Prince Harry acknowledges doing cocaine when he was younger
Prince Harry, who had previously denied ever using cocaine, makes the surprising admission in his memoir “Spare.”
The Duke of Sussex recounted that when he was 17 years old, King Charles III was portrayed in British tabloids as a “harried single dad coping with a drug-addled child,” and that at the time, he was “of course… doing cocaine around this time.”
The former military pilot writes in his book, which will be released in the United States on January 10th, that he was first given the drug “at someone’s country estate, during a shooting weekend.”
“But it did make me feel different, and that was the main goal,” Harry says. I wasn’t as cheerful as everyone else around me, and it wasn’t a lot of fun.
But, he noted, “it did make me feel different,” which was the point.
As a teenager, the prince lost his virginity with a “older woman” in a “grassy field” behind a bar.
There is no mention of her by name, but Harry does say that his girlfriend”liked horses quite a lot” and “treated me like a young stallion.”
She “smacked my rump and sent me to grace” after a short ride, he adds.
In addition, the “Spare” alludes to Harry’s history of marijuana use amongst his schoolmates. After his mother, Princess Diana, passed away in August 1997, the then 38-year-old prince acknowledged in May 2021 that he had turned to drugs and alcohol to “cover” his feelings during panic attacks.
“I was willing to drink, I was willing to take drugs, I was willing to try and do the things that made me feel less like I was feeling.” he said his wife Meghan Markle was instrumental in getting him help.