Books written by AI about the King were available on Amazon (Picture: AP/Amazon)
One, however, remains on sale in India.
Written by apparently fictional author Jason Kelch, the book, titled Charles III Biography Book: How A Frog Was Named After The King Of United Kingdom, includes a picture of a man with little resemblance to the monarch on its cover.
Other books, including Behind Palace Walls: The Untold Secrets And Truths Of The Cancer Diagnoses Of Kings Charles & George, and King Charles III & His Fears, also appeared alongside legitimate biographies on Amazon.
Both included fake claims about the King’s health.
He was said to have felt ‘fear, anger and despair’ on hearing his cancer diagnosis, and was reported to have undergone surgery to remove a tumour. Another passage wrote of his prostate cancer and the ‘moderate risk’ of it spreading.
Buckingham Palace has specifically stated the King does not have prostate cancer.
One of the AI-penned (and designed) books (Picture: Amazon)
A spokesperson for the Palace said the books were ‘intrusive, insensitive and filled with inaccuracies’, and urged any businesses still selling them to ‘withdraw them immediately’.
‘Our legal team will be looking at the issue closely,’ they said, speaking to the Mail on Sunday.
The books, which ranged from £6.99 to £15.99, were all published through Amazon’s self-publishing platform, Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), which allows anyone to turn their work into an ebook or paperback.
An Amazon spokesperson said: ‘While we allow AI-generated content, we don’t allow AI-generated content that violates our content guidelines, including content that creates a disappointing customer experience.’
He added that the site invests ‘significant time and resources’ monitoring titles and removing those that breach its guidelines.
However, the appearance of inaccurate AI-generated books has caused outrage among both biographers and the King’s close friends.
King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer (Picture: AFP)
‘This intrusion on the King’s privacy when he is sick and suffering shows just how low some will stoop,’ said Lord Michael Dobbs, who shared his 75th birthday party with the King last year.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he continued: ‘Why is this rubbish still on sale? Amazon is a great firm, it can – and must – do better than this.’
Royal biographer Hugo Vickers told the paper: ‘It’s in extremely bad taste for these books to be published by Amazon, especially as they share unhelpful misinformation.
‘This will inevitably be upsetting for the Royal Family. These AI books should be regulated and labelled, so we know they are irresponsible publications rather than well-researched, legitimate works.’
The Mail on Sunday reported a number of books appeared on the platform just hours after the King’s diagnosis was revealed last Monday.
While all appear to have been removed from the company’s UK site, other AI biographies remain on sale, including one about Rishi Sunak.
Titled A Prime Minister And His Fasting Life: How Rishi Sunak Disciplined Himself In Office Through Fasting, it refers to the recent revelation that he fasts for 36 hours at the start of every week – but apparently refers to him as the chancellor throughout.