Prince Harry ‘claims Prince and Princess of Wales encouraged him to wear Nazi uniform’
The Duke of Sussex claimed that the Prince and Princess of Wales encouraged him to wear a Nazi uniform to a party in 2005, it has been reported.
Prince Harry is said to claim in his forthcoming memoir, Spare, that the Prince and Princess “howled with laughter” when they saw him in the costume, according to Page Six magazine.
The Duke was reported to have written in his memoir, which is set to be released next week, that it was a decision between two costumes: a pilot uniform or a Nazi uniform.
“I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,” he wrote, according to Page Six.
“They both howled. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.”
The Duke, who was 20 years old at the time, wore the Nazi uniform with a swastika on his left arm to a “native and colonial”-themed party thrown by Richard Meade, the Olympic showjumper.
The Prince of Wales was also a guest and dressed in a lion outfit.
It came after the Duke referred to the scandal in his Netflix documentary last month, calling the decision to wear the costume “one of the biggest mistakes of my life”.
Meanwhile, a further leaked extract of the book, which The Guardian said it had obtained, saw the Duke reportedly claim he was physically attacked by his brother during a row over his marriage.
The Duke claimed that his brother called the Duchess of Sussex “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive” in a confrontation which turned violent, according to The Guardian.
He reportedly said that he told the Prince he was parroting “the press narrative” around his American wife, and alleged his older brother then “grabbed me by the collar” and “knocked me to the floor”.
The extraordinary incident was said to have happened during a heated confrontation in 2019 at the cottage the Duke shared with the Duchess on the grounds of Kensington Palace.
Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace both declined to comment.