Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ was named the ‘most discarded’ book this summer: report
Prince Harry’s memoir is the “most thrown away” book of the summer among holidaymakers, according to a travel company.
The Duke of Sussex’s do-it-all ‘Spare’ has reportedly been dumped in hotel rooms, bins and poolside at various resorts in Spain, Greece and Turkey since its explosive release in January.
Travel company On The Beach said it found over 100 discarded copies of the book this summer.
“We have never experienced anything like this. Lost property offices in our most popular resort towns are teeming with copies of Spare, Zoe Harris, chief customer officer, told the Express
“At first we thought it was funny, but over the last few months several other hotels have been returning the books.”
Harris said the company now has “bookcases full” of “spare parts” and urged hotels to “stop sending out any more spare parts or we’ll never get rid of them all.”
“Perhaps we should all follow Harry’s example and save ourselves the trouble in the first place,” she added.
The company announced that it would be giving away the leftover copies online.
Harry’s polarizing book broke the record for fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time in just its first week of publication.
According to Guinness World Records, his insightful account of the royal family and private life sold a whopping 1.43 million copies on its first day of sale in the UK, US and Canada.
In his record-breaking book, which was accompanied by a series of on-screen interviews, Harry, 38, criticized the royal family for the treatment of his wife Meghan Markle.
In “Spare,” Harry shockingly claimed he was only bred as “spare parts” for his older brother, Prince William, who is two years his senior and heir apparent.
He also labeled William a bully and accused him of physically assaulting him and pointing a finger in Markle’s face.
Harry further claimed that his stepmother, Queen Camilla, leaked stories about the royal family to the media to protect her image and increase her popularity.
The Duke later added fuel to the fire by revealing that he and William “begged” her father not to marry Camilla.
The younger son of King Charles and the late Princess Diana announced he has enough content to write more books about his experiences as king by taking out almost half of the first draft.
Notably, the exiled king said much of the content about William and her father was removed from Spare to avoid an irreparable rift.