Everything Harry said about estranged William in his interview with Tom Bradby on ITV

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 10: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London, England. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on on 1 April 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen's Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Harry and William watching a flypast from Buckingham Palace's balcony in 2018. (Getty Images)

Prince Harry has sat down with ITV's Tom Bradby to promote his upcoming memoir, Spare.

The book is scheduled to be released in the UK on 10 January, though some extracts have already been made public after it accidentally went on sale in Spain last week.

One of the most explosive passages is Harry's claim that his brother Prince William physically attacked him during an argument about Meghan Markle.

Harry's ITV interview contains more details of the brothers' fractured relationship - and Yahoo UK has broken down the key things Harry said about what he describes as his "sibling rivalry" with William.

  • Asked about the alleged physical confrontation, Harry says he and William "used to fight all the time" with BB guns and fireworks. But he said this time it was different, adding: "What was different here was this level of frustration and... I saw this red mist in him." Harry thought if he "wasn’t doing therapy sessions [and] being able to process that anger and frustration that I would’ve fought back, 100%".

  • Harry reveals that his mother's funeral plans initially meant only William would walk in the procession behind Diana's coffin because, at 15, perhaps he seemed old enough to handle it. However, Harry said "there was absolutely no way" he could let his brother do that by himself, and agreed to take part, something he said William would have done for him too.

  • Harry says William didn't like it when Diana dressed them in the same clothes when they were children, though he "found it quite funny".

  • Harry says he and William "felt guilt" when meeting with members of the public after their mother's death, and they didn't understand why when shaking hands, "wet hands that we were shaking, we couldn’t understand why their hands were wet. But it was all the tears that they were wiping away. So that was very strange for us, as, you know, youngsters".

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 11:  Princess Diana With Her Sons Prince William And Prince Harry Standing On The Steps Of Wetherby School On The First Day For Prince Harry.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
Princess Diana with William and Harry outside Wetherby School, on Harry's first day. (Getty Images)
  • Harry admitted he and his brother "shared a joke" as they walked behind their grandmother's coffin during her funeral procession earlier this year, saying: "Well, at least we know the way."

  • Harry spoke about how much he loves his brother and father and isn't trying to "harm" or hurt them by writing his memoir. But he wants his family and their staff members to admit they have been complicit in the negative press coverage of the Sussexes.

  • Harry insisted he wants to reconcile with his family and get his "brother back", but no longer recognises them, adding: "As much as they probably don't recognise me."

  • Harry claims his brother wasn't interested in spending time with him when he started at Eton College. The duke says in the interview that he was "hurt at the time", but now he has his own children, he realises siblings "need their space".

  • Harry claims he and William never wanted Charles to marry Camilla and asked him not to, but appreciated they "were and remain very happy together".

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Prince William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex join the Procession following the State Hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II towards St George's Chapel on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The committal service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, took place following the state funeral at Westminster Abbey. A private burial in The King George VI Memorial Chapel followed. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
William and Harry walk behind Queen Elizabeth's coffin before the committal service in Windsor, the last family event they both attended. (Getty Images)
  • Harry says William "aired concerns" about Harry's plans to marry Meghan but never tried to "dissuade him" from doing it. He questions whether William's concerns about Meghan were based on that "maybe [William] predicted very early on what the press' reaction was going to be".

  • In one of his more controversial claims, Harry says William and Kate never get on with Meghan from the start. He says he thought having a wife or long-time partner would bring him closer to William and Kate. Instead, he claims that there was "stereotyping" that caused a "bit of a barrier to them really sort of, you know, introducing or welcoming her in". Asked by Bradby to explain, Harry says: "Well, American actress, divorced, biracial, there’s – there’s all different parts to that."

  • Harry talks about a “level of competition” with his brother. Discussing an argument about whether he should keep his beard for his wedding to Meghan, he says William “found it hard” that Harry could get to keep his beard while William had been previously told he had to shave his own one off.

  • Harry claims an unsuccessful attempt at reconciliation took place after his 2018 wedding, which ended in an awkward hug and Kate "gripping the chair" until her hands went white. Harry says he "had put a lot of hope in the idea that it would be William and Kate, and me and whoever. I thought the four of us would bring me and William closer together".

  • Harry explains that being "the third wheel to them [Kate and William], which was fun at times" but was "also I guess slightly awkward".

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12:  (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry during
William, Kate and Harry during celebrations on the Mall for the late Queen's 90th birthday. Harry said he often felt like a "third wheel". (Getty Images)
  • Harry describes an apparent exchange at Prince Philip's funeral in which William insisted that he just wanted his brother to be happy, and swore "on mummy's life", which Harry says was a "secret code" that was rarely used - adding that he "didn't believe him" anyway

  • Harry says he doesn't think William, or his dad, will read the book, adding: "I really hope they do, but I don't think they will".

  • Harry appears to claim that aides working for his father and stepmother used the press to brief against his brother. He says William and Kate went through “the same things Meghan and I went through” from Charles and Camilla’s office. He says ”William and Kate suffered” from the moment they were married. He goes on to say that he didn’t think the same would happen to him and Meghan, before adding: How wrong I was."

  • Harry explains that he and William have been set "on different paths", since their mother's death and that they are "two individuals who experienced a very similar traumatic experience but dealt with it in two very different ways".

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Harris - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan with William and Kate at the 2020 Commonwealth Day service, one of their last official events as working royals. (Getty Images)
  • He says he and William have discussed for "many years" who is "policing" the British press, but Charles called it a "suicide mission" trying to change things.

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