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Harry’s book claims William physically attacked him in argument

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Prince Harry claimed that his brother Prince William physically attacked him during a confrontation over his wife Meghan Markle, a report has revealed. In his new book ‘Spare’, the Duke of Sussex alleged the incident took place in London in 2019.

According to the Guardian, the pair were at Harry’s home when he claimed his brother called Meghan “rude”, “difficult” and “abrasive”, a criticism Harry described as “parrot[ing of] the press narrative”.

Harry alleged that the argument became more heated before William “grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and … knocked me to the floor”.

He also claimed that the altercation left him with a visible injury on his back due to him falling on to a dog’s bowl and breaking it.

At the time, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were living in Nottingham Cottage on the grounds of Kensington Palace, a home known in the family as “Nott Cott”.

Harry alleged that William wanted to talk about the “whole rolling catastrophe” of the couple’s difficulties with the press.

However, Harry claimed his brother began by complaining about Meghan, with the Duke of Sussex alleging he countering that William was just repeating the media narrative and he should know his sister-in-law better.

The two princes then purportedly started shouting at each other with Harry saying William was not being rational.

The now Prince of Wales allegedly said he was trying to help Harry, to which the younger royal responded: “Are you serious? Help me? Sorry – is that what you call this? Helping me?”

Harry claimed that this angered his brother, which frightened Harry, who went into the kitchen, with William following.

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

Harry also claimed: “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.”

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Harry then wrote that William urged him to hit back like when they were children but Harry refused.

Harry claimed that William left then returned “looking regretful, and apologised”.

After William left again, Harry alleged his older brother “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 then said he called his therapist rather than telling his wife straight away but Meghan allegedly later noticed “scrapes and bruises” on his back.

When he told her about the fight, Harry claimed Meghan “wasn’t that surprised, and wasn’t all that angry. She was terribly sad”. 

Express.co.uk has contacted Kensington Palace for comment.

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