Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex’ leaked memoir has outlined how his brother, the Prince of Wales, Prince William, physically assaulted him over his relationship with Meghan Markle and also long-standing grievances and bitterness at the heart of the Royal Family, including a claim that he and his brother urged their father not to marry Camilla.
In the memoir, titled “Spare”, Prince Harry recounts how his older brother Prince William physically attacked him during an argument in 2019 over Meghan. His brother had grabbed him by the neck and pushed him to the ground.
According to the report by Guardian, a UK newspaper, the story of the incident appears in Harry’s new memoir “Spare,” which is due to be released later this month amid an ongoing row within the British royal family.
Harry, 38, writes that during a disagreement in the kitchen of his London home, William called his wife Meghan Markle “difficult,” “rude” and “abrasive,” before tackling him to the ground as the pair continued to argue, the Guardian said.
“He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me,” the Guardian quotes Harry’s book as saying.
Harry then told his older brother to leave. William looked “regretful, and apologized,” Harry recalled, according to the newspaper.
The daily quoted the exchange between the two princes from the book: William “turned and called back: ‘You don’t need to tell Meg about this.’
‘You mean that you attacked me?’
‘I didn’t attack you, Harold,’” William responded, seeming to use a nickname for Harry.
He also said their relationship fell apart over his marriage to Meghan Markle. Harry and Meghan, 41, lifted the lid on their experiences in the British royal family in a Netflix docuseries last month about the reasons behind their stunning 2020 departure for North America, Meghan’s home State.
This comes as their father King Charles prepares for his coronation in May following the September death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II at age 96.
Story: Christy Dung