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Jennie Bond said she feels sympathy for Prince Harry after book revelations

The former BBC royal correspondent has said there were some very moving parts about the book

Watch: Jennie Bond shares sympathy with Prince Harry over book revelations

 

Former BBC royal correspondent Jennie Bond has said she feels sympathy for Prince Harry after some of the revelations in his new book.

The royal has opened up about his private life in Spare, sharing that he lost his virginity to an older woman in a field behind a pub, that he was circumcised and that he suffered a frostbitten penis after a North Pole expedition.

He also claimed his father King Charles put his hand on his knee when his mother Princess Diana died, rather than hugging him.

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His anecdotes have sparked a lot of conversation and Bond - who was the BBC's royal correspondent for 14 years - weighed in as she chatted to Vanessa Feltz on TalkTV.

Jennie Bond said she felt sympathy for the Prince. (WireImage)
Jennie Bond said she felt sympathy for the Prince. (WireImage)

TV star Feltz mentioned the frostbite, asking Bond why Harry would tell that story.

"I don't know really, and also that he was circumcised and there had been apparently discussion... I certainly didn't discuss it on the BBC, whether he was circumcised or not," she replied.

Jennie Bond shares sympathy with Prince Harry over book revelations
Jennie Bond talked about Harry's book on TalkTV. (TalkTV)

"But apparently he feels there was discussion about it and he feels the need to set the record straight on that."

"There are some very odd parts of this book," she said.

However, Bond, 72, said there were also some "very moving" parts of the book.

Britain's King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the state funeral and burial of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, September 19, 2022 REUTERS/Toby Melville
Jennie Bond said she felt sympathy for Prince Harry. (Reuters)

"I do have some sympathy with Harry, particularly, I think he calls his father emotionally stunted, something like that," she said.

"And to think of this little boy being told that his mother had been killed in a car crash and Charles, according to Harry, patted him on the knee, did not wrap him in his arms and hug him."

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"There are parts like that which I have a great deal of sympathy with," she added.