Prince Harry Claims He Was Born as a "Spare" Organ Donor for Prince William
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Prince Harry in his autobiography "Spare", which translates as "reserve", claims that he was addressed as such from birth and that he was born in case his brother and heir to the crown, Prince William, needed an organ donor.
"I was brought into the world in case something happened to Willy [William]. I was summoned to provide back-up, distraction, diversion and, if necessary, a spare part. Kidney, perhaps. Blood transfusion. Speck of bone marrow. This was all made explicitly clear to me from the start of life's journey and regularly reinforced thereafter." Harry, who is two years younger than William, states that since early childhood he has been familiar with the idea of an heir and his reserve, which his family constantly imposed on him throughout his life.
He also recounted an anecdote from his early 20s, when he heard a story about his father's alleged reaction to the day he was born. "Wonderful, now you've given me an heir and a spare my work is done," Charles allegedly said to Diana at the time.
Prince Harry's bombastic memoirs also contain numerous other intimate revelations about the British royal family, and they aroused so much public interest that they immediately became the best-selling non-fiction book in history.
"I took no offense, I felt nothing about it, any of it," he wrote.
"Succession was like the weather or the positions of the planets or the turn of the seasons. Who had the time to worry about anything so unchangeable? Who could bother with being bothered by a fate etched in stone?" "Every boy and girl, at least once, imagines themselves as a prince or princess," he later continued.
"Therefore spare or no spare, it wasn't half bad to actually be one." Prince Harry's book, whose Spanish-language edition was mistakenly released earlier than planned, officially went on sale on Tuesday. The book attracted worldwide attention for Harry's accusations against his father, King Charles, his wife Camilla and his older brother, Prince William.