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Newspaper promises to 'stop writing about Prince Harry for a week to give readers a break'

"The Daily Star today pledges to stop printing the frankly bizarre utterances of the world's shyest author. For about a week. Guaranteed!"

Stories about Prince Harry have been banned in The Daily Star for a week. (Reuters)
Stories about Prince Harry have been banned in The Daily Star for a week. (Reuters)

After a publicity blitz to promote his record-breaking book, it's no surprise to find stories about Prince Harry dominating the world's media in the last few days.

However, one UK newspaper has decided it has had enough of the controversial royal – and are now banning all stories about him so that readers can have a "well-deserved break".

Next to a headline that reads "Sling your hook, sunbeam!", the Daily Star wrote: "The Daily Star today pledges to stop printing the frankly bizarre utterances of the world's shyest author. For about a week. Guaranteed!"

The newspaper added: "Daily Star bans manbaby's whinges from best newspaper in the universe to give readers well-deserved break."

The Daily Star has promised not to write about Prince Harry for a week. (Twitter)
The Daily Star has promised not to write about Prince Harry for a week. (Twitter)

It wryly wrote underneath: "Full story: Not inside."

The Daily Star has not been shy in showing its disdain for Harry and frequently mocks him and wife Meghan's public statements about wanting privacy by covering up their faces and not referring to the couple by name.

Watch: Prince Harry's memoir divides public opinion

Its decision to not publish stories for a week comes in the week Harry's book was released – and became the biggest-selling non-fiction book ever in the UK, selling more than 400,000 copies in a day.

Harry may not be too concerned about not receiving any publicity from the Daily Star as he has made a series of high-profile appearances on UK and US television.

Following an interview with ITV on Sunday, Harry also conducted three more interviews in the lead-up to the book’s publication, including a sit-down with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on CBS News and Michael Strahan of Good Morning America.

ITV TO SHOW UK EXCLUSIVE PRINCE HARRY INTERVIEW WITH TOM BRADBY PRODUCED BY ITN PRODUCTIONS

 
HARRY: THE INTERVIEW
Sunday January 8th at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX 

Pictured: (l-r) Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex interviewed by Tom Bradby in California.

ITV will show an exclusive interview with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, next Sunday in which he will talk in-depth to Tom Bradby, journalist and ITV News at Ten presenter, covering a range of subjects including his personal relationships, never-before-heard details surrounding the death of his mother, Diana, and a look ahead at his future. 

The 90 minute programme, produced by ITN Productions for ITV, will be broadcast two days before Prince Harry’s autobiography ‘Spare’ is published on 10 January, by Transworld.

The book has been billed by publisher Penguin Random House as “a landmark publication full of insight, revelation, self-examination, and hard-won wisdom about the eternal power of love over grief”.

Filmed in California, where Harry now lives, Harry: The Interview, sees the Prince go into unprecedented depth and detail on life in and out of the Royal Family.

Speaking to Tom Bradby, who he has known for more than 20 years, Prince Harry shares his personal story, in his own words.

Michael Jermey, ITV Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “It is extremely rare for a member of the Royal Family to speak so openly about their experience at the heart of the institution. 

“Tom Bradby’s interview with Prince Harry will be a programme that everyone with an informed opinion on the monarchy should want to watch.
Prince Harry has given a series of interviews to promote his book, Spare. (ITV)

Another interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on CBS was also broadcast in the US on Tuesday, where Harry denied boasting about killing 25 Taliban while serving as a soldier and claimed members of his family are in an active campaign to “undermine” his book.

The Late Show interview caps off Harry’s press run for his headline-grabbing autobiography, which includes claims the Prince of Wales physically attacked him and teased him about his panic attacks, and that the King put his own interests above Harry’s and was jealous of the Duchess of Sussex and the Princess of Wales.

Harry said in an interview that the Duchess of Cornwall was a “villain” and “dangerous”, accusing her of rehabilitating her image at the expense of his.