Prince Harry ‘snapped’ at Meghan Markle in fight that led to therapy

Prince Harry sought therapy after “cruelly” speaking to Meghan Markle during an argument, he reveals in “Spare.”

The Duke of Sussex writes in the book, out Jan. 10, that he “became touchy” and “snapped” when a conversation with the “Suits” alum “took an unexpected turn” (via Us Weekly).

The 38-year-old royal recalls being “disproportionately, sloppily angry” with Markle, addressing her “harshly” enough that “everything in the room [came] to stop.”

After spending a “full 15 minutes apart,” Harry and the “Deal or No Deal” alum, 41, eventually spoke in their bedroom.

“She was calm, but said in a quiet, level tone that she would never stand for being spoken to like that,” Harry writes. “I nodded.”

Prince Harry holds up his hands in a suit
Prince Harry sought therapy after speaking “cruelly” to Meghan Markle.
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Markle also said she would not “tolerate” that behavior in the future, with Harry writing, “She wasn’t going to raise children in an atmosphere of anger or disrespect. She laid it all out, super-clear.”

When the former actress went on to ask where her partner’s outburst “came from” and whether he “overheard[d] adults speak that way … growing up,” the prince replied, “Yes.”

Meghan Markle wipes away tears as Prince Harry looks on
The royal was “harsh” during an argument.

“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 recalls. “‘I’ve tried therapy,’ I told her. Willy told me to go. Never found the right person.’ [It] didn’t work.”

Markle replied, “No. …Try again.”

Harry has hinted at this interaction with his wife in the past, telling “The Me You Can’t See” viewers in May 2021 that Markle helped him seek therapy.

“When she said, ‘I think you need to see someone,’ it was in reaction to an argument we had,” he explained at the time. “In that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry.”

In October of the following year, the Duke of Sussex credited therapy with renewed “confidence,” as well as “perspective and a great understanding” of his value.

Harry writes candidly about his mental health in “Spare,” from past drug use to grief over his mom Princess Diana’s death.


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