During an argument in 2019 at Nottingham Cottage, Harry and Meghan’s Kensington Palace home, she accused William of calling Meghan “rude,” “difficult” and “abrasive,” and claimed that “half the staff were isolated .” Harry, in turn, accused his brother of parroting the prevailing media narrative about his wife.
William “looks hurt,” Harry wrote. “He seemed to wear that I did not meekly follow him, that I was too impudent to deny him, or to contradict him, to deny his knowledge, which came from his trusted assistants. There is a script here and I have the Audacity not to follow it. He was in full Heir mode, and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t faithfully playing the role of Spare.”
His brother also appeared “hot on the pipe,” Harry continued, and the two ended up yelling at each other. Harry described giving William a glass of water, which his brother had set up, after which “he called me another name, then came at me. It all happened very quickly.
Harry alleged: “He grabbed me by the collar, tore off my necklace, and he I fell to the floor. I landed in the dog bowl, cracking the bottom of my back, the shards cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, stunned, then got up and told him to get out.”
William urges him to resist and, when he refuses, William regrets and apologizes, free continues. As he left, William turned and said, “‘You don’t have to tell Meg about this.'”
“‘You mean you attacked me?'” Harry recalled saying, to which William allegedly replied, “I didn’t attack you, Harold.'”
Harry wrote that the first call he made afterwards was to his therapist and, although he didn’t tell Meghan straight away, he noticed the bruises on her back and was “very distressed.” Soon, it was announced that the Cambridges and Sussexes no more sharing an office.
Kensington Palace declined to comment on Harry’s accusation.