Prince Harry’s credibility is being called into question following an apparent error in his controversial memoir, Spare, about his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s death.
In the book, the Duke of Sussex, 38, recalls the exact moment he was alerted that the late Queen Elizabeth II‘s mum, The Queen Mother, died in March 2002.
Harry claims that he was at his posh UK boarding school, Eton, when he learned that she had passed away in her sleep at the age of 101.
“At Eton, while studying, I took a call. I wish I could remember whose voice was at the other end; a courtier’s, I believe,” the prince wrote.
He continued, “I recall that it was just before Easter, the weather was bright and warm, light slanting through my window, filled with vivid colours. Your Royal Highness, the Queen Mother has died.”
However, several reports contradict Harry’s claim that he was at school, stating he was actually on a ski trip in Klosters, Switzerland, with his father, King Charles III, and his brother, Prince William, at the time of the Queen Mother’s death.
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There are also photos that show Harry was indeed returning to the UK from Switzerland a day after his great-grandmother’s passing.
The inconsistency has led many to question whether other parts of Harry’s book could be factually incorrect.
“Harry can’t even remember where he was when the Queen Mother died, so his recollections are not to be trusted. And he has an agenda, so there’s a lack of impartiality,” one person tweeted on Tuesday.
“Yet it’s day one since the #SpareUs release and already it’s clear Harry fabricated huge portions of the book from whole cloth to support his fake victimhood,” another Twitter user claimed. “He was not at Eton when the Queen Mother died and was not told by a ‘random courtier’.””
“Honestly is always the best policy otherwise recollections will definitely vary!!!,” a third person wrote.
Critics then highlighted another detail about a gift Princess Diana allegedly gave Harry that also appeared to be incorrect.
In his book, Harry wrote that his late mom bought him an Xbox for his 13th birthday in 1997 right before she died.
However, the Mirror reports that Xboxes did not exist until 2001 and the gaming console didn’t even hit shelves in Europe until a year later.
“Seems like the book is a bit on the hazy in the truth,” one person tweeted in response to the Xbox contradiction.
Another agreed, “That is the problem with multiple lies. You lose track, get cocky and forget to research.”
Others pointed out, though, that Harry may have just mixed up the type of gaming system he received with defenders noting that he could have gotten a PlayStation or Nintendo 64 and was just “confused.”
Still, the irregularities are leaving many to suspect that Harry’s memoir could be filled with other inaccuracies.
Harry made several scathing accusations about his royal family members in the book, which officially came out Tuesday.
The red-headed royal accused Charles of referring to him as a “spare” on the day he was born and allegedly telling Diana, “Now you’ve given me an heir and a spare — my work is done.”
He also claimed that William physically attacked him after getting into an argument over his wife, Meghan Markle.
Harry also went after the Prince of Wales’ wife, Kate Middleton, claiming she brought Meghan to tears ahead of their wedding.
The duke also dragged Charles’ wife, Queen Consort Camilla, and claimed that he and Prince William urged their father not to marry her.
Harry and Meghan, 41, have been feuding with family members since they resigned from their royal duties in 2020 and moved to California, where they now reside with their two kids: Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.
Tensions have grown stronger since the Sussexes have continued to air their family’s dirty laundry.
Page Six has reached out to Harry’s rep for comments on the inconsistencies in his book.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
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