Prince Harry’s appearance on the American late-night TV show with Stephen Colbert was “a bit cringe,” according to a leading royal commentator. The Duke of Sussex was criticised for demeaning himself and his position with the “embarrassing” appearance. Harry’s stop at the late-night programme at CBS followed his earlier appearances on Britain’s ITV and America’s current affairs series 60 Minutes.
The Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English said the appearance was slightly humiliating for the royal.
She told Palace Confidential: “It was a bit cringe if we are going to be honest.
“They wanted to round off the week of interviews with something a bit less intense.”
Ms English said the opening skit of the programme was “very embarrassing”.
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She said: “It’s obsessional his relationship with his brother in this book and it’s quite disturbing actually in parts.
“He really has barely a nice word to say about his brother, it gives Cain and Abel a run for its money.
“It doesn’t strike me as healthy at all.”
Harry’s tell-all memoir has already become the fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time, after selling 1.43 million copies during its first day on sale in the UK, US, and Canada.
Spare sees the Duke of Sussex launch a host of accusations against the Royal Family, with Prince William, Kate Middleton and Camilla Queen Consort coming in for strong criticism.