Following the publication of Prince Harry’s candid memoir Spare, Prince William and Kate Middleton declined to discuss the book in their first public appearance of the year.
Following the publication of Prince Harry’s candid book Spare, in which he leveled various charges against the royal family, Prince William and Kate Middleton made their first joint appearance in public. Prince William shrugged off the question and left the gathering when asked whether he had read the book during a royal visit to Liverpool.
The reporter repeatedly yelled at Prince William and Kate Middleton, “Your Royal Highness, have you had a chance to read your brother’s book at all?” as they left the area. The royal couple left the charity event on Thursday without responding to the question, and Kate entirely disregarded it as well. Prince Harry’s book has not received any comments from Buckingham Palace or any other royal family members so far.
When asked if he’d “had a chance to read your brother’s book at all” during a visit to the Open Door Charity in Liverpool today, the Prince of Wales yet again remained silent.
Prince Harry participated in multiple interviews to promote his recent book Spare in the weeks before its publication. In these talks, he leveled accusations against the royal family and claimed that his brother Prince William had physically attacked him. In an extract revealed before the book’s release, Prince Harry also discussed Camilla, Queen Consort, whom he referred to as “the villain” for leaking many facts to the press. Prince Harry’s book has sold over 1.4 million copies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom since its debut. It also has the most first-day sales of any nonfiction book ever released.
“Spare” was released on January 10, and digs into deeper issues within the royal family, such as the difficulties of growing up in the public eye and the treatment of him and his wife, Meghan Markle, that led to their resignation as working royals. Prince Harry and Meghan married on May 19, 2018, and they have two children, Archie and Lilibet. The pair stood down as working royals in January 2020 and afterwards resided in California, US.