Prince William and Kate Middleton Make First Public Outing Since Prince Harry's Book Release

Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared to be in good spirits when they stepped out for their first official outing since the release of Prince Harry's "Spare" memoir on Thursday. The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Liverpool, where they made stops at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and the Open Door Charity, which focuses on supporting young adults across Merseyside with their mental health.

During their visit, William and Kate took a page out of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's book, petting a therapy dog at the hospital and taking selfies with the hospital staff and visitors. William also ignored a reporter when he was asked whether he's read his brother's book while exiting the charity organization.

The Prince of Wales did not respond when asked if he'd "had a chance to read your brother's book at all" during a visit to the Open Door Charity in Liverpool

— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) January 12, 2023

In Harry's memoir, which hit bookshelves on Jan. 10, the Duke of Sussex made a series of allegations against the royal family, including that William physically attacked him during an argument about his wife and that Kate was reportedly "offended" when Markle said she had "baby brain."

While promoting his book, Harry also confirmed that he and Markle have no plans to return as working royals in a "60 Minutes" interview with Anderson Cooper. When Cooper asked Harry, "Can you see a day when you would return as a full-time member of the royal family?" Harry responded, "No," without hesitation.

William and the rest of the royal family have yet to publicly respond to the claims in Harry's memoir.