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Prince Harry details physical attack by brother William in new book

By Martin Pengelly

05 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

In his forthcoming autobiography, Prince Harry claims his brother William attacked him as their relationship began to disintegrate. The Guardian has the details after obtaining a copy of the book.

In his highly anticipated autobiography, Spare, Prince Harry recounts what he says was a physical attack by his brother, William, now Prince of Wales, as their relationship fell apart over the younger prince’s marriage to the actor Meghan Markle.

Describing a confrontation at his London home in 2019, Harry says William called Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”, which Harry calls a “parrot[ing of] the press narrative” about his American wife.

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