Prince Harry questioned after Queen Mother error in ‘Spare’

Prince Harry questioned after Queen Mother error in ‘Spare’

Memories may vary.

Prince Harry’s credibility has been called into question after an apparent error in his controversial memoir, Spare, about the death of his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

In the book, the Duke of Sussex, 38, recalls the exact moment it was announced that the late Queen Elizabeth II’s mother, Elizabeth the Queen Mother, had died in March 2002.

Harry claims he was at his posh UK school, Eton, when he learned she had died in her sleep aged 101.

“At Eton, while I was studying, I got a phone call. I wish I could remember whose voice was on the other end; of a courtier, I believe,” wrote the prince.

He continued, “I remember it was just before Easter, the weather was bright and warm, the light came through my window, filled with vivid colors. Your Royal Highness, the Queen Mother is dead.”

Prince Harry’s inaccurate account of the Queen Mother’s death signals there may be further inconsistencies in his memoir, Spare. Getty Images

However, some reports dispute Harry’s claim that he was at school, saying that he was actually on a skiing trip to Klosters, Switzerland, with his father, King Charles III, and his brother, Prince William. at the time of the Queen Mother’s death.

There are also photos showing that Harry was indeed returning to the UK from Switzerland the day after his great-grandmother’s death.

The discrepancy has led many to wonder if other parts of Harry’s book may be factually incorrect.

Harry wrote that he was at Eton when he learned of his great-grandmother’s death. Getty Images

“Harry can’t even remember where he was when the Queen Mother died, so his memories are not to be trusted. And he has an agenda so he lacks impartiality,” one person tweeted on Tuesday.

“Yet it’s the first day since #SpareUs was published and it’s already clear that Harry has fabricated large parts of the book out of whole cloth to support his fake victimization,” another Twitter user claimed. “He wasn’t at Eton when the Queen Mother died and he wasn’t called an ‘accidental courtier’. He’s a liar and a loser, period.”

Harry was reportedly skiing in Switzerland with his brother and dad at the time of the Queen Mother’s death. Tim Graham Photo Library via Get

“Honestly it’s always the best policy otherwise the memories will definitely change!!! 🤣”, wrote a third person.

Critics then pointed to another detail about a gift Princess Diana allegedly gave Harry, which also seemed wrong.

In his book, Harry wrote that his late mother bought him an Xbox for his 13th birthday in 1997, just before she died.

However, the Mirror reports that the Xbox didn’t exist until 2001, and the games console didn’t hit shelves in Europe until a year later.

“Looks like the book is a little blurry actually,” one person wrote on Twitter in response to the Xbox controversy.

Another agreed: “That’s the problem with multiple lies. You lose track, you get cocky and you forget to research.”

Prince Harry’s claim that his mother, Princess Diana, bought him an Xbox for his 13th birthday is another glaring inconsistency. Getty Images

Others pointed out, however, that Harry may have confused the type of gaming system he received, with defenders noting that he could have received a PlayStation or Nintendo 64 and was simply “confused”.

Harry made some scathing accusations about members of his royal family in the book, which was officially released on Tuesday, and they have now been called into question.

Many are questioning the validity of the stories in Harry’s book. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The red-haired royal accused Charles of referring to him as a “spare” on the day he was born and allegedly told Diana: “Now you’ve given me an heir and a spare – my job is done.”

He also claimed that William physically assaulted him after arguing about his wife, Meghan Markle.

He and his wife, Meghan Markle, have opened up about their feud with members of the royal family. WireImage

Harry also went after the Prince of Wales’ wife, Kate Middleton, claiming she reduced Markle to tears ahead of their wedding.

The Duke also dragged Charles’ wife, Queen Consort Camilla, and claimed that he and Prince William asked their father not to marry her.

Harry claimed William physically assaulted him during an argument about Markle in his book. Getty Images

Harry and Markle, 41, have fallen out with family members since stepping down from their royal duties in 2020 and moving to California, where they now live with their two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

Tensions have risen further since the Sussexes have continued to air their family’s dirty laundry.

In addition to Harry’s memoir, the couple dropped a Netflix documentary, “Harry & Meghan,” which was also met with backlash.

The pair have also participated in several bombshell interviews, including one in 2021 with Oprah Winfrey and, most recently, a solo Harry did with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”

Page Six has reached out to Harry’s rep for comment on the inconsistencies in his book.

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