New details about the rift between Prince Harry and his brother William: According to a report by the “Daily Mail”, Harry writes in his memoirs that William used a special code from the brothers in a dispute.
These are three words that have only been used in “times of extreme crisis” since the brothers were children. “He used the secret code, the ultimate password,” Harry writes, according to the information.
According to the report, the argument was about the sensational interview Prince Harry and Meghan previously gave to US talk show legend Oprah Winfrey. In it they had made bitter accusations against the royal family.
confrontation after interview
After Philip’s funeral in April 2021, the “Daily Mail” reports that Charles, William and Harry went for a walk together. Harry tried to address allegations of bullying against Meghan, but his brother and father did not listen, Prince Harry writes in his autobiography “Spare” (“Reserve”). William screamed at him with anger, it is said.
“I waved my hand in disgust, but he lunged at me and grabbed my shirt,” the newspaper quoted Harry’s memoirs as saying. “Listen to me, Harold,” William is said to have said. “I backed away, avoiding his gaze. He made me look into his eyes.”
William: “I want you to be happy!”
Accordingly, William swore on the life of her mother, Princess Diana, that he only meant well for Harry. And he reportedly said, “Listen to me, Harold, listen to me! I love you, Harold! I want you to be happy.” According to the report, Harry replied: “I love you too… But your stubbornness is extraordinary!” At the end of the argument, William hugged his little brother.
No tears after Diana’s death
According to another report, after the death of his mother Diana in 1997, Harry felt guilty because he could not show his emotions. In front of Kensington Palace, he and his brother William met grieving people and smiled, wrote the “Daily Telegraph” on Sunday. People’s hands were wet with tears. “I didn’t like the touch of those hands. I didn’t even like the way they made me feel guilty,” Harry wrote, according to the report. “Why were all these people crying when I wasn’t crying or had been crying myself?” the prince is quoted as saying. “I wanted to cry and I tried to because my mother’s life was so sad, but I couldn’t… not a tear.”
The prince blames his family for this: “Maybe I had internalized the family maxim too much that crying is not an option – never.”
Family quarrel before funeral
After Diana’s death, there was a dispute as to whether Harry and his brother William should walk behind the coffin at their mother’s funeral, the Daily Telegraph reported. Diana’s brother Charles Spencer has taken issue with the royal family, calling it “barbaric” that 12-year-old Harry and 15-year-old William should be given this difficult task.
An alternative plan, according to which William should start the difficult walk alone, was rejected by Harry. “It didn’t feel right that Willy should have it so difficult without me,” the prince wrote in his memoirs. “It seemed like a lot to ask of two children.” Several adults were “horrified”.
Prince Harry’s memoirs are out on Tuesday (January 10). But because they were briefly available in several bookstores in Spain on Thursday, British media were able to secure copies in advance and publish spicy revelations.