Prince Harry, 38, has revealed in his book ‘Spare’ the peculiar therapy that his father underwent to control his neck and back pain. King Charles III used to stand on his head half-naked.
Apparently the years of playing polo took their toll on the current King of England, who suffered from chronic pain in his neck and back, leading Harry to reveal unknown details about the King’s therapy that the Duke feared.
King Charles III’s therapy: did half-naked headstands
The Duke of Sussex recounts in his memoirs the constant fear he had of accidentally opening the wrong door at Balmoral Castle for fear of what was on the other side.
“Open the wrong door and you might burst in on Pa while his valet was helping him dress,” Harry writes in “Spare”.
“Worse, you might blunder in as he was doing his headstands. Prescribed by his physio, these exercises were the only effective remedy for the constant pain in Pa’s neck and back.”
Harry reveals that Charles performed the headstands every day in his underpants while “propped against a door or hanging from a bar”.
“If you set one little finger on the knob, you would hear him begging from the other side, ‘No! No! Don’t open! Please, God, don’t open!'”
It is unknown whether King Charles III, 74, still performs the same therapy today. Buckingham Palace has not commented on any of the claims made by Harry in his book ‘Spare’ which went on sale this January 10 and was on the verge of not being published, according to an insider.