Prince Harry has shared some explosive details about the relationship between his wife Meghan Markle, his brother Prince William and his sister-in-law Kate Middleton in his new memoir Spare - which was released early in Spain ahead of the official January 10 release date.
The Duke of Sussex reveals in the book that the foursome had a meeting in June 2018 to “relax the atmosphere” between them following their recent wedding, where Kate reportedly made Meghan cry during a bridesmaid dress fitting for Charlotte. However, the afternoon tea seemingly made the rift between the two couples grow even further after Kate and Meghan had an argument.
Harry claims that Kate demanded an apology from Meghan for offending her when she told her that she must have “baby brain because of the hormones”.
While Meghan couldn’t initially recall the comment, she later said: “I remember: you had forgotten something and I said that it didn’t matter, that it was because of pregnancy. Because you just had a child. Because of the hormones’.
According to Harry, Kate replied: “We are not close enough for you to talk about my hormones.”
As Meghan tried to explain that she spoke to all of her friends that way, William called her “rude” and “pointed a finger at her”.
“These things are not done here,” he told her, to which she replied, “If you don't mind, keep your finger out of my face”.
Harry writes: “Meg said that she had never intentionally done anything to offend Kate and that if she had, she begged her to let her know so she could avoid a reoccurrence.”
Harry claims William physically attacked him
Elsewhere in Spare, Harry makes the bombshell claim that his brother William lashed out at him in a heated physical attack. Harry says that his brother came over to discuss the furore surrounding his relationship with Meghan and the way the couple were being treated by the press.
However, the Prince of Wales was “piping hot” when he arrived and began complaining about Meghan, calling her “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”.
After Harry accused William of “parrot[ing] the press narrative” about Meghan, the pair became embroiled in a shouting match before escalating further, Harry says.
Harry then lashed out at William, accusing him of acting as an heir. The pair traded insults, when William told Harry he was attempting to help, Harry writes.
“Are you serious? Help me? Sorry — is that what you call this? Helping me?” Harry recalls telling his brother.
According to Harry, this made William furious, who swore before following him into the kitchen. He claims that he offered his brother a glass of water while trying to calm him down. “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this,” he recalls saying.
Harry 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 claims that his brother tried to get him to retaliate physically, but he refused to engage.
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