Prince Harry’s candid drug confessions in his memoir could jeopardize his U.S. visa, according to reports.
The Duke of Sussex revealed himself in Spare he tried cocaine on a hunting weekend when he was 17, and at other times added “a few more lines” and revealed that he had also tried hallucinogenic mushrooms and cannabis.
Harry even revealed that he went to a friend’s house and got high after his first date with Meghan Markle in London in 2016.
The couple moved to the former actress’s hometown of California after leaving royal duties in 2020, and Harry is likely to have received a spousal visa to live and work in the US or an O-1 visa, which is issued to people with “extraordinary abilities.” to Time United Kingdom.
In the latter case, it will need to be renewed every three years.
Time reports that U.S. officials allow entry on a case-by-case basis, but the rules state that “an applicant’s current and/or past activities, such as drugs or criminal activity…may disqualify an applicant from a visa.”
The law professor who spoke to Great Britain Telegraphalso pointed out that if Harry did not state his drug addiction, or denied it when questioned in his application, the visa could potentially be revoked.
“One of the consequences, whatever visa he has, will be that it will be canceled, or he will be subject to cancellation. [if] he lied during the application process,” Professor Alberto Benitez, director of the George Washington University Immigration Clinic, told the publication.
This comes after excerpts from Spare were revealed last week after leaks and confusion that saw the memoir briefly hit store shelves in Spain, five days before its official release on Wednesday local time.
In his long-awaited memoir, Harry writes candidly about “using cocaine” when he was a teenager.
“Of course I was doing cocaine at the time,” he said.
“At someone’s country house, during a hunting weekend, I was offered a rod, and since then I have made several more. It wasn’t very fun, and it didn’t make me particularly happy, as it seemed to make everyone around me.
“But it made me feel different and that was the main goal. Feel. Different.
“I was a deeply unhappy 17-year-old, ready to try just about anything that could change the status quo. Anyway, that’s what I told myself.”
He then went on to detail his experience with magic mushrooms, which he “washed down with tequila” at a party.
Harry also revealed that he smoked weed and then watched a Disney movie. Inside outafter his first date with Megan.
He explained that he “broke into [a friend’s] house on King’s Road” and they started drinking together after he met the then-Suits actress at Soho House.
“Tequila is out. The weed came out. We drank, smoked and watched… Inside out,” he said.
Harry described himself as “peacefully numb” and said it was “good weed, man.”
He then received a FaceTime call from Megan and told his girlfriend, “Oh shit, that’s her.”
She asked: “Do you watch cartoons?” and Harry replied, “No. I mean yes. His … Inside out“.
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