Prince William is said to have attacked Harry over Meghan

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Of: Luke Einkammerer


There has been a crisis between Prince William and Prince Harry for a long time. In his autobiography “Spare”, the Duke of Sussex now raises serious allegations. Because William is said to have attacked him in a dispute once.

Montecito – Once inseparable, Prince Harry, 38, and Prince William, 40, grew up in the public eye as trusted royal siblings. But in recent years, the brotherly love between the two seems to have given way to an ice age. Especially after Harry and his wife Meghan Markle (41) left the palace, the princes are clearly distanced – even though they have welded together so many tragic and beautiful milestones throughout their lives.

Conflict between brothers: Prince Harry reveals that William is said to have hit him

When Harry and Meghan signed contracts with on-demand platform Netflix and publisher Random House after moving to the US state of California, there was concern among experts that the projects could lead to serious revelations about the royals. Finally, in 2021, Meghan Markle spoke openly about her experience with racism in the royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey (68). After the Netflix documentary “Harry & Meghan”, which was less explosive than expected, Harry’s memoirs “Spare” will be released on January 10th – which, according to a first excerpt, fire sharply against the royal family, especially his brother William.

Prince William is said to have attacked Harry over Meghan
Prince William and Prince Harry haven’t been as familiar as they used to be for a long time. In recent years, the princes have distanced themselves more and more from each other. In his book “Spare” Harry reports that his older brother is said to have hit him once. © IMAGO/PA Images; IMAGO/i Images (photomontage)

The British magazine published a few days before the start of sales of the autobiography, the title of which alludes to the phrase “The Prince and the Spare”. The Guardians a first passage of the controversial work. In it, Harry describes in great detail an altercation with Prince William that is said to have taken place in 2019 at a meeting at Harry’s then-home Nottingham Cottage. The heir to the throne is said to have first described his sister-in-law Meghan Markle as “difficult”, “unfriendly” and “rude” and a short time later, after the conversation had further escalated, physically attacked his younger brother in his kitchen.

Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” controversial even before it went on sale

On January 10, 2023, Prince Harry’s memoirs “Spare” will be published by Random House – but these prove to be controversial even before publication. Although the work is described as an honest look back at Harry’s life and experiences, many royals pundits reckon it could also be a harsh critique of British royalty. Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th, 2022 and a resulting wave of public skepticism towards the British monarchy, this could have devastating consequences. “The British Royal Family (…) must earn and retain the respect of the public,” explains Royals author Valentine Low, “If this is ever damaged in any fundamental or permanent way, it could be very serious.”


‘He threw me to the ground’: Prince Harry recalls confrontation with William in ‘Spare’ book

“It all happened very quickly. so fast He grabbed my collar, ripping my necklace and throwing me to the ground,” Harry recalls of the confrontation, “I landed on the dog bowl, which broke under my back as the shards sliced ​​into me. I lay there in a daze for a moment, then got up and told him to go.” William returned shortly thereafter to apologize and asked Harry not to tell Meghan about the incident, but when the Duchess of Sussex finally discovered wounds on her husband’s body, he let her in on it. “She was terribly sad,” describes the son of King Charles III. (74) his wife’s reaction.

It stands to reason that Prince William and Prince Harry’s complicated relationship will suffer further damage after the release of Spare – a passage at the beginning of the book spins loudly The Guardians meanwhile, critical of King Charles III. In it, Harry should look at Charles’ supposed first words to Lady Di († 36) after his birth: “Wonderful! Now you’ve given me a prince and a surrogate – my job is done.” Meanwhile, Meghan Markle’s father Thomas leaked secret text messages from his daughter. Sources used:,