Prince Harry’s highly anticipated memoir has reportedly already made his relationship with his brother, Prince William, worse.
via Page Six:
The Prince of Wales is said to be so furious with leaks from “Spare” that he will not forgive the Duke of Sussex, palace insiders told Vanity Fair on Thursday.
In excerpts obtained by The Guardian and Page Six ahead of the book’s Jan. 10 release, Harry refers to William as his “archenemies,” says he was “gone forever” after marrying Kate Middleton and claims the couple told him to wear that infamous Nazi costume.
However, William, 40, is reportedly most upset about Harry’s inclusion of the brothers’ alleged physical altercation from 2019.
In “Spare,” Harry claims that a “piping hot” William “attacked” him in his Kensington Palace kitchen after the latter allegedly called the former’s wife, Meghan Markle, “difficult,” “rude” and “abrasive.”
Harry, 38, called the insults a “parrot[ing] of the press narrative” in the UK about the American former actress, 41, which allegedly escalated the siblings’ conversation to a shouting match that included an exchange of insults.
Harry writes that William insisted he was only trying to help, which prompted Harry to respond, “Are you serious? Help me? Sorry — is that what you call this? Helping me?”
After making the remark, which allegedly further angered William, Harry writes that he offered his brother a glass of water and said, “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this.”
William allegedly “set down” the glass, called Harry “another name” and “came” at him.
“It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor,” one passage of the tell-all reads.
“I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
Harry goes on to claim William urged him to get up and fight back, like they did as young boys, but that Harry refused.
After the alleged incident, which Harry claims left him with a visible back injury, William allegedly left and came back to apologize.
Upon leaving the second time, William allegedly said to Harry, “You don’t need to tell Meg about this.”
Harry writes that he responded, “You mean that you attacked me?” to which William allegedly replied, “I didn’t attack you, Harold.”
Harry says he told his wife about the ordeal only after she noticed “scrapes and bruises” on his back.
Markle was apparently not “surprised” or “angry,” but rather “terribly sad.”
Sources close to William told Vanity Fair that there is “a massive trust issue” between the siblings, as William is apparently worried that any communication he has with his brother — including private conversations — will be publicized.
“For now, he isn’t going to be commenting or reacting,” one insider told the outlet. “His plan is to ride this all out. At the end of the day, he will still be the Prince of Wales, and that’s what he is focused on.”
Vanity Fair also reported that the brothers’ father, King Charles III, is quite weary of what will be published in “Spare” with regard to his wife and their stepmother, Queen Consort Camilla.
“The King is less worried about the attacks on him, but he would be very upset if Harry takes a pop at Camilla,” an informant said. “And there is every chance Harry could do that.”
Reps for Buckingham Palace informed Page Six that the royal family would not be commenting on any of the allegations made in “Spare.”
We’re glad Harry is putting it ALL out there.