The Duke of Sussex’s book Spare is being parodied in a spoof biography of Prince Harry which promises to go “deep inside the castle walls” and expose “every shouting match, fist-fight, betrayal, teddy bear, awkward hug and tear-stained wedding rehearsal”. In a clear mockery of the bestselling memoir, the upcoming work has been described in a press release as a “frostbite-and-all book”, and is titled Spare Us! A Harrody.
The book also hit out at the Duke of Sussex’s decision to reveal intimate details about his life and private conversations while also seeking a more private existence far from the British press.
This version of Spare has been written by Bruno Vincent, who previously gained the spotlight with his Enid Blyton parody books.
Published by Little Brown, which is owned by Hachette, Spare Us! will be aptly released on April Fool’s Day.
A press release promoting Spare Us! read: “He was born into an ancient, powerful dynasty and, through no fault of his own, became one of the most recognisable men on the planet. His life was a constant barrage of press intrusion and manipulation.
“Until, finally, he demanded that it stop. In order to get the privacy he so craved, he has written a frostbite-and-all book that goes deep inside the castle walls and exposes every shouting match, fist-fight, betrayal, teddy bear, awkward hug and tear-stained wedding rehearsal for the world to feast their eyes on. All for privacy! This is his story.”
The front cover of the book also reminds the one of Spare, as it shows a close-up portrait of Prince Harry.
Unlike the picture used for the real Spare, who was taken by Ramona Rosales, the Prince Harry on Spare Us! has two pieces of tape placed on his mouth to keep it closed.
A few weeks before Spare Us! was announced, a mock version of Spare was also included in an episode of South Park released in February, which heavily made fun of the “Prince of Canada and his wife” – who bore a stark resemblance with the Sussexes.
During The Worldwide Privacy Tour episode, the host of Good Morning Canada interviewing the royals pulled up the prince’s memoir, titled “Waaagh”.
Spare included excruciating revelations, including how Harry avoided for years to deal with the loss of Princess Diana as well as how his relationship with Prince William started showing cracks years before he met the Duchess of Sussex.
However, some other details that found their way to the book’s pages have been largely made fun of in the US.
Among them is the recollection of how Harry got frostbite on his penis during a 2011 charity trek across the North Pole, which left him in pain for a long period, including during the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Among the comedians poking fun at Harry’s frostbitten penis was Trevor Noah, who had previously appeared in the last episode of Meghan‘s podcast series Archetypes.
While introducing British comedian James Corden at the Grammys, he said: “James Corden is a 12-time Emmy winner and the host of The Late Late Show.
“He’s also living proof that a man can move from London to LA and not tell everyone about his frost-bitten penis.”
Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel brutally mocked Harry’s frostbite episode during his programme, when he read out a mock book titled “The Prince and the Penis”.
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