Prince Harry Describes Blowout Fight with Meghan Markle In New Memoir

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Prince Harry wrote about a blowout fight he had with his wife, Meghan Markle, in his memoir “Spare,” Us Weekly reports. 

“Maybe the wine went to my head. Maybe the weeks of battling the press had worn me down. For some reason, when the conversation took an unexpected turn, I became touchy,” the Duke of Sussex revealed in his first memoir. “Then angry. Disproportionately, sloppily angry.”

Harry claimed that the “Suits” actress said something that he “took the wrong way” due to a culture clash and a language barrier. 

“I was also just over-sensitive that night. I thought: ‘Why’s she having a go at me?’ I snapped at her, spoke to her harshly [and] cruelly,” Harry wrote about Meghan. “As the words left my mouth, I could feel everything in the room come to a stop. The gravy stopped bubbling, the molecules of air stopped orbiting. Even Nina Simone seemed to pause.”

Harry and Meghan wed in May 2018. They share two children, son, Archie, and 19-month-old daughter, Lilibet. The couple stepped back from their senior working royal positions in 2020. 

Harry recalled that his wife exited the room and did not come back for a “full 15 minutes” before he found her in their bedroom. 

“She was calm, but said in a quiet, level tone that she would never stand for being spoken to like that. I nodded. She wanted to know where it came from,” Harry wrote in his book. “I don’t know. [She asked,] ’Where did you ever hear a man speak like that to a woman? Did you overhear adults speak that way when you were growing up?’ I cleared my throat, looked away [and responded], ‘Yes.’”

Meghan has yet to publicly address the fight, but Harry shared that she told him that she would not “tolerate” a life or parenting partner who would behave that way.  

“She wasn’t going to raise children in an atmosphere of anger or disrespect. She laid it all out, super-clear,” Harry wrote. 

Harry clarified that they both “knew” that his eruption did not stem from their conversation. 

“It came from somewhere deep inside, somewhere that needed to be excavated, and it was obvious that I could use some help with the job,” Harry explained, before referencing his brother, Prince William. “‘I’ve tried therapy,’ I told her. ‘Willy told me to go. Never found the right person.’ [It] didn’t work. ‘No,’ she said softly. ‘Try again.’” 

The 38-year-old former military pilot has advocated for therapy and being open about his mental health.

“The moment I started doing therapy, it opened my eyes,” he said in October. “I was moving through life thinking there was only one way to live. And therapy burst that bubble. … All of a sudden, I realized that now I have perspective and a great understanding of my value. I regained confidence that I never thought I had.”

Harry also claimed that his brother had mocked him over his anxiety issues. 

“I was an agoraphobe. Which was nearly impossible given my public role. After one speech, which couldn’t be avoided or canceled, and during which I’d nearly fainted, Willy came up to me backstage. Laughing,” Harry alleged in the book. “‘Harold! Look at you! You’re drenched.’”

He added that he “couldn’t fathom” such a reaction from the Prince of Wales, especially considering that his older brother had witnessed his first panic attack. 

“Spare” hits bookstore shelves on Tuesday, January 10. 

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