The Guardian claimed on Wednesday that Prince William, the elder brother of Britain’s Prince Harry, “attacked” him physically during a disagreement in 2019. Prince Harry describes this incident in his new book.
The narrative of the encounter, according to the tabloid, is included in Harry’s brand-new biography “Spare,” which is scheduled for release later this month amidst an ongoing dispute within the British royal family.
Harry, 38, claims that during an argument with his wife Meghan Markle in the kitchen of his London residence, William branded her “difficult,” “rude,” and “abrasive,” before throwing him to the ground as the two continued to quarrel, according to the Guardian.
“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.
The latest information regarding the troubled relationship between the brothers comes as their father King Charles gets ready for his coronation in May after the passing of his mother Queen Elizabeth II in September at the age of 96.
In a Netflix documentary last month exploring the causes of their surprising departure for North America in 2020, Harry and Meghan, both 41, opened up about their experiences as members of the British royal family.
They laid much of the blame for their misery in it on tabloid harassment and racist media reports, some of which they allege the family was responsible for.
The two are now unpopular in Britain as a result of their relocation to Meghan’s home state of California, where the media frequently portrays them as conceited.
Harry stated that he wants “a family, not an institution” in portions from a television interview that was broadcast this week on ITV in the UK and CBS in the United States before the book was released.
“I would like to get my father back. I would like to get my brother back,” Harry said.