Prince Harry claims William and Kate Middleton urged him to wear a Nazi costume


Prince Harry has claimed his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate Middleton urged him to wear the Nazi uniform he infamously donned for a costume party in 2005 and ‘screamed with laughter’ when they saw him in disguise.

The accusation would be detailed in Harry’s upcoming memoir, “Spare,” according to Page Six. Harry wrote that he couldn’t choose between a normal pilot’s uniform and that of a Nazi, the outlet reported, leading the young prince to call on his brother for help.

“I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,” Harry wrote.

When he tried on the uniform for them, he wrote, “They both screamed. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Much more ridiculous! Which, again, was the goal.

Harry was 20 when he attended the ‘Native and Colonial’ themed costume party. Tabloid photos showed him with a red swastika armband on his biceps. His brother was dressed as a lion.

“I was so ashamed afterwards,” Harry said in Netflix’s ‘Harry & Meghan’ documentary series, which premiered in December.

All I wanted was to fix things,” he continued. “I sat down and talked to the Chief Rabbi of London, which had a profound impact on me. I went to Berlin and spoke to a Holocaust survivor.

Photos of Prince Harry wearing a Nazi costume have spread around the world like wildfire.

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Royal historian Robert Lacey, in his 2020 book ‘Battle of Brothers’, said the suit incident marked the start of the falling out between Harry and William.

“Harry chose his costume in conjunction with his older brother – the future King William V, then 22, who had laughed all the way back to Highgrove (Charles’ country home) with the younger brother he was supposed to frame — then down to the party together,” Lacey wrote, per Page Six.

“For the first time, their relationship really suffered and they barely spoke,” a former aide told Lacey. “Harry resented the fact that William got away with it so lightly.”

Harry is sitting with ITV’s Anderson Cooper and Tom Bradby for interviews which will air on January 8 – Harry and Meghan’s third anniversary heralding their exit as senior royals.

Harry’s memoir will be officially released on January 10.


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