Prince William continued to stay mum on his brother Prince Harry‘s best-selling memoir Spare during his recent solo appearance at a youth charity.
On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales visited Together as One, a charity in Slough founded in the mid-’90s in response to gang violence between young people from different Asian backgrounds in the area. Out of those disputes, Together as One was formed as a conflict resolution group that would be led by young people for young people. During his stop at the organization located just a few miles from his home in Windsor, William helped celebrate the group’s 25th anniversary by participating in the charity’s Global Grub cooking lessons with some of the teens there, serving up a pasta dish. The course is meant to educate young people about how to cook healthy and nutritious food while staying on a budget.
The royal also met with current staff and former volunteers to learn more about the various types of charitable endeavors Together as One participates in. They discussed how the organization helps these young people problem solve, navigate conflict, challenge prejudice, and contribute to a mentally healthy, mutually supportive society. He was also introduced to the local Slough Young Carers, a group of volunteers founded in 2014 composed of those who want to use their live experiences to help uplift other youth in the area. According to Prince William’s office at Kensington Palace, the goal of the SYC is to improve the well-being and resilience of every young carer. They also run awareness sessions at schools in the area to help identify young careers and make sure they can access the support they need. Before leaving, William also spoke with some of the young volunteers who have led major initiatives in Slough, such as providing clothes and meals for unhoused people, campaigning against violence against women and girls, and training their peers to resolve conflicts at school nonviolently.
This official outing comes as the royal family remains silent on the release of Prince Harry’s memoir. Last week, William and his wife Princess Kate ignored questions from reporters about the book as they stepped out for their first official event of the year, visiting the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. According to sources, the royal family is said to be shocked at the extent to which Harry has divulged private family details and conversations in his book. In fact, William is reportedly so angry that he can’t even speak to his brother. King Charles, meanwhile, is said to be “deeply hurt,” according to a family friend who spoke to Vanity Fair. That same insider added that Queen Consort Camilla is “astounded” by Harry’s allegations that she planted stories in the press to rehabilitate her own image at the expense of him and Meghan.
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