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Prince Harry reveals painful words by King Charles that stuck in his mind ‘like dart in a board’

ByShweta Kukreti
Jun 18, 2024 08:44 PM IST

Prince Harry opened up about heartbreaking moments he experienced after his mother, Princess Diana's demise.

Prince Harry, who has been snubbed by King Charles on various occasions amidst the internal Royal family rift, opened up about heartbreaking moments he experienced after his mother, Princess Diana's demise.

Prince Harry received news of Diana's death from his father, King Charles, on August 31, 1997. (AP )
Prince Harry received news of Diana's death from his father, King Charles, on August 31, 1997. (AP )

At the tender age of twelve, Harry received news of Diana's death from his father, King Charles, on August 31, 1997. The Duke said he had hoped his mother would be alright at first, but he also acknowledged that his father had said some poignant words that had stayed in his memory "like darts in a board" at the moment.

In his book, Spare, Harry described how King Charles broke the devastating news to him by sitting on the edge of his bed and placing his palm on his knee. He said that his father “looked at me in a funny way, a way he'd never looked at me before”, GB News reported.

Harry stated that he watched anxiously for his dad to confirm that his mother would be alright even after Charles informed him about the accident. Harry wrote, "She's been taken to the hospital, they'll fix her head, and we'll go and see her. Today. Tonight at the latest," elucidating the 12-year-old son's thought process.

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Harry says he didn't shed a single tear due to shock

However, Harry as a kid discovered that it was untrue and that his mother had passed away. "They tried, darling boy," Harry recounted his father as saying. "She didn't make it, I'm afraid," Charles added.

These are the exact words that Harry remembers so strongly and explains as the reason why everything stopped for him. "None of what I said to him then remains in my memory," he stressed, adding that he didn't shed a single tear.

"It’s possible that I didn’t say anything. What I do remember with startling clarity is that I didn’t cry. Not one tear."

Harry reveals the gift he received after his mother's death

The Duke then disclosed the present that he received soon after his mother passed away. Harry disclosed that his aunt, Sarah Ferguson, had given him a small blue box, carrying a lock of Diana's hair. Harry reported that Sarah had given a reason for cutting his mother's hair when she was in Paris.

He further admitted he misses his mum everyday and explained that she was "simply indescribable".

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