The Most Hilarious Reactions to Prince Harry’s Memoir, ‘Spare,’ Out Today
'Spare' goes a little too deep into the Duke's personal life, and social media can't stop with the jokes.
Spare chronicles Harry’s life, both as a former UK resident—during which time he lost his mother and spent time in the army—and as an estranged royal who fell in love with wife Meghan Markle and fleed to the States.
To no surprise, Spare is already climbing the bestseller charts. It’s reached the number spot on Amazon and is expected to stay there for quite some time. According to The New York Times, Random House, the publisher behind Spare, is printing 2.5 million hardcover copies just for North American readers. Book wholesaler Ingram has printed 90,000 copies, which will stay on standby for bookstores that sell out.
Meanwhile, Target and Walmart’s distributor, ReaderLink, has put in an order for around 300,000 copies of Spare. It was also reported that Barnes & Noble requested hundreds of thousands of copies.
The UK’s largest book retailer, Waterstones, is having a very profitable year thanks to Prince Harry. John Cotterill, a nonfiction buyer for the UK bookstore chain, told The Bookseller magazine that Harry’s memoir was “one [of] the biggest pre-order titles of the last decade for Waterstones,” per ABC News.
Spare has only been officially out for a few hours, but fans on social media have been journaling their reactions to Harry’s anecdotes as they’ve been leaked — and they’re hilarious. Not to mention, pretty spot on. Here are the best reactions to Prince Harry’s memior Spare that will make you crack up.
If anyone’s going to listen to Taylor Swift while writing their tell-all memoir, it’s Prince Harry. There’s no way he wrote the chapter about his losing virginity without listening to “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” as @rebeccacnreid quips.
I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing this nugget (no pun intended) of information from Prince Harry’s book. “We Should All Know Less About Each Other” is right, @itsmdnt.
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Prince Harry: “She liked horses, quite a lot, and treated me not unlike a young stallion. Quick ride, after which she’d smacked my rump and sent me to grace.”
But @imshanereaction is right: With a pay day of $20 million per book, wouldn’t you spill all of the secrets that no one even asked to know?
Team William fans have come out to play, too. In one apparent UK bookstore, @TITTIPRICE spotted a very purposeful display of Prince Harry’s memoir next to a book titled How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie.
As @RebeccaCNReid once again points out, there is a ton of oversharing in Prince Harry’s book that clearly did not play any part in his and Meghan’s Netflix documentary. And these details made it into the published memoir… can you imagine how much Harry’s book editor’s cut from the first draft?!
Last but not least, fans like @SarahDuggers dropping memes of their favorite TV and film fights in response to Harry and Williams’s alleged altercation may be my favorite meme thread of 2023 thus far.
If you’re interested in hearing more about Harry’s penile frostbite and that time he got high at Courteney Cox’s house, you can pick up a copy of Spare wherever books are sold. You’ve been forewarned!