In order to meet the demand for Prince Harry’s memoir once it went on sale, bookstores throughout London opened at midnight.
Fans who were waiting in line to get a hardback edition spoke of wanting to hear the tale “from the horse’s mouth.”
It comes after the turbulent release of Spare, which last week saw numerous leaks and copies made available in Spain.
Prince Harry’s book has reportedly been one of Waterstones’ “largest pre-order titles in a decade.”
Due to the book’s global publication in 16 languages, the bookstores opened its flagship Piccadilly location early on Tuesday in anticipation of significant client demand.
Euston, Victoria, Heathrow, and Gatwick branches of WH Smith were among those to extend their hours for the release.
After days of news-making disclosures from leaks, including how Prince Harry lost his virginity and reports that Prince Harry was attacked by his brother, Prince William, the biography is already among Amazon’s best sellers in the UK.
Prince Harry’s story of growing up and later breaking with the Royal Family is depicted in the 410-page memoir, which also depicts the strife and interpersonal conflicts that exist inside royal palaces.
Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace have not yet answered.
However, there are allegations in the book that Prince Harry begged his father not to wed again, that he killed 25 Taliban fighters while serving in Afghanistan, that he used psychedelic drugs, at least in part as a coping mechanism for panic attacks, and that he had a tense relationship with Meghan and Catherine.
The sense of unresolved sadness over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, is a central subject in the book; Prince Harry claimed to have suffered from “post-traumatic stress injury.”
The media is blamed for following Diana, and Prince Harry declared that altering the media landscape would be his “life’s work” in one of several interviews given to promote the book.
Unexpected information include the fact that Prince Harry and Prince William refer to one another as “Harold” and “Willy,” that Harry used to shop at the budget retailer TK Maxx, and that he frequently watched Friends on television.
Instead of hearing the news from his family, Prince Harry claims he first learned of Queen Elizabeth’s passing through the BBC website.
In the book’s acknowledgements, members of the Royal Family have been left out. The duke says, “Next round’s on me,” and expresses his gratitude in particular to those in the UK “who remained with” him “amid the murk.”
Additionally, Harry claims that his therapist assisted him in “unraveling years of unresolved pain.”
The information that there were issues with Camilla, the Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales has caused a lot of debate.
When questioned if the publishing of the book will help or impede the possibility of reconciliation, Prince Harry responded that the gap between him and his family “couldn’t [have] been wider before this book.”
He said to Good Morning America, “There are things that may still irritate me, but I’m not furious any more because I am precisely where I am intended to be.”