Prince Harry has claimed in his new memoir Spare - which was released early in Spain ahead of the official January 10 release date - that his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, spoke to him from beyond the grave.
The Duke of Sussex revealed that he sought help from a woman “who claimed to have powers” and was able to relay a message from his late mother, who was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 just two weeks before his 13th birthday.
The unnamed medium told him: “You’re living the life she couldn’t, you’re living the life she wanted for you.”
Harry, who didn’t reveal when or where the interaction took place, went on to say that he “recognised the high-percentage chance of humbuggery” but “felt an energy” around the woman as soon as he sat down with her.
The woman told Harry that Diana was with him “right now”, which made his neck grow warm and his eyes water.
She also said that his mother knew he was “looking for clarity” and “feels your confusion”, and the answers to his many questions would come in time.
Earlier in Spare, Harry recounts a story of how his son Archie accidentally smashed a Christmas ornament in the shape of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
According to Harry, the medium brought up the incident and claimed that Diana knew about it because “she was there”.
“Your mother says… something about a Christmas ornament? Of a mother? Or a grandmother? It fell? Broke?” she asked, to which he replied, “Archie tried to fix it”.
“Your mother says she had a bit of a giggle about that,” she added.
Elsewhere in his memoir, Harry reveals that while attending the 2007 Rugby World Cup semifinal in Paris he asked for his chauffeur to drive him through the tunnel where Diana died in an attempt to understand what happened.
He adds that he requested to be driven at 65 miles (104km) per hour, which was the same speed Diana’s chauffeur was supposedly driving before the crash.
“I’d always imagined the tunnel as some treacherous passageway, inherently dangerous, but it was just a short, simple, no-frills tunnel,” he writes.
After being driven through the tunnel three times, including once with his brother William, Harry says he didn’t receive the “closure” he was hoping to receive.
“I'd thought driving the tunnel would bring an end, or brief cessation, to the pain, the decade of unrelenting pain. Instead it brought on the start of Pain, Part Deux,” he writes.
Harry speaks candidly about his mother’s death a number of times throughout Spare, and reveals in one passage that he once believed she had faked her death to escape the press.
He says that he spent a lot of time by himself after her death while staying with his grandparents at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and began to firmly believe that it was “all a trick”.
“And for once the trick wasn’t being played by the people around me, or the press, but by Mummy,” he writes. “Her life’s been miserable, she’s been hounded, harassed, lied about, lied to. So she’s staged an accident as a diversion and run away.”
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