Prince William and Princess Catherine travel to Merseyside to meet with healthcare workers, while King Charles visits Aberdeenshire – kilt-clad! Also on a visit is Princess Anne, who heads to Cyprus to meet with British personnel and their families.
The Princess and Princess of Wales arrived at new Royal Liverpool University Hospital to loud cheers from patients and staff, smiling and appearing relaxed, they were there to officially open it and thank the staff for their efforts during the winter months – a routinely challenging period for the NHS.
Both royals feature heavily in Harry’s book, which includes claims that William physically attacked Harry and confirms a fractious friendship between Princess Kate and Meghan Markle.
Meanwhile, King Charles, pictured in a good mood and Stewart tartan, visited the community of Aboyne, located close to the late Queen Elizabeth’s Balmoral estate. His Majesty toured the Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed, meeting with local hardship support groups, local well-wishers and their dogs!
King Charles watched craft skills in action at the Aboyne Men’s Shed workshop! He met the men who gather there weekly and observed as they carved stone and wood, Charles also unveiled a plaque made by Men’s Shed member Tony Atherton.
“This plaque was unveiled to commemorate the visit of His Majesty King Charles III to Aboyne Men’s Shed on Thursday 12th January,” read the plaque. The King quickly remarked: “I am very impressed.”
Inverurie-based Aberdeenshire North Foodbank, Gordon Rural Action and Young at Heart Deeside representatives also got their chance to meet with King Charles.
This was the King’s first engagement of the year, and first after Harry sparked headlines with claims that he killed 25 Taliban members during the Afghanistan war.
The English language edition of Spare sold more than 1.4 million units worldwide when it hit bookstore shelves earlier this week, but was met with a united front from the Royal Family.
“The message is it’s very much business as usual. There’s lots to look forward to so the focus is on supporting communities and not being distracted, that’s best for everyone,” a royal insider shares.
Aids have been told that it is “business as usual” and the senior royals would not be reacting to the memoir.
And while Harry says that he “would like nothing more” than a relationship between his children and the royals, his actions continue to stand in stark contrast to his words.