Over the weekend, Prince Harry joined trauma expert Dr Gabor Maté to discuss his tell-all memoir Spare in great detail for a virtual book event.
And during the event, the Duke of Sussex revealed that Kensington Palace has some “secret” doorways and cupboards – but they’re not as glamorous or “sophisticated” as the ones in the movies.
Maté asked Harry on a fan’s behalf, “As a royal child, did you get to roam the castles freely, and did you find any trap doors?”
To which Harry responded, “That’s the assumption, that there were trap doors all over castles. As kids, it was an adventure, running around that kind of a place. What an experience.”
Not so many trap doors, lots of fun things to investigate, but I guess, it’s weird. When you’re brought up as a child in that environment, you think that is normal, but it’s not. It’s anything but normal. So no, some secret doorways and some secret cupboards. [But] none so sophisticated as you pull a book and then all of [a] sudden a thing opens,” he continued.
Harry then joked, “I probably would have gotten stuck in there.”
It’s likely that Harry is talking about Kensington Palace as that’s where he and Prince William were mainly raised by their parents King Charles and the late Princess Diana.
Harry now lives in the US with his wife Meghan Markle and their two children, Archie and Lilibet. The couple were recently asked to remove all of their belongings from their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage by Charles.
It’s rumoured that Charles will allow his brother Prince Andrew to move into Frogmore Cottage once Harry and Meghan vacate.