Prince Harry has admitted for the first time that he has taken cocaine – writing about his experiences as a teenager in his memoir Spare.
On pages 112 and 113 he wrote: “Of course I had been taking cocaine at that time. At someone’s house, during a hunting weekend, I was offered a line, and since then I had consumed some more.
“It wasn’t very fun, and it didn’t make me feel especially happy as seemed to happen to others, but it did make me feel different, and that was my main objective. To feel. To be different.
“I was a seventeen-year-old willing to try almost anything that would alter the pre-established order.
“At least, that’s what I was trying to convince myself of.
“At that time, I was as capable of lying to myself as I had lied to that staff member.”