In his upcoming autobiography, Britain’s Prince Harry says his brother, Prince William, attacked him in the kitchen of Nottingham Cottage during an argument about his wife, Meghan, knocking him to the floor and later telling him “You don’t need to tell Meg about this.”
The description of the altercation comes from the book “Spare,” which is set for release next week. The Guardian reportedly obtained a copy of Harry’s autobiography and recounted the description of the alleged attack.
According to the Guardian, Harry, the Duke of Sussex, writes about a growing rift between him and his brother over Meghan.
William came to Nottingham Cottage where Harry was living to talk about “the whole rolling catastrophe” of their relationship and “struggles with the press.”
According to the book, William, who is first in line to the throne of England, arrived at the cottage angry and complaining about Meghan whom he described as being “rude” and “abrasive.” A shouting match followed, Harry writes.
William became angrier during the confrontation, swore at him and made a move toward him, Harry wrote. He said he became scared and went to the kitchen as William followed.
Harry said he gave his brother a glass of water and said: “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this.”
“He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me,” Harry writes. “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.”
He said his brother then left but returned and apologized for the incident. When William left the second time, his brother writes, he “turned and called back: ‘You don’t need to tell Meg about this.’
“’You mean that you attacked me?’, Harry said he told his brother.
“‘I didn’t attack you, Harold,’” he said William replied.
He wrote he did later tell Meghan about the altercation.
Neither William nor Buckingham Palace has yet commented on the excerpt from the book. “Spare” is set to go on sale on Tuesday.
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