LONDON ( Associated Press) – Members of Britain’s royal family made public appearances on Thursday for the first time since the publication of Prince Harry’s explosive autobiography, making charity and hospital visits while continuing their royal duties.
Prince William and his wife Catherine arrived at Royal Liverpool University Hospital in The Beatles’ hometown, but a man outside told them: “Are you planning to comment on Harry’s book, sir?”
The couple ignored the question and toured the intensive care ward, meeting nurses and posing for pictures.
For his part, King Charles III traveled to Scotland to meet with groups helping to combat rural isolation.
The book, “Spare”, (translated in Spanish as “In the Shadows”), offered revelations and allegations that appeared in the worldwide media for days. In the book, penned by a ghostwriter, Harry, 38, recounts his grief over the death of his mother, Princess Diana, his battles with his brother, Prince William, and his discomfort with the role of “replacement” for his older brother. Brother, who is heir to the throne.
In a series of interviews, Enrique repeatedly blamed the media for his problems, saying that unfair and intrusive coverage contributed to the break with Guillermo. He also alleged that members of the royal family are leaking stories to the media to tarnish their reputation.
The book is selling well.
Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that first-day sales exceeded 1.4 million copies. For context, Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” took one week to reach 1.4 million reads when it was released in 2018.
Sales figures for “Spare” include hardcover editions, audiobooks, and eBooks sold in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.