As former First Sea Lord Admiral Lord West describes Prince Harry as “a stupid boy,” Matthew Steeples suggests the renegade royal’s ‘Spare’ as fit only for use as a “firelighter” given he’s used it as such against his own family in an already viral video interview released yesterday
This morning, the Daily Mail reported that an unnamed British military commander slammed Prince Harry as having “rendered himself as a tool for the Tehran regime” after Iran defended hanging a British-Iranian citizen. They argued that Britain was “in no position to preach on human rights” given the renegade royal’s claims about having killed twenty-five members of the Taliban.
Going further the former First Sea Lord Admiral Lord West described the second son of King Charles III as “a stupid boy” whilst Colonel Richard Kemp, a former UK military commander in Afghanistan, raged: “Harry should take full responsibility for giving ammunition to the murderous Iranian regime’s propaganda machine. While all decent people will reject Iran’s lies, many of their supporters will be strengthened by the ayatollahs’ exploitation of the duke’s ill-judged comments.”
Adding fuel to the fire already burning caused by the tittle-tattling Spare ‘author,’ former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith demanded the Duke of Sussex “reflect and not do something similar again.” Meanwhile elsewhere, a 26:08-minute video interview by Shaun Attwoood with Matthew Steeples about the book and its contents went viral on YouTube after it was uploaded yesterday.
In it, Steeples told Attwood:
“It’s a book. You don’t want to mistreat a book, but most people would use [Spare] as a firelighter, wouldn’t they? I think he’s used it as a firelighter against his own family and I think most people who buy it are buying it as a laugh.”
“No one really wants this book. People are bored… They don’t want to read this book. They want to know about their heating bill. They don’t give a damn about Prince Harry and his stupid wife. It’s an absolute joke.”
“It has come to a point where this little brat who is clearly on drugs – and I have it on great authority from somebody who was part of the Tom Bradby interview team – he was on drugs throughout that. That’s why they had to keep pausing the interview. He had to go to the bathroom.”
“He’s a messed-up person. He goes on about his drugs when he was 36. He was on drugs whilst he was doing his interview and why wasn’t he able to do the interview in [New York] with the audience presence? He couldn’t, because he’s such a mess. The guy is out of control. He’s an embarrassment to his family; it’s an embarrassment to everybody. He’s gone too far. He’s crossed the line. The world is bored of him.”
Amongst the 300 comments received from the 12,000 who watched in less than 24 hours subsequently, Daria F. Seeley observed: “People who enjoy this book don’t read real books” whilst Charlotte Muller added: “Harry’s wife brainwashes Harry and when the book comes out, she stays in the background so she’s not to blame.” Another, Siobhan Reidy, rightly concluded: “Thankfully he is the spare and not the heir.”
Further still, on the Shaun Attwood Channel, Sunday’s interview featuring Samantha Markle, Jennifer Hopkins, Shaun Attwood and Matthew Steeples has now been watched an astonishing 113,000 times whilst this morning The Guardian’s Sarah Shaffi confirmed that Spare has become the “fastest-selling non-fiction book since UK records began.”
Clearly, given the “controversial memoir,” as Shaffi lightly terms it, is being placed amongst works of fiction in some bookshops including Waterstone’s (see image top) and offered at a bargain basement half-price, there are many people who’ll be buying ‘Burn Bridges Harry’s’ book as a cheap alternative to firelighters this January.
Editor’s Note – Unlike as is the case in many publications, this article was NOT sponsored or supported by a third-party. Follow Matthew Steeples on Twitter at @M_Steeples.
Follow Shaun Attwood on Twitter at @shaunattwood.