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Prince Harry unpacks in an interview
10/1/2023 11:27:25 AM
Harry's book is being sold 'half price' in England
In fact, this is surprising: at the top right of the cover of Prince Harry's recently published memoirs, there is a bright red sticker with the words 'Half Price', which can be easily translated into German: 'Half Price'. RTL reporter Katharina Delling, who bought a copy of the book in London and asked the store what this strange-looking sticker was all about, also noticed this. After all, the Harry biography only came out at midnight! And now it's already 'sold up'? In the shop she was told 'that this is just a marketing strategy. This book will probably never be sold at full price because it is more expensive than some other books,' as she explains in 'Point 12'. That probably means: It simply looks more attractive when prospective customers have the feeling that they are buying something at a reduced price. Especially when it's already more expensive than the rest.
RTL The 'Half Price' sticker is clearly visible on the top right of the cover. RTL
Here's how the UK is reacting to Harry's revelations
Polls in his homeland have plummeted, according to a poll by the polling institute Yougov conducted on January 5-6. According to this, over 60 percent would think negatively about the prince who used to be so popular. Only one in four would perceive Harry in a positive light. In 2020, Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, turned their backs on the British royal family. A big interview with talk legend Oprah Winfrey followed in 2021, in which the couple struck out against the royals for the first time. After a Netflix documentary in December, explosive TV interviews and now the publication of his memoirs in book form, many Britons are appalled by Lady Diana's son (1961 - 1997). Even some who have been big fans since the couple's marriage now have a different opinion.
'I think you have to have respect for your family,' was the comment of a British woman the day after the TV interviews in London. 'Especially when she's in the public eye and they've lost that a bit.'
10/1/2023 12:13:01 PM
How interested are Brits in Harry's revelations?
Some interested parties have already secured their copy of Harry's revelation book during the night. When the prince's memoir went on sale at midnight, some adoring fans stopped by in the middle of the night and bought a copy. 'In general, it was said here in the bookstore that some people have already come to buy it,' explains RTL reporter Katharina Delling in an interview with 'Punkt 12' from the British capital. Preliminary surveys had shown that 81% of the population did not want to read the book. Only 15% could have imagined it - a vanishingly small number.
Harry's interview with the channel 'ITV', which was broadcast in England on Sunday (January 8), was watched by around 4.1 million viewers in front of the television, according to the ratings. Harry's conversation with Tom Bradby was only enough for number 3 in the evening's British ratings charts: a BBC drama series ('Happy Valley') watched around a million more viewers. Even more (5.6 million) preferred to watch an episode of the long-running hit series Call The Midwife.
10/1/2023 11:52:14 AM
Does this bookstore window represent a clear opinion?
A bookstore presents its new shop window on Twitter. You can also see Prince Harry's biography, which was published at midnight today. But the bookshop owner from Swindon, England (about a two-hour drive from London) couldn't resist a certain dig. On the one hand he writes about his display: 'We still have a few spare copies of 'Spare' if you would like one.' 'Spare' means in German: 'reserve'. And that's not all: in the shop window he exhibits Harry's memoirs alongside the novel by Bella Mackie. Her book is titled 'How to kill your family'. A targeted swipe? After all, Meghan and Harry have already been accused of 'destroying the royal family' on the street ! The bookstore is diplomatic: 'We only display our bestsellers in the window. People make all sorts of wild assumptions and connections.' However, he doesn't seem to be expecting a rush for the book anyway. When told that someone interested would come by later to buy the book, the shop wrote: 'I'm not expecting a rush, but I'll keep a copy for you just in case.'
10/1/2023 11:13:49 AM
Harry is said to have earned this for his 'betrayal of the family'.
The BILD newspaper once listed how much Harry and Meghan should have earned with their lucrative deals related to all revelations. Several million-dollar contracts with media companies should have made the coffers of the drop-out couple ring. First, the two struck a deal with Spotify, where Meghan has been releasing a series of podcasts under the Archetypes moniker over the past year. The couple is said to have received over $23 million from the audio company. British media put the value of the deal at around 18 million. The Netflix documentary series followed in December, for which Meghan and Harry have been accompanied since 2020. For the six episodes, the couple is said to have received around $ 94 million, according to the industry publication 'Forbes'. Finally, there is Harry's book deal with Penguin Random House, which has now published his memoirs. According to BILD, he is said to have received 37 million euros for this. And so Harry is dubbed 'Prince Greed' by the newspaper, who values morals less than money.
10/1/2023 10:37:31 AM
Carla Bruni enrages her fans with a dig at Meghan
The prince's interview does not seem to have gone unnoticed in the celebrity world either. The 90s supermodel is now one of the few VIPs Carla Brown (55) appeared. She apparently took a swipe at Duchess Meghan on Instagram with a photo montage. In the photo that actually shows Harry and Meghan at their engagement announcement in 2017, the former Première Dame of France put Yoko Ono's (89) head on the Duchess. For years, the native Japanese, who married 'Beatles' legend John Lennon (1940 - 1980), was snubbed. The accusation: You broke up the famous band with your love. For the photo montage, Carla only quotes the song 'All You Need Is Love', i.e. 'All you need is love' in German. There are also four smiling smileys. That means: Carla Bruni is certain - Meghan is to blame for the family breakup ! Some of her followers find it funny - but mostly the wife of ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy (67) receives shocked comments. 'The way Yoko was treated is symbolic of the way women have always been treated,' criticized one follower. 'Disappointing', 'not funny' or 'unfollowed' are just a few other reactions.
10/1/2023 10:14:06 AM
Small opinion picture from Germany
Harry's interviews have also caused a stir in this country. The day after the broadcast on RTL, a survey in downtown Leipzig shows that the prince's behavior is not well received. All respondents said they were not interested in reading the 38-year-old's memoirs. A passer-by, for example, feels more attracted to 'Team Royals' (i.e. King Charles III. and Prince William) than to Harry and Meghan, 'because they just behave badly. It's not possible!' 'I don't think it's okay if you wash so much laundry outside. Family comes first!', another interviewee said. 'I think it's a shame that the royal family is being exposed in this way!' Another passer-by is shocked by the bad blood in the royal family. 'It would be better if they get along again. I think that Meghan has a very big influence there.' In fact, one often hears such tones about the Duchess. 'He's a likeable young man, but I think he's doing himself and the Royals more harm than good with all the publicity.'
10/1/2023 9:43:52 AM
Irritation: A small background detail stirs the minds of the viewers
Prince Harry's revelations in his memoirs have made waves in recent days. So it's no wonder that the TV interviews that the 38-year-old gave in the run-up to today's release were eagerly awaited. He addressed hot topics. RTL showed the interview with the British broadcaster 'ITV' yesterday, January 9th, exclusively in Germany. And in this, some Twitter users couldn't figure out a tiny detail in the background. Some complained that the doorknobs were 'wrapped upside down'. 'I can't concentrate at all!' complained one user.
10/1/2023 9:07:17 AM
Harry's memoirs are published in England
The time has come in Harry's old home: The long-announced and already hotly debated book, his memoirs 'Spare', has been available in stores since midnight. From British bookshops we receive pictures of employees reading the work of King Charles III's youngest son. on tables to be prepared for a possible rush for the books. It remains to be seen whether that will happen. In any case, the British press is under high tension, as this night has shown: book buyers are sometimes photographed with the copies they have bought by umpteen cameras.
Reuters A woman is photographed with her purchased copy. Reuters
10/1/2023 6:42:00 AM
Prince Harry speculates: Will the royal family read his book?
Harry's biography 'Spare' (in German: 'Reserve') has been available on the British market since midnight. Interested readers came by during the night and secured an issue of the prince's memoirs, from which shocking passages had already leaked in the days before. Whether King Charles III. and Prince William will also look at and read the book of their very close family member? After all, many explosive statements are about the relationship between the three men. Prince Harry has his own guess, speculating: 'I would like that, but I don't think so. And as far as this interview is concerned: I have no idea whether you will watch it or not. ”It is his great wish that his message reaches the right people.
10/1/2023 6:30:00 AM
The dispute between the brothers has been smoldering for longer than expected
When Prince William married his Kate Middleton at a dream wedding in April 2011, there was said to have been a crisis between the brothers, as his brother Harry has now revealed in his explosive interview. Everyone thought that the 38-year-old was his brother's best man. But that was not the case at all, as the dropout Royal now reveals. He just played the game he was told to play. Even then there was said to have been a quarrel with his older brother, which led to 'Willy not wanting me to give a best man's speech'. That would have been William's best friends, James Meade and Thomas Van Straubenzee, who were also the best man of today's 'Prince of Wales'.
10/1/2023 6:17:45 AM
Didn't Harry's exit come as a surprise to the Queen?
It came as a huge shock to the world when Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan announced in early 2020 that they wanted to turn their backs on the British royal family. The Royal Family WITHOUT the second son of King Charles III?! Three years have now passed and the head of the family, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away in September at the age of 96. Speaking to Good Morning America, which aired on ABC, Harry said: 'It never came as a surprise to anyone, least of all her [the Queen]. She knew what was going on. She knew how hard it was. She never told me she was angry.' Rather, she was sad that their Harry, often referred to as favorite grandson, would leave the family.
9/1/2023 5:40:39 PM
Prince Harry has never been happier in his life
'I've never felt the happiness that I have in my family anywhere else,' he explains. He feels safe in California. 'I'm happy, my family is happy.' He has two wonderful children and an amazing wife. While it's 'difficult to go back,' he alludes to his visits to Britain, he seems ready for reconciliation. He doesn't say when and if he's going back.
9/1/2023 5:39:30 PM
'I'm not stuck in the past'
Makes the 38-year-old clear. He's done with the past. His focus is in the future. Will there be a return to the royal family? Harry leaves this question open.
9/1/2023 5:36:43 PM
Yes, the royal dropout still believes in the monarchy
Does the royal dropout still believe in the monarchy? 'Yes,' is his answer. But does he think he will play a role in it in the future? 'I don't know,' Harry said. 'If my father asks us for support, we can certainly talk about it,' he clarifies!
9/1/2023 5:35:17 PM
Harry on racism allegations: 'I will never talk about it'
Is Harry finally revealing who is behind the family member who is speculating about the skin color of his then unborn son Archie? 'I'll never talk about that,' he clarifies once and for all.
9/1/2023 5:32:13 PM
'There can only be peace when there is truth'
Harry wants reconciliation with his family – but without the official media: 'It's a matter between me and my family!'
9/1/2023 5:23:32 PM
'But every story has two sides'
Harry says his therapy has helped him a lot. And thinks that other members of his family should maybe do one too - it could help. Again and again the prince emphasizes that he wants to tell HIS truth.
9/1/2023 5:20:15 PM
'I want a family, not an institution!'
'I didn't understand at the time how much my family was complicit in the suffering inflicted on my wife and then kept going. And now I'm sitting here wishing for a family. Not an institution, but a family.' The emphasis in his voice is clear.
9/1/2023 5:16:43 PM
'I don't think my brother will read the book'
Harry also finds it “heartbreaking” that this gap had to come between him and his family. 'I don't think my brother or father will read the book. What I have to say to them and what they have to say to me will be private. And I hope it stays that way.'
9/1/2023 5:01:00 PM
'He grabbed my collar' - William punched Harry
William is said to have grabbed him by the collar and pushed him to the ground. 'What was different here was the level of frustration, and I'm talking about the red fog that I've had for so many years and I saw that red fog in him,' he says. Harry would have hit back, but thanks to therapy, he was handling his anger well.
9/1/2023 4:57:08 PM
Prince William ordered him to shave his beard as a 'shield against my fears'
Prince Harry describes in his memoirs that he asked the Queen if he could keep his beard for his wedding. She said yes, but Prince William is said to have ordered him to shave him after a week-long argument as 'heir to the throne'.
9/1/2023 4:56:00 PM
Meghan's argument with William and Kate
'I always hoped the four of us would get along, but it quickly became 'Meghan vs. Kate,'' explains Harry. He confirms that he loves Kate like a sister. But then he met Meghan. 'They [William and Kate] are Suits fans. Who would have thought,' he laughs. 'It seemed like they [Meghan and Catherine] didn't get along almost from the start, right?' Brady asks, to which Harry confirms, 'Yeah, right.' But why not? 'For a variety of reasons,' Harry said. He always hoped that one day it would be 'William and Kate and I and whoever.'
9/1/2023 4:55:16 PM
The day Princess Catherine made Meghan cry
'What I don't know to this day is when that was twisted,' Harry said of press reports that Meghan made Catherine cry shortly before their wedding. Tom Bradby wants to know why that wasn't corrected. 'That's a question for you. You were more than happy to issue explanations for less, unimportant things.'
9/1/2023 4:52:06 PM
'I realize how annoying a little sibling can be'
Harry compares his children's relationship to his relationship with his brother William - and quickly shows remorse: 'But now I realize that the gap between me and William was like Archie and Lily are now. Lily is crazy about Archie, and Archie is always like, 'No, no, Lily, I need my space,' now I understand. I realize how annoying a little sibling can be to the big one.'
9/1/2023 4:49:17 PM
'I want my father and my brother back'
Prince Harry is ready to forgive. But taking responsibility is important to Harry. 'As much as I want reconciliation, I want responsibility to be taken.'
9/1/2023 4:47:26 PM
'Please don't marry her'
'We stand by you, we said, we agree with Camilla, just please don't marry her. Just be together. He didn't answer,' Harry reported.
9/1/2023 4:34:15 PM
Love for King Charles and William is not enough - Harry wants the truth
'I love my father, I love my brother, I love my family and I always will. I didn't mean to harm or hurt you with anything I wrote or did. But you know, I have to bet on the truth.'
9/1/2023 4:33:04 PM
Harry confesses to cocaine consumed to have
'It's important to admit it,' says Harry in an interview, who started using drugs at the age of 17. In the book, Harry also tells the reason for his drug use: he wanted to do everything that didn't suit the royal family. This was his own personal rebellion.
9/1/2023 4:29:35 PM
'It was practically impossible to lose control of a vehicle'
It's no secret that Prince Harry doesn't think much of the British press. Even in his documentary, he settles accounts with the leaves. But now Harry makes clear indications of his mother's death: 'It was practically impossible to lose control of a vehicle unless you were completely blinded at the wheel.'
9/1/2023 4:26:16 PM
'Seeing the back of her head, her blond hair - it hurts like hell'
'I had heard about these photos and was beginning to understand what the paparazzi who were chasing her had to do with her death. I will be eternally grateful to Jamie for showing me the photos he thought I had was meant to see and withheld others. Well, I don't know where I would be if I had seen the pictures I really wanted to see back then, but I was young...' Harry says of the pictures.
9/1/2023 4:23:46 PM
The decision to continue walking behind Diana's coffin 'was made for us'
'The decision to walk behind our mother's coffin was made for us. And there was no question in my mind not to let William do it alone. And he wouldn't let me do it alone either,' said the 38-year-old .
9/1/2023 4:15:30 PM
In the video: Prince Harry was wracked with guilt
9/1/2023 4:09:07 PM
Harry on Diana's death: 'I don't want to be a single dad.'
Pictures of Princess Diana are shown, and Prince Harry reads an excerpt from 'Spare' about his mother's death. Harry, speaking to Tom Bradby, recalls the moment he found out about it. 'When I think back to when I was 12 and sitting in that bed at Balmoral Castle, I go back to that moment and try to remember as best I can. How my father came in in his dressing gown and gave me the news.' King Charles sat on the edge of his bed and broke the news to him. 'It wasn't until now, as I was writing the book, that I really thought about how many hours he had been awake . And the sympathy I have for him as a parent. He had to spend many, many hours consulting friends of his and thinking, 'How the hell am I going to teach this to my two sons?' And I never want to be in that position. I don't want history to repeat itself. I don't want to be a single father. And I certainly don't want my children to live life without a mother or father.'
9/1/2023 4:05:46 PM
“I want to tell my life myself”
For a long time, his story was told by others. Now Prince Harry wants to tell his story himself.
9/1/2023 4:03:19 PM
Prince Harry's interview begins
The interview begins with a brief review of Prince Harry's life and various excerpts that he himself reads from his book. Journalist Tom Bradby conducts the talk, titled 'Harry: The Interview,' in Harry's adopted home of California. RTL presenter Frauke Ludowig and nobility expert Michael Begasse classify.
9/1/2023 3:10:04 PM
Prince Harry unpacks in an interview
RTL shows Harry's full-length, headline-grabbing ITV interview exclusively in Germany. 'Exclusive Special: Harry, the Interview' starts at 5 p.m on RTL and in the live stream on RTL+. Here in our ticker you won't miss any highlights!