Britain has spoken. After extracts from Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, were leaked to the Guardian, the overwhelming reaction to the book’s explosive claims is “what kind of man wears a necklace?”
Describing a confrontation at his London home in 2019, Harry says that his brother William called Meghan Markle “difficult,” “rude” and “abrasive,” which Harry calls a “parroting of the press narrative” about his American wife. Or maybe those were just the first three adjectives that sprung to mind about moaning Meg.
Harry goes on to describe how William “grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and… knocked me to the floor.”
Heroic Haz then writes that he gave his brother a glass of water and said: “Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this.”
The prince, clearly petrified, reveals how the disagreement descended into blows: “He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace and he knocked me to the floor.”
The Iraq war veteran continues: “I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.”
When heavyweight William left, Harry says he got straight on the phone to his therapist. Cockburn feels it necessary to remind readers that these events unfolded at the same time that Meghan claimed that she had absolutely no help from the royal family concerning her mental health, and was left to struggle alone.
In one of Harry’s latest interviews to promote the book, old pal Tom Bradby from ITV asked the prince if there’s a possibility he may rejoin the monarchy in the future. Er, Cockburn thinks not.