Recent developments surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s alleged disconnect from Omid Scobie’s new book, “Endgame,” have intensified the ongoing tensions within the Royal Family, jeopardizing the potential reconciliation between the King and his youngest son.
Harry and Meghan’s Denial:
Despite being considered a favored royal reporter for the Sussexes, Harry and Meghan deny any involvement or affiliation with Omid Scobie’s latest book.
This denial comes amidst recent efforts, including a birthday call, to mend relations between Prince Harry and his father, King Charles.
Scobie’s Explosive Claims:
Excerpts from “Endgame” include explosive claims about Prince William ignoring Harry’s texts and tensions within the Royal Family during the Queen’s health crisis.
Allegations suggest that William did not respond to Harry’s inquiries, forcing him to charter his own plane.
The book also details Meghan urging Harry to answer a call from Charles about the Queen’s condition, leading to further complications.
Criticism and Reactions:
The timing of the book’s release, coinciding with the King’s 75th birthday and “The Crown’s” final series, has faced severe criticism.
Royal journalist Phil Dampier deems Scobie as a mouthpiece for the Sussexes, raising concerns about the impact on relations with Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate.
Royal Courtiers’ Response:
Royal courtiers express fury over Scobie’s claims, particularly those involving Prince William’s alleged disregard for Harry during a critical family moment.
Speculation arises that Scobie may face distancing from the Sussexes and their circle due to the potential damage caused by his revelations.
Scobie’s Book and Royal Family Dynamics:
The book alleges Prince Harry’s lack of information about the Queen’s health and claims William sees his brother as a ‘defector.’
It asserts that the relationship between the brothers is beyond repair, with ‘absolutely nothing’ changing since the release of Harry’s memoir, “Spare.”
Potential Impact on Reconciliation:
Royal commentators express concerns that if Scobie’s book contains more serious allegations, it could hinder any chance of reconciliation between Prince Harry and the Royal Family.
The King, known for keeping the door open for his son, may find further obstacles in the wake of these revelations.
Royal Family Celebration and Reconciliation Efforts:
The King’s 75th birthday celebration saw Prince Harry and Meghan extending an olive branch, including a phone call and a video of their children singing happy birthday.
Despite reports of a ‘cordial’ call, the timing of Scobie’s book release adds complexity to the ongoing efforts to mend relations.