Prince Harry’s next memoir, spare— set to be released on January 10, 2023 — is set to open with one of the most heartbreaking scenes any royal follower can remember. Prince William, 15, and his 12-year-old Harry solemnly walk behind the coffin of their beloved mother, passing through London and Westminster Abbey, where Princess Diana’s funeral took place on September 6, 1997. .
By their side were their father, then-Prince Charles, their grandfather, Prince Philip, and Diana’s brother and uncle, Earl Charles Spencer. Spencer died a week before he died in a car accident in Paris on August 31, 1997. One mile long, the scars from that moment have followed both brothers to this day.
Christopher Andersen, author of the book King: The Life of Charles III (opens in new tab)on 8 November, the king said that he deeply regretted letting his sons walk behind the coffin of his first wife, saying, “As it troubles them, it troubles him.” think”.
Andersen said on the podcast “Royally Us”:[William and Harry have] talked about it. I believe it’s a form of PTSD. Harry uses terms such as the trigger on the plane to London, reminding him of those days when he had to walk behind coffins. was bullied into doing it by the palace. [who] Diana used to complain.”
According to Andersen, the new king “somewhat understands that he is responsible. [William and Harry] must endure. ”
In a podcast interview, daily expressAndersen also said that Count Spencer regretted trying to persuade William and Harry to walk behind the coffin. spareWhere Publisher Penguin Random House Readers are immediately transported back to one of the 20th century’s most poignant images: two boys and two princes walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watches in grief and horror. When Princess Diana was buried, billions of people wondered what the princes were thinking and feeling, and how their lives would play out from that point on. For Harry, this is finally his story.”