According to The Guardian, the story of the incident appears in Harry’s new memoir “Spare”, due for release later this month amid an ongoing feud within the British royal family.
Harry, 38, writes that during a disagreement in the kitchen of their London home, William called his wife Meghan Markle “difficult”, “rude” and “rough”, before tackling him to the floor as the duo continued to argue. said The Guardian.
“He grabbed me by the collar (of his shirt), ripping off my collar, and threw me to the ground. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which broke under my back, the pieces cutting me,” the outlet notes, citing Harry’s book.
Harry then told his older brother to go away. William seemed “remorseful and apologetic,” Harry recalled, according to the newspaper.
The diary cites the exchange between the two princes in the book: William “turned and replied, ‘You don’t have to tell Meg.'”
“You mean you attacked me?”
“I didn’t attack you, Harold,” replied William, who seemed to be using a nickname for Harry.
The latest revelation about the brothers’ tumultuous relationship comes as their father, King Charles, prepares for his coronation in May following the death in September of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96.
Harry and Meghan, 41, uncovered their experiences in the British royal family last month in a Netflix docuseries about the reasons for their surprising departure to North America in 2020.
In it, they blamed much of their unhappiness on racist news in the media and bullying by the tabloid press.
Their move to Meghan’s home state of California has made them unpopular in Britain, where they are often portrayed by the press as selfish.
In excerpts from a television interview with ITV in the UK and CBS in the US, published this week ahead of the book’s release, Harry said he wants “a family, not an institution”.
“I’d like my father back. I’d like my brother back,” Harry said.