Since little Lilibet Diana was born last June, there have been few occasions on which her father, Henry of England, has been seen. One was in the celebration of what would have been the 60th birthday of her mother, Diana of Wales, at which time she went to London and discovered with her brother Enrique a statue in honor of Lady Di. On another occasion, the Duke of Sussex could be seen briefly and comically breaking into the video that his wife, Meghan Markle, made when she turned 40. And now he has appeared again, this time on horseback in a polo tournament charity with the famous Argentine player Nacho Figueras, a close friend of Enrique.
The prince’s reappearance came on Thursday, a day after it was revealed that he plans to restart his charitable activities in person through his Archewell foundation. The Duke of Sussex competed in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup, held in Aspen, Colorado, and scored two of the three victory goals for the Sentebale team, belonging to to the charity founded by Enrique himself. Through it, since 2006, assistance has been provided to children in Botswana and Lesotho, where as a teenager he spent his gap year in 2004 before beginning his military training. As a culmination of his return, the Duke has announced that he will donate to said NGO one and a half million dollars – about 1.28 million euros – of the income obtained from the sale of his advertised – and feared by Buckingham after the controversial interview Oprah Winfrey— memoirs.
They have not yet been published, but the memoirs that Prince Henry of England plans to launch in the autumn of next year, have already generated pages and pages of news since the day they became known. The prince has assured that they will be “accurate and totally truthful” and that he is writing them not as the “prince” who was born, but as “the man” he has become. The person in charge of shaping these experiences is JR Moehringer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author, among others, of the biography of tennis player André Agassi.
Before these memories reach the bookstores, on August 31 a new edition of Finding Freedom which will include a new epilogue. As revealed this week by the magazine People, this new version of the biography, written by journalists specializing in the British royal house Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie, assures that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were disappointed in Queen Elizabeth II for her reaction to the accusations of racism that, according to with Henry of England and Meghan Markle, he reigns in Buckingham Palace. This was stated in the interview granted to Oprah Winfrey last March, in which they assured in the palace that there was concern about the color of the skin that the first-born of the dukes could have, then still to be born. Some statements to which the British royal house responded days later with an official statement stating that “the way in which each one remembers things may vary” and adding that both Harry and Meghan “will always be very dear members of the family.” However, in an excerpt from this new edition of the book published by People, the authors assure that “the queen’s comment that ‘the way in which each one remembers things may vary’ did not go unnoticed by the couple, of whom a close source assures that they were not surprised that full responsibility was not assumed that it was due ”.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.