In recent weeks, the publication of Prince Harry's memoir, "Spare," has sent shockwaves throughout the world, with many eagerly devouring the book to gain insight into the inner workings of the British monarchy. The prince, who has been outspoken in his criticisms of the royal family and the British media in recent years, has used the platform of his memoir to further air his grievances.
In an interview with American comedian Stephen Colbert, Prince Harry stated that "of course" his family, along with the British media, are actively campaigning to undermine his book. "After 38 years, they have told their side of the story.
This is the other side of the story and there’s a lot in there that perhaps makes people feel uncomfortable and scared," he said.
Back to Work: The Palace's Response
The royal family has chosen to ignore the commotion and focus on their duties.
Two days after the book's release, King Charles and the Prince and Princess of Wales launched their activities. In Scotland, the king mingled with citizens as he worked on a local community project to combat rural loneliness.
Meanwhile, William and Kate looked relaxed as they toured the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and mental health charity Open Door in Merseyside, northern England. "While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately," Buckingham Palace said in response to racism accusations.
Prince Harry's memoir has broken records, with its publisher claiming that it has become the best-selling non-fiction book in history. Larry Finlay, managing director of Transworld Penguin Random House, said: "We announced last week that SPARE was the fastest-selling non-fiction book ever on its first day of publication, a record that has been confirmed by Guinness World Records. We now know that it is also the biggest selling memoir ever in its first week of publication."