the memories of prince henryyoungest son of Charles IIIthey sold almost a million and a half copies in andthe first daythe publisher reported on Thursday, as her father and brother declined to comment on her harsh criticism of the British monarchy.
“Do you plan to comment on Enrique’s book one day?”a journalist asked his brother on Prince Guillermoheir to the throne, at the start of a visit to a hospital in Liverpool, north-west England, his first public act since the book’s publication on Tuesday.
The Prince of Wales he ignored the question, limiting himself to greeting the audience with his wife Catalina.
Also the father of both, the King Charles IIIignored the scandal as, dressed in a plaid skirt, he waved to the Scots during a visit to a community center not far from Balmoral, the castle where his mother, Isabel IIdied in September at 96 years.
In his book, titled “Spare” (“In the shade” in Spanish), the 38 year old princewho lives in California since 2020, he makes a very critical portrait of his family members.
No one escapes unscathed, not even himself, whose adolescence marked by drugs and alcohol recounts in detail. Neither did his father and his brother, nor his respective wives.
Introduces your “dear brother and archenemy”40, as a hot-tempered and violent person, who never liked his wife, the former American actress Meghan Markle.
Buckingham Palace did not comment on these revelations, but the British press reported, citing anonymous royal sources, that the Windsors are unhappy.
In its English version alone, sales of the book in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada, including all formats (physical, digital, audio) totaled 1.4 million copiesreported Penguin Random Houseassuring that they are unprecedented figures for an essay published by this publishing giant.
The publisher gave no figures on the other 15 languages in which the book was published, four months after the death of Isabel II and four months before the coronation of Carlos III.
Despite good sales, the prince’s popularity is in tatters in the UK, where many believe he wants the benefits of royalty without its drawbacks.
only the 24% of the British has a favorable opinion, according to a new survey of YouGov made after the publication of the memories. He and Meghan are now even more unpopular than the prince andrewthe brother of Carlos III who He was removed from the monarchy after a sex scandal.
just the 21% of the British believe that Henry’s main motivation for publishing this book is to give his version of events, as he claims, while the 41% He thinks it’s money.
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