Prince Harry got into a “duel” with Prince William and King Charles III about his decision to quit the royal family after Prince Phillip’s funeral in April 2021.
In this jaw-dropping memoir, “Spare,” Harry reflected on the “secret meeting” at Frogmore Gardens between the three men as they tried to mend their broken relationship.
However, what was meant to be a productive conversation quickly turned sour as the two brothers started getting “heated,” prompting their father to intervene.
According to the Duke of Sussex, the King begged his sons not to “make [his] final years a misery” as they went back and forth with tempers flaring.
At one point, the Prince of Wales even swore on their late mother’s life that he truly wanted his younger brother to be happy — which didn’t sit right with Harry.
The comment caught him off guard as the brothers only uttered those three words in “times of extreme crisis.”
In fact, Harry “didn’t believe” or “fully trust” that William was being honest, saying “even those sacred words couldn’t set us free.”
Harry walked away from the meeting convinced that if his family didn’t know why he left life as a royal in the first place, then maybe they “never” knew him at all.
The ex royal didn’t shy away from exposing intimate details of the siblings; complex relationship — from referring to William as his “archnemesis” to exposing an alleged physical altercation between them over Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle.
Harry claimed that a “piping hot” William, 40, “attacked” him in 2019 at Kensington Palace after calling Markle “difficult,” “rude” and “abrasive.”
“It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor,” Harry recalled in the memoir, which will his US shelves on Jan. 10.
Although William apologized at the time, he is reportedly furious with his younger brother for airing out their dirty laundry.
Palace insiders told Vanity Fair on Thursday that there is “a massive trust issue” between the brothers as William fears Harry will release all of their conversations to the press.
“For now, he isn’t going to be commenting or reacting,” another source told the outlet prior to the book’s release. “His plan is to ride this all out. At the end of the day, he will still be the Prince of Wales, and that’s what he is focused on.”
Reps for Buckingham Palace dittoed this sentiment, telling Page Six that the royal family would not be commenting on any of the allegations made in “Spare.”