Prince Harry labels his brother Prince William his ‘nemesis’ in his explosive new memoir Spare, it was revealed today, as the duke sparked a frenzy of controversy over sensational leaked excerpts from the forthcoming book in which the duke accuses his brother of physical assault. attack him.
The final quote from the book was revealed this morning by Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan in a short excerpt from a one-on-one interview with Harry, 38, which will air in full Monday morning.
In the brief second-long glimpse of the sit-down, Strahan is heard telling Harry, “There’s a quote in the book where you refer to your brother as your ‘beloved brother and nemesis’.” Strong words. What do you mean?’
Harry then replies, “There’s always been a competition between us, oddly enough. I think it really plays into or is always played by the “heir/reserve”.’
The clip of the interview comes amid sensational fallout over several leaked excerpts from Harry’s memoir. It is not known how the first copies of the book were obtained, as the publisher – Penguin Random House – reportedly went to great lengths to keep it a secret.
In a clear indication that Harry intends to hold nothing back when it comes to expressing his true feelings about his brother, another excerpt sees the Duke accuse William of physically assaulting him after calling Meghan Markle “rude.” and labeled ‘difficult’ shortly before the Sussexes quit. their royal roles.
Prince Harry labels his brother William his ‘nemesis’ in his explosive new memoir Spare, it was revealed today, as the duke sat down for a one-on-one interview with GMA
The latest leak from the book comes after it was revealed that Harry accuses William of physically assaulting him in the pages of the memoir.
The Duke of Sussex has described a stand-up argument, which he says ended when the Prince of Wales grabbed him by the collar and threw him to the ground, shattering a dog bowl with his back. William then reportedly stated, “I didn’t attack you, Harold.”
In an extraordinary clip leaked to the left-wing Guardian newspaper, Harry recalls what he describes as a physical attack by his sibling, which he says left him with visible injuries, including “scrapes and bruises.”
The furious argument allegedly broke out in 2019 in the kitchen of his London home, Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace.
William allegedly labeled Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive” and insisted he try to “help” his younger brother during a meeting about “the whole ongoing catastrophe” of their failed relationship and Harry’s quarrels with the press.
Harry accused his brother of “talking back the press story” about his American wife before a shouting match ensued that ended in a physical altercation, the book claims.
He claims he then gave the heir to the throne a glass of water and said, “Willy, I can’t talk to you when you’re like this.”
Describing what he claimed happened next, the former soldier insisted he was scared: “He put the water down, called me another name, then came over to me. It all happened so fast. So very fast.
“He grabbed me by the collar, ripped my chain and knocked me to the ground. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which burst under my back, cutting the pieces into me. I lay there dazed for a moment, then got up and told him to get out.’
Harry says William then urged him to fight back, writing that this would happen if they wrecked as children.
But the Duke of Sussex says he refused, claiming William had left, before returning, “looking sorry and apologetic.”
The final quote from the book was read this morning on GMA by host Michael Strahan in a teaser clip for his one-on-one interview with Harry
According to Harry, William then turned and yelled back, “You don’t have to tell Meg this.”
Harry claims he said, “You mean you attacked me?” to which William is said to have replied, “I didn’t attack you, Harold.”
The extract was published by the guard. It is unknown how the newspaper obtained an early copy of the book, as Penguin Random House went to great lengths to prevent leaks.
Penguin will investigate the leak. One fragment also made it to page six.
Sources previously said arrangements for the release of Harry’s “explosive” memoir were carefully guarded and managed down to the minutest detail, with only a handful of senior executives privy to the exact details.
However, multiple excerpts and quotes from the book have been revealed in the past 12 hours, with another leak showing Harry blaming William and Kate Middleton for his infamous appearance in a Nazi uniform at a costume party in 2005.
In an excerpt published by Page Six, Harry claims he considered wearing either the Nazi uniform or a pilot’s suit to the ‘Native and Colonial’ themed event – with the Duke writing that he called his brother and sister-in-law for their views.
‘I called Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,” Harry wrote, according to the publication.
‘They both cried. Worse than Willy’s leotard! Much more ridiculous! Which was also the intention.’
The outfit became a huge scandal when Harry, then 20, was photographed wearing the Nazi regalia.
At the time, the story made headlines after an image of Harry in uniform appeared on the front page of The Sun newspaper.
The Guardian excerpt from Spare also includes an excerpt in which Harry sensationally claims that his father, then-Prince Charles, said to his mother Princess Diana on the day he was born: ‘Wonderful! Now you have given me an heir and a reserve – my work is done.”
The paper reports that King Charles’ son elaborated the story behind the book’s title when he related what the then Prince of Wales said to Diana on the day of his birth.
These book leaks come as Prince Harry’s memoir reached number two on Amazon’s bestseller list in pre-sales in North America and the UK.
The Duke of Sussex’s book, due out on January 10, is expected to redouble his attacks on the royal family.
Spare is currently on sale for $22.40 on Amazon in the US and half price for £14 on the UK site.