OPINION - Talking Point: Is there any way back for William and Harry?

Prince Harry refers to Prince William as his “arch nemesis”  (AP)
Prince Harry refers to Prince William as his “arch nemesis” (AP)

Leaked extracts from Prince Harry’s upcoming autobiography, Spare, lay bare the severity of tensions between the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.

A particularly incendiary allegation was made by Prince Harry, who said that he was physically attacked and knocked to the floor by his brother Prince William during a confrontation over his marriage to Meghan.

According to the Guardian, which has seen a copy of the book, the altercation ended with William grabbing Harry by the collar and throwing him to the floor, breaking a dog bowl in the process. William then reportedly said: "I didn’t attack you, Harold."

The rift between the brothers is made clear at one point in the book where Harry reportedly calls William his “arch-nemesis”.

Further extracts leaked from the autobiography indicate the toll that the deteriorating relationship between the brothers is having on King Charles. Harry recalls his father pleading with him and William, saying: “Please, boys, don’t make my final years a misery.”

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Yesterday we asked: Should maths be required until age 18?

One reader thought that the government’s focus on STEM neglects the importance of the arts. @ginnielm76 commented: “Teaching children how to remain financially stable is one thing but enforcing maths on people who don’t enjoy or care for it is wrong. Meanwhile, the emphasis on encouraging creativity through the arts is being woefully neglected.”

Facebook user Jim Tirrell shared a similar distaste towards the government’s plans, saying: “When are they going to deal with the real issues facing the country, rather than creating more! Fact – we have a shortage of well qualified maths teachers!”

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However, another reader noted how crucial maths will be to ensure innovation in the UK. @shivclicks1 said: “Mathematics is a very important subject. It helps to sharpen the brain and imbibes logical thinking. The results of this will be seen after 10 years when UK will have more engineers and scientists contributing to the development of UK.”