PRINCE Harry was barred from a pub near Highgrove for his drunken outburst, a royal biographer claims in a bombshell tell-all book.
Prince Harry is now settling down to married life with Meghan Markle, as the pair eagerly await the birth of their first child together this spring. He has even reportedly given up alcohol in solidarity with the pregnant Duchess of Sussex. However, in his younger days, Harry caused a headache for the royal family with his partying antics and a book claims he was even barred from a pub near Prince Charles’ home at Highgrove.
Katie Nicholl lifts the lid on Harry’s teenage years in her 2010 book “William and Harry”.
Prince William and Prince Harry would often spend the summer at Prince Charles’ Gloucestershire residence, where they had their own basement den, nicknamed “Club H”, and would also go drinking at the local village pub, the Rathbone Inn.
Ms Nicholl writes: “Harry had spent the summer drinking at the pub under the ‘watchful’ eye of his protection officers, who had been present at the all-night lock-ins.”
She explains: “While Harry would not be served – he was still only sixteen – his friends would buy him pints and chasers.”
Added to this, she says: “Marijuana had reportedly been smoked in the pub’s run-down outhouseand in the backroom bar, which was known as the ‘magic room’.”
She reveals: “On one occasion Harry was asked to leave after drunkenly calling the French bar manager Franck Ortet a ‘f***ing frog’, which led him to being barred.”
Speaking after the 2001 incident, Mr Ortet told the Mail on Sunday: “Sometimes Harry would get drunk and say ‘Hey Froggie, get me a pint’ and ‘Come here Froggie’.”
He added: “When he was drinking in the pub some of our regulars would call him a little brat under their breaths.
“They thought it was wrong that there was a prince sitting in their pub drinking underage and raising his voice.”
After the row, Prince Harry issued an apology for his behaviour and spent a day visiting Featherstone Lodge, a drugs rehabilitation centre in Peckham, south London.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK