“Of course I had been taking cocaine at that time,” Sky News quotes from the leaked book. “At someone’s house, during a hunting weekend, I was offered a line, and since then I had consumed some more.
The revelations come from Harry's upcoming memoir SpareJustin Setterfield/Getty Images
“It wasn’t very fun, and it didn’t make me feel especially happy as seemed to happen to others, but it did make me feel different, and that was my main objective. To feel. To be different.
“I was a 17-year-old willing to try almost anything that would alter the pre-established order.”
The revelation has sparked a big reaction online, and one social media user had a bold take on the news.
Referencing the fact that it’s likely that Harry used a rolled-up bank note featuring a portrait of the Queen when taking the cocaine, they wrote: “You'd feel a bit grubby doing coke through a picture of your nan.”
\u201cYou'd feel a bit grubby doing coke through a picture of your nan\u201d
\u201cPrince Harry sniffing coke he says, imagine doing lines with your mates and saying that\u2019s my nan on that note lad\u201d
— Never Touched Him Ref \ud83d\ude80\u2795 (@Never Touched Him Ref \ud83d\ude80\u2795)
The bombshell autobiography Spare is released in the UK next week (though the memoir has already gone on sale early in Spain) ,and it also reportedly reveals how the duke lost his virginity aged 17 in a field behind a “very busy pub” in the dramatic book.
The Daily Mail claims Harry writes he was treated like a “young stallion” by the anonymous older woman, and recounts the experience while writing about how he was visited by a royal bodyguard named Marko during his time at Eton College.
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