Prince Harry questioned after Queen Mother mistake in ‘Spare’

Memories may vary.

Prince Harry’s credibility is in question following an apparent error in his controversial memoir, ‘Spare’, about the death of his great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth.

In the book, the Duke of Sussex, 38, recalls the exact moment he was alerted that the late Queen Elizabeth II’s mother, Elizabeth the Queen Mother, had died in March 2002.

Harry claims he was at his posh British boarding school, Eton, when he learned she had died in her sleep aged 101.

“At Eton, while studying, I took a call. I wish I could remember who the voice on the other end was; a courtier, I believe,” wrote the prince.

He continued: “I remember it was just before Easter, the weather was clear and warm, the light slanting through my window, filled with bright colors. Your Royal Highness, the Queen Mother has passed away.

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Prince Harry’s inaccurate account of the Queen Mother’s death signals that there may be further inconsistencies in his memoir, ‘Spare’.
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However, multiple reports contradict Harry’s claim that he was at school, stating that he was in fact on a ski trip to Klosters, Switzerland, with his father, King Charles III, and his brother, the Prince William, at the time of the Queen Mother’s death.

There are also photos that show Harry was indeed returning from Switzerland to the UK a day after his great-grandmother passed away.

The inconsistency has led many to wonder if other parts of Harry’s book might be factually incorrect.

A photo of Prince Harry, Prince William, King Charles III and the Queen Mother together.
Harry wrote that he was at Eton when he learned of his great-grandmother’s death.
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“Harry doesn’t even remember where he was when the Queen Mother died, so his memories are unreliable. And he has a program, so there is a lack of impartiality”, a person tweeted tuesday.

“Still, this is the first day since the release of #SpareUs and it’s already clear that Harry fabricated huge portions of the book from whole cloth to support his fake victimization,” another Twitter user said. claims. ‘He was not at Eton when the Queen Mother died and was not told by a ‘random courtier’. He’s a liar and a loser, period.

Prince Harry, King Charles III and Prince William laugh during a ski trip.
Harry is said to have been skiing in Switzerland with his brother and father at the time of the Queen Mother’s death.
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“Honestly, that’s always the best policy, otherwise memories will definitely vary!!! 🤣,” a third person wrote.

Critics then pointed to another detail about a gift Princess Diana allegedly gave Harry that also seemed fake.

In his book, Harry wrote that his late mother bought him an Xbox for his 13th birthday in 1997 just before she died.

However, the Mirror reports that Xboxes didn’t exist until 2001 and the game console didn’t even hit shelves in Europe until a year later.

“Looks like the book is a bit fuzzy in the truth,” one person tweeted in response to the Xbox contradiction.

Another one OK“That’s the problem with multiple lies. You lose track, get arrogant, and forget to research.

Prine William, Prince Harry and Princess Diana in 1995.
Another apparent contradiction is Prince Harry’s claim that his mother, Princess Diana, bought him an Xbox for his 13th birthday.
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Others pointed out, however, that Harry may have just mixed up the type of gaming system he received, with defenders noting he could have gotten a PlayStation or Nintendo 64 and was just “confused”.

Harry made several scathing accusations against members of his royal family in the book, which was officially released on Tuesday, and these have now been challenged.

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Many question the validity of the stories in Harry’s book.
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The red-haired royal accused Charles of calling him ‘reserved’ on the day he was born and telling Diana: ‘Now you have given me an heir and a successor – my job is done.’

He also claimed that William physically attacked him after he argued about his wife, Meghan Markle.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dressed in black on a trip to New York.
He and his wife, Meghan Markle, have opened up about their feuds with members of the royal family.
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Harry also hit out at the Prince of Wales’ wife, Kate Middleton, claiming she made Markle cry before their wedding.

The Duke also trolled Charles’ wife, Queen Consort Camilla, and claimed he and Prince William urged their father not to marry her.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walking together.
Harry claimed William physically attacked him during an argument about Markle in his book.
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Harry and Markle, 41, have been feuding with family members since stepping down from their royal duties in 2020 and moving to California, where they now reside with their two children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

Tensions have risen since the Sussexes continued to air out their family’s dirty laundry.

Aside from Harry’s tell-all memoir, the couple dropped a Netflix docuseries, ‘Harry & Meghan’, which also got a lot of backlash.

The pair have also sat down for several explosive interviews, including one in 2021 with Oprah Winfrey and, most recently, a solo Harry did with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”

Page Six reached out to Harry’s rep for comment on the inconsistencies in his book.

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