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Prince Harry Reportedly 'Wounded' Prince William By Saying He 'Married For Love'

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By Favour Adegoke on January 18, 2024 at 5:15 PM EST

Prince Harry, reportedly hurt his brother Prince William by claiming he is the only one in the family who "married for love."

The stunning claim comes from Royal author Robert Hardman who has dived into the strained relationship between the two Princes.

According to Hardman, Harry subtly "dissed" William by publicly questioning the choice of his life partner, Kate Middleton, which left the Prince of Wales "wounded."

William has shown recently how much his wife means to him as he postponed his royal duties to be by her side following her recent hospitalization after having abdominal surgery.

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How Prince Harry 'Wounded' His Brother Prince William

Prince Harry accuses William of physically attacking him in his book "Spare."

The ongoing scrutiny of the relationship between the two prominent princes has been the subject of much media speculation in recent years. The release of Harry's Netflix miniseries with his wife, "Harry & Meghan," seemingly added salt to injury on their already ruptured brotherhood.

However, Royal author Hardman, who wrote "The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy," has given his views on the brothers' relationship, noting that Harry "dissed" William and "wounded" him with his words.

Hardman toldNYP that he believes the Duke of Sussex did this by criticizing William's choice of picking Kate as his wife.

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"Harry talks about marrying someone for love, not because it's the sort of person you ought to," Hardman noted. "I think that's a lot more wounding. I mean, that's effectively dissing your brother and his choice of wife in a very public way."

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The Duke's Memoir Also Impacted His Relationship With William

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Harry, who has been vocal about how he didn't get on well with a few Royals, released his blockbuster memoir "Spare" last year, where he shared details about his childhood and relationship with William.

In the book, Harry details how William snubbed him at Eton College and writes about a physical altercation that ensued between them as they argued about his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

"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 wrote of William in his memoir. "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."

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Hardman noted that Harry's telling nature of accounts that goes on between them goes beyond William's choice of privacy and further inhibits their bond. He disclosed that "William is a really private person" and "family life is absolutely off-limits for media."

The royal author added, "Privacy is really important, and Harry's just gone and chucked all these stories about their childhood into the public domain."

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Prince William Temporarily Drops Royal Duties To Care For His Wife

Prince Harry accuses William of physically attacking him in his book "Spare."

According to ET, William has taken a temporary step back from his royal duties to focus on providing care and support for Princess Kate.

The decision came after the Princess of Wales faced a health challenge that resulted in a successful abdominal surgery for a non-cancerous issue and her subsequent hospitalization for her recovery.

A statement from Kensington Palace confirmed Kate's well-being and how long she'll need to recover, although it did not specify the nature of her health issue.

The statement read: "The surgery was successful, and it is expected that she will remain in the hospital for 10 to 14 days before returning home to continue her recovery. Based on the current medical advice, she is unlikely to return to public duties until after Easter."

Kate Middleton Aims To Maintain 'Normalcy' For Kids

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the RAF100 flypast at Buckingham Palace, London, UK, on the 10th July 2018. 10 Jul 2018

The statement released by the palace also conveyed the Duchess of Cambridge's appreciation of the public interest in her state of health. However, it noted that she'd rather her kids go on with their normal lives.

"...She hopes that the public will understand her desire to maintain as much normality for her children as possible; and her wish that her personal medical information remains private," the statement read in part.

The palace concluded by apologizing for the postponement of her upcoming schedules, writing, "The Princess of Wales wishes to apologize to all those concerned for the fact that she has to postpone her upcoming engagements. She looks forward to reinstating as many as possible, as soon as possible."

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