Prince Harry: "My father King Charles was horribly bullied"

The youngest son of the King and Diana Spanecer revealed some of his father's habits in the Spare biography

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Prince Harry: "My father King Charles was horribly bullied"
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The Prince Harry, the youngest son of King Charles III and Diana Spencer, revealed a lot of background about his family and his father in his biography Spare. In particular, Harry recounted how much his father Charles attended Gordonstoun School: "When he attended that school my father was horribly bullied.

His best qualities - he was sensitive, creative and book-loving - were bait for the hard. I remember him murmuring that he had barely survived. He kept his head down and clutched his teddy bear Teddy. He still owns it, years later.

He took it everywhere. The stuffed animal was in a pitiful state, with broken paws and loose threads, and patched holes here and there. I imagine that's what my dad would have looked like if the bullies had gotten the better of him.

Teddy eloquently expressed the essential loneliness of Dad's childhood, and much better than than he could ever do."

Spare, the biography of Prince Harry

Spare is a biography of Prince Harry, written by J. R. Moehringer and published by Penguin Random House.

The book was highly anticipated and was accompanied by several important broadcast interviews. In the book, Harry details his childhood and the profound effect of the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as his adolescence and subsequent deployment to Afghanistan with the British Army.

She writes about her relationship with her brother, Prince William, and her father, King Charles III, and her father's marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles, as well as his courtship and marriage to the American actress Meghan Markle and her subsequent retirement from couple from their royal roles.

Spare received generally mixed reviews from critics, some praising Harry's openness but being critical of the inclusion of too many personal details. The title refers to the aristocratic adage that an heir and replacement were needed to ensure the inheritance remained in the family.