According to a report, Prince Harry accuses his brother Prince William of not actually being best man at his wedding to Kate in 2011. He was forced to play along with the "outrageous lie", wrote the "Mirror" on Friday evening, citing an excerpt from Harry's memoirs.
He was supposed to be used for the big show to spare his brother's two best friends public interest in their person. The traditional best man speech at the wedding reception would have been Williams' friends James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee. He himself was demoted to moderator, who was only allowed to present the two. The episode raises questions about how long the rift between the once inseparable brothers has lasted, wrote the "Mirror".
According to Harry, just hours before his wedding, Prince William was "dizzy from last night's rum". Harry recalled saying to his brother, "You smell like alcohol." He offered him mints and rolled down the window of the car in which the two were sitting.
Prince Harry's memoir "Spare" ("Reserve") will be released on Tuesday (January 10). But because they accidentally ended up in several bookstores in Spain, British media were able to secure copies in advance and publish spicy details.