Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will have heard that a certain prince has a new book out, and that it’s been receiving, erm, mixed reviews.

To save you trawling through the hectares of print pages dedicated to the revelations in Spare – and Harry’s round of media interviews to promote it – we’ve picked out the best (surely worst? ed.) bombshells, in case anyone asks you what you think of the whole sorry saga.

Camilla is dangerous

Harry labelled his stepmother Camilla “dangerous” for coveting favourable headlines in the press after being seen as the “villain” in Charles’ marriage.

“She was the villain, she was a third person in the marriage, she needed to rehabilitate her image,” Harry told US broadcaster CBS last night. “That made her dangerous because of the connections that she was forging within the British press.

“And there was open willingness on both sides to trade information and with a family built on hierarchy, and with her on the way to being Queen Consort, there was going to be people or bodies left in the street because of that.”

Harry’s own interests, by contrast, had been “sacrificed on the PR altar”, he said.

I never called the royals racist

In an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby last night, the Duke of Sussex denied calling the Royal Family racist but said they were guilty of “unconscious bias” while discussing Meghan’s controversial claim that an unnamed royal had expressed “concern” about their son Archie’s skin colour. 

While he blamed his family for the “millions of words… dedicated to trying to trash my wife and myself to the point where I had to leave my country,” Harry backed away from Meghan’s comments to Oprah.

 “You accused members of your family of racism,” says Bradby.

“No we didn’t,” Harry replies curtly. “The British press said that. Did Meghan ever mention that they’re racist?” 

Will and Kate stereotyped Meghan

Harry said that stereotyping of Meghan by his brother and sister-in-law, the Prince and Princess of Wales, prevented his wife from being accepted into the royal family.

“I always hoped that the four of us [Harry, Meghan, Kate and William] would get on,” Harry said in the ITV interview. “But, very quickly it became Meghan versus Kate. And that, when it plays out so publicly, you can’t hide from that.”

He continued:“I don’t think they were ever expecting me to get – or to become – to get into a relationship with someone like Meghan who had, you know, a very successful career.

“There was a lot of stereotyping that was happening. Some of the way that they were acting or behaving definitely felt to me as though unfortunately that stereotyping was causing a bit of a barrier to them really… introducing or welcoming her in.”

Asked to explain, Harry replied: “American actress, divorced, biracial, there’s all different parts to that and what that can mean but if you are, like a lot of my family do, if you are reading the Press, the British tabloids, there is a tendency where you could actually end up living in the tabloid bubble rather than the actual reality.”

I hope my conversations remain private

Incredibly, Harry said he hoped that future conversations with his dad and his brother would remain private, despite Harry’s tell-all memoir, Netflix series and string of interviews making intimate details of conversations public, including the one he was conducting at the time.

“I don’t know whether they’ll be watching this [interview] or not,” Harry said. “But, what they have to say to me and what I have to say to them will be in private, and I hope it can stay that way.”

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