Prince Harry And Prince William Secret Code Word Reveaed

Prince Harry and Prince William Have ‘Secret’ 3-Word Code Used ‘Only in Times of Extreme Crisis’
“For nearly twenty-five years we’d reserved that soul-crushing vow for times when one of us needed to be heard, to be believed, quickly,” the Duke of Sussex wrote in ‘Spare’

Prince Harry’s memoir Spare was published one year ago today, inspiring a look back at a dramatic passage that marked a defining moment in the breakdown of his relationship with his brother Prince William.

In the last chapter of the groundbreaking book, released on Jan. 10, 2023, Harry recounts how a heated exchange with his older brother and father King Charles after Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021 took an emotional turn as they discussed the circumstances around Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from royal life. The Duke of Sussex, 39, says that William shockingly used their “secret code” connected to their late mother Princess Diana, who died at age 36 in 1997.

“’Harold, you must listen to me! I just want you to be happy, Harold. I swear… I swear on Mummy’s life,’ ” Harry writes.
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997) attends a dinner at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, November 1985. She is wearing an evening dress by Murray Arbeid and the Queen Mary tiara.

Harry said that the reference stopped both him and Charles in their tracks. The father and sons had been walking around Frogmore Gardens hours after Prince Philip’s funeral.

“He’d used the secret code, the universal password. Ever since we were boys those three words were to be used only in times of extreme crisis,” Harry writes in Spare. “For nearly twenty-five years we’d reserved that soul-crushing vow for times when one of us needed to be heard, to be believed, quickly. For times when nothing else would do.”

The Duke of Sussex adds that William’s use of the powerful phrase “stopped me cold” because it “didn’t work.”

“I simply didn’t believe him, didn’t fully trust him. And vice versa. He saw it to. He saw that we were in a place of such hurt and doubt that even those sacred words couldn’t set us free,” Harry writes of the emotional moment.