From One ‘Spare’ to Another: Prince Harry Once Received a Cold-Blooded Gift From Another Backup Royal

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The Royal Observer

Prince Harry, who turned 39 today, once received a peculiar gift from another famous “spare” in the royal family. The fifth in line to the throne wrote in his memoir, Spare, that his great-aunt, Princess Margaret, gave him a biro (ballpoint pen) with a rubber fish wrapped around it for Christmas. “Standing before my pile, I chose to open the smallest present first. The tag said: ‘From Aunt Margo.’ I looked over and called out: ‘Thank you, Aunt Margo!'” the Duke of Sussex wrote. “It wasn’t just any biro, she pointed out. It had a tiny rubber fish wrapped around it. I said: ‘Oh. A fish biro! OK….

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