Prince Harry ‘was truthful about drug taking’ on US forms as visa row rumbles on

Prince Harry reportedly did inform US authorities about the drug use mentioned in his bombshell memoir Spare.

US border control is notoriously hardline, with visa applicants required to answer the question: "Are you or have you ever been a drug abuser or addict?"

The Duke of Sussex has openly admitted to using cannabis, cocaine and magic mushrooms.

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He details one instance of using psychedelic drugs in the memoir, leading to speculation that it could jeopardise his visa status in the US, where he currently resides.

He has also recalled hallucinating while at a celebrity-filled event in California and smoking cannabis after his first date with Meghan.

He discussed his drug use at greater length while speaking with toxic trauma expert Dr Gabor Mate on TV where he talked about his experience with hallucinogenic Amazonian plant ayahuasca.

Sources close to the Duke of Sussex told The Telegraph that Harry had been "truthful" on his visa application, meaning he would likely have admitted to past drug use.

For most foreigners, admission of drug use normally results in visa applications being denied outright, however each person is dealt with on a 'case by case basis'.

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A leading US think tank recently filed a freedom of information request about the Duke's application and are calling on him to be "totally transparent" when answering the immigration questions.

Brits have fallen foul of the tough stance countless times when trying to enter the US.

In 2019, Isabella Brazier-Jones was banned from the USA for 10 years allegedly after admitting to snorting a line of cocaine in 2017.

The 31-year-old said she was immediately thrown in a jail cell where she was kept for 24 hours before being shipped straight back to the UK.

Experts say such a ban can sometimes be overturned after an in-person interview at a US consulate or immigration office.

Samuel Dewey, a lawyer acting for America's Heritage Foundation in its FoI case regarding Prince Harry, said: “One condition of a waiver in the case of someone who has admitted drug use could be that the person has to check back with the medical examiner, so that there is some sort of follow-up.

“But we just don’t know how Prince Harry has been treated and that is why we are asking these questions."

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