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Prince Harry: Franklin Graham urges him to follow example of his 'Godly grandmother'

by Heather Preston

As the release of Prince Harry's new book continues to cause controversy, Evangelist Franklin Graham has joined in sharing his two cents.

A mixture of leaked book material and exclusive interviews has kept Prince Harry and his memoir 'Spare' across the media in recent days whilst the book officially hit the shelves on Tuesday.

Among some of the most contentious content mentioned by the Duke of Sussex was the number of Taliban militants he has killed in combat, accusations of 'dangerous' leaks to the press from the Queens consort and a physical confrontation with Prince William.

Leaders from across society shared their thoughts on the book and interviews, including Christian evangelist Franklin Graham.

He used his online platform to advise Harry to consider the Godly example of the late Queen Elizabeth II and to focus on "peace and reconciliation".

"I saw part of Prince Harry’s interview on @60Minutes & if I could give him some advice, it would be: Look for a way to make peace & have reconciliation—& keep it private.

Follow the example of your godly grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, & keep family business out of the public."

Prince Harry has also accused members of the Royal Family of getting in "bed with the devil" over their links with the tabloid press as well as admitting that Meghan did not get on with William and Kate "from the get-go". His mention of Camilla Parker Bowles within the book has also been labelled as 'scathing'.

Speaking in an interview on ITV, Prince Harry insisted that he had no intention of hurting his father and brother and that he hopes they can reconcile their differences.

Christian and founder of the Oasis Trust told Premier he thinks people need to have more empathy for the Prince's past.

"Your trauma follows you. I think what we are looking at here is the story of a young man who lost his mother tragically, who was vilified by the press and then begins to see the same thing working out in his wife's life."

The Royal family has yet to release a statement in response to Prince Harry's book or television interviews.

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