The royal family’s lawyers are said to be “on standby,” and hopes of Prince Harry reconciling with his family are disintegrating as the world awaits the Jan. 10 publication of “Spare,” his highly anticipated memoir which experts already predict could be “highly destructive” to the monarchy and to the new reign of King Charles III.
The title alone says a lot about how Harry’s narrative is likely to be driven by “reserves of seething anger,” which he has expressed toward his family in various interviews since he left royal life in 2020, said the Daily Beast’s royal correspondent Tom Sykes.
The title refers to a phrase used in aristocratic English families to describe “the supposed good fortune” of having two sons, Sykes said. The family has “an heir and a spare.” In the case of then-Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, they had their “heir,” William, while Harry was their “spare.”
In this position, Harry often felt overshadowed by his older brother, who was raised to be a leader and to be seen as “perfect,” according to biographer Robert Lacey. Harry, on the other hand, was left to be seen as a supporting player and occasionally cast as the family screw-up.
Richard Fitzwilliams said, in an interview with the Daily Mail, that the “sensational” title of the memoir implies that Harry felt he “was not valued or … that he did not feel at the center of events.”
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