King Charles III has remained silent when asked if he was “hurt by the comments” in Prince Harry’s harsh memoirs.
It was King Charles In Scotland he meets local groups helping to overcome rural isolation when the question was asked, but he didn’t answer.
So did Prince William when he also snubbed a reporter who asked if he had a chance to read a biography of Harry ‘Spear’, during his first royal engagement since the book’s release.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were in Merseyside on a visit to the Open Door Charity when a reporter asked: “Have you had the chance to read your brother’s book?” William ignored the question, prompting the reporter to ask again: “Have you had a chance to read your brother’s speech again, Your Royal Highness?” William and Kate, smiling, continued walking past the reporter without answering his question.
Sky News reported that the king was in his car when the question was asked. No response was heard, and it is not clear if Charles picked up on the question.
Although William has not publicly commented on the memoirs, royal insiders claim he is “distraught and devastated” by what Harry wrote in the book and “cannot forgive”.
Members of the British royal family appeared publicly, Thursday, for the first time since the publication of Prince Harry’s controversial memoirs, and visited charities and a hospital, while continuing to carry out their royal duties.
The book, titled “The Reserve,” presents a collection of revealing glimpses and accusations directed at the royal family, and excerpts from it were published in media outlets around the world.
In the book, Harry, 38, remembers his grief over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, his battle with his brother William, and his discomfort with the royal “reserve” role in the shadows of his older brother, heir to the throne.
People are racing to buy the book, as Penguin Random House Publishing announced, on Wednesday, that sales of the first day of the book exceeded 1.4 million copies.
These figures include hardcover, audiobook and e-book sales in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.