Prince Harry opens up about UK royal family in memoir

Britain's Prince Harry has made revelations about -- and accusations against -- the royal family in his memoir that officially hit bookstores on Tuesday. The book, titled "Spare," is published in 16 languages.

One of the volatile topics is the 2005 marriage between his father and Camilla Parker-Bowles. They are now King Charles and the Queen Consort.

Prince Harry disclosed that he and his brother, Prince William, begged their father not to marry her because the world would make comparisons with their late mother Diana, the Princess of Wales.

In another revelation, Harry wrote he had a violent confrontation with his brother in 2019 after Prince William criticized his wife, Meghan, as being "difficult" and "rude."

Harry also wrote that he had suspicions about the circumstances of his mother's death in a Paris car crash in 1997. He revealed that he wanted the investigation to be reopened, but that he was persuaded to give up on the idea.

The royal household has not commented on the book.

Prince Harry and Meghan withdrew from official royal duties in 2020, and relocated to the US state of California.

The couple also criticized the royal family in a documentary series they made for the streaming service, Netflix.

A British opinion poll shows that only 26 percent of respondents have a positive view of Prince Harry. The figure is the lowest since the survey began.