When Prince Harry's tell-all memoir, Spare, hit shelves in January, we were almost certain that The Crown creator Peter Morgan would be among the first to get his hands on a copy. After all, wouldn't he want all the hot royal goss for his show? So, you could imagine our surprise when Morgan revealed that he hadn't read a single word of it.
In an interview with Variety, the British playwright and screenwriter was asked if he'd read the Duke of Sussex's controversial book, which sold over 1.4 million copies on the first day of its official debut, according to a report released by Penguin Random House. Although the memoir could've provided plenty of inspiration for season six, Morgan revealed his decision to avoid the book and focus on his initial vision for the series.
He said, "I've not read a word of it. Not that I wouldn’t be interested. But I didn’t want his voice to inhabit my thinking too much. I’ve got a lot of sympathy with him, a lot of sympathy. But I didn’t want to read his book."