But, King Charles put his hand on his knee and told him that it was going to be okay. He was reassuring even if he wasn't affectionate.

10. He feels indebted to his previous relationship

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Harry had a previous relationship before Meghan Markle which lasted around two years. He claimed that it was her openness and willingness to discuss Diana's death in a compassionate way which really helped him truly grieve and process his mother's death.

11. He struggles with the heat

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Another random statement from Harry's book was that he struggled with the heat, as did his 'pa', King Charles. He said that he and Charles would sneak open the dining room window in Sandringham to try and create a draft but the Corgis would alert the late Queen who'd instruct for it to be closed.

12. He taught Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) an Ali G impersonation

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Prince Harry talks about his great-grandmother in his book whom he nicknamed 'gan-gan'. He weirdly tells the world about teaching Queen Elizabeth about Ali G and showing her how to do the impression of 'Booyakasha' with the iconic finger clicks which she actually tried to copy.

13. He ate mushroom chocolates from Courtney Cox's fridge

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Courtney Cox was unwillingly referenced in his book and he spoke about crashing at her home, and taking some mushroom chocolates form the fridge of Courtney Cox. He then 'washed them down with tequila' and saw the bathroom bin staring at him and the toilet also started speaking to him.

14. Prince William and Kate were big fans of Meghan Markle's series Suits

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Prince Harry had been worried about how Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge would take the news that he was in a relationship with ex-actor and divorcee Meghan Markle. Until, he found out they were religious viewers and fans of Suits and were super excited to meet her.

15. Harry advised Meghan to wear her hair down with little makeup on

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Another weird fact that Harry revealed in his book is that his father (King Charles) and his grandmother (The Late Queen Elizabeth II) both liked women's hair down. As he said, 'Granny' and 'Pa' like women's hair when it's down, in fact they were huge fans of Kate Middleton's hair. He told his wife to let her hair down for their first meeting!

16. King Charles believes in Scottish mermaids

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Harry write in his book that his father King Charles firmly believes in Scottish Mermaids. He writes about what he believes to be seals, in the Scottish Lochs and how they appear as mermaids. But his 'Pa' is adamant that these are mermaids and told him so from a young age.

17. Harry took the laughing gas meant for Megan during Archie's birth

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When Meghan Markle was in hospital for their son Archie's birth, Prince Harry decided that his need for the laughing gas and for some entertainment was greater than his wife's labour. He said he used Meghan's entire laughing gas cannister which made her laugh and had to be replaced by the nurse.

18. He resonates with cows

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The Spare is full of weird and wonderful and randomly kind of pointless facts. For example, in one part of the book Harry writes 'Cows need their space. I felt them'. He is talking about how he feels the need for some space and privacy with living such a public life.

19. He jokes about his mother's taste in children's clothes

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Harry never talks badly about his late mother, he only has praise and fond memories. But he did joke about her styling of him and Prince William. She would often dress the two of them the same, in fairly unique choices of clothing which he likened to Alice in Wonderland style.

20. He's not a fan of kilts

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Another weird thing we didn't need to know about Harry - he hates wearing a kilt because he doesn't enjoy the breeze. Despite the Scottish ties, Harry remains adverse to wearing a kilt. He explained that there's something about the knife int he shoe as well as the wind right up the kilt that he prefers not to wear.

21. He's often discussed meat temperature with prime ministers

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Another weird statement take straight from The Spare is the fact that bit was extremely common for Harry to be discussing the temperature of meat with the prime minister or the bishop. He talks fondly about his grandparents cooking at dinner parties when his great grandfather would make Bolognese and his great grandmother would make a salad dressing.

22. He thought of the Corgis like cousins

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It's probably a weird way to describe your grandmother's dogs - as cousins - however, this is exactly how Harry felt. He knew each and every one of the Corgi's individually and knew each of their personality. He actually listed a few of the Corgi's names in his book.

23. King Charles loves to smell everything

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Harry doesn't only let us into know weird things about himself, but also of his family. he write about how King Charles loves to smelled everything, and he has a habit of smelling everything even if it shouldn't be smelled. He joked that this is because used a lot of aftershave and used to douse himself in Eu Sauvage by Christian Dior.

24. His favourite Balmoral summers

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Harry looks back on his childhood with fondness. He spent a lot of time at Balmoral, especially int he summers. His book dives into the weird little details you'd never usually get to know about someone, for example, about how his favourite smell is the smell of Silver Birch trees.

25. He hated the intimate scenes in Suits

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It's only natural that Harry didn't enjoy watching scenes of his wife getting steamy with another man - even if it was only for a TV show. He jokingly wrote that he would need electric shock therapy to ever be able to get those images out of his head.

26. The family's balding traits

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Harry divulges the family genetic secret that the men are disposed to balding. He points out his own, but more so he points out his brother Prince William's receding hair and actually describes it as 'alarming' because he is balding much faster than himself.

27. He had his naked photos leaked during a game of strip pool

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Harry is known for having a wild side. And one day that side was taken advantage of when he and his friends were in Las Vegas and they met some women during a night out. They'd all gone back to the hotel room and started strip pool. They ended up taking photos and selling them to the press.

28. He killed 26 people

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This was a shocking moment in his book. The majority of the book is light-hearted and jovial and this segment discussed his time in the army and how he killed 26 people. He described how he didn't feel guilt and didn't even see these people as humans, that it was just a part of the process.

29. He asked the late Queen's permission during a hunting trip

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When you picture asking for someone's permission to marry somebody you probably don't picture them with a dead bird in each hand. This is exactly the image Harry paints for us, he was collecting dead birds on a hunting trip with the late Queen. He then asked her and she was fairly reluctant and replied 'I suppose I have to say yes'.

30. He couldn't believe his mum was dead for years

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Harry reveals the moment his father told him the news and sat him down, telling him 'darling boy, Mummy's been in a car crash'. Although he was told the news, for years he couldn't quite believe it. In fact he only cried for the first time when he saw the coffin.

31. He got his book quotes from

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There's a famous William Faulkner line that starts off this riveting read of 'Spare': "The past is never dead. It's not even past.". Lots of writers use inspiring or relevant quotes in their books - did this one mean something personal to the price? No, he just found it on!

32. He once had his face shoved inside a dead deer

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When Prince Harry hunted and killed his very first deer, his instructor apparently told him to kneel in front of the carcass. He then goes on to describe how, after first thinking he might need to pray to it, the instructor then shoved his head inside so he could feel the blood and guts.

33. He lets the world know that yes, he's circumcised

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There's too much focus on the prince's you-know-what in this book for our liking, but here we are. He apparently thought it was important to tell us all that he's circumcised, because he thought the press had written enough about it so wanted to set the record straight: he was snipped as a baby.

34. He had a special c**k cushion to keep it warm

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Oh, and just while we're on the topic... apparently he had a special cushion to keep his thing warm after this whole frostbite incident. While you can't fault him for learning from his mistakes and taking a special cushion made from soft fleece the next time he took a cold expedition, we don't really know why we need to know that.

35. People used to bathe him at his private school

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Prince Harry went to Ludgrove School when he was younger - and apparently it's so expensive because parents are paying for the extra work of their boys getting washed in the bath, too. Apparently the matrons would give the boys their nightly baths as some sort of relaxing cleansing ritual.

36. When he talks about his p*nis (again) and the lip balm his mom used

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Ha, you thought we were done with his genitals! Nope. Harry goes on with even more weird and disturbing facts by explaining that he was told to put Elizabeth Arden cream on his frostbitten thing - which he then recounts was what his mom used for her lip balm. Talk about inappropriate timing.

37. King Charles carries a teddy bear everywhere because he was bullied

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Apparently the now-King of England, Charles, carries a teddy bear with him everywhere - for a heartbreaking reason. He was bullied so badly when he was a boy that he found comfort in clutching a teddy bear when he was young, which he then kept and still carries with him.

38. William apparently never told him he was proposing to Kate

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You might have thought William had let his brother know he was going to pop the question, maybe get his advice on it... but no. Apparently Harry found out that William had proposed when an official palace announcement was made, with William proposing with his mother's ring.

39. He never hugged Queen Elizabeth - not once

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We all know that there are certain rules on protocol and PDA when it comes to the royal family, so while most of us wouldn't bat an eye at hugging our grandmother, apparently Prince Harry didn't hug her - and especially not in public. That's actually really sad when you think about it.

40. King Charles does handstands in his underwear

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We've moved on from Harry's junk and now we're onto the king's underwear - great! Apparently he would do this daily in just his underwear to try and relieve chronic back pain that he struggles with. He would often do it against a door, apparently, which isn't the best place to do it..

41. William didn't want him to be best man because he was scared he'd say something inappropriate

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We all know how these best man speeches go - and apparently that's no different if you're a royal. Although William did make Harry best man in the end, it was - according to Harry - down to public pressure, whereas William had been worried about giving Harry a mic to make a speech..

42. They had to bow to a statue of Queen Victoria

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At one of the late Queen Elizabeth's residences was a statue of another historical queen: Queen Victoria. And apparently the boys, William and Harry, were told to always bow to it when they passed it, even saying, 'Your majesty!' in respect. Harry even said he would have done the same thing anyway, even if he wasn't told to!

43. Harry wanted to work at a ski resort after school

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So at first Harry had aspirations of not working as a royal, but at the fondue hut that his mother had enjoyed in the middle of town. When that idea was rejected, understandably, he then said he had dreams of being a ski instructor... which his father, Charles, said was, 'Out of the question'.

44. They would be woken up by a piper at Balmoral

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Harry also reveals in his book that when the late Queen Elizabeth was staying at her royal residence in Balmoral, she would have her bagpiper play her awake in the morning, and also play her to supper. This was seen as a royal tradition at the residence, though of course the piper would wake everyone else up, too!

45. The first time William and Harry talked about their mother's crash was 10 years later

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The boys had been very, very young when their mother had tragically died in a car crash - but you might have thought the boys would talk about it a few years later when they were old enough to understand better. But it apparently took a whopping ten years for them to have a proper conversation about it.

46. He drank beer out of prosthetic legs

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So when Harry recounts a trip he took to the South Pole, he also relates how he drank beer out of a prosthetic leg - but apparently there wasn't only one, as he says he's "drunk booze" out of "multiple". I mean, can't he afford a mug? Or is this just another one of the quirky things he does?

47. He'd sprint through grocery stores for Granny Smith apples

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Just in case we were all on the edge of our seats waiting to hear about the prince's grocery shopping habits, don't worry - he's filled us in on that too. In his book, he explains about how he would go to the grocery store at different times to keep the press on their toes, as well as sprinting down the aisles at top speed and going to pay.

48. He shops the TK Maxx yearly sale

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So TK Maxx is the UK version of TJ Maxx - it has great bargain prices and good deals for the everyday person, so you might be surprised to learn a prince willingly shops there. But apparently he does, and is particularly fond of the yearly sale where he could find discounted items for cheap!

49. He peed his pants on a boat

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So when Harry was once on a boat, he needed to pee - understandable - at first tried to do it in the sea after going overboard, but apparently got 'stage fright' and couldn't do it. So he hopped back on board and... peed himself. And this is while he was officially dating Meghan Markle.

50. Harry recoiled when Meghan first hugged him

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In Meghan's defence, to most of us, a quick hug is a standard form of greeting, and most of the time you might even do it because you feel awkward not when meeting someone. But apparently when Meghan went in for a hug for the first time, Harry recoiled because he wasn't used to hugging strangers - or anyone, for that matter, if he didn't even hug his grandmother.