After being kicked out of Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry is expected to fire “plenty of ammunition” at his family in a Q&A promoting his memoir today, but it’s just the latest in a long line of revelations.
Gabor Maté, 79, will join the Duke of Sussex on Saturday for an ‘intimate’ £17 per head virtual conference to talk about ‘living with loss and the importance of personal healing’, followed by a live Q&A.
The two will discuss “living with loss and the importance of personal healing,” after Harry’s memoir was dominated by his account of his struggles to come to terms with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana.
However, the book also raised eyebrows with intimate revelations about his frozen penis and alluded to having sex with Meghan at Soho House.
While Harry’s comments about his “toddler” made headlines around the world, there was no shortage of very personal tidbits shared in the book.
Here, Femail reveals the 9 most intriguing revelations you may have missed, from Harry’s claim that the Queen’s ghost visited him like a hummingbird, to how he “peed his pants” right before his first date with Meghan.
1. ‘Pits his pants’ before his first date with Meghan
Harry had to pee during a five-hour boat race with no toilet, after getting ‘board fright’, he urinated himself before first meeting Meghan at Soho House
For his very first date with Meghan, who he was introduced to via Instagram, Harry entered a five-hour yacht race, which had no toilet on board.
He then needed the toilet so he tried to relieve himself in the sea but got ‘stage fright’ and couldn’t.
“I finally went back to my post, sheepishly hung on the ropes, and peed my pants,” he wrote, “Wow, I thought, if Mrs. Markle could see me now.”
The Duke washed his dirty trousers in the water and hurried back to London to meet Meghan.
2. William planned to shave Harry during his bachelorette party
As Harry reminisced about his bachelorette party, he wrote that William planned to shave off his beard during the festivities.
Earlier in the book, Harry claimed his brother was jealous and “furious” because the Queen had allowed him to keep his beard for his wedding, while William had to shave his beard off when he tied the knot with Kate, in accordance with the royal protocol. .
Harry said he wanted to de-stress and have fun during the bachelorette party, but was worried he’d wake up with a fresh face if he got too drunk and passed out.
To prevent this, he kept an eye on ‘Willy’ as he tried to enjoy his party.
While Harry was reminiscing about his bachelorette party, he wrote that William planned to shave off his beard during his bachelorette party.
The Queen allowed Harry to keep his beard for his wedding. which William was ‘furious’ about
Queen comes back as a hummingbird
The Duke of Sussex wrote that he wished he could say “one last hello” to his grandmother after arriving too late in Balmoral to see her before she died.
Back home in California after the funeral, a hummingbird managed to get into his Montecito home, which Harry thought nothing of at first, before one of his friends said it could be “a sign.”
According to Harry’s friend, Spanish explorers called hummingbirds “resurrection birds.”
He then wondered if he had just had a visit from the late queen and wrote, “I thought hopeful, greedy, foolish: Is our home a detour or a destination?”
He then thought about letting the bird stay before deciding to go against it and release it instead.
Harry wrote of the Queen’s feelings for his children: “She had expected them to be a little more… American, I guess? Meaning, in her mind, more rambunctious’
What the Queen thought of Archie and Lilibet
In Spare, Harry recalled a bittersweet memory – the last time his son Archie and his daughter Lilibet (named after his grandmother) saw the Queen before she passed away.
He said Archie bowed to the late monarch while Lilibet attached herself to the Queen’s shins.
His grandmother was delighted, describing them as the “dearest of children.”
Harry wrote: ‘She expected them to be a bit more… American, I think? That means, in her mind, more rambunctious.’
Holding Meghan’s hair back while she was sick
Prince Harry also wrote about the time Meghan met his cousin Eugenie and her now-husband Jack Brooksbank.
Meghan had cooked them salmon and they talked about a number of topics including Suits and where she had traveled to.
They then proceeded to drink tequila and soon after, Meghan said she wasn’t feeling well and went to bed early.
While Harry initially thought she was a “lightweight,” he woke up to hear his wife-to-be throw up in the bathroom.
It was then revealed that the Duchess had eaten squid in a restaurant for lunch and that Harry held her hair back as she vomited.
He wrote, “I rubbed her back and finally put her to bed. Weakly, almost in tears, she said she’d imagined a very different ending from Date Four.’
Charles listens to “storybooks” in the bath
The future king’s bathing habits were also mentioned in Harry’s memoirs, when he revealed how Charles liked to take a portable CD player to the bathroom.
He recalled an incident from his childhood and said, “Dad carried his ‘wireless’, as he called his portable CD player, on which he liked to listen to his ‘storybooks’ while soaked.”
The Queen wore ear plugs to block out music during her Diamond Jubilee concert
Paul McCartney sang “Her Majesty” and Queen lead guitarist Brian May performed “God Save the Queen” at a concert to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
And while Harry had a headache, he watched the deceased monarch dance and not get tired.
On reflection, Harry said he noticed the Queen couldn’t hear anything, because she wore yellow earplugs to block out the “loud” music.
He wrote, “More than ever I wanted to give my grandma a hug.”
After closer inspection, Harry said he noticed that the Queen couldn’t hear anything because she wore yellow earplugs to block out the “loud” music.
Harry got stoned after his first date with Meghan
In his book, the Duke of Sussex wrote that he met a friend after his date with Meghan and smoked weed.
He said he told his buddy how it went and then the tequila came. The weed came out.”
They sat and watched the cartoon Inside Out and Harry described himself as numb before writing: ‘good weed dude’.
He then panicked when he got an impromptu video call from his future wife, which he answered.
Harry said he “loved” Meghan’s freckles’ before claiming they would be removed “every time” she was snapped.
The king’s favorite aftershave
Prince Harry, in his memoir, revealed his father’s favorite fragrance to wear, Dior’s Eau Sauvage, which he would “smudge.”
Harry said the aftershave was “floral, with a hint of something hard, like pepper or gunpowder.”
He added that the bottle stated that the product was made in Paris, which made him “remember Mom.”