Air New Zealand pokes fun at Prince Harry after inaccurate claim in Spare

  • 13/01/2023

Air New Zealand has poked fun at an inaccurate claim in Prince Harry's controversial memoir.

The Duke of Sussex's book Spare includes the claim that his wife Meghan Markle once booked a flight for her father to fly from Mexico to the United Kingdom onboard an Air New Zealand plane in "first class".

However, Air New Zealand this week told NZ Herald the airline has never flown that route and it only offers "Business Premier".

Now, the airline has poked fun at Harry's strange claim in a tweet.

"Introducing #SussexClass. Apparently coming soon," the airline wrote with a crown and eyes emojis. 

On Thursday, the ghost-writer behind Spare defended inaccuracies in the book by seemingly blaming them on Prince Harry's memory.

J.R. Moehringer, who ghost-wrote Spare for Prince Harry, shared a quote from the book The Art of Memoir on Twitter.

"The line between memory and fact is blurry, between interpretation and fact. There are inadvertent mistakes of those kinds out the wazoo," Moehringer quoted author Mary Karr as saying.

A number of other apparent mistakes have been identified in the book, including Prince Harry saying he was at boarding school when he learned of the Queen Mother's death. According to reports, he was actually on a skiing trip with his father and brother at the time.