The royal fans were outraged after Prince Harry appeared to disparage Prince William in his book.
In his memoir, the Duke of Sussex discussed his relationship with his older brother. The 38-year-old royal also expressed surprise at their grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021, when he realized the Prince of Wales’ resemblance to their mother had faded over time.
Page Six reported that he wrote about the Duke of Cambridge’s “familiar scowl” and how it “had always been the norm” during their interactions:
“I looked at Willy, really looked at him, perhaps for the first time since we were little.”
He also described Prince William’s thinning hair as “alarming” and “more advanced than mine,” despite the fact that the heir to the throne was only two years his senior.
Many netizens were offended by Prince Harry’s apparent dig at his sibling. Some called it body shaming, while others chastised him for dragging his brother.
“Harry and the need to talk about hair. Probably William is bald, but he’s loyal, respectful and trustworthy, and Harry is Harry, the weak prince who is a Judas selling his family for money and jealousy.”
With an open mouth and hand-over-mouth emoji, another claimed:
“What we always knew Harry [has] always been jealous. Prince William is the one that looks like Diana, hair or no hair, they have the same face, also how extremely close they were, Diana called PW ‘her soulmate,’ while Harry has his father’s Hewitt resemblance.”
A third person wrote:
“What about body shaming? It’s despicable when it comes to your wife, but it’s good when it comes to you brother.”
“The crazy part is that Harry is just as bald and don’t [sic] look like Diana either.”
A different netizen said:
“Yet PW still resembles her [Princess Diana] more than H so I don’t see the point of H’s comment or why it matters. It says more about H’s pent-up resentment & state of mind more than anything. I think it’s sad the world is watching this unfold in real time like it’s the next best reality show.”
While many defended Prince William against Prince Harry, others supported the Duke of Sussex. Meghan Markle’s husband claimed in the book that his big brother physically attacked him, knocking him to the ground during an argument about his wife.
“We stand with harry and not the bald one.”
“Bless Prince Harry’s charitable heart. He could have beat the f–k outta William if he wanted to.”
A third user commented:
“Prince William is weak for attacking Prince Harry. Harry’s physicality, military training, & athleticism is far superior to William’s. It takes more strength to be restrained than to give in to anger. #GoodKingHarry #Spare.”
“I am so proud of Prince Harry. Acknowledgment of ignorance is difficult. It’s even more isolating to deconstruct said ignorance under heavy artillery from a cult of royalty. Harry is Diana’s heir. I [clapping hands emoji] his growth.”
A fifth user stated:
“#Spare #PrinceHarry #RoyalFamily Just because his memoir might ruin people’s fantasy of the RF does not make it untrue. Believe an actual member of that family over tabloids. Him speaking about HIS own life is his prerogative. #PrinceWilliamIsAnAbuser.”
The memoir “Spare” by Prince Harry will be released on January 10.