Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowl

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Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowl

It was the place where the Prince and Princess of Wales took baby George to live, and where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex started out married life.

But Nottingham Cottage seemingly now holds dark memories for many members of the Royal Family.

The 'cosy' home, which has the affectionate nickname 'Nott Cott', is allegedly where a heated royal rumble took place between Prince Harry and Prince William.

In a leaked extract from Harry's new memoir, Spare, it's claimed the warring brothers had a physical row which ended with the Duke of Sussex lying injured on the floor.

The cottage, which lies in the grounds of Kensington Palace, was deemed "too small" by Meghan Markle in her Netflix docuseries, and now it has been dragged into a new scandal.

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Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlHarry having a bit of grub outside the cottage (Netflix)
Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlHarry cosying up with his adorable pet pooch (Netflix)

In an extract of Spare, which was leaked to the Guardian, Harry claims a meeting was set up with William at his home to discuss the "whole rolling catastrophe" of their worsening relationship.

Harry claims he offered his brother a glass of water when things became confrontational, but says William then "attacked" him.

He writes: "He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast. He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog's bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out."

He then writes that William told him to hit back, but Harry refused so William left, but later returned looking "regretful". Harry says he later apologised.

Viewers of Netflix series Harry & Meghan got a very close look inside - and the kitchen where the shocking incident allegedly took place.

The kitchen has a black and white diamond pattern, white kitchen units and a magnet on the dishwasher that reads 'Nott Cott'.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlThe kitchen where the clash reportedly happened - and a new dog bowl (ITV)

There is also a metal dog bowl on the floor, which is unlikely to be the one that Harry allegedly landed and injured himself on.

Similar properties on the market, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in a gated community in central London, would be worth around £1.3m.

But it wasn't quite the lavish royal home that Harry and Meghan had in mind, as they moaned about the living conditions in the fourth episode of their docuseries.

They claimed the public assumed they were living in a massive mansion, but whined that they were only in a "small" home in the grounds of Kensington Palace.

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Their quotes landed amid the cost of living crisis, which has left many unable to pay their bills, and on the same day nurses have gone on strike for the first time in 106 years.

Here is a look inside Harry and Meghan's first home, which didn't live up to their high standards.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlNottingham Cottage sits in the grounds of Kensington Palace (Getty Images)

When the couple were dating, Meghan moved into Harry's 'bachelor pad' - which had previously been the Prince and Princess of Wales's home shortly after Prince George as born.

The two-bedroom property, which is 1,324 square feet (123.0 m 2 ) in size, has a living room, dining room, two bathrooms and a garden.

Rightmove tells The Mirror that the average asking price for a two-bed in Kensington is a whopping £1,361,436 - with demand for that sized property up 7% on last year.

"As far as people were concerned we were living in a palace," says Harry in the Netflix docuseries. "[But] we were living in a cottage on palace grounds."

While Meghan explains: "Kensington Palace sounds very regal, of course it does, it says palace in the name. But Nottingham Cottage was so small."

While it is the smallest abode on the 17th century estate, which is where Harry grew up, it boasts reception rooms designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect behind St Paul's Cathedral

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlPrince Harry at home in his military uniform (Netflix)
Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlMeghan looks stunning in the cottage's bedroom (Netflix)

"The whole thing was really small on a slight lean with low ceilings," claims Harry in episode four.

Nicknamed 'Nott Cott', the humble abode used to be where Prince William and Princess Kate lived when Prince George was just a baby.

The former Suits actress reveals her husband hit his head constantly "because he's so tall".

Despite obviously knowing that his brother lived there before, Harry jokingly says: "Whoever lived their before must have been small."

Harry made the cottage his bachelor pad in 2013 after Kate and William moved into the 20-room Apartment 1A inside the palace.

The cottage was a special place for Meghan and Harry, and it's where the prince got down on one knee to propose as the couple enjoyed a quiet night in cooking a roast chicken.

The couple share previously unseen snaps of them enjoying their former home - with a shot of Harry posing in his military uniform and Meghan standing in the bathroom doorway.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlMegan holding a garden hoe (Netflix)
Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlHarry doing some varnishing (Netflix)

It also has a small garden where Harry slung up a hammock when he first moved into the property.

"Me with the hoe and H [Harry] varnishing," says Meghan, as photos pop up of the pair doing some DIY and gardening.

She adds: "It was a chapter in our lives where I don't think anyone could believe what it was actually like behind-the-scenes."

There are also snaps of Harry eating some food outside the back and Harry cosying up with their pet pooch, Guy the beagle, in the cosy living room.

There are plenty of cushions, photos hanging up on the walls ands Union Jack placemats on the coffee table.

The kitchen features a black and white diamond pattern ad white kitchen units, while another adorable snap shows Pula the black Labrador, who they adopted in 2018, lying on the kitchen floor next to his dog bowls.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlMeghan dancing in the doorway of the cottage (Netflix)
Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlThe book is out next week (Penguin Random House)

In another sweet clip from episode four, Meghan can be seen dancing in the doorway.

Filming his wife, Harry says: "Oh my god. It's my favourite video. Thursday afternoon, someone's happy."

Harry then reveals that chat show legend Oprah, who interviewed the couple in March last year, was stunned when she came over for tea.

Well Oprah came over for tea didn't she," says Harry, who then reveals what she said in a hilarious impersonation. "No one would ever believe it."

That part of the episode ends with Pula standing in the pouring rain outside the cottage while trying to catch the raindrops.

Nottingham Cottage has been home to a number of famous faces over the years aside from Harry, Meghan, William and Kate.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlKate and William lived there when George was a baby (Getty)

King William III and Queen Mary II bought the Nottingham House from secretary of state Daniel Finch, the Earl of Nottingham, for just £20,000 in 1689.

The cottage was also home to Princess Diana's sister, Lady Jane Fellowes and her husband Sir Robert Fellowes, the Queen's former secretary.

The Duke of Edinburgh's private secretary Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt-Davis and his wife Gay also lived in the home.

So who has drawn the short straw and has to live there now?

Since Meghan and Harry left the country, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have been living there with son August.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlAn aerial view of Kensington Palace (PA)

Many viewers from Meghan and Harry's Netflix docuseries slammed the couple for complaining about the cottage.

One outraged viewer wrote: "Those two ungrateful greedy idiot clowns meghan & harry complain about Nottingham Cottage? The very same building that once upon a time been Prince William and Princess Catherine home?? Who do they think they are????"

"Meghan and Harry are so entitled-2 multimillionaires are complaining about being gifted a cottage because it had 'low ceilings'...the same cottage William and Kate lived in for longer with baby George and they didn't have any complaints! How can anyone take this s*** seriously," added another.

A third asked: "Perhaps this increasingly irritating couple might like to pay the back rent on this grace & favour 'cottage' funded by us, the taxpayer?"

"During a cost of living crisis where Britons are struggling to heat their homes, many are relying on food banks, and workers are striking across the board for pay to keep up with inflation, Harry and Meghan are whingeing about their cottage in Kensington Palace being "so small"," a fourth wrote.

Inside cottage where William's 'attack' on Harry took place - and new dog bowlThe newlyweds kissing on a balcony (Netflix)

Despite a huge security operation to protect the content of Prince Harry's upcoming memoir, Spare, a section of the book has been leaked.

Harry claims William called Meghan "difficult", "rude" and "abrasive", while adding that his father, King Charles, made a cruel joke about him moments after he was born.

According to the leaked extract, the then Prince of Wales said: "Wonderful! Now you’ve given me an heir and a spare – my work is done."

In another leak, this time to the New York Post's Page Six, Spare claims that the Prince and Princess of Wales encouraged Harry to wear a Nazi costume to a fancy dress party.

The Duke of Sussex, who was aged 20 at the time, caused outrage when he was pictured wearing the soldier's uniform complete with a swastika in 2005.

In a segment of the book Harry reportedly writes: "I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said."

He goes on to say that when he went home and tried it on for them, they "both howled".

"Worse than Willy's leotard outfit!", he adds. "Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point."

Buckingham and Kensington Palaces have refused to content on the contents of the book, which hits the shelves on Tuesday.

This story is based off a translated version of Prince Harry’s book Spare.

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Kyle O'Sullivan

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