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Charles' appeal for war between William and Harry after Prince Philip's funeral revealed in bombshell book

King Charles implored his warrior sons William and Harry not to make his ‘last years a misery’, the Duke of Sussex’s bombastic book has revealed.

In a leaked excerpt from his long-awaited autobiography, Spare, Prince Harry recounts a reunion with his father and brother after Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.

In the revealing memoir, due out early next week, he recalls Charles standing between him and the heir “looking into our flushed faces”.

Harry then quotes his father as saying: ‘Please boys, don’t make my later years miserable.’

King Charles implored his warrior sons William and Harry not to make his 'last years a misery', the Duke of Sussex's bombshell book has revealed

King Charles implored his warrior sons William and Harry not to make his ‘last years a misery’, the Duke of Sussex’s bombshell book has revealed

In a leaked excerpt from his long-awaited autobiography, Spare, Prince Harry recounts a reunion with his father and brother after Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021.

In a leaked excerpt from his long-awaited autobiography, Spare, Prince Harry recounts a reunion with his father and brother after Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.

The extract was published by The Guardian. It is not known how the newspaper obtained an advance copy of the book.

Harry also claimed he was physically attacked by his brother over the younger prince’s wedding to Meghan Markle.

He claimed the clash took place at his London home in 2019 and left him with a visible back injury after the Prince of Wales grabbed his brother by the collar and ripped his necklace before knocking him to the ground.

Harry further claimed that William called the American actress ‘difficult’, ‘rude’ and ‘abrasive’ – comments the younger brother said parroted ‘the press narrative’ about his wife.

According to The Guardian newspaper, the ‘extraordinary scene’ is ‘one of many at Spare’, due to be published on 10 January.

The newspaper said it was able to obtain a copy of the book despite “strict pre-release security surrounding the book”.

Harry also claimed that his brother William grabbed him by the collar and threw him to the ground during a heated argument over his wife Meghan Markle.

Harry also claimed that his brother William grabbed him by the collar and threw him to the ground during a heated argument over his wife Meghan Markle.

His article goes on to say that, according to Harry, his older brother wanted to discuss “the whole ongoing catastrophe” of their relationship and struggles with the press.

But by the time William arrived at Nottingham Cottage – where Harry was living at the time – on the grounds of Kensington Palace, the Prince of Wales was already “hot”.

‘After William complained about Meghan, Harry writes, Harry told him he was repeating the press narrative and that he expected something better,’ reports The Guardian.

‘But William, says Harry, was not being rational, leading the two men to shout at each other.

‘Harry then accused his brother of acting like an heir, unable to understand why his younger brother wasn’t content to be a spare.’

Insults were then exchanged between the two men, before William claimed that he was trying to help, claims that Harry found incredulous and informed his brother of this, angering William.

So much so, writes Harry, the Prince of Wales swore and stepped forward, startling him.

He writes: ‘(William) called me another name, then came to me. Everything happened so fast. Very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripped my collar and threw me to the ground.

“I fell into the dog’s bowl and it cracked on my back, the pieces cutting me. I stood there for a moment, stunned, then I got up and told him to leave.

Harry writes that William urged him to fight back, but he refused. Shortly afterwards, however, the older brother apologized.

William then told his brother not to tell Meghan about the confrontation, resulting in Harry saying, ‘You mean you attacked me?’, to which William replied, ‘I didn’t attack you, Harold.’

Harry said he didn’t immediately tell his wife, but she noticed “scratches and bruises” on his back.

He also claims after their argument that he called his therapist instead of his wife.

This is because suggestions from Prince Harry that his family has shown no desire to reconcile with him have been dismissed by royal sources who say his father has invited him to visit for Christmas.

Royal sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to join the family this Christmas.  Pictured: King Charles and his wife Camilla lead the royal family on a walk through Sandringham on Christmas Day

Royal sources say the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to join the family this Christmas. Pictured: King Charles and his wife Camilla lead the royal family on a walk through Sandringham on Christmas Day

The Duke of Sussex claimed that a possible reunion with his relatives in the UK did not appear to be on the cards, saying his father and brother had “absolutely no desire to reconcile”.

He made the claim in a trailer for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby, part of the publicity campaign for his memoir, Spare, due out next week.

But the initiates at Buckingham Palace poured cold water on the claims, labeling them “absurd” and saying Harry and his wife Meghan had a open invitation to join the rest of the Firm this Christmas.

This is despite the release of their bombshell Netflix show last month, which has seen them launch a series of attacks on the monarchy.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, a source said Harry’s latest statement was “complete and unadulterated nonsense”.

They said: ‘It takes some chutzpah to say that when his father invited him to stay at their home in the UK he invited him to spend Christmas with the rest of the family and continued to make public statements of support.’

They also told the publication: ‘[The King] he was sad that he did not have the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren. He has always left the door open for his son and will continue to do so.’

Representatives for Prince Harry have been contacted for comment.

However, some Royal experts have suggested that the already strained relationship between Harry and the rest of his family could become even more strained with the release of his memoir.

Insiders fear the Duke of Sussex and his brother William, Prince of Wales, will ‘never reconcile’ once Spare is released, with the book set to feature stinging attacks on him and his wife Kate.

A source told the Sunday Times: ‘Generally I think the book [will be] worse for them than the royal family is expecting.

‘Everything is exposed. Charles comes off better than expected, but it’s tough on William in particular, and even Kate takes a bit of the brunt.

There are fears that there will be no chance of reconciliation after Harry's memoirs are published.  Pictured: William, Harry, Meghan and Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2018

There are fears that there will be no chance of reconciliation after Harry’s memoirs are published. Pictured: William, Harry, Meghan and Kate at Westminster Abbey in 2018

‘There are these minute details and a description of the fight between the brothers. I personally don’t see how Harry and William are going to reconcile after this.’

The memoir was written by ghostwriter JR Moehringer, with some of the proceeds being donated by the Duke to charity.

Prior to being published next week, two interviews with Harry by CBS’s Bradby and Anderson Cooper, both conducted at a rented ranch in Montecito, will be released.

In a trailer for the meeting with Bradby, the Duke of Sussex said he would like my father and brother back, adding that his family has shown absolutely no willingness to reconcile.

Harry says ‘it never needed to be like this’ and refers to ‘the leaking and the planting’ before adding ‘I want a family, not an institution’.

He also says, in an apparent reference to the royals, ‘they feel it’s best to somehow keep us as the villains’ – something that is unlikely to help the frayed relationship between the Sussexes and the rest of the Firm, which sources say is already ‘ hanging by a thread’.

But a royal expert said Harry and Meghan needed to learn that ‘silence is common sense’ and that airing dirty laundry in public was unlikely to help bring about the reconciliation the Duke claims he wants.

Richard Fitzwilliams said the statements made by the Sussexes in the press were not helping their fractured relationship.

‘Harry might like ‘get his brother back’ and ‘his dad back’, but surely he should know that giving this catalog of problems even more exposure is not the way to do it.

“Further accusations of stories being planted against them by the Palace in both interviews show just how bitter he and Meghan still are, but while his fans can support him, there will come a time when even the media will tire of exposure at this level.

‘ Harry says in the CBS interview trailer, referring to the Palace’s inability to protect them from false reports, that ‘there comes a point where silence is a betrayal’.

‘There is also a point, if they want any relationship, however distant, with the Royal Family, when silence is good sense. When will the Sussexes learn this?

In a trailer for his interview with American TV personality Cooper, Harry was asked why he had not communicated his grievances to the family privately.

In response, he said: ‘Every time I’ve tried to do this privately, there have been briefings, leaks and planting stories against me and my wife.

‘The family motto is never complain and never explain – it’s just a motto.’

He added: ‘They [Buckingham Palace] will feed or have a conversation with a correspondent, and that correspondent will literally take information and write the story, and at the end they will say they contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

‘But the whole story is commentary from Buckingham Palace.

‘So when we’ve been told for the last six years, ‘We can’t make a statement to protect you,’ but you do it for other family members, there comes a point where the silence is a betrayal. ‘

The clips appear to confirm reports that Harry will use his memoirs to reveal details about disagreements between him and his brother, the Prince of Wales, 40.

This comes after the Duke claimed in his Netflix documentary that William broke a promise never to leak stories or speak against each other after witnessing the fallout of such actions in his father’s office.

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