It was reported Prince Harry visited Featherstone Lodge Rehabilitation Centre in London. “He came for a couple hours on a day in late summer and talked to several people in recovery — heroin and cocaine addicts mostly,” Bill Puddicombe, an executive for the group that operated Featherstone, said, per BBC News. Clive Goodman was the royal editor for News of the World at the time, and he told BBC News 24, “[Harry’s] father thought he would benefit from a short, sharp, shock at a rehabilitation center.” Goodman also commended then-Prince Charles and Prince William for their work in helping Harry.
Harry had his fair share of drinking-and-drug-related scandals in the years following. However, he said much of that first story was untrue. In “Spare,” Harry said the News of the World editor — Rebekah Brooks, although he called her a pseudonym according to Newsweek — provided “evidence” for Prince Charles’ team confirming Harry’s so-called drug habit.
Harry described royal aide Mark Dyer visiting him at Eton and questioning him about drug use. Harry said it was “lies,” but PR expert Mark Bolland, often referred to asCharles’ “spin doctor,” had a different idea for those allegations: “No more the unfaithful husband, Pa would now be presented to the world as the harried single dad coping with a drug-addled child.”