Prince Harry’s new bombshell memoir is turning out to be quite the grave affair for the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, wrote many shocking anecdotes about his life as the “Spare” heir to the British throne — but none more bizarre than describing his family as a “death cult.”

While his much-hyped, highly guarded tell-all isn’t set to be officially released until Jan. 10, early copies were spectacularly leaked in Spain last week.

While looking back at his memories with his estranged brother Prince William, Harry noted in his book that their lives “were built on death” and their experiences were overshadowed by grief — according to an excerpt shared by the Sun.

“I saw that even our finest moments, and my best memories, somehow involved death,” the Invictus Games founder penned.

“Our lives were built on death, our brightest days shadowed by it. Looking back, I didn’t see spots of time, but dances with death … maybe we were a death cult.”

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave to crowd on the long Walk at Windsor Castle on September 10, 2022 in Windsor, England. Crowds have gathered and tributes left at the gates of Windsor Castle to Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, 2022. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton wave to the crowds at Windsor Castle alongside Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Sept. 10, 2022 ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
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Harry also scribed how Windsor Castle –– one of the Firm’s royal residences in England — is a “tomb, the walls filled with ancestors.”

The Tower of London, Harry explained, is “held together with the blood of animals.”

Elsewhere in the leaked book, the dedication page had also been revealed, with William, 40, nor his father, King Charles, making the list.

This image provided by the Random House Group shows the cover of “Spare,” Prince Harry's memoir. The book is an object of obsessive anticipation worldwide since first announced last year, is coming out Jan. 10. (Random House Group via AP)
Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” will be coming out on Jan. 10.

The memoir is dedicated to his wife, Meghan Markle, their children Archie and Lilibet, and lastly, his late mother Princess Diana.

Ahead of his book premiere, Harry opened up more about the status of his relationship with his older brother, father and “villain” stepmom Camilla in a tell-all interview with Anderson Cooper on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”

The father of two claimed he hasn’t spoken to William and Charles, 74, “in awhile.”

Harry then admitted that he currently does not have contact with either men and the last time they talked together was “not recently.”

Harry explained that he’s “look[ing] forward” to reconciling with the monarch and the Duke of Cambridge.

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Harry and Markle took a step back as senior members of the royal family in January 2020.

“Meghan and I have continued to say that we will openly apologize for anything that we did wrong — but every time we ask that question, no one’s telling us the specifics or anything,” he said.

“I really look forward to having that family element back,” he went on. “I look forward to having a relationship with my brother. I look forward to having a relationship with my father and other members of my family.”


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