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News | 01.10.2023

Did Prince Harry Just Reveal That He Smokes Weed?

The Duke of Sussex opened up in his memoir about drug use and his road to self-discovery.

It’s not every day you hear about the royals doing psilocybin mushroomscocaine, and cannabis. In his recent memoir entitled Spare, Prince Harry came clean about his experiences with various drugs. 

More specifically, he mentioned that after his first date with Meghan Markle, he “barged into [a friend’s] house off the King’s Road” and started swigging back some booze. “Out came the tequila. Out came the weed.” Shortly after, they turned on the film Inside Out.

Harry wrote he was feeling “peacefully numb” at that moment, adding that it was “good weed, dude.” 

Later in the memoir, the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex opened up about smoking weed when his family was staying in Los Angeles at actor Tyler Perry’s house. He wrote;

“Late at night, with everyone asleep, I’d walk the house, checking the doors and windows. Then I’d sit on the balcony or the edge of the garden and roll a joint.”

“The house looked down onto a valley, across a hillside thick with frogs. I’d listen to their late-night song, smell the scented air.”

Back when Prince Harry was attending Eton College, he touched on his cannabis use and mentioned sharing a “spliff” in “a tiny upstairs bathroom, wherein we’d implement a surprisingly thoughtful, orderly assembly line.” Sounds like the royals know all about respectful rotations. 

He confessed in his memoir;

“I knew this was bad behaviour. I knew it was wrong. My mates knew too. We talked about it often, while stoned, how stupid we were to be wasting an Eton education.”

Cannabis use aside, Prince Harry opened up about using other drugs like cocaine, ketamine, and psilocybin mushrooms. In fact, he was tripping pretty hard at a party at actor Courteney Cox’s house when a garbage bin started looking like someone’s head. He wrote;

“I stepped on the pedal and the head opened its mouth. A huge open grin. I laughed.”

Despite the giggles and recreational fun, Harry shared in his memoir that he used psychedelics to cope with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Harry stated the following;

“I would never recommend people to do this recreationally. But doing it with the right people if you are suffering from a huge amount of loss, grief or trauma, then these things have a way of working as a medicine.”

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