'Were you hurt by comments in Harry's book?': Video shows Prince William being asked about brother's memoir
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: At their first public engagement since the publication of Prince Harry's memoir 'Spare', Prince William and Kate Middleton were greeted by a shouting media person requesting a comment on the book. Footage of the Prince and Princess of Wales arriving at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Liverpool on Thursday, January 12 shows a member of the crowd asking: "Were you hurt by the comments in Harry's book, Sir?"
William, who was spotted shaking hands with the healthcare workers at the moment, did not respond on the matter. However, it is likely that the heir to the throne barely heard it because of the strong winds blowing at that hour. All in all, William is yet to express his opinion on the controversial book, which accuses the royal family of mistreating Harry and his wife Meghan Markle. One of the many explosive allegations by the Duke of Sussex includes a claim that he was knocked to the floor by his older brother over a heated argument about his wife, Markle. The couple has also claimed an alleged feud between Kate and the Duchess of Sussex.
While the senior royals have refrained from commenting on Harry's bombshell memoir, there are reports that they could strip the Sussexes of their royal titles. "There’s a very real decision to be made of course with respect to whether or not the Sussexes get to keep their titles," said a royal source to the US Weekly. "The way to strike back would be to approve a measure whereby Harry and Meghan are stripped of their titles, and that’s a very real possibility – certainly if the toxicity doesn’t eventually subside," they added. The royal family has also decided to completely ignore the Sussexes and "not feed into their drama and incessant attention seeking."
Harry, on the other hand, has given the reasoning behind taking things public rather than keeping the personal matters in the family. In an interview with '60 Minutes' host, Anderson Cooper asked the Duke about the prospect of keeping things private. To which Harry responded: "Every single time I've tried to do it privately there have been briefings and leakings and planting of stories against me and my wife. You know, the family motto is 'never complain, never explain'. But it's just a motto. And it doesn't really hold."
Despite his strong allegations against the royal family, Harry still wishes to reconcile with his loved ones. However, he has expressed that his brother Prince William, and father King Charles are unwilling to do so. This comment made by the young prince was slammed by a royal insider and described as "nonsense." While speaking to Mirror, a royal insider called Harry’s claim "complete and unadulterated nonsense", adding that "It takes some audacity to say that when his father invited him to stay at his house when in the UK, invited him to spend Christmas with the rest of the family and continued to make public statements of support."