In a hotly anticipated new memoir, Prince Harry claims that his brother Prince William struck him physically during a heated dispute about their fraying relationship. The accusations were revealed on Thursday, January 5, 2023, by The Guardian, which claimed to have read an advance copy of the book. The “Spare” memoir is scheduled to be released the following week. In an alleged 2019 altercation at his Kensington Palace residence, Harry allegedly relates how William allegedly referred to his wife, former actress Meghan Markle, as “difficult,” “rude,” and “aggressive.” Harry alleges that William knocked down his brother after grabbing him by the collar and ripping off his jewellery. The claims have received no response from Buckingham Palace.
According to Prince Harry’s much-anticipated forthcoming biography, Prince William physically assaulted him during a heated dispute about their fraying relationship, The Guardian claimed on Thursday (Jan. 5, 2023).
The book “Spare,” which will be released next week, was reportedly given to the newspaper in advance.
In an alleged 2019 altercation at his Kensington Palace residence, Harry allegedly relates how William allegedly referred to his wife, former actress Meghan Markle, as “difficult,” “rude,” and “aggressive.” According to the publication, Harry claims William grabbed his brother by the collar and tore off his necklace before bringing him to the ground.
The book is cited as saying, “I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me” . “I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
Harry claims that the altercation left him with “scrapes and bruises.” Later, according to the passage, William apologised.
According to a separate story from the gossip website Page Six, the book claims that William and his future wife Kate urged Harry to attend a Halloween party in 2005 while dressed as a Nazi. Harry has apologised numerous times and described the choice as one of his biggest blunders.
King Charles III’s office at Buckingham Palace and William’s Kensington Palace office have not responded to the allegations.
The book, scheduled to be released on Tuesday, is the most recent in a spate of claims and public revelations made by Harry and Meghan that have shocked the British royal family.
In May 2018, Harry, 38, and the American actress were wed at Windsor Castle. Less than two years later, the couple resigned from their royal duties and relocated to California, citing Meghan’s interracial treatment by the media and the lack of support from the palace.
Since that time, they have provided their perspective in an interview with Oprah Winfrey and a six-part Netflix documentary that was made public last month and detailed the couple’s contentious relationship with the British media and separation from the royal family.
Harry stated in the series that William had yelled at him during a family gathering and charged palace staff with fabricating events to shield his older brother, the current heir to the throne. When faced with negative news attention, Meghan, 41, expressed a desire to terminate her life.
In order to promote the book, Harry has conducted interviews with American broadcaster CBS and British broadcaster ITV. Both are scheduled to air on Sunday.
Harry claimed to ITV in excerpts that the royal family had portrayed him and Meghan as “villains” and had “shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.” He described it as a “betrayal” when the palace declined to protect him and Meghan from threats.
On all of Meghan and Harry’s accusations, palace representatives have refrained from commenting.
The Guardian reported that the book also reveals the meaning behind its title. According to the report, Harry quotes what his father allegedly said to Princess Diana on the day of Harry’s birth: “Wonderful! My work is finished because you’ve now given me an heir and a spare.
Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne behind his brother and William’s three children, has frequently shown signs of struggling with the more ambiguous role of “spare” while William was predestined from birth to be king. Before beginning his full-time royal duties in 2015, he served in the British Army for ten years, which he has characterised as his happiest years.
Together with his wife, he has started a new career as a television celebrity and charity advocate located in the United States since leaving the royal family.
When asked by Tom Bradby of ITV if he would be involved in the future of the British monarchy, Harry said, “I don’t know.”