Prince Harry’s statements from the controversial Oprah Winfrey interview are raising a new wave of questions about the Sussexes’ "blissful forgetfulness" after photos showing the prince riding on the back of his father’s bike have resurfaced online following his claims he “never” did as a child.
Speaking to Oprah alongside his wife Meghan in the scandalous interview that aired in March, Harry said that he just loves sticking his son Archie “on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young.”
“I can seat him on the back, and he’s got his arms out, and he’s like, ‘Whoa,’” the prince added.
Some viewers were left puzzled over the claim, with many recalling an old photo showing a young Harry riding with Prince Charles alongside his brother William.
This pic, taken at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in England in 1990, has re-emerged online over the past week, doing the rounds on social media and sparking “ermm” reactions from users, with several calling the duke a “liar” for his faulty statement.
Prince Harry (to Oprah): “I guess the highlight for me is sticking him [Archie] on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides which is something I was never able to do when I was young.”— D P Orman (@D_P_Orman) May 24, 2021
"All of these things are just—I guess the highlight for me is sticking him on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides which is something I was never able to do when I was young." - Prince Harry#TheMeYouCantSee— Nathalie L'Ecuyer (@MrsNL73) May 25, 2021
@Murky__Meg Prince Harry never got to ride on the back of a bike with his dad….hmmm really..maybe @Oprah will realise now the lies they tell!! Oh no of course that wouldn’t get her money! 🙄 pic.twitter.com/fquqgY3CsT— Natalie Harvey (@WoodchuckFP) May 25, 2021
Other resurfaced shots also show Charles pulling Harry in a wagon while on a bike during a trip to Scotland, while another shows the Duke of Sussex posing on a bike next to his family in the Scilly Isles.
These snaps add to a chorus of inconsistencies that have been highlighted following the Sussexes controversial sit-down with Winfrey, including the claim that the two tied the knot three days before their official wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle. Neither their wedding certificate, nor the Archbishop of Canterbury who signed their wedding certificate, could prove the statement though.
During the interview, Harry famously said that his dad cut him off financially after the Sussexes relocated to North America last year. Speaking to Oprah in a new documentary on mental health, he also again attacked his father for not trying to safeguard him enough from the media that followed his mother Princess Diana’s death:
“My father used to say to me when I was younger … ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you. That doesn’t make sense — just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite,” Harry said. “If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences that you had, you can make it right for your kids."