Prince Harry talks about the "dangerous spin" on his time in British Army in Spare
New York, New York - Prince Harry revealed why he discussed his time in Afghanistan in his memoir, Spare.
"I think one of the most dangerous lies that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people I have killed in Afghanistan," Harry told the host during their chat that aired on Tuesday.
"I would say that if I heard anybody else, anyone, boasting about that kind of thing, I would be angry. But it’s a lie. My words are not dangerous, but the spin of my words is very dangerous to my family."
Prince Harry defends being forthcoming in Spare
The duke's memoir has not only received backlash from his family, but it was also highly criticized by his former comrades for detailing his time in the British Army.
Many of his former army lads accused the royal of putting their lives in danger with his bombshell memoir.
Yet, per the Duke, the reason he chose to be forthcoming with his military background was to help reduce veteran suicide.
"I made a choice to share it because having spent nearly two decades working with veterans all around the world," he said.
"I think the most important thing is to be honest and to be able to give space to others to be able to share their experiences without any shame. And my whole goal and my attempt with sharing that detail is to reduce the number of suicides."
Spare is now available everywhere!
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