Prince Harry Becomes First Royal to Address the Prince Andrew Scandal in "Spare"

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 17:  (L-R) Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Harry attend day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014 in Ascot, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

“Spare” will not formally be launched till Jan. 10, however excerpts from Prince Harry’s memoir show the Duke of Sussex is unafraid to debate the internal workings of the royal household. In an excerpt obtained by Us Weekly, Harry grew to become the primary member of the royal household to handle the sexual assault allegations towards his uncle Prince Andrew, Duke of York. (Andrew has denied all allegations towards him.)

In “Spare,” Harry recounts how he informed Meghan Markle that the royal household would not take away their safety element after what occurred to his mom, Princess Diana. After all, he famous that even Andrew’s safety element remained intact after he grew to become embroiled within the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, which concerned Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell working a sex-trafficking ring. POPSUGAR reached out to Buckingham Palace for touch upon Harry’s feedback about his uncle in “Spare” however didn’t obtain a direct response.

“Never. Not on this local weather of hate. Not after what occurred to my mom [Princess Diana]. Also, not within the wake of my Uncle Andrew,” Harry writes in “Spare” as he recounts telling Markle their safety element would stay in place after they stepped down as working members of the royal household. “He was embroiled in a shameful scandal, accused of the sexual assault of a younger lady and nobody had a lot recommended that he lose his safety. Whatever grievances individuals had towards us, intercourse crimes weren’t on the listing.”

Markle and Harry did lose their safety element after they moved to North America in 2020. In their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex mentioned how troublesome it was to keep up a way of safety for his or her household after their transfer once they now not had the safety they’d come to count on. As the prince writes in “Spare,” his father, King Charles III, lower him off financially after a lifetime of Harry being depending on the royal household for cash. He described his father as “my boss, my banker, my auditor and the administrator of my cash all through my complete grownup life.”

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II stripped Andrew of his HRH title and navy titles in January 2022 after Virginia Giuffre filed a sexual assault swimsuit towards him. The Duke of York settled the case out of court docket and maintains his innocence. Despite now not being a working royal, he has not misplaced his safety element.

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