Kate Middleton appeared to have taken a veiled swipe at Prince Harry during her first royal engagement since the release of The Duke of Sussex’s memoirs.
The Princess of Wales raised her eyebrows as she visited a mental health charity in Liverpool, noting that “talk therapy doesn’t work for some.”
Harry has been open about how therapy has changed him and helped him overcome dark moments in his life, especially the death of his mother.
In recent days, he also seems to have enjoyed venting his grudges against his family by doing a series of transatlantic PR interviews to promote his book.
In his autobiography, Spare, Harry writes that his brother Prince William believed his therapist was “brainwashing” him.
The Prince of Wales was so concerned about the self-help sessions that he volunteered to go with him to find out what was going on.
Wales were greeted by a crowd of cheering royal onlookers when they arrived in Liverpool on Thursday.
A reporter could be heard yelling at William to ask if Harry’s allegations hurt him, but he didn’t answer.
Patient Sylvia Staniford grabbed William by the arm and said, “Go on, go on. scousers [people from Liverpool] I love you.” Smiling Wills told her, “Yes, I will.”
Sylvia, 81, told Sun after: “Of course it was a reference to Harry. He knew what I was talking about.”
Medical Assistant Anna O’Hara added: “They are so kind to people like us. I asked if I could take a picture. She’s so pretty, so sexy.”
Later, Wills and Kate met four children aged 14 and 15 at the Open Door Charity, who use art and dance to improve their well-being.
Kate asked them, “Did making music and participating in these workshops help? Has it helped in your personal life?
Everyone nodded, and one boy added: “I will say this. For me, having this music as an instrument is good to express my emotions through what I like.
“Making music and expressing what you feel is better than saying it in a clinical setting. I can put it into words. It was hard to explain!”
William laughed and said to him, “Very eloquent!”
Kate added: “Talking therapy doesn’t work for some people, it doesn’t work for everyone. It is very important to have a range of treatments.”
Kate left the room grinning and said, “That was amazing. They are so inspiring.
“More and more people are talking about mental health.
“There were often negative connotations around it. But if we understand that there are more positive spaces and experiences, then we will change the way we talk about it.”
Meanwhile, King Charles was in good spirits as he traveled to Scotland to meet with community support groups.
Charles, 74, dressed in a Hunting Stewart kilt, shared jokes and looked relaxed before having tea and biscuits alone in the Aboyne & District men’s barn.
Dave Marshall, 75, a retired marine engineer, said: “We support men who have nowhere else to go. They don’t seek psychological support, they come here and chat. We have several.”
Sandra Charles, 64, from Brisbane, said: “When I heard the king was here, I had to come and express my support for what he is going through.
“This is a difficult time for Charles and the entire family. It (the book) is terrible.
“Not commenting is the right approach. And I’m 100 percent with Charles.”
– FROM Sun
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