The 38-year-old appeared on 'The Late Show' to discuss his memoir 'Spare'.
Prince Harry is clearing the air about a lot of things in his memoir Spare as well as the many incidents that took place in his life. Instead of having the media tell his story he's decided to do it himself. The 38-year-old appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and first addressed reports that he bragged about killing 25 people while in Afghanistan in his book.
“My words are not dangerous, but the spin of my words are very dangerous,” Prince Harry told Stephen Colbert in his visit to the "The Late Show." https://t.co/U733XoCSZC— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) January 11, 2023
"Without a doubt, the most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan," he told the 58-year-old talk show host. "My words are not dangerous, but the spin of my words are very dangerous," adding that the media had the context of his military service in Afghanistan.
He hopes that with the book out now, "people will be able to see the context." He feels very upset that people "get away" with these kinds of things. Despite having the context, people have taken things out of context. "They had the whole section, they ripped it away and just said, 'Here it is. He's boasting on this.' ... And that's dangerous," Harry added.
The former senior royal also addressed another issue that's been talked about a lot in the media: a fight with his sibling Prince William, the next king to the throne, who physically attacked him in 2019. "There is a lot of talk about the physical fight that the two of you had, where he pushed you down in the kitchen and broke the dog bowl when you fell on it," Colbert said. It took place at Nottingham Cottage, Harry's former home on the grounds of Kensington Palace, during an argument about Meghan Markle, reports PEOPLE. "He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog's bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out," Harry wrote in Spare.
The necklace has significant meaning to Harry who later got it fixed. He told Colbert the silver charms were etched with cardiograms for son Archie Harrison, 3, and daughter Lilibet Diana, 19 months. "I've got my kids' heartbeats, which my wife gave me. And a friend of mine in Botswana made this for me, which has got tiger's eye on it," he added. Botswana is where Harry and his wife had their third date in 2016 and the tiger's eye is believed to promote clarity in the wearer.
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