Prince Harry’s explosive new memoir has many readers cringing at the intimate details — with scenes ranging from the moment he lost his virginity to his frozen penis.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, released his biography Spare around the world yesterday, following its release in Spain last week, and the royal family has certainly provided ghostwriter JR Moehringer with some rather florid quotes.
For example, he talks about the first time he saw Meghan while she was using a dog filter on Snapchat, saying he was blown away by her “luminous, angelic face.”
Other eyebrow-raising passages include a “very cheeky” moment in Waitrose where “next to the fruit and veg I felt her walking past me.”
Prince Harry’s explosive new memoir has many readers cringing at its intimate details and shocking content – with scenes ranging from the moment he lost his virginity to his frozen penis
1. “An older woman who loved macho horses treated me like a young stallion”
Prince Harry has revealed that he lost his virginity to an unnamed older woman at the age of 17 in his explosive autobiography.
The duke explained how his anonymous first lover treated him like a “young stallion” and explained how the steamy exchange took place in a field behind a “very busy pub”.
In 2001, the Royal Family was still studying at Eton College, Windsor when one of the Royal Family’s bodyguards, Marko, visited him.
At the start of the meeting, Prince Harry said he suspected Marko had heard about the one-night stand – which he described as a “humiliating” experience.
Over lunch in a cafeteria in the city center, the bodyguard – who had a “gloomy expression” on his face – told the prince that he had been sent to “find out the truth.”
The father-of-two wrote: “I suspected he was referring to my recent loss of virginity, a humiliating episode with an older woman who loved macho horses who treated me like a young stallion.
“I quickly climbed on top of her, after which she slapped my ass and sent me off. One of my many mistakes was letting it happen in a field, just behind a very busy pub. No doubt someone had seen us.’
Prince Harry photographed months before his 17th birthday in July 2001 at the Cirencester Polo Club
2. “What was the universe trying to say to me by depriving me of both my penis and my brother?”
Prince Harry confessed to suffering from a frozen penis, in one of his more bizarre revelations buried in his new memoir.
In “Spare,” the Duke confessed that he was stricken with the early stages of the condition during William and Kate’s wedding in April 2011.
It followed his 200-mile Walking with the Wounded expedition in March 2011, which saw him embark on a trek to the North Pole alongside four ex-servicemen wounded in Afghanistan.
The frostbite affected his cheeks, ears and genitals, he claimed.
At Prince William’s wedding, Prince Harry described feeling “totally helpless.” And also as a eunuch.’
He continued, “What was the universe trying to say to me by depriving me of both my penis and my brother?”
He continues, “My penis fluctuated between extremely sensitive and borderline traumatized. The last place I wanted to be was Frostnipitstan.
“I had tried some home remedies, including one recommended by a friend. She had urged me to apply Elizabeth Arden cream.
“My mom always used that on her lips. Do you want me to put that on my todger…”
Harry goes on to describe his ‘todger’ as ‘softened’ by the cream.’
Harry also secretly visited a Harley Street doctor, after fearing he might have to have a partial penectomy – a removal of part of the penis.
But the medic told the prince that “time was the most viable cure,” he wrote.
Prince Harry discusses his penis a number of times in the memoir – including details of how he tried to treat frostbite with Elizabeth Arden night cream
3. “I got all that from her face. Her radiant, angelic face.’
In a section of the book titled “She is the captain of my soul,” Prince Harry writes about the first moment he sees Meghan – on a friend’s Instagram page.
He details: ”I was sitting around Nott Cott, scrolling through Instagram…They were playing around with a new app that put crazy filters on your photos. Violet and the woman had dog ears, dog noses, long red dog tongues hanging out.
“This woman with Violet… my God. I watched the video several times and then forced myself to put the phone down.
In a section of the book entitled ‘She is the captain of my soul’, Prince Harry writes about the first moment he sees Meghan – on a friend’s Instagram page
Dan picked it up, watched the video again.
“For thirty-two years I had seen an assembly line of faces pass by and only a handful had ever made me look twice. This woman stopped the assembly line. This woman smashed the assembly line.
“I had never seen anyone so beautiful.”
“There was an energy about her, a wild joy and playfulness. There was something about the way she smiled, the way she stared into the camera. Confident. Free. She believed life was one big adventure, I could see that. What a privilege it would be, I thought, to join her on that journey.
“I got all that from her face. Her radiant, angelic face.’
4. “That’s love, I thought, though I managed to keep the words.”
After inviting Princess Eugenie, her then-boyfriend Jack and their friend Charlie to dinner, Harry writes that he was woken up by Meghan who was violently ill in the toilet.
He writes, “I rubbed her back and finally put her to bed. Weakly, almost in tears, she said she imagined a very different ending than Date Four.
‘Stop,’ I said. Take care of each other? That is the point. That’s love, I thought, though I managed to keep the words.’
5. Next to the fruits and vegetables, I felt her stroll past me
In part of the book, Harry writes about planning a meal with Meghan after spending the night together at Soho House in London.
The two decided to meet at a local Waitrose dressed up in disguise to do so.
The duke writes: ‘Anonymously, I picked up a basket, casually walked down the aisles. Next to the fruits and vegetables, I felt her strolling past me. Actually, it was more strolling than walking. Very spicy. We slid our eyes to each other, for a moment, and then quickly away.’
6. She really is magical, I thought. Even the seals know it.’
During a trip to Scotland, Prince Harry describes how he and Meghan walked to the beach, where they encountered several seals.
He writes, “As Dad instructed, I ran to the water’s edge, sang to them. They serenaded. Arooo. No answer.
“Meg joined me and sang to them, and now of course they sang back. She really is magical, I thought. Even the seals know it.’
7. I read them as a quote, a reminder, a proclamation. I read them like a decree.’
Towards the end of the biography, Harry writes how he helped a doctor give birth to his daughter Lili.
He writes that the family quickly returned home and settled in as a family of four.
Describing an intimate moment with Meghan, he said they were “skin to skin” when she told him: “I’ve never been so in love with you as I was at that moment.’
He continues: ‘She wrote down some thoughts in a kind of diary. Which she shared. I read them like a love poem. I read them as a will, a renewal of our vows. I read them as a quote, a reminder, a proclamation. I read them like a decree.’
He goes on to say that Meghan calls him “her love” and “no reserve.”
8. Time, as the doctor predicted, would fix my todger. When would it work its magic on my heart?
Prince Harry describes his regret over his breakup with Chelsy Davy and admits it was difficult to see her at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.
Prince Harry describes his brief romance with model Florence Brudenell-Bruce, now Florence St George
“I also felt a certain way about the hungry-looking men who followed her, circling her, making her dance,” he said, admitting he’d been jealous and telling Chesly the same.
“Time, as the doctor predicted, would fix my todger. When would it work its magic on my heart?’ the prince mused.
His friends tried to help him by setting him up with other women and one of them was model Florence Brudenell-Bruce.
They went for a drink with a group of friends and then back to Clarence House for a nightcap.
After the party ended, he offered to give ‘Flea’, as she was nicknamed, a lift to Notting Hill.
Seeimg to allude to something that happened between the couple that evening, he wrote, “She invited me for tea. Sure, I said. I’ve asked my bodyguard to drive around the block a few hundred times.”
9. I could take out a cactus three miles away with a Hellfire rocket, but I couldn’t quite find her lips
Prince Harry describes one of his first dates with ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas, who he was arranged to meet by his cousin Princess Eugenie, after which he gave her a ride home.
“She didn’t invite me in. I didn’t expect that, I didn’t want her to do that. Take it easy, I thought,’ he recalled.
However, he decided the time was right to try a kiss.
“I leaned in to kiss her, but my aim was wrong. I could take out a cactus three miles away with a Hellfire missile, but I couldn’t quite find her lips.
She turned around, I tried again on the return trip, and we managed to avoid something like a scrape. Painfully clumsy.’
He spoke to Eugenie the next day who had already heard Cressida’s report that the meeting was “uncomfortable,” but luckily she was willing to try again.