Harry, who is two years younger than Prince William, detailed how the concepts of ‘heir’ and ‘reserve’ were instilled in him throughout his life. She said the concept of just being in the world if something bad happened to William was “very clear” to him from a young age and was “regularly reinforced” throughout his life.
Prince Charles’ reaction on the day Prince Harry was born
The father-of-two then told the story he heard when he was 20 about the “supposed words” his father had said to his mother Princess Diana on the day she was born. “Miracle!” to the wife of King Charles III. He is believed to have said. “You have already provided me with an heir and provision; I have done my part.”
In the book, Prince Harry defied royal convention by discussing his father’s neck and back problems. The Duke of Sussex has written about his father’s health problems, detailing how he struggles with “constant neck and back pain” which he attributes in part to his father’s old polo injuries.
Harry also revealed plenty of shocking facts about his brother William, such as how he recoiled from Meghan’s embrace on their awkward first date.
Prince William’s First Meeting with Meghan
The moment the Duke of Sussex introduced his brother to his girlfriend was described by the Duke of Sussex as a “typical clash of civilisations”.
The meeting took place at the Prince and Princess of Wales’s Kensington Palace apartment in late 2016, shortly before Prince Harry and Prince William went on a shooting expedition. The Duke revealed that he was more than anyone afraid of his girlfriend meeting William during a short visit to Apartment 1A from Nottingham Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s home.
Harry claims that when his brother opened the door, William was a bit preppy in smart trousers and a shirt. “I introduced Meg and she leaned over and hugged him, which terrified him,” she said. “He shivered.”
To put the embarrassing experience in context, Prince Harry said his brother would never hug someone he didn’t know. Harry, on the other hand, claimed that it was just Meghan’s way of welcoming strangers.