While there are many, many, MANY notable things to discuss in regard to Prince Harry and his press tour for his memoir, “Spare,” one of the best moments occurred last night. During a lengthy sit-down appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” the world learned that Prince Harry watches “The Crown.”
Before we dive into all of the revelations—both heartbreaking and amusing—contained in his memoir and televised interviews, let’s all collectively squeal over the fact that royals are just like us: addicted to binge-watching Netflix. Though yes, it’s a bit different in his case as most of our families aren’t the subject of a multi-season, award-winning drama.
“Have you watched ‘The Crown?'” Colbert asks the Duke of Sussex.
“Yes, I have actually watched ‘The Crown,’ adding “the older stuff and the more recent stuff.”
So yeah, not only do we learn for sure that Prince Harry watches “The Crown,” it’s pretty apparent he’s watched all of it. And honestly, who could blame him? Wouldn’t you?
When Colbert asks him if he “fact-checks” while watching it, he paused, laughed and smiled, then said, “Yes, I do actually. Which, by the way, is another reason why it’s so important that history has it right.” (He was gesturing to his book on Colbert’s desk.)
Though this was a very funny, very entertaining tidbit, the entire sit-down interview is worth a watch:
Other notable parts of his memoir include him really opening up about the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana, in a way he hasn’t before—how it impacted him then, throughout his adulthood, and now. He spends a lot of time describing the relationship dynamic between himself and William, his thoughts on his father’s longtime mistress-now-wife, Camilla, and dispels a lot of rumors and media misrepresentations of himself and his wife, Meghan Markle.
“Spare” is a very raw, very honest look at Prince Harry’s life. It’s also already the fastest-selling non-fiction book in UK history, after just one day of publication. And who knows, maybe Netflix will make a series based on it someday.