Prince Harry has sensationally admitted to taking cocaine “a few” times during his wildest party years.
Writing in his bombshell memoir Spare, which has been published in Spain ahead of its UK publication next week, the Duke of Sussex describes being dragged into the office of an unnamed member of Royal Household staff during the grandmother’s golden jubilee in 2002 after a reporter asked the Palace about her drug-taking habits.
Earlier in his autobiography, Harry describes smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol – but he first revealed how he was offered a line of cocaine while on a hunting weekend.
Admitting he lied to Royal Household staff during questioning, Harry says taking cocaine “wasn’t much fun” and did it partly to be different and because he was a ” seventeen-year-old willing to try almost anything inconvenient”. the established order “.
According to translations obtained by MailOnline and also reported by Sky News, he wrote: ‘It wasn’t much fun, and it didn’t make me particularly happy like the others seemed to be, but it did make me to feel different, and that was my main goal. To feel. To be different.’
Prince Harry has sensationally admitted to taking cocaine on several occasions. Photographed in 2002
Harry and William with their grandmother the Queen during the 2002 Golden Jubilee
Harry also describes smoking cigarettes and cannabis, and drinking at Windsor Castle golf course, while a student at Eton.
Tales of the Duke’s exploits as a ‘party prince’ have been widely reported over the years. Speaking on the Dax Shepard Podcast in 2021, Harry laughed as he recalled his infamous party trip to Las Vegas which saw nude photos of him leaked to the press.
Undated photo released by Penguin Random House of the cover of the Duke of Sussex’s memoir
In 2012, Harry enjoyed a wild weekend in Las Vegas, where he was clinging to nothing but a necklace as a naked girl hid behind him after a game of pool in his VIP suite.
On Dax’s ‘Armchair Expert’ show, the royal spoke about how people are more likely to run away and rebel after being told ‘you need help’ when the host mentioned the notorious trip jokingly: “[Or] get naked in Las Vegas”.
It comes after the Duke of Sussex claimed he and his brother begged their father not to marry the current Queen Consort and he wondered if she would ever be his ‘evil stepmother’.
Harry’s autobiography Spare reveals that the royal brothers knew Camilla as ‘the other woman’.
Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace declined to comment on leaked claims from Harry’s book which emerged five days before the explosive and revealing memoir was published in the UK.
The book includes details of when he was first introduced to Camilla.
The duke reportedly claimed he and his brother had separate meetings with her before she married the current king in 2005.
He said seeing her for the first time was like avoiding the pain of an injection, writing: ‘It’s nothing. Close your eyes and you won’t even feel it. Harry also alleges that Camilla seemed “bored” during the meeting and wondered if she would be his “mean stepmother” in the future.
Harry attends the afterparty at China White’s club on International Cartier Day in 2004
Also in the book, the Duke claims he and his brother were willing to forgive her if she could make Charles happy, adding: “We saw that like us he was not.”
“You could recognize the blank stares, the empty sighs, the frustration still visible on his face.”
Harry also claims that he and William told Charles they would welcome Camilla into the family on the condition that he did not marry her and that he “begged” him not to.
He alleges that his father did not respond to their pleas.
The brothers feared Camilla was being unfairly compared to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, Harry also claims.
Other revelations in the book include the Duke’s claims that a campaign has been launched for Charles to marry Camilla and that his stepmother leaked details of her conversation with William to the press.
The Guardian, which said it was able to obtain a copy of Spare despite tight security before launch, reported that Harry claims he was physically attacked by William and knocked to the ground in a furious confrontation with the Duchess of Sussex.
Harry writes: ‘(William) called me another name and then came up to me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my collar, and knocked me to the ground.
“I landed on the dog bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I stood there for a moment, stunned, then I got up and told him to get out.
Other reported revelations include how the brothers call each other ‘Willy’ and ‘Harold’ and that Charles pleaded with his sons in a tense meeting after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral: ‘Please, the boys. Don’t make my last years a misery.
The book comes just weeks after Harry and Meghan’s bombshell Netflix documentary – in which Harry said he was terrified when William yelled and yelled at him during a tense 2020 Sandringham summit.