Embarrassing mistake in Prince Harry’s biography casts doubt on credibility

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Prince Harry’s memoir “Reserve” has just been released, and there are already some inconsistencies. This raises questions about Harry’s memory.

London – “Memories may vary” – this is how Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) reacted in 2021 to the scandalous interview prince harry (38) and Meghan Markle (41) with Oprah Winfrey (68). This statement could now also be applied to Prince Harry’s biography. Because a text passage in “Reserve” (“Spare”) about the death of his great-grandmother, Queen Mum (101, † 2002), raises questions.

Ski holiday instead of school: Prince Harry’s memories of his great-grandmother’s death anniversary are wrong

In his memoirs, Prince Harry recalls the moment he learned of his great-grandmother’s death. “I got a call at Eton when I was studying. I wish I could remember whose voice it was on the other end, a courtier, I think,” said Harry reservedly. “I remember it was just before Easter, the weather was bright and warm, and the light was coming in slant through my window, filling it with vibrant colors. Her Royal Highness the Queen Mother has died.”

The day before Queen Mum (right) died on March 30, 2002, Harry, Charles and William (from left) posed for a photo shoot during a ski holiday in Klosters. (Editing) © picture-alliance/dpa/dpaweb/Arno Balzarini/dpaweb/Munns

So Prince Harry thought he was at Eton College in Berkshire when he was informed of his great-grandmother’s death. Queen Elizabeth II’s mother died on March 30, 2002. The problem with that: Reports of Queen Mom’s death are loud. gbnews.uk, that Harry, then 17, was not at Eton, but with his father, King Charles III. (now 74) and his brother William (now 40) on a ski holiday in Klosters, Switzerland.

queen mother

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born on August 4, 1900 in London. In 1923 she married the future King George VI, who made her queen consort. Together they had two daughters, Elizabeth, who became queen after her father’s early death in 1952, and Princess Margaret (71, † 2002). Elizabeth, affectionately known as Queen Mum, was very popular with the British. On March 30, 2002 she died at the proud age of 101 at the Royal Lodge near Windsor Castle. Her funeral took place on April 9, 2002.

After the Queen Mother’s death: Harry, William and Charles flew back to London together

Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen Mother’s death on March 30, 2002 in an official statement. In a report of bbc news it said at the time: “William and Harry were skiing at Klosters when the 101-year-old died in her sleep.” When Charles, William, and Harry learned of the Queen Mother’s death, they returned together, as a report by the daily mail busy, the gbnews.uk gift. “The three princes traveled to London together on the same plane, with special permission from the Queen. They had left Klosters in Switzerland to fly home before their ski holidays.”

It is true that Prince Harry did not intentionally write a falsehood in his biography, but this serious error raises questions. “This is a serious error in a highly controversial book,” said royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams (73) gbnews.uk. “The fact that Harry’s recollection of where he was when the Queen Mother died is flawed casts doubt on the accuracy of the fact-checking in this book. One wonders how many other errors lie within the pages.” No way will Harry’s memories destroy the institution.Facts or not, Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton is sure of that. Fonts used: news.uk, BBC news, dailymail.co.uk

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