Piers Morgan has praised the Prince of Wales for handling his brother Prince Harry’s revelations in the controversial memoir spare part.
The coronation of King Charles III. and his wife, Queen Camilla, on Saturday May 6 was the first time the couple has been seen together in the same room since the publication of the Duke of Sussex’s book, which was published in January. They didn’t seem to interact with each other during the ceremony as Harry was seated three rows behind his brother.
Writing in his column in The sunMorgan commended William for maintaining a “dignified silence” as his brother Harry “repeatedly and shamefully devastated him” and other family members through his memoir and Netflix docuseries titled Harry and Megan.
“No man would prefer to sit back and say nothing while his own siblings set their entire family on fire in such a disgusting manner,” he wrote.
He also claimed that William didn’t “dare” not confront his brother during the ceremony and that’s why the two kept their distance.
“I’ve been reliably told that William was so enraged by Harry’s betrayal that he didn’t trust himself not to physically reproach him the next time they were in close proximity,” Morgan continued.
“But when that moment happened at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, William neither hit nor spoke to his little brother.”
Morgan noted that William “didn’t even look at” his brother during their father’s coronation service.
The Independent has reached out to Kensington Palace and the Duke of Sussex’s representatives for comment.
Prince Harry arrived alone at Westminster Abbey on Saturday and quickly dashed back to Los Angeles just hours after the ceremony ended.
He was seen smiling at several points during the service, sitting next to a heavily pregnant Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall and Anne, the Princess Royal. He was also seated in the same row as Prince Andrew.
He appeared in good spirits as he chatted to Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and was also photographed smiling broadly at Princess Anne as he took his seat in the third row at the abbey.
In spare part, Harry claimed William warned him not to marry his now-wife Meghan Markle. He also claimed that William physically assaulted him.
Harry wrote: “[William] called me another name, then approached me. Everything happened so fast. So very quickly. He grabbed my collar, broke my chain and threw me to the ground.
“I landed on the dog’s bowl, which broke under my back and the pieces cut into me. I lay there dazed for a moment, then got up and told him to get out.”
The Duke has also spoken of the “red fog” that came over his brother during this altercation.
Harry told ITV’s Tom Bradby: “What was different here was the level of frustration and I’m talking about the red haze that I’ve had for so many years and I saw that red haze in him.”
Prince William has yet to publicly respond to his brother’s claims.