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    Prince William, Kate make 1st public appearance since release of Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’


    As William and Kate arrived at a local hospital, a reporter shouted to William, “Are you hurt by the comments in Harry’s book, sir?”

    Neither William nor Kate acknowledged the reporter’s question as they stopped for a brief chat with others before entering the hospital.

    PHOTO: Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales wave as they visit the Royal Liverpool University hospital in Liverpool, Britain, Jan. 12, 2023.

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    Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales wave as they visit the Royal Liverpool University hospital in Liverpool, Britain, Jan. 12, 2023.

    Earlier in the day, Harry and William’s father, King Charles III, also made his first public appearance since the release of “Spare,” visiting a community support center in Aberdeenshire, Scotland .

    Charles also did not publicly comment on his son’s memoir, maintaining the royal family’s silence on its contents.

    PHOTO: Britain's King Charles visits the Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed in Aboyne, Scotland, Jan. 12, 2023.

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    Britain’s King Charles visits the Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed in Aboyne, Scotland, Jan. 12, 2023.

    Neither Kensington Palace, the office of William and Kate, the Princess of Wales, nor Buckingham Palace, the office of Charles and Camilla, the Queen Consort, have commented on the claims Harry makes in “Spare.”

    The memoir, a rare glimpse of life inside the royal family, became an instant bestseller upon its release Tuesday, selling over 1.4 million copies in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada alone in its first day, according to the book’s publisher, Penguin Random House.

    The company, which describes itself as the “world’s largest trade publisher,” said in a statement Wednesday the sales of “Spare” made history as the, “largest first-day sales total for any nonfiction book ever published by Penguin Random House.”

    PHOTO: Cover of the book 'Spare' by Prince Harry.

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    Cover of the book ‘Spare’ by Prince Harry.

    “Spare” gives a detailed account of Harry’s rift with his family, his decision to leave his senior royal role in 2020 and how he felt growing up as the “spare” to William, the heir to the throne.

    Harry has said in interviews promoting “Spare” that he is not in regular communication with his brother or his father.

    PHOTO: Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry arrive for the statue unveiling of their mother Princess Diana, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, July 1, 2021.

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    Britain’s Prince William and Prince Harry arrive for the statue unveiling of their mother Princess Diana, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London, July 1, 2021.

    “I don’t think that we can ever have peace with my family unless the truth is out there,” he said in an interview that aired Monday on “GMA.” “There’s a lot that I can forgive, but there needs to be conversations in order for reconciliation, and part of that has to be accountability.”

    Harry also told Strahan he does not believe the details he shares in “Spare” can make things any worse with his family.

    “I have thought about it long and hard,” Harry said. “And as far as I see it, the divide couldn’t be greater before this book.”

    ABC News reached out to Kensington Palace and Buckingham palace for response to Harry’s remarks in our interview. Kensington Palace declined to comment.

    ABC News received a response from the law firm representing Buckingham Palace Monday saying that the palace needed to “consider exactly what is said in the interview and the context in which it appears,” and asked that we supply them immediately with a copy of the entire interview. We do not do that as a news organization as a matter of policy.

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