Prince William doesn’t fare well in Harry’s confidant’s new book.Image: PA/AP/Andy Kelvin
The next tell-all book about the British royal family is in the starting blocks. “Endgame – Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival” will only be officially released on November 28th. But the first excerpts already make it clear what tone the author Omid Scobie adopts in his book.
The journalist is considered a close confidant of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan. “Endgame” is already his second book about royalty and there has already been a lot of fuss about its predecessor “Finding Freedom”.
In a court case, it emerged that Harry had instructed his then press secretary, Jason Knauf, to work with Scobie. Knauf produced emails showing that Meghan provided him with basic information to share with Scobie and his co-author Carolyn Durand. Meghan, who has always denied cooperation, had to backtrack on this point.
It has been speculated for some time that Scobie could reveal insider knowledge of the Sussexes’ inner circle in his latest book. The first excerpts of “Endgame” now confirm this. The author makes serious accusations against the royal family. A source close to the royals is commenting on this.
Royals: scandal after the Queen’s death
On Wednesday, People published the first excerpts from “Endgame”. And they deal directly with an explosive topic: the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022 and the royal reaction. Scobie describes it as King Charles III. Harry called and advised him to come to Scotland immediately.
Prince William was therefore organizing the trip to Balmoral. “Harry sent a text message to his brother asking how Kate and he were going to Scotland and if they could travel together. He got no response,” says “Endgame.”
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The Sussexes were “not informed” by other family members and had to “work in the dark”. Harry was told that William had already arranged a flight.
“But he also couldn’t talk to anyone about boarding the flight.” A source close to the Sussexes, who Scobie cites in his book, said it was “shocking to witness”. Harry was therefore left completely alone in the situation.
Scobie already had the inside scoop on his latest book.Image: IMAGO/Nils Jorgensen
Insider attacks Scobie
The author then makes direct accusations against Prince William. There were still seats available on his private jet. However, William did not respond to Harry’s texts about this. “‘William ignored him,’ says a source close to the family. ‘It was clear he didn’t want to see his brother,'” Scobie writes in “Endgame.”
A source now speaks to the British “Mirror” about excerpts from Scobie’s book. “You get the feeling: no matter what happens behind closed doors: when it comes to the royal family, it will come out at some point. Even in a moment of so much sadness.” The source accuses Scobie:
“Nothing is off limits anymore and it appears that William and Kate are the author’s main target.”
It would only take a few months for “old wounds to be reopened,” the anonymous source continues.
More revelations about royalty
It’s been clear for a few weeks now that the Royals won’t do well in Scobie’s book. At that time, Scobie posted the table of contents for “Endgame” on X. The chapter titles gave an idea of where the book was going.
For example, one is called “Treated with kid gloves: Prince William, the heir to the throne,” while another is titled: “Ready for battle: Prince Harry.” Even Charles, as the table of contents suggests, comes off anything but well in the book. It is very likely that Scobie will make more accusations against the royals in the book.
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