The royal family is full of ambition, suspicion and competition, and the Prince and Princess of Wales are at the center of it all, according to a shocking new book about The Firm.
in end gameroyal reporter and author Omid Scobie goes beyond Prince Harry and details the alleged power struggle between King Charles and Prince William.
He explores the new king’s relationship with his disgraced brother Prince Andrew, and considers why Kate is the perfect mold for Britain’s future queen.
Scobie examines British media coverage of past disputes between Prince William and Duchess Kate and makes sensational claims about the heir’s attitude towards her brother Prince Harry.
Ahead of the book’s release on November 28th, here are some of the biggest revelations from the royal family. end game:
Prince William pursues Prince Charles as an ‘ambitious’ prince aiming for the throne
Scobie highlights the alleged rift between King Charles and his son, the Prince of Wales.in end gamePrince William is portrayed as an ambitious and impatient prince determined to lead the royal family into the future, with Scobie claiming he wants to “tear up” the rule book and do things “Cambridge style”.
William said he respects his father, but added that their differing views could become an issue in the years to come. Scobie wrote that while Prince William and Prince Charles agree on their grievances with Prince Harry, they disagree on how the facility should be run.
He describes Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, the offices of Charles and William respectively, as hives of competing agendas and different ideas about how to modernize the monarchy. Mr Scobie also claims that Prince Charles is “not giving her father the same space” towards the late Queen as 41-year-old Prince William is eyeing the throne. “We don’t have time for that,” the author writes.
Inside Wales’ relationship with the British press
Scobie analyzes the relationship between the British media and the Prince of Wales through the lens of a number of events that took place in 2019.
Prince Harry previously claimed that stories about his wife were leaked to the British press. Prince Harry called it a “dirty game” in the 2022 Netflix documentary series, saying the negative press coverage about Meghan helped draw unwanted media attention away from other members of the royal family.
Mr Scobie branded Prince William and Kate’s 2019 holiday to Balmoral Castle a “publicity stunt”. That year, the Prince and Duchess were praised for booking a £73 one-way Flybe flight from Norwich to Aberdeen, while it was reported that Harry and Meghan had chartered four private flights in 11 days. What was not included in the “PR strategy” was the absence of the Flybe logo on the side of Cambridge’s scheduled flights, Scobie wrote.
Airline managers wanted to use the right brand of plane, so an empty plane was sent from its headquarters in Humberside, about 193 miles north of Norwich. After the family landed in Aberdeen, the same plane returned empty to Humberside.
In total, more than 4.5 tons of carbon dioxide were emitted during the two flights. “Their perfect family vacation was revealed for what it really was: a publicity stunt,” Scobie says. Sources close to Prince William and Duchess Kate reportedly said in a statement that they had no knowledge that Flybe had changed their flights and did not ask for any special treatment. email online.
Prince William believes Prince Harry is being brainwashed by an ‘army of therapists’
Scobie believes it is unlikely that William and Harry’s relationship will be repaired as the rift between the brothers continues to drive them apart.
Ever since Prince Harry resigned as a senior member and immigrated to the United States with Duchess Meghan in the aftermath of Prince Harry’s explosive statements against the royal family, a rift has formed between his successor and his successor.
in end game, a British journalist claims that Prince William believes he blindsided his family with his public complaints and “as expected from California” arrogance. Sources said Scobie William was convinced his brother had been brainwashed by an “army of therapists” and said he no longer recognized who Harry had become.
“He feels he’s lost Harry and doesn’t want to know this version of Harry,” a source close to William told Scobie. Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are reportedly ready to walk away from the entire saga, whether or not they receive an apology for their alleged treatment from the royal family since their wedding.
Duchess Kate “jokingly shook” when Meghan’s name was mentioned
scoby gives end game Readers have written about his opinion of Duchess Kate and Meghan’s reportedly frosty relationship, saying they were never close.
Citing multiple sources, he claims Kate was never a fan of the former actress. One person reportedly told Scobie that the Princess of Wales “spent more time talking.” about Meghan rather than speak to He also revealed that Duchess Kate had recently been “jokingly shaking when Meghan’s name was mentioned.”
Scobie described Duchess Kate as “an institutional dream come true” and said the future queen “succeeded in elevating her authentic self, becoming an enigma to the public and perhaps even to herself.” “It’s happening,” he suggests. Duchess Kate, who was born in Reading and attended St Andrews University, where she met Prince William, has “taken a few conversation lessons” and says she now sounds “classier” than her husband. He claims that it has become.
In contrast, one former palace aide said Scobie Meghan was seen as difficult “because she has her own opinions”.
“They wanted Meghan to accept everything that was offered and not create any additional work,” he wrote. “It was a combination of her not following how a woman marrying into her family is expected to behave and certain people just being lazy.”
Prince William ‘ignored his brother’ and Prince Harry ‘left completely alone’ after Queen’s death
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign came to an end last year as the long-serving monarch passed away on September 8, 2022. The Scobies write that when Prince Charles called Harry and asked him to head to Queen Elizabeth II, she had no idea that Buckingham Palace was making final hours of preparations. Balmoral Castle soon.
When Harry contacted Prince William to see if he could travel to Scotland with him, he was met with radio silence.
Prince Harry was reportedly informed that Prince William had secured a flight for him and his uncles Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Meanwhile, the Duke had not received any details regarding his participation in the flight.
A source told Scobee: [Harry] I was completely alone in thinking about this. ”
Prince Harry sent a follow-up text message to his brother, but William had yet to respond, even though there were seats available on the private jet the prince had chartered, the Dassault Falcon.
“William ignored him,” a family source said. “He obviously doesn’t want to see his brother.”
In the end, Harry took off alone from Luton Airport in a $37,000 private plane.
Harry learned of the Queen’s death after the news broke.
Prince Harry had no idea that his grandmother had died at 3:10pm on September 8, more than two hours before his plane took off. While the duke was still in a race against time to arrive at Her Majesty’s bedside, Buckingham Palace was preparing to break the news of her death to the world, Scobie writes.
“[Harry’s] The team literally had to beg him to wait until his plane landed, but they reluctantly agreed to hold back on their statement for a bit,” Scobee shared a statement from a close family friend. did. But when Harry’s plane was delayed over Aberdeen International Airport due to bad weather, “they could wait no longer and an announcement was made at 6:30 p.m.,” he writes.
When the plane landed at around 6:50 p.m., Prince Harry received a text message from Meghan, urging him to call her if he received a BBC news bulletin that the Queen had died.
“Harry was devastated,” a friend of the duke’s told Scobie. “His relationship with the Queen was everything to him. She would have wanted him to know before it came out. If she had waited a little longer, nothing would have happened in the grand scheme of things, but no one knew that. I didn’t respect it.”
Charles cries ‘tears’ as ashamed of Andrew’s mental health
Scobie said Prince Charles, like his late mother, was fond of Prince Andrew, who stepped back from royal life amid intense scrutiny over his relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. That’s what it means.
“It was easy to sabotage or expel his son,” he writes of Charles’ approach to Harry. “However, when it comes to your own brother, it’s a different story.”
As Andrew fell from grace, Scobie writes, “Charles wept, concerned for the disgraced duke’s mental health.”
The Duke of York was stripped of his military title by his mother after one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre, accused Epstein of sexually abusing her in her Belgravia apartment when she was 17. It was done. Andrew strongly and repeatedly denied her charges and later paid millions of yen in compensation. Amount of pounds to settle the case.
According to Scobie, while the Queen was “the official face of Andrew’s calculations”, “it was William who set the wheels in motion” in steering the royal family away from Andrew. Charles “wanted no part of it”, he claims.
Royal family silent over Prince Archie’s race controversy
In the two years since the royal family became embroiled in a racial row over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son, no one other than Prince Charles reportedly mentioned the allegations about Prince Archie’s skin color.
After relocating to Montecito, California, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. During an hour-long conversation about their treatment by the royal family, Meghan claimed senior members made assumptions about the color of her son Archie’s skin while she was pregnant.
The issue was reportedly discussed privately in a letter between Meghan Markle and Prince Charles, but neither the Duchess nor Prince William have contacted the Sussexes about the matter.
“The silence caused a lot of confusion and upheaval,” said a source close to the family.
Harry: “You’re in a great place.”
Prince Harry is focusing on his role as a father to Archie and Princess Lilibet, as the long-standing rift with his family shows no signs of healing.
Scobie explained that Prince Harry prioritizes his physical and mental health, adding that he works out regularly with a personal trainer. His daily routine also includes regular hikes, bike rides, and ice baths.
‘Endgame’ will be released in the UK on November 28th. You can read the Independent’s review of this book here.
Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes were all contacted for comment.