Prince Harry Says That Prince William Physically Attacked Him And More From His Tell-All “Spare”

January 5, 2023 / Posted by:

If you had yourself a dysfunctional family holiday filled with drama, tussling, and messiness, just be a little grateful that your filthy laundry wasn’t aired beyond a ~cRyPTic~ Facebook post from your auntie. Because Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, is out next week, so the promo tour for it has begun, and right now, The Firm is probably furiously trying to leak as many anti-Harry stories as possible as the Benny Hill theme song plays in their heads. In leaked excerpts from the book and promo interviews, Harry accuses Prince William of physically attacking him, says William and Kate Middleton co-signed his Nazi costume, calls William his “archnemesis,” and gets into the rumors that King Charles is not his biological father. Oh, and Harry and William’s nicknames for each other are “Harold” and “Willy.” I know, I buried the true lede!

To promote Spare, Harry did an interview with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes (early-aughts me just prolapsed from hearing that Prince Hot Ginge and Mah Boo were in a room together) and Tom Bradby for ITV. Both interviews air this weekend. During Harry’s interview with ITV, he says that he wants hisbrother back.” Well, if you want to patch shit up with your brother, you definitely drag his ass in a book. That always works. But if Harry does ever try to extend an olive branch to his brother, P. Willy may grab that olive branch and turn it into a switch by beating Harry’s ass again.

Harry writes in Spare that things between him and his brother took a turn when William married Kate Middleton in 2011. That’s when Harry said “goodbye” to the brother he knew because William was off to prepare to be King one day while Harry was off to live his life as the spare. But shit really turned messy when Harry got with Meghan Markle. The Guardian read a copy of the book, and they say that in it, Harry tells the tale of when his brother attacked him during a fight about Meghan.

The fight allegedly happened in 2019 at Harry’s house. Harry and William were meeting to talk about the “rolling catastrophe” of their relationship and his struggles with the tabloids. They argued at first, with William calling Meghan “difficult,” “rude,” and “abrasive,” but then William took Harry to Brotherly Beatdown Town by lunging at him, ripping his necklace, and causing him to fall on his dog’s bowl. The attack left Harry with bruises and a busted back. with via The Guardian:

After William complained about Meghan, Harry writes, Harry told him he was repeating the press narrative and that he expected better. But William, Harry says, was not being rational, leading to the two men shouting over each other. Harry then accused his brother of acting like an heir, unable to understand why his younger brother was not content to be a spare. Insults were exchanged, before William claimed he was trying to help.

Harry said: “Are you serious? Help me? Sorry – is that what you call this? Helping me?” That comment, Harry says, angered his brother, who swore while stepping towards him. Now scared, Harry writes, he went to the kitchen, his furious brother following.

Harry writes that he gave his brother a glass of water and said: “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this.”

He writes: “He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. 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 writes that William urged him to hit back, citing fights they had as children. Harry says he refused to do so. William left, Harry says, then returned “looking regretful, and apologised”.

When William left again, his brother writes, he “turned and called back: ‘You don’t need to tell Meg about this.’

“‘You mean that you attacked me?’

“‘I didn’t attack you, Harold.’”

Harry says he didn’t immediately tell his wife – but did call his therapist.

Of course, Buckingham Palace kept its lips shut about this when asked for a comment.

During an episode of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix series, Harry talked about wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party in 2005 and called it an embarrassment and one of the worst mistakes of his life. And Harry’s so embarrassed by it that he brings it up again in his book. HA. I guess Harry wants to take some of the blame off of his Nazi costume-wearing shoulders and put it on Willy and Kate because he says that they co-signed it. via Page Six:

The picture was taken at a costume party with a “Native and Colonial” theme, where William was also a guest and was dressed in a homemade lion outfit.

In one segment of the book, obtained by Page Six, Harry writes about choosing the outfit, revealing that it was a toss-up between two costumes: a pilot or a Nazi.

“I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,” Harry writes, adding that when he went home and tried it on for them, “They both howled. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.”

Okay, but if the theme of the costume party was “Native and Colonial,” why didn’t Harry and William just show up as themselves?

And if Harry wants his brother back, maybe he shouldn’t call Willy his “archnemesis.” Just a thought. Harry also did an interview with Michael Strahan for Good Morning America and said that there’s always been an “heir vs. spare” competition between him and his “beloved brother/archnemesis.”

But Harry doesn’t only snatch the one hair on Willy’s dome in his book; he writes about his relationship with his father too. According to Harry, King Chuck joked about not being his real father, and while Charles thought that was hilarious, Harry didn’t because of the rumor that his real father is James Hewitt. via Page Six:

In one segment, seen by Page Six, Harry writes: “Pa liked telling stories, and this was one of the best in his repertoire. He’d always end with a burst of philosophizing … Who knows if I’m really the Prince of Wales? Who knows if I’m even your real father?

“He’d laugh and laugh, though it was a remarkably unfunny joke, given the rumor circulating just then that my actual father was one of Mummy’s former lovers: Major James Hewitt. One cause of this rumor was Major Hewitt’s flaming ginger hair, but another cause was sadism.”

According to the book, Charles never spoke to Harry about the Hewitt rumors directly.

Harry said that tabloid readers loved the idea that his dad was not really Charles. “Maybe it made them feel better about their lives that a young prince’s life was laugh-able. Never mind that my mother didn’t meet Major Hewitt until long after I was born,” he adds.

Last year, there was talk that Harry was going to name Queen Consort Camilla as the Racist Royal™ who asked about his son Archie’s skin color. If he does write about that, that excerpt hasn’t come out yet. But Harry does write about his stepmother, specifically, that he and William begged their dad not to marry her. via UsWeekly:

“Despite Willy and me urging him not to, Pa was going ahead. We pumped his hand, wished him well. No hard feelings,” the Duke of Sussex, 38, shared in his Spare memoir, which Us Weekly can exclusively reveal. “We recognized that he was finally going to be with the woman he loved, the woman he’d always loved, the woman Fate might’ve intended for him in the first place.”

Harry recalled still having issues with his father’s union ahead of the wedding, adding, “Whatever bitterness or sorrow we felt over the closing of another loop in Mummy’s story, we understood that it was besides the point.”

The headlines about Spare don’t even begin to end there. Case in point:

I’ll give you a moment to compose yourself from the shock of hearing that Harry did coke as a teenager.

As for his relationship with his family moving forward, Tom Bradby asked him if he’s going to King Pa’s coronation on May 6. Harry said that the “ball is in their court.

Um, Harold may want to go into his backyard because I’m pretty sure that the Royal Family threw that ball back to him. Or actually, launched it into the sun.

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