Harry speaks of family rows, cocaine use and losing virginity in book

The Duke of Sussex addressed further revelations about his relationship with his brother and previous drug use.

The Duke of Sussex has told how he saw the “red mist” descend on brother William during the pair’s physical confrontation.

In a newly-released clip from ITV’s forthcoming interview with Harry, the duke spoke of how frustrated his brother was during the incident which reportedly took place in 2019.

“He wanted me to hit him back, but I chose not to,” he said of William, who he earlier claimed in his book had physically attacked him.

Harry told interviewer Tom Bradby: “What was different here was the level of frustration, and I talk about the red mist that I had for so many years, and I saw this red mist in him.”

The duke first recounted the confrontation in his autobiography Spare – an extract from which was leaked by The Guardian on Thursday.

The newspaper reported the book claims the Prince of Wales grabbed Harry’s collar and knocked him to the floor, ripping his necklace and shattering a dog bowl under his back.

The royal also states he wants to reconcile with his family – something which he says cannot happen without “some accountability”.

“I want reconciliation,” he says, “but, first, there needs to be some accountability”.

The duke also states: “The truth, supposedly, at the moment, has been there’s only one side of the story, right? But, there’s two sides to every story.”

It comes after Harry reportedly alleged in his book William had called his American wife Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive” – comments which the younger brother said parroted “the press narrative” about his wife.

Further leaked extracts reveal the Duke of Sussex opening up about his use of cocaine and losing his virginity to an older woman in a field behind a pub in his new bombshell memoir.

In his book Spare, Harry said he had “taken cocaine” during a shooting weekend by the summer of 2002 when he was 17 and did “a few more lines” on other occasions, according to the Times.

The 38-year-old wrote that it was not “fun and it did not make me feel as happy as it seemed to make others but it did make me feel different and that was my main goal. To feel. To be different”.

“I was a 17-year-old willing to try almost anything that would upset the established order. At least that was what I was trying to convince myself of,” he said.

Harry says he went to California with friends in January 2016, aged 31, and got drunk on tequila and took magic mushrooms, The Telegraph reported.

The duke said he started hallucinating, believing a bin in a bathroom was staring at him before growing a head.

The toilet also became a head and began talking to him, before he left the room giggling, he added.

His friend later believed his puffer jacket had turned into a dragon, the book adds.

The duke also writes about how he lost his virginity to an unnamed older woman at the same age, according to the Daily Mail.

He claims it took place in a field behind a “very busy pub” and that the woman treated him like a “young stallion”.

The book outlines how one of the Royal Family’s bodyguards Marko paid him a visit when he was still a pupil at Eton College in Windsor and told the Prince he had been sent to “find out the truth”.

Harry writes: “I suspected he was referring to my recent loss of virginity, a humiliating episode with an older woman who liked macho horses and who treated me like a young stallion.

“I mounted her quickly, after which she spanked my ass and sent me away.

“One of my many mistakes was letting it happen in a field, just behind a very busy pub. No doubt someone had seen us.”

The book reveals that the bodyguard was actually checking up on the young prince because Charles’ press office had been informed that a newspaper had evidence of him taking drugs, which Harry said was “all lies”.

The show, called Harry: The Interview, will be shown on STV and the STV Player at 9pm on Sunday January 8.

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