Prince Harry’s face was once shoved into fresh stag carcass in hunting ‘blood facial’ ritual

Prince Harry has described how his face was once shoved into the fresh carcass of a dead stag in a hunting ritual.

The Duke of Sussex, writing in his memoirSpare, told how he nearly vomited inside the animal during the "true stalker initiation" at Balmoral, the Scottish home of theRoyal Family, around the time of his fifteenth birthday.

Harry, 38, wrote how he went out hunting for red deer with his “proper old-school” guide Sandy, creeping through heather and bogs.

The Duke described how at last they came across a stag and he shot it with a rifle before Sandy bled it from the neck and slit open its belly with a knife. The guide then told Harry to kneel next to the animal.

The Duke wrote: “He placed a hand gently behind my neck, and now I thought he was going to hug me, congratulate me. 'Atta boy'. Instead he pushed my head inside the carcass.

“I tried to pull away, but Sandy pushed me deeper. I was shocked by his insane strength. And by the infernal smell. My breakfast jumped up from my stomach. 'Oh please oh please do not let me vomit inside a stag carcass'.

"After a minute I couldn’t smell anything, because I couldn’t breathe. My nose and mouth were full of blood, guts and a deep, upsetting warmth.”

Harry continued that he thought he was going to die before Sandy at last pulled him out. The guide then stopped the prince from wiping his face clean – telling him instead to ‘let it dry, lad’.

Horses were sent for to carry the slain stag back to the castle larder, Harry wrote, and he added he felt a ‘swelling pride’ that he’d killed the animal with ‘one shot, clean through the heart’.

Harry’s memoir was officially released on Tuesday -with fans queuing to buy a hardback copy the second it hit shelves at midnight.

Two years on from the release of hiscontroversial interview with Oprah Winfrey, and just weeks after hisNetflix documentary series levelled a fresh round of damning claims against the monarchy, Spare has brought anew round of attacks on his family.

The Duke of Sussex does not hold back in the book – with criticism directed towards his brotherPrince William and step-motherQueen Consort Camilla – as well as fatherKing Charles and sister-in-lawKate Middleton.

In the book, Harry recalled the first meeting between William, 40, and his wifeMeghan Markle, 41, writing how his brother"recoiled" after the former actress went to hug him.

The Duke also revealed some gory details ofhis and William’s wild teen party nights at royal residence Highgrove house.

And in the book, Harry also accusedPrincess Diana’s former butlerPaul Burrell of“milking” her death when he released his book A Royal Duty in 2003.


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