In his highly anticipated memoir, published soon, Prince Harry (Harry) tells of being physically “attacked” by his brother Williamheir to the British throne, during a discussion about his wife Meghan Markle, according to extracts leaked to the press.
In a context of very strong tension within the British royal family, the youngest son of King Charles III recounts this fight in his autobiography “Spare” (“Spare: In the Shadow” in Spanish), which will go on sale on January 10, according to the British newspaper The Guardian.
Enrique, 38, writes that during a dispute in 2019 in the kitchen of his London home, Guillermo called the former American actress, whom the minor had married a year earlier, of “difficult”, “rude” and “rough”, affirmed the newspaper.
“He grabbed me by the (shirt) collar, ripping off my collar, and threw me to the ground. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which broke under my back, bits cutting me.”according to a book citation.
Enrique then asked his older brother, who seemed “remorseful and apologized”, to leave.
The newspaper also reproduces a dialogue between the two.
William “turned and said ‘You don’t have to tell Meg’.” “You mean you attacked me?” the younger brother asked. “I didn’t attack you, Harold,” replied the current Prince of Wales, now 40, who appeared to be using a nickname for Henry.
As is its custom, Buckingham Palace did not comment on the matter.
The British royal family has been preparing for months for the potentially explosive revelations contained in the memoirs of the prince who in 2020 shook the monarchy when he and Meghan announced that they were leaving their duties in it and went to live in the United States.
The publication was disrupted by the death at the beginning of September of his grandmother Isabel II, at the age of 96 and after more than seven decades of reign, which brought his father, Carlos III, 74, to the throne, who will be officially crowned in May.
– Reckoning –
After years of rumors about the tumultuous relationship between the two brothers, very close in their teens after the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997, Harry settled accounts with William in a controversial documentary series entitled “Harry & Meghan”, released on Netflix in December.
In it, he and Meghan Markle, 41, recounted their difficulties within the royal family and blamed much of their unhappiness on racist attacks against the former actress, who is mixed-race, and harassment by the British tabloid press.
But Enrique also accused Guillermo’s environment of the negative media coverage of which he assures that they were victims, due, he stated, to the fact that with their popularity they “stealed prominence” from other members of the royal family, such as his brother and his wife, Catherine, now 40-year-old Princess of Wales.
Since they left for California, where the exactriz’s family and friends live, the image of the couple has plummeted in the United Kingdom, where many accuse them of being selfish and taking advantage.
In excerpts from a television interview before the book’s launch on ITV in the UK and CBS in the US, scheduled to air this Sunday, Enrique says he wants “a family, not an institution”.
“I would like my father back. I would like my brother back,” he says.
Although they appeared together, with their respective wives, in September before the British gathered in Windsor to pay tribute to their late grandmother, it seems that the two brothers have hardly spoken since Harry and Meghan moved to the United States.
From there, they launched harsh accusations against the royal family in an explosive March 2021 interview with reality TV star Oprah Winfrey, including one of racism.
“We are not a racist family at all,” retorted Guillermo angrily.