Charles Spencer shared his joy for his new novel, The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream, which reached number one on Amazon’s bestseller list this week. He tweeted a photo from Amazon’s bestseller list, before adding, “God damn it! Thanks to everyone who made this possible. #Thewhiteship.” Fans were quick to share his joy on social media.
One wrote on Twitter: “Well deserved. Congratulations. This is a fabulous book. #Thewhiteship.”
Another said: “Well deserved. This is an excellent book on a subject which is much overlooked.”
The novel tells the story of the White Ship, which sank in 1120.
This killed William the Conqueror’s grandson as he returned from a battle in France.
It also left the king without a rightful heir to the throne, which ultimately led to a civil war.
Charles’ jubilations come after his meeting Thursday with his nephews Prince Harry and Prince William.
They gathered for the unveiling of Diana’s statue on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace.
It was the first time Diana’s sons had been seen together in public since Prince Philip’s funeral in April.
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They also said the statue would recognize “their mother’s positive impact in the UK”.
Harry and William said at the time: “It has been 20 years since our mother passed away and now is the time to recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.”
Charles’s two older sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, also attended the unveiling of the statue.
They have remained close to William and Harry since the tragic death of their mother in a car crash in 1997.
They also all attended the christening of Harry’s son Archie in 2019.
Last month, Charles opened up about the name of Prince Harry and Meghan’s newborn daughter, Lilib and Diana Mountbatten Windsor.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, he said: “When I watch all those newspapers go crazy again and always found it so difficult, I think it’s because I’m not very imaginative, but I still see it in terms of family.
“And I remember when I was little and Diana became Princess of Wales, I kind of went down the same path.
“You separate the media personality from the real person who is a member of your family, and that’s all that matters in the end.”