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If you thought after the shocking revelations in Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ the Duke was going to quietly slip away into the sunset to enjoy the private life him and his wife crave so deeply, think again. 

In the latest Royal drama Prince Harry, 38, has described how the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca has been one of the fundamental parts of his life that helped him deal with past trauma. 

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Harry sat down with trauma expert Gabor Maté for an intimate online chat to discuss segments of his book Spare. Ticket holders were treated to a 90 minute live stream on Saturday (4 March) and included a hard copy of the best selling book. 

Prince Harry's memoir Spare is offered for sale January 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The book went on sale in the United States today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty ImaPrince Harry's memoir Spare is offered for sale January 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The book went on sale in the United States today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Ima
Prince Harry's memoir Spare is offered for sale January 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The book went on sale in the United States today. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Ima | Getty Images

In the record-breaking memoir, the Prince revealed the times in his life he had used drugs for recreational use including snorting cocaine and smoking marijuana. As well as eating magic mushrooms at Friends actress Courteney Cox’s house although she denies these claims. 

Speaking in the livestream Harry said: “It was the cleaning of the windscreen, the removal of life’s filters — these layers of filters — it removed it all for me and brought me a sense of relaxation, relief, comfort, a lightness that I managed to hold back for a period of time,” 

“I started doing it recreationally and then started to realise how good it was for me,”

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“I would say it is one of the fundamental parts of my life that changed me and helped me deal with the traumas and the pains of the past.”

“They’re unlocking so much of what we’ve suppressed.”

Social media users were quick to comment over the controversial comments under the hashtag ‘Prince Harry gone mad one’ person wrote: Nothing screams attention like a person who has a live-streamed show with his personal therapist and SELLS tickets for people to stream it. He has really gone overboard.#PrinceHarryhasgonemad

Another added: “Under any other circumstances, I'd probably feel compassion, but not in his case. He destroyed any compassion I may have felt for him.”

A third wrote: “Totally #PrinceHarryhasgonemad”

According to Healthline Ayahuasca is a type of brew made from ingredients with hallucinogenic properties. Though some claim that it can benefit brain health and well-being, it is also associated with several potential risks. Side effects include vomiting, diarrhoea, paranoia, panic and can increase heart rate and blood pressure. 

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