William and he “begged” their father not to remarry, Harry wrote in his memoir, the Sun and Daily Mail reported Thursday.
London/Madrid. Decades ago, Prince Harry reportedly joined Prince William in pleading with his father Charles not to marry his partner Camilla. William and he “begged” their father not to marry a second time, Harry writes in his memoirs, as reported by the “Sun” and the “Daily Mail” on Thursday. Harry feared Camilla as a “bad stepmother”.
The book, called “Spare” (English: “Reserve”), is not due to appear until January 10, but according to media reports, it was incorrectly available in some Spanish bookstores for a short time on Thursday. Several British media – including “Sun” and “Daily Mail” – procured a copy. The “Guardian” had previously received a book and reported on it.
First official meeting with Camilla
Harry says about his first official meeting with Camilla that he prepared for it like an injection. “Close your eyes and you won’t even notice it,” writes the 38-year-old. However, Camilla was “bored” and took the meeting as a formality as Harry, as a non-heir apparent, did not stand in her way.
Today’s King Charles III. (74) married Camilla in 2005. Over the years, she has become increasingly popular with the British population. Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September, personally arranged for Camilla (75) to bear the title “Queen Consort” after her death.
Details from the book had already become known. The US broadcaster ABC, to which Harry had given one of several interviews before publication, reported on Thursday that Harry described William (40) as a “beloved brother” and “archenemy”. In a previously circulated clip of the interview, Harry explained, “There was always this competition between us, weirdly.”
Serious allegations: William is said to have hit Harry
According to a newspaper report, Harry also accuses William of physically attacking him during an argument. As the British “Guardian” reported on Thursday night, the prince describes how his older brother pushed him to the ground in the kitchen of his London apartment. In the argument, William called Harry’s wife Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “rough”, the newspaper quoted. “He grabbed me by the collar, tearing my necklace, and pushed me to the ground. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which broke under my back, so the shards cut me,” the book, titled Reserve ” further.
Harry then asked his brother to leave. Prince William has apologized. As he walked, he turned around and said, “You don’t need to tell Meg that.” When Harry asked if he meant the attack, William replied, “I didn’t attack you, Harold.”
Harry and Meghan officially retired from their royal duties in March 2020. They live in Meghan’s native California with their two children, Archie, three and a half, and Lilibet, one and a half. The couple had already made allegations against the royal family in a Netflix docuseries that aired in December.