Photos of Prince Harry on a bike resurface after claim he never rode – Page Six
Prince Harry has some explaining to do.
The Duke of Sussex, 36, claimed that he “was never able” to ride a bike with his dad, Prince Charles, but photos have resurfaced of the royal doing just that many years ago.
During his and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, Harry listed bike riding as one of the many perks of living in California after the couple resigned from their duties as British royals last year.
“The highlight for me is sticking [my son, Archie] on the back of a bicycle in his little baby seat and taking him on bike rides, which is something I was never able to do when I was young,” the prince claimed at the time. “I can seat him on the back, and he’s got his arms out, and he’s like, ‘Whoa.’”
However, several photos from Harry’s past that popped up online this week show that he was freely able to ride on the back of his father’s bike several times as a child.
In one photo from 1990, a young Harry is seen sitting in a seat attached to the back of Charles’ bicycle as they ride beside his brother, Prince William.
In another black-and-white snapshot from 1988, the Prince of Wales is pictured riding a bike while pulling Harry in a wagon behind him in Scotland.
And another family photo from 1989 shows William and Harry and their parents, Charles and Princess Diana, posing together in the Isles of Scilly — each on their own bike.
During his now-debunked tell-all with Winfrey, which aired on CBS, Harry and Meghan, 39, opened up about their experiences with the royal family and gave insight into why they decided to step back from their royal duties.
Meghan revealed during the sit-down that she had experienced suicidal thoughts and received little to no help from palace aides after marrying into the royal family in 2018. She also claimed that members of “the Firm” had concerns over Archie’s skin color.
Harry slammed his dad a second time during a follow-up interview with Winfrey this month on their new AppleTV+ series, “The Me You Don’t See.”
“My father used to say to me when I was younger … ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,’” he said.
The duke added, “That doesn’t make sense — just because you suffered, that doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact quite the opposite. If you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences that you had, you can make it right for your kids.”
Charles was reportedly fuming over the initial Winfrey interview, while Queen Elizabeth II is said to be “deeply upset” that Harry has been airing the family’s dirty laundry.