Following the official release of Prince Harry’s memoir, bookshops across the country opened at midnight to meet demand.
In London, fans queuing to buy a hardback copy described wanting to hear the story “from the horses mouth“.
It comes after the chaotic release of Spare, which saw multiple leaks and copies become available in Spain last week.
Waterstones says Prince Harry’s book has been one of its “biggest pre-order titles for a decade“.
Because the book was published in 16 languages around the world, the booksellers opened their flagship Piccadilly branch early on Tuesday in anticipation of high customer demand.
WH Smith branches in Euston, Victoria, Heathrow, and Gatwick were among those to extend their hours for the release.
After days of headline-grabbing leaks ranging from how Prince Harry lost his virginity to claims that Prince Harry was attacked by his brother, Prince William, the memoir is already top of the best sellers in the UK for online retailer Amazon.