Kara Kennedy

Is the life of ‘the spare’ really so bad, Harry?

Back-up royals have all the fun

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Three cheers for whoever came up with the title of the Duke of Sussex’s upcoming autobiography, Spare. It’s punchy – and it evokes a sense of sadness. Is this how Harry has always felt? Like a disposable spare part?

The ‘heir and the spare’ describes the first in line to the throne and the ‘reserve’ monarch.

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