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    Prince Harry downs tequila shots as he answers a series of questions on The Late Show

    Prince Harry downed tequila shots in an interview with The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert yesterday ahead of its broadcast in the US tonight.

    Fans attending the recording at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City told DailyMail.com the Duke of Sussex answered a series of questions from the late night host in his Colbert Questionert segment.

    The quiz devised by the liberal comedian and TV host is 15 questions that he says  ‘cover the full spectrum of human experience’.

    Some of the questions put to guests include what their favorite sandwich is, what app they most use on their phone and even what number Colbert is thinking of at that moment.

    It is not known what Harry answered but people at the studios managed to film a glimpse of the segment where Harry was talking with two tequila shots in front of him which he later downed.

    The interview is just the latest the Duke is doing as he works to promote his bombshell memoir, Spare, released today.  

    Prince Harry was seen downing tequila shots with late night host Stephen Colbert

    He is said to have answered the Colbert Questionert during the segment that will air Tuesday

    Who is Stephen Colbert?  

    As the youngest of 11 siblings in a family of intellectuals, liberal comic Stephen Colbert’s ability to make himself heard appears to have been ingrained from birth.

    He was raised Catholic in Charleston, South Carolina, by his doctor-Yale professor father James and homemaker mother Lorna. Colbert has said in past interviews that although he was raised in a devout family, his intellectual parents taught him to be questioning of the Church, a theme which continues to run through his comic routines. Although he would later teach Sunday school.

    In 1974, when he was ten, Stephen’s father and two of his brothers Peter and Paul were killed in a plane crash in North Carolina. The tragedy and the family’s subsequent move to an urban area of Charleston, led to him becoming an introverted teenager with few friends who relied on the worlds of science-fiction and fantasy. Colbert credits his love of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons for sparking an early interest in acting.

    By his own admission a slacker in the academic department, he swayed over whether he would attend college. He had a brief stint in a Rolling Stones cover band and saw his dreams of becoming a marine biologist shattered after surgery left him deaf in his right ear. He studied philosophy at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia then transferred to Northwestern as a theater major.

    After college, he wound up in an improvised comedy troupe in Chicago where he understudied Steve Carrell and met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The trio were offered the chance to do an HBO series which earned positive reviews. The opportunity led to brief writing stints for SNL, MTV and GMA, before he was hired on a trial basis for the Daily Show in 1997.

    He later admitted that he took Xanax for years to deal with anxiety, and said: ‘I had thrown my life away by attempting to do something that so few people actually get away with, or succeed at’.

    Colbert satirized a news correspondent with little more than a basic grip of the subject he was discussing. His writing on the Daily Show earned him three Emmys.

    In 2005, his news satire spin-off The Colbert Report launched on Comedy Central. It started with high-ratings and has held its place as one of the network’s most-watched shows.

    On April 10 2014, it was announced that Colbert would be filling the shoes of David Letterman on The Late Show.

    He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife Evelyn and three children Madeleine, Peter and John.

    Harry was accompanied to the Late Night studios on Monday night by a guard carrying a Glock lock-box, used to carry his gun and ammunition.

    The prince has become increasingly concerned for his security since moving to the United States, and has frequently said he feels vulnerable.

    He took legal action against British authorities after he was blocked under UK law from having private armed guards with him in the country.

    In High Court papers filed in London, the duke said he ‘does not feel safe’ in Britain without armed security, and said the decision to prevent him being accompanied by armed guards is ‘unlawful’ and ‘unfair’.

    When he stepped down as a working member of the royal family, he lost his official taxpayer-funded security detail, which infuriated him. 

    He has said that paying for private armed security is one reason for his quest to sign lucrative deals in the US – such as his memoir, for which he was reportedly paid by publisher Penguin Random House a $20million advance. ET Canada reported an even more extravagant sum, claiming the deal is for four editions, with a $35-$40million fee. 

    On Monday, dressed in a grey suit and navy shirt, Harry strode from his SUV into the studios to meet Colbert – who confirmed on Twitter that the interview will air on Tuesday night.

    ‘The interview will be Prince Harry’s first time visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and coincides with the release date of his new memoir, Spare,’ CBS announced.

    The PR team added: ‘With its raw, unflinching honesty, Spare is a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief.’

    They described Harry as ‘a husband, father, humanitarian, military veteran, mental wellness advocate and environmentalist. He resides in Santa Barbara, Calif., with his family and three dogs.’

    The prince was spotted earlier on Monday leaving his luxury Manhattan hotel, where rooms start at $400, rising to $3,500 a night for a suite. 

    There was no sign of his wife or children, who are believed to be at home in California.

    Harry appeared on Good Morning America on Monday morning, telling host Michael Strahan that he would likely never return to live in the United Kingdom.

    He continued his relentless attacks on the British press – the focus of much of his publicity tour – and said the press interest would make his family’s lives ‘unsurvivable’ if they were ever to return to Britain.

    ‘I don’t think that, even if there was an agreement or an arrangement between me and my family, there’s that third party [the British press] that’s going to do everything they can to make sure that that isn’t possible,’ he told Strahan.

    ‘Not stopping us from going back but making it unsurvivable.’

    Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, relocated from the UK to California in early 2020, and have, since early 2021, been raising their two children, Archie and Lilibet, in a $14.65million mansion in Montecito – thousands of miles away from the Duke’s family.

    Prince Harry is seen on Monday leaving his Manhattan hotel and heading to record an episode of Stephen Colbert's show, accompanied by an armed guard with a Glock gun lock box

    Prince Harry is seen on Monday leaving his Manhattan hotel and heading to record an episode of Stephen Colbert’s show, accompanied by an armed guard with a Glock gun lock box

    The 38-year-old's bodyguard is seen keeping a watchful eye as Harry climbs into his waiting SUV

    The 38-year-old’s bodyguard is seen keeping a watchful eye as Harry climbs into his waiting SUV

    The prince is seen arriving at the studios where Stephen Colbert records The Late Show

    The prince is seen arriving at the studios where Stephen Colbert records The Late Show

    Harry's memoir is published today, and his interview with Colbert will air tonight

    Harry’s memoir is published today, and his interview with Colbert will air tonight

    Harry is currently in the midst of a media blitz to promote his memoir, for which he was paid a reported $20 million advance

    Harry is currently in the midst of a media blitz to promote his memoir, for which he was paid a reported $20 million advance

    The prince is seen waving to fans as he left the Late Night studios in New York City Monday, wearing a different outfit

    The prince is seen waving to fans as he left the Late Night studios in New York City Monday, wearing a different outfit

    He was once again escorted by a guard back to his car as he left the studio

    He was once again escorted by a guard back to his car as he left the studio

    Harry’s armed guard 

    The Glock lock box carried by Prince Harry’s guard usually contains a pistol and ammunition.

    It can be configured for any type of handgun.

    Unlike in the U.K. – where private armed security is illegal – it is common for security guards to carry firearms in the U.S. 

    Harry and Meghan are believed to rely on Gavin de Becker and Associates, a private LA firm that charges up to $8,800 per day.

    However, while Harry has admitted that he doesn’t believe they will ever make a full-time return to the UK or royal life, he has also hinted that he and Meghan will never give up their official titles.

    In an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday, Cooper asked why they did not relinquish their titles as duke and duchess if they wanted a peaceful existence away from the media.

    Cooper said: ‘One of the criticisms that you’ve received is that okay, fine, you wanna move to California, you wanna step back from the institutional role. 

    ‘Why be so public? Why reveal conversations you’ve had with your father or with your brother? 

    ‘You say you tried to do this privately.’

    Harry replied: ‘Every single time I’ve tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife.

    ‘You know, the family motto is never complain, never explain. 

    ‘But it’s just a motto. And it doesn’t really hold.’

    The couple first made the shocking announcement that they were going to step back from their royal duties on January 8, 2020.

    At the time, they wrote in a joint statement that they had reached the decision after ‘many months of reflection and internal discussions.’

    They said they wanted to ‘work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.’

    The idea of them working to support the rest of the family has become increasingly untenable, however, thanks to a series of interviews and a documentary in which they condemned the actions of their relatives and the institution they represent.

    A December poll revealed that 98 per cent of participants want the pair to be stripped of their Duke and Duchess of Sussex titles, after the couple aired their bombshell Netflix docuseries, which included several explosive accusations about their time as royals.

    The Duke of Sussex revealed more personal details about his life in the breakfast show interview with former NFL player Michael Strahan, on Monday morning

    The Duke of Sussex revealed more personal details about his life in the breakfast show interview with former NFL player Michael Strahan, on Monday morning

    Harry is seen with Anderson Cooper during his 60 Minutes interview, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday night

    Harry is seen with Anderson Cooper during his 60 Minutes interview, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday night 

    In the series, the pair claimed they were victims of ‘institutional gaslighting’ and accused the royal family of lying to protect Harry’s brother Prince William.

    Harry also said in the series that he told his father, King Charles III, that he and Meghan were willing to relinquish their titles during discussions surrounding their plan to move to America – although it appears that is no longer the case.

    Harry’s memoir has caused intense anguish within Buckingham Palace, although the King and Prince William have refused to comment on Harry’s mud-slinging and allegations.

    In the book, Harry writes that William physically attacked him, and has detailed allegations that William’s wife Kate was at loggerheads with Meghan.

    He said he begged his father not to marry Camilla, and accused her, now Queen Consort, of leaking stories to advance her ‘campaign’ to become officially recognized. 

    The prince also detailed losing his virginity, taking cocaine and other drugs, and killing Taliban fighters while serving with the British army in Afghanistan.

    He said his father and brother had ‘shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile’, and said he did not see how ‘staying silent’ would help. 

    A new book contains revelations about Meghan and Harry, including their wedding in 2018

    Harry writes: ‘Meg asked if Kate was aware of what was going on right now. With her father. Kate said she was well aware, but the dresses. And the wedding is in four days!’ ‘Yes, Kate, I know….’ his fiancée replied sharply

    Read More:

    Will there be any way back for Harry and Charles after his searing attack on Camilla? Prince branded Queen Consort ‘dangerous’ and accused her of plot to marry his father in Tom Bradby sit down despite King ‘warning him criticising his wife was a red line’ 

    Harry suggests he and Meghan will NEVER give up their royal titles after Anderson Cooper asked why they don’t renounce them and live privately during explosive 60 Minutes interview: Prince blasts ‘what difference would that make?’  

    Royal family were ‘horrible’ to him on the day the Queen died, Harry claims in score-settling ITV interview 

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