The Duke of Sussex’s bombshell book reveals the names the warring brothers use to refer to one another
Princes Harry and William refer to each other as ‘Willy’ and ‘Harold’, it was revealed today after a leaked copy of the Duke of Sussex’s memoir.
The revelation was made in an extraordinary passage from Harry’s forthcoming autobiography, Spare, in which he recalled the moment he was physically assaulted by his sibling.
It comes days after royal insiders said Harry’s book cut his brother off so much that the couple may not be able to reconcile their differences after its release.
The furious row reportedly broke out at his London home in 2019, during which William, now the Prince of Wales, is said to have branded Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”.
Princes Harry and William refer to each other as ‘Willy’ and ‘Harold’, it was revealed today after a leaked copy of the Duke of Sussex’s memoir
The revelation was made in an extraordinary passage from Harry’s forthcoming autobiography, Spare
Harry accused his brother of parroting “the press narrative” about his wife before a screaming fight that ended in a physical altercation.
The extract was published by the Guardian. It is unknown how the newspaper obtained an early edition of the book, as the publisher went to great lengths to prevent any leakage.
In a dramatic excerpt, Harry writes that William ‘grabbed me by the collar, tore my necklace and…threw me to the ground’. The Duke of Sussex claims he suffered a visible injury to his back.
According to Harry, the brothers had met at Nottingham Cottage to discuss ‘the whole rolling disaster’ of their relationship and battles with the press.
When they started arguing about Meghan, Harry claims William wasn’t being rational, which led to a screaming match.
The Duke of Sussex claims he gave his brother a glass of water and told him: “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this.”
He writes: “He turned off the water, called me another name and then approached me. Everything happened so fast. So very quickly. He grabbed my collar, broke my chain and threw me to the ground.
“I landed on the dog’s bowl, which broke under my back and the pieces cut into me. I lay there dazed for a moment, then got up and told him to get out.’
It was then that William told his brother to hit him back, a reference to scraps they had as children, Harry writes.
In an extraordinary excerpt from his forthcoming autobiography, Spare, Harry recalls being physically attacked by his sibling, now the Prince of Wales, which he claims left him visible injuries
Prince Harry has claimed his brother William grabbed his collar and threw him to the ground during a heated argument over his wife Meghan Markle
When he and his brother started arguing about Meghan, Harry claims William wasn’t being rational, which led to a screaming match (pictured: Harry and Meghan in their latest Netflix documentary)
The Duke said he refused to seek revenge and that William left before returning ‘look regretful’ and apologize.
When the future king left for the last time, Harry claims him ‘ turned around and called back: ,,You don’t have to tell Meg that.”’
Harry says he responded with, ‘You mean you attacked me?’
He says William added, “I wasn’t attacking you, Harold.”
According to Harry, he didn’t initially tell Meghan about the fight, instead calling his therapist.
According to Harry, the brothers had met to discuss “the whole rolling disaster” of their relationship and struggles with the press when a screaming match ensued (pictured: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry leave the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service held at St Paul’s Cathedral on December 14, 2017)
Spare is currently available for $22.40 on Amazon US and £14 on the UK site. The book has already reached #2 on Amazon’s pre-sale bestseller list in the US (pictured) and UK
He writes that he only informed Meghan of the altercation when she noticed “grazes and bruises” on his back, adding that she was “not that surprised and not that angry” but that she was “terribly sad.” was.
In another excerpt, Prince Harry recounts meeting his father and brother after Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.
He recalls that Charles stood between himself and the heir, “looking down at our flushed faces.”
Harry then quotes his father as saying, “Please boys, don’t make my last few years a misery.”
The dramatic excerpts, revealed just days before the book’s official release, should help boost sales.
It comes as Prince Harry’s all-encompassing memoir is already #2 on Amazon’s pre-order bestseller list in North America and the UK.
Spare is currently available for $22.40 on Amazon in the US and half price at £14 on the UK site.
The hardcover of Spare will be available in UK bookstores when they open on Tuesday morning, with the e-book edition available to download on Kindle just after midnight the same day.
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