Prince Harry: He claims to have trimmed passages from his book to avoid certain explosive revelations

Prince Harry: He claims to have trimmed passages from his book to avoid certain explosive revelations

In an interview with Britain’s The Telegraph, Prince Harry said he excluded half of the information contained in his book The Substitute (ed. Fayard) so as not to overwhelm members of the British royal family even more.

It could be worse ? In an interview with Britain’s The Telegraph, Prince Harry confided that he had enough editorial material to publish two volumes of his book The Substitute (ed. Fayard). But that he finally decided to halve the content to spare the members of the royal family.

“The first version was different,” he explains, saying the book had 800 pages instead of the current 400. “It could have been two books, so to speak. (…) Things have happened, mainly between me and my brother, but also between me and my father in a way that I don’t want to reveal to the world. Because I don’t think they (Prince William and King Charles III, editor’s note) could forgive me for that,” he continues.

Prince Harry, 38, admits he had trouble deciding between the elements he wanted to keep without the final version, knowing the royal family were absolutely opposed to the book’s publication. He also claims that some media outlets “have tons of compromising information about my family, I know, and they’re pushing it under the rug to come up with juicy stories about another person,” he says.

He believes his book should serve one purpose, namely modernizing the British monarchy for the benefit of his brother’s children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4. “I know at least one of those children will end up like this will like me, the deputy. And it hurts me, it worries me. (…) I’m not interested in bringing down the monarchy – my approach is rather to save it from itself,” he adds.

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