The most surprising things we learned from Prince’s new biography

Nothing about prinshars opdragelse could be regarded as “private”. The king was raised very publicly, even more when his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash when he was only 12 years old.

Each of his relationships has been played in the media, with his recent engagement with the American actor Meghan Markle dominating the news cycle both in the United States and abroad. Hans skandaler has also made global headlines. Hvem kunne glemme Harry’s nøgne Vegas billeder, eller hans nazistiske kostume, komplet med en swastika på armen? Prins Harry syntes at have sin mest private, hemmelige øjeblikke-gode or dårlig udsendelse over hele kloden.

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Derfor er det så forbløffende, at kongelig ekspert Katie Nicholl har formået at overraske os. Hendes nye biografi, Harry: Liv, Tab og Kærlighed, out on Tuesday, diving into the very public moments and revealing some truths that the masses will be surprised to learn about the beloved prince. Men, as you would expect, it was not an easy experience.

“Prins Harry har en meget streng og beskyttende og loyal kreds af venner, hvoraf nogle ved jeg. Some of them have I known for many, many years. And it’s really based on trust,” narrator Nicholl Med stil på få materialer til bogen. “Folk vil kun tale med dig, if they trust you if they think your agenda is largely positive – which my was – and I think if you know that you should handle the material responsibly and sensibly og følsomt. “

Nicholl, an expert on Prince Harry, admits that some of the details she found out during reporting was surprising for her. “I was very surprised and really impressed really to learn what I learned about Harry’s time in Afghanistan, especially on his first trip. I had never understood how much fare, maybe it was naive of me, but I do not think many people realize hvor meget virkelig reel fare faktisk var jeg, “sagde hun Med stil.

Jeg bogen interviews Nicholles Harry’s Captain Dickon Leigh-Wood, der afslører, på prinsen var “tommer fra døden”, efter at hans tank bare savnet kørsel over en eksplosiv enhed. “We drove to another village when we almost drove over an IED, it was a much closer shave end of the first time. One of the vehicles in the column suddenly noticed something under the front of the tank and everyone was ordered to stop” he fortalte Nicholl. “Vi opdagede, på trykpladen på en IED, at de tidligere biler, inklusive Harry’s, havde savnet med omkring seks inches. Hvis nogen tanker var gået over den, ville det have været spillet over for Harry, for nogen af os. “

“This is a young man who has always been shielded by the protection officer and he had no protection when he was in Afghanistan and fought on the front line. It was him and his men. And I was completely overwhelmed by the accounts I got af folk der havde tjent i frontlinjen med ham “, sagde Nicholl and added that she hopes people will realize what a” big risk “Harry took with his military service.

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In fact, Prince’s time in the army is a lot of properties in the cinema, especially how reluctant he should leave it. In March 2015, he published the official announcement via Kensington Palace, leaving the military to take more of a royal role.

Nyheden was surprising considering that his brother and the other in line with the throne, Prince William, balanced his royal duties with a day job as an air ammunition pilot until he retired in 2017. But behind the scenes, there seemed to be more til Harry’s afslutning slutter på møde øjet, som en blanding af sikkerhedsfrygt, millioner af skatte dollars og langdistancet forhold var alle faktorer i hele hans militære karriere.

Talking about relationships, Dyk Nicholl deeply into his relationships with Chelsy Davy and Cressida Bonas, and tries to find out how precise they went wrong. “I was very curious after trying to get to the bottom of why his relationship with Chelsy and Cressida did not really end in exposures,” she said Med stil. “So I think they are very interesting accounts of close friends of where the relationships came out.”

As a reader, I was struck by the fact that in both cases, after the relations officially ended, Harry still tried to make them work – especially with Chelsy. Han havde “en sidste hurray” med sin eks i Afrika i 2015, år efter at de brød op. I biographien says one of Nicholl’s sources, at “both hoped there could be a chance of reconciliation” and they spent the summer without the press finding out – no little prince of the prince.

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“You have a feeling that none of them were completely willing to completely let go of the love affair. They had carved their names in one of the tribe of the family property. It was such a love affair that it was really , “Nicholl fortalte Med stil. “Helt frem til 2015 forsøgte de at give det endnu en chance. I was completely hurt by it, and I think that everyone who has been in love will never forget your first love and in this respect, på prins harry var ikke anderledes. “

“And I think what’s so nice that he still has a friendship with Chelsy, and there’s the wonderful respect between the two. None of them have talked about their relationship, and I think you skal respektere og beundre dem for det. “

I last ende did not work because Chelsy did not want a king’s life. Indtast: Meghan Markle. Harry met Meghan i sommeren 2016 gennem en fælles ven senere afsløret at være Violet von Westenholz, en barndomsvin af prins Harry. Violet arbejdede i PR for Ralph Lauren, hvor hun mødtes Jakkesæt stjerne, der senere ville blive Harry’s forlovede.

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“According to a source, Violet, who knows both Harry and Meghan well, thought they could be well matched and I was told by a source close to Violet, that she gave Harry Meghans number,” writes Nicholl in Harry.

If you have followed the endless news stories around Markle, not too much detail in the book will be surprising, even if there were a few that hit me. Før Harry mødte Meghan, havde hun lige for nylig delt sig fra en kæreste, Canadisk kok Cory Vitiello. She traveled around Europe with friends Lindsay Roth and fashion designer Misha Nonoo after the split and was introduced to the Prince after.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Mænd Meghan var kendt for sin rolle i Jakkesæt, her første skuespil var faktisk i General Hospital, og hun spillede en pige CSI: NY inden hun landede sin syvårige del. And mens she said that she did not know much about Harry before he met him, revealing a friend to Nicholl that she was fascinated by royalty as a child and even had a copy of Diana: Hendes sande historie på hendes bogreol vokser op.

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For her relationship with Prince Harry, the couple managed to take more secret journeys that had not leaked to the press before they returned, including a visit to Norway to see the northern lights in early 2017. According to Nicholl par spent several nights staying in a glass-plated luxury teepee in the midst of the desert so that they fell asleep under the stars. 

There was only one instance of the two rushed press and paparazzi. I biography describes Nicholl the extraordinary lengths they have undergone to hide from paparazzi, including hiding out at the friends ‘houses and leaking stories about fake planes. When the news about their relationship broke in October 2016, Harry came to visit Meghan in Toronto. “En historie blev lækket, at Harry havde aflyst en flyvning til Toronto for at least to appear in Britain, but photographers and journalists dropped to Meghan’s home, regardless,” wrote Nicholl, adding that the two gik hen til gemme sig hos Jessica Mulroney’s hus i stedet.

In view of how well they are under the radar, there is nobody to tell how many more romantic trips they have taken, as the world will never know. Mænd det meste af tiden er de virkelig hjemme i Nottingham Cottage, madlavning middag og ser tv. Og ja, de kigger Kronen.

“En færdig kok, Meghan loved making extravagant dinners for Harry, and they enjoyed staying in and eating their delicious homemade meals and watching movies and tv shows like Kronen på Netflix, skrev Nicholl. Hun havde bestemt forvandlet Nottingham Cottage, smagfuldt tilføjet nogle feminine detaljer til bachelorindretningen, herunder friske blomster, økologiske kokebøger og hendes foretrukne Le Labo Santal 26 smeltende lys. “

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