The first bombshell has fallen from Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir.
In his new book Spare, out Tuesday 10 January, the Duke of Sussex details a particularly ugly battle with his brother, the Prince of Wales.
And what is the basis for this brawl?
You probably guessed it, right? Megan Markle.
According to Harry, an altercation began in 2019 at the Arshwell co-founder’s London home after William called Harry’s wife “difficult,” “unpleasant” and “disrespectful.”
Harry claims that his brother “grabbed” him by the collar shortly afterwards, breaking the necklace before “thumping me to the floor.”
Harry, who shares son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 19 months, with Markle, went on to write what William asked him. No to talk to Meghan about the fight.
He added that it prompted him to call his therapist, revealing that although the brothers had many arguments over the course of their lives … this particular conflict “felt different.” did.
“I landed in a dog bowl. It cracked under my back and shards cut into me,” Harry said in his memoir.
“I lay there for a while, dazed, but I got up and told him to leave.”
Harry has been in the news a lot lately due to the imminent publication of this memoir.
In a recent interview promoting the book, he blamed William and King Charles for the state of their broken relationship between the brothers and their father.
“I want my father back. I want my brother back,” Harry admitted.
But… it’s not that simple.
“It didn’t have to be this way. Leak and plant,” Harry continued, citing the sinister nature of the upper echelons of Buckingham Palace, adding:
“What I want is not an institution, it’s a family. They feel they’re better off leaving us villains somehow.”
Elsewhere, Harry told an interviewer that his family was trying to destroy his wife.
“Will there ever come a day when we will return to the royal family as full-time employees?” Anderson Cooper asks Harry in a clip shared on Twitter by 60 Minutes on Monday.
“No,” Prince Harry simply answers.
In another part of his interview with 60 Minutes airing on Sunday, Harry delves into how the royal family tries to tip things in their favor.
“Through the leak, they would say they spoke or conversed with a correspondent who was literally spoon-fed and wrote the story, under which they contacted Buckingham Palace for comment. .
“But the whole story is Buckingham Palace commentary,” he says.
“So for the past six years, we’ve been told that we can’t make statements to protect you, but you can’t make statements for other members of the family. The time will come.