Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that he never rode on a bike as a young member of the royal family. But it seemed like the royal prince lied to the host.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared in a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. During that time, the Duke of Sussex made countless claims about his royal life and the whole royal family.
Among his statements included a story about him not being able to enjoy what a child should be enjoying. According to the royal prince, he already suffered from media scrutiny as a young royal family member. This, reportedly, prevented him from doing activities dedicated to kids.
He specifically said that riding a bicycle with his son Archie is very special since he could never do it when he was young.
“The highlight for me is sticking [my 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,” the prince said, as quoted by Page Six.
However, it happened.
Did Prince Harry lie?
After he told the story on-air, multiple images emerged online, debunking the Duke of Sussex claims about not riding a bike.
The images feature young Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana enjoying biking outside. The royal photographer seemingly took the photos from the 1980s to 1990s while their family was still okay.
One photo shows the royal brothers riding blue bicycles during their getaway in Sicily, U.K. Other photos show the royal princes with their father at the royal family’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
In the photo, the Duke of Sussex sat behind his father. A third photo was taken on Jan. 2, 1990, also shows Prince Harry riding the same bike while royal helpers surrounded him.
People react to Duke of Sussex’s lie
Soon after people proved his alleged lie, internet users began bombarding him with damaging comments.
One user said, “I grew up a non-royal average American, and I remember taking a “Family” bike ride exactly ONCE…it was fun, but not an every day thing. A great memory…not something I would ever complain about.”
Another one added, “Can we stop with the “my family cut me off” routine. You quit your job! You don’t keep your pay when you stop working, even as a senior member of the royal family.”
Featured image courtesy of Carfax2, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons