The Book That Threatens to Shatter Royal Peace
The seemingly fragile peace within the Royal Family, recently initiated by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's birthday wishes to King Charles, is threatened by the release of royal biographer Omid Scobie's latest book, Endgame. The Sussexes' olive branch, extended amid a year marked by controversy and strained relationships, now appears at risk of breaking.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who had chosen not to attend King Charles's Coronation earlier this year, surprised many with their amicable gestures towards the King on his 75th birthday. This act was seen as a hopeful step towards mending ties with the Royal Family.
However, the release of Scobie's book, the day after the King's birthday, has stirred the pot yet again. The book, which follows Scobie's previous biography on the Sussexes, Finding Freedom, contains explosive claims including Prince William allegedly ignoring his brother, Harry, on the day Queen Elizabeth II died.
The Sussexes have denied any involvement with Scobie's latest work, maintaining their distance from the controversial book. This follows Meghan's 2021 court apology for failing to recall authorising a senior aide to brief Scobie during the production of Finding Freedom.
Despite the couple's denial, Scobie's book has already raised eyebrows and ruffled feathers within the Royal Family.
An insider of GBN claimed that Prince William and Kate Middleton appear to be the biographer's "number one target", and the book's release has "opened up" old wounds.
The tension between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royal Family seems set to escalate, as the book's revelations threaten to undo any goodwill generated by the recent phone call to the King.