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By the author of the top 10 bestseller The Duchess, this is the Prince Harry you've never read about before - this is the story behind the tabloid stories. The Prince who has the power to make or break. The maverick Prince, who is brilliant, impetuous and unpredictable. The Prince who with his unique talents, charm and bloody-minded determination is changing lives across the world. But the Prince who could, in a moment of madness, bring it all crashing down.
He is the redhead that Diana called 'the spare', whose childhood was one of chaos and loss; the little boy walking behind his mother's cortege who broke our hearts. This is the story of how he survived the loss and chaos; how he lived in the shadow of his older, cleverer, more important brother - until suddenly he discovered there was something he could do better than almost anyone. This is the story of how the troubled teenager grew into a leader of men, a soldier, a pilot, an adventurer and a passionate champion of those who are in danger of being destroyed or forgotten.
Written with the help of many of the most important people in his life, this is the first authoritative biography of this most delightful, charismatic and dangerous of the Queen's grandsons.
Journal Entry 2
Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Thursday, July 22, 2021
Well, I found this book in a local phone box book exchange and thought it might be an interesting read, and i was hoping for more of an insight to Harry and his psyche. It seems that he was good at some things and not so good at others. He isn't academic, like his brother, William, but he isn't "thick" either. He did well in the army, flying an apache, which isn't the easiest thing to fly; he can be good with children, but it seems that he is rather impulsive, not thinking before saying and doing things he really shouldn't, and we haven't reached the part where he meets C-list actress Meghan Markle, and we know how well *that* is going at this point... This book was published in 2014, so although it talks about two previous, serious relationships, with Chelsey Davy and then Cressida Bonas, there is no mention of other partners, and I believe he met Markle in 2016, but it does mention that any future partner of his would have to accept that they are rather low down in the "pecking order" and many won't want to accept that. Well Markle seems to have wrangled something in her favour, now destroying another family relationship (the RF) after the utter mess of her own; cutting off her father, half siblings and all extended family. A happy relationship tends to bring people together, and not separate and alienate them! The book details the early family life of Prince Charles, Princess Diana and princes William and Harry, and things were certainly turbulent but it's time that Harry stops whinging on and on ad nauseum, as William has also suffered, and he can stay respectful to his family. Maybe his wife helped that, as he was able to spend a lot of time around a genuinely happy family, The Middletons, who never put a foot wrong. Catherine and William seem well-matched and therein lies the difference. I think they married for love. The book points out that Harry is impulsive, even childish, and that he can either be an asset or very dangerous to The Royal Family in the future. Ain't that the truth! Thank goodness he is only the spare...