William and Kate photographed for first time since Harry's bombshell memoir

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been spotted for the first time since the release of Prince Harry's bombshell memoir, in which he made several claims against the Royal Family, including that his brother had "physically attacked" him.

Making an appearance at the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the Prince and Princess of Wales put on a united front as they dodged questions about Spare from journalists and bystanders.

"Do you ever plan to comment on Harry’s book, sir?" one journalist shouted, to which the couple did not respond and instead continued on with their tour of the hospital, meeting patients, praising staff and posing for selfies with NHS workers.

During their walkabout, the couple met with an elderly woman who had an appointment at the hospital. The 81-year-old, who gave her name as Sylvia, reportedly said to William as she held his hand: "Keep going Will, scousers love you."

According to the patient, the future King replied: "I will do."

william and kate seen for first time since harry's memoir release
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Elsewhere, King Charles III faced a similar question during a visit to community groups in Aberdeenshire. As His Majesty was being driven away from the engagement, an onlooker asked whether he was "hurt by the comments in the book" – but it's unclear if the King even heard it.

The Royal Family has remained noticeably quiet since the release of Prince Harry's memoir, as well as his and Meghan Markle's Netflix docu-series, which came out last month. The Firm's silence has prompted fans and critics alike to question the move, with some – including Prince Harry – arguing that "silence is betrayal", whilst others suggest the family has opted to take a graceful higher ground.

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