Prince Harry: King Charles did half-naked headstands to manage chronic pain

King Charles III would perform half-naked headstands to manage his chronic pain from old polo injuries, Prince Harry reveals in his new tell-all memoir.

The Duke of Sussex details his father’s “constant neck and back pain” while explaining how he would dread accidentally opening the wrong door at Balmoral Castle in Scotland out of fear for what was on the other side.

“Open the wrong door and you might burst in on Pa while his valet was helping him dress,” Harry writes in “Spare,” which hit bookstores Tuesday.

“Worse, you might blunder in as he was doing his headstands. Prescribed by his physio, these exercises were the only effective remedy for the constant pain in Pa’s neck and back.”

Prince Harry writes in “Spare” that his father would perform the move “daily, in a pair of boxers.”
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Harry, 38, shares that his father performed the headstands “daily, in a pair of boxers” while “propped against a door or hanging from a bar like a skilled acrobat.”

“If you set one little finger on the knob you would hear him begging from the other side, ‘No! No! Don’t open! Please God don’t open!’”

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It’s unclear if the 74-year-old monarch is still performing the acrobatic move.
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It’s unclear if Charles, 74, is still performing his daily ritual.

Buckingham Palace hasn’t commented on any of the claims made in the redheaded royal’s memoir.

While Harry feels more than comfortable to share what took place behind the king’s door, he also admits that he isn’t “currently” in touch with his family, including his father and his brother, Prince William.

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Buckingham Palace has yet to respond to any of Prince Harry’s claims.

The renegade royal and wife Meghan Markle are hoping for a “private” and “constructive conversation” with his family in the future.

“I really look forward to having that family element back,” he continued. “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.”