Prince William attacked Prince Harry during a controversy over Meghan Markle, the young royal announced in an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir Additional.
Based on guardreceived a copy of the book ahead of the much-anticipated release next week, the conflict occurred in 2019 at Harry’s home in London, where William went to discuss their relationship and describe described Markle as “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive.”
Later, Harry asserted that the confrontation had escalated to the point where William pushed him to the floor, adding that the incident had resulted in a visible wound to his back.
Describing the scene in more detail, Harry wrote: “[William] call me by another name, then come to me. Everything happened too fast. Very fast. He grabbed my collar, ripped my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, the bowl cracked under my back, the shards slicing through me. I lay there for a while, stunned, then got up and told him to get out.”
Harry insists that William urged him to fight back. but he refused to do so, and claimed that he told Markle about the attack after she saw “scratches and bruises” on his back, but that she was “not surprised and not very angry.”
Came just two weeks after Harry & Meghan Netflix documentary series, in which Harry accuses his brother’s team of spreading press coverage about him and Markle, news of the alleged attack is just the latest addition in an escalating case between two royal brothers. More likely to come later this week in exclusive interviews between Harry and both ITV and CBS, with the publication Additional on Monday is expected to generate other headlines.