In memoir, Prince Harry says William attacked him during row
Prince Harry says his brother William physically attacked him during a ferocious argument — one of many startling allegations in a new memoir that includes revelations about the estranged royal's drug-taking, first sexual encounter and role in killing people during his military service in Afghanistan.
In the ghostwritten memoir, titled "Spare," Harry said that his brother Prince William lashed out during a furious argument over the siblings' deteriorating relationship. The Associated Press purchased a Spanish-language copy of the book ahead of its publication in 16 languages around the world on Tuesday.
Harry recounts a 2019 argument at his Kensington Palace home, in which he says William called Harry's wife, the former actor Meghan Markle, "difficult," "rude" and "abrasive." Harry said William grabbed his brother by the collar and ripped his necklace before knocking him down.
"I landed on the dog's bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me," Harry says in the passage, first reported by The Guardian.
Harry says he had scrapes and bruises as a result of the tussle, for which William later apologized.
The allegation is one of a slew in a book that exposes painful, intimate — and in some cased contested — details about the lives of Harry and other members of the royal family. The memoir is the latest in a string of public revelations and accusations by Harry and Meghan that have shaken Britain's royal family.
It includes Harry's assertion that he killed 25 people while serving as an Apache helicopter co-pilot and gunner in 2012 as part of Britain's military campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan. He said he felt neither pride nor shame about his actions, and in the heat of battle regarded enemy...