I waited until midnight to buy three copies of Prince Harry’s book – I felt privileged to be first in line

A man holds three copies of the book "Spare", by Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex during a special midnight opening event for the release of the memoire, at the WHSmith bookstore, at Victoria Station in London, on January 9, 2023. - The midnight release of "Spare" is being accompanied by four television interviews in Britain and the United States, where Harry now lives with his wife Meghan. The most explosive passages of his book have already gone viral since bookstores in Spain mistakenly placed it on their shelves for a few hours on January 5, 2023. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP) (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)

ONLY seven people bought Prince Harry’s memoir Spare during the WHSmith midnight launch at London Victoria Railway Station.

A staff member rushed over with a roll of half price stickers as store manager Mohammad Alam opened the delivery of hardbacks at the stroke of 12am.

Only seven people queued up to buy Spare at London Victoria Railway Station

Chris Imafidon said he felt ‘privileged’ to be first in line

Professor Chris Imafidon, from Epping, Essex, bought three copies for himself, friends and family.

The charity worker said: “I feel very privileged to be the first in line and I look forward to seeing what Harry has to say about his life.”

Train maintainer Lloyd Rosser, 64, was buying the book for a friend.

He said: “She’s a massive royal fan so I thought it would make a nice surprise. Personally, I’m not that fussed. Maybe I’ll give it a read when I can get it cheaper.”

Sarah Nakana, 46, a property surveyor from Dulwich, South London, added: “I’ve already got the audio book on order but just couldn’t wait. It’s very important to hear what he has to say about his life in his own words. This is a historical record.”

The store remained open until 2am, while Euston Railway Station’s WHSmith saw one woman buy two copies at midnight.

It comes after Prince Harry sparked controversy as he promoted the book in interviews with ITV and CBS.

The Duke of Sussex crossed the King’s ‘red line’ by blasting Queen Camilla as “dangerous” and a “villain”.

Meanwhile, body language expert Judi James revealed the key echoes of Princess Diana’s 1995 Panorama interview displayed in Harry’s sit downs with Tom Bradby and Anderson Cooper.

It comes after Prince Harry’s bombshell interviews with ITV and CBS

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