A new revelation has come to light: Prince William, 40, physically attacked Harry, 38. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex apparently still have a lot to tell about everything they experienced when they were part of the British royals.
The controversial episode that lived the sons of Princess Diana was revealed by The Guardian, who has had access to a copy of the book ‘Spare’ before its release on January 10.
Why did Prince William and Harry fight?
The Guardian details a segment of the book in which Harry recounts that, in 2019, his brother William came to his Nottinghan Cottage home to talk about “the whole rolling catastrophe” of their relationship and fights with the press. Harry at the time was already “piping hot” over the press’ treatment of his wife, Meghan Markle, 41.
According to Harry’s account, he expected his brother to be supportive, but William began repeating himself as a “parrot[ing of] the press narrative.” Things got very tense and the two began shouting at each other.
Harry says William called Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”.
Harry was reproaching William that he was not happy to be a spare and that he was not helping him as a brother. William assured him that he was helping.
“Are you serious? Help me? Sorry – is that what you call this? Helping me?” Harry said.
The Prince of Wales was infuriated by all the reproach his younger brother was saying to him:
“He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor,” Harry revealed, who claims he fell over the dog’s bowl and hurt his back. “I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
Harry says his older brother urged him to hit back, citing fights they had as children, but Harry refused to do so.
William left only to later return repentant and offer an apology to his younger brother, as well as asking him not to tell Markle anything, the brief recounts.
‘You don’t need to tell Meg about this.’ William said to Harry.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the term “abrasive” not only refers to that which causes wear and tear, but is also used to refer to rough, very unpleasant or irritating people. Abrasive” comments are “rude, offensive”.