A slice of royal life in Prince Harry's book: Tea, water and Charles' teddy bear
Prince Harry Memoir Spare Released: A slice of royal life in Prince Harry's memoir: Tea, water and teddy bear
As Prince Harry's memoir ‘Spare’ was released, the Duke of Sussex revealed details of the royal life from inners served under domed platters to the King Charles III’s favourite aftershave. Prince Harry offered a glimpse of royal habits behind the walls of royal residence.
Prince Harry wrote that at Balmoral, the late Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish retreat where the royal family spend their summers, visitors would be left a little concerned by what came out of the taps.
“Brownish, suggestive of weak tea, the water often alarmed guests. Sorry, but there seems to be something wrong with the water in my loo? Pa would always smile and assure them that nothing was wrong with the water; on the contrary it was filtered and sweetened by Scottish peat," Prince Harry wrote.
King Charles would come into the Balmoral bedroom which Prince Harry shared with his brother Prince William when the were boys smelling of Eau Sauvage, he wrote.
“He’d slather the stuff on his cheeks, his neck, his shirt. Flowery with a hit of something harsh, like pepper or gunpowder, it was made in Paris," Prince Harry wrote.
Prince Harry also talked about King Charles' teddy bear which he took to Gordonstoun, the school where the monarch was bullied as a boy.
“Teddy went everywhere with Pa. It was a pitiful object, with broken arms and dangly threads, holes patched up here and there. Teddy expressed eloquently, better than Pa ever could, the essential loneliness of his childhood," Prince Harry wrote.