A woman holds the 'En la sombra' (In the shadow) Spanish version o Prince Harry's autobiography 'Spare' in Madrid on Thursday. AFP
Several bookstores in Spain were selling the much-awaited memoir by Britain's Prince Harry on Thursday, five days ahead of the book's official launch date.
A reporter bought a Spanish-language copy of "Spare", which was due to be published on Jan. 10, at a large bookstore in Madrid.
A scan of the book confirmed a passage first reported by Britain's Guardian newspaper in which King Charles' son described being knocked to the floor during an argument with his older brother and heir to the throne, Prince William.
Initial attempts to purchase the memoir were unsuccessful. At one shop, the seller said the book had already sold out.
At another, the book was displayed on shelves but a staff member withdrew it after the reporter asked why it was being sold in Spain earlier than in Britain.
A spokesperson for the Spanish publisher, Barcelona-based Plaza y Janes Editores - which belongs to multinational conglomerate Penguin Random House - said: "A very clear launch protocol was established and communicated to all customers so that the book would not be marketed before that date.
"Everything points to the fact that some customers have breached their commitment to the publisher and have put the book on sale before the agreed date."
It was Oprah Winfrey asking the questions of Meghan and Harry; but it was Harry and Meghan who were asking the questions about the monarchy. No doubt the institution will survive, for the time being – it’s been shown to be very resilient, and has been through
The tell-all conversation that Harry and Meghan Markle had with celebrity host Oprah Winfrey is exactly that: utterly revealing, a bombshell interview that highlights allegedly a slew of issues: racism, thoughts of suicide, apathy in the corridors of Buckingham
Even the coronation has failed to stem the flow of rumours about splits, schisms and sabotage. Or, rather, this looming event, with its global audience of 100 million, seems only to have heightened the tensions, and provoked more skirmishes between the combatants.
Perhaps because he’s experienced it’s worst side for virtually his entire life, broadly speaking, Prince Harry is right about the British press. It’s a raucous institution, a “feral beast” you might say, intrusive, rude, abrasive, on a deadline for a story and insatiable. The media has peddled stories about him and his wife that are sometimes wide of
At the event, which brought together patients, healthcare professionals, and esteemed dignitaries, Mr. Rahman announced his forthcoming song dedicated to the UAE. This musical creation is a result of a collaborative effort with Burjeel Holdings.
The film was written by Kelley Younger, whose family grew up on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California — a neighbourhood known for competitive holiday decorating.
The Bollywood actress attended the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah. During an interview with Deadline, she said it was filmmaker Karan Johar’s work that influenced her to become an actor.