All of Omid Scobie’s ‘vicious’ jibes at the royals in full: Bombshell book Endgame takes aim at ‘cold Stepford wife’ Kate, scheming William and ‘pampered Charles’

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Omid Scobie’s explosive new book Endgame comes with a plethora of accusation and attacks against the royal family.

Harry and Meghan’s cheerleader-in-chief, who is based in east London, accuses King Charles and Prince William of ‘scheming against one another’ while calling the Princess of Wales ‘cold’ and ‘a Stepford wife’.

Holding no prisoners, he also takes aim at Princess Anne, saying she convinced Charles to evict Harry and Meghan, while also saying Camilla has ‘no relationship’ with Harry.

Scobie, 42, has been branded ‘nasty’ and ‘disgraceful’ by royal experts over the claims.

His astonishing and cruel attack on the Princess of Wales, lambasting her for ‘advocating for mental health causes while ignoring Meghan’s cries for help’, while also branding her a ‘part-time working royal’ over the number of engagements she carries out were branded ‘unfair’ and ‘unwarranted’.

Here, FEMAIL looks at all the claims Scobie made against the Firm. 

Omid Scobie's explosive new book Endgame comes with a plethora of accusation and attacks against the royal family. Scobie is pictured on ABC

Omid Scobie’s explosive new book Endgame comes with a plethora of accusation and attacks against the royal family. Scobie is pictured on ABC

KING CHARLES: ‘Pampered’ and ‘scheming’ who take pleasure in William’s embarrassment 

PAMPERED AND HAS SHOE LACES IRONED FOR HIM

Charles is a ‘pampered’ royal who has his shoelaces ironed for him, Scobie claimed.

He also alleges His Majesty insists on travelling with luxurious perfectly steamed 1,000-thread-count bed linen.

In another snide attack Scobie says Charles likes to have someone squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush for him as part as his bedtime routine.

An extract from the 42-year-old’s new book reads: ‘When laces get even the smallest bit threadbare, a staff member must quickly switch them out with a fresh, ironed pair.

‘There is even a rumour (one that, surprisingly, sources have confirmed) that Charles likes to have someone squeeze exactly one inch of toothpaste on to his toothbrush for him ahead of his bedtime routine.’

However, the claims that His Majesty is out of touch and demands his shoelaces are ironed have been blasted as untrue by palace sources.

One told the Mail: ‘That was total bull**** when it first surfaced 20 years ago, and still is now.’

Insiders also maintain that a number of significant claims made by Scobie are ‘just plain wrong’ and ‘rehashed’.

Scobie claimed that Charles (pictured recently at a Buckingham Palace reception) is a 'pampered' and his shoelaces ironed for him

Scobie claimed that Charles (pictured recently at a Buckingham Palace reception) is a ‘pampered’ and his shoelaces ironed for him

TOOK PLEASURE IN WILLIAM’S EMBARRASSMENT 

The book Endgame also claims King Charles derived a certain pleasure from Prince William’s ill-fated tour to the Caribbean in March last year.

The Prince and Princess of Wales were accused of colonial ‘insensitivity’ and Scobie states his father had a ‘schadenfreude’ – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune – from the PR disaster.

This allegedly came after William refused Charles’ offers of help in organising the trip.

Kate and Prince William rode standing in an open-top Land Rover during the Commissioning Parade in Jamaica.

This was deemed controversial by some commentators and critics, who claimed it echoed Britain’s colonial past.

The Duke and Duchess of Wales (pictured) rode standing in an open-top Land Rover during the Commissioning Parade in Jamaica. Scobie says Charles was pleased the couple were criticised

The Duke and Duchess of Wales (pictured) rode standing in an open-top Land Rover during the Commissioning Parade in Jamaica. Scobie says Charles was pleased the couple were criticised

The trip was deemed controversial by some commentators and critics, who claimed it echoed Britain's colonial past. William and Kate are pictured in Jamaica

The trip was deemed controversial by some commentators and critics, who claimed it echoed Britain’s colonial past. William and Kate are pictured in Jamaica

Prince William and Princess Kate were accused of colonial ‘insensitivity’ and author Omid Scobie states his father had a ‘schadenfreude’ – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune

Prince William and Princess Kate were accused of colonial ‘insensitivity’ and author Omid Scobie states his father had a ‘schadenfreude’ – pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune

Charles is also said to have been ‘furious’ over his son’s ‘effrontery’ when William claimed, in an attempt to make amends, that he planned to ‘rip up the royal rule book’, abandon his family’s ‘never complain, never explain mantra’ and instigate ‘the Cambridge way’.

At the time, William was Duke of Cambridge.

William also spoke about how he planned to modernise the monarchy, cut the number of staff and create a more cost-effective, less formal team.

His father is said to have seen this as ‘disrespectful’ and an attempt to ‘upstage’ him.

Scobie also claims that Charles saw the idea of changes as something his son was ‘dangling’ in front of him like a carrot that he could never achieve personally given the set-up at Clarence House, while failing to explain how he would himself deliver it.

The author was not on the trip but claims what happened is an example of the ‘distrust and simmering animosity’ of their working relationship.

DROVE HARRY TO ‘RUSH INTO’ MILLIONS OF DEALS

Scobie claims Harry and Meghan rushed to sign contracts worth up to £128million because they were ‘desperate’ for money after leaving the Firm.

He suggested the King’s ‘ineptitude’ in handling the Megxit saga had effectively driven the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into signing a series of commercial deals.

He claimed the couple were ‘in a spin’ and had agreed deals that they might have balked at if their finances had not been cut off, leaving them needing ‘serious money’.

Mr Scobie told The Independent: ‘Obviously they had money. But they needed serious money for a proper roof over their heads and security.’

The pair signed contracts for books, documentaries and podcasts after quitting as senior royals and moving to the US in 2020, including an £81million five-year deal with streaming giant Netflix and an £18million contract with Spotify that was cancelled early.

Scobie suggested the King's 'ineptitude' in handling the Megxit saga had effectively driven the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into signing a series of commercial deals  (Charles and Harry are pictured in 2019)

Scobie suggested the King’s ‘ineptitude’ in handling the Megxit saga had effectively driven the Duke and Duchess of Sussex into signing a series of commercial deals  (Charles and Harry are pictured in 2019)

LATE QUEEN HAD ‘LACK OF FAITH’ IN HIM 

The late Queen had a ‘slight lack of faith’ in her son Charles to take over The Firm and hired someone to act as ‘eyes and ears’ in the final months of her life, sources have claimed.

A passage in Endgame, by royal biographer Omid Scobie , claims Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who passed away at the age of 96 in September 2022, began to accept her health was declining towards the end of the Covid pandemic.

It details how she hired Andrew Parker, Baron Parker of Minsmere as the new Lord Chamberlain (the post for the senior officer of the Royal Household) in the Spring of 2021; as the ‘slow transition’ to King Charles’s rule was underway.

Mr Scobie quotes royal sources who claimed that the decision to hire Baron Parker; the former head of MI5 , whom she reportedly referred to as ‘my new CEO’ of The Firm during a conversation with a senior member of the royal family, pointed to the Queen’s ‘slight lack of faith’ in her son.

HAS A ‘DISTANT’ RELATIONSHIP WITH MEGHAN 

He also wrote the King and Meghan Markle have a ‘pleasant but distant relationship’ after a ‘respectful back and forth’ via letter over two Royal Family members who made comments about Archie’s skin colour.

The Duchess of Sussex ‘s allegation in her and the Duke’s TV special with Oprah Winfrey that an unnamed member of the Royal Family spoke about ‘how dark his (Archie’s) skin might be when he’s born’ is said to have ‘upset’ the monarch.

Mr Scobie claims that sources said Charles wanted to tell his daughter-in-law that he felt there was ‘no ill will present’ when two people allegedly commented on Archie’s skin colour.

The letters, a source told the author, were apparently ‘respectful back and forth’ but ‘serious’, adding: ‘I don’t know if either saw completely eye to eye in the end, but there was at least a feeling that both had been heard.’

Mr Scobie penned: ‘Since then, said a source close to the two families, the pair have had pleasant, if occasional exchanges. ‘There are no hard feelings about this specific incident, but there is distance, and everything else remains unaddressed’, said the source.’ 

Omid claims that Charles and Meghan now have a 'distant'  relationship

Omid claims that Charles and Meghan now have a ‘distant’  relationship

HURT HARRY AND MEGHAN OVER NOT RUSHING TO MAKE ARCHIE AND LILBET PRINCE AND PRINCESS 

The Sussexes are still hurt over the row about Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet’s titles, a royal book has claimed.

He claims Harry and Meghan are ‘genuinely happy’ in their new life in California , but that they are still scarred by the fact it took several months for their children’s titles to be updated to ‘prince’ and ‘princess’.

According to royal convention, Scobie says, the titles of the Sussexes’ children should have been automatically updated when King Charles ascended the throne.

However, it was six months before Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two, had their titles updated on the Buckingham Palace website.

Scobie claims that King Charles had ‘initially avoided the subject’ of the children’s titles, but told Prince Harry that he would ‘make it official’ in early 2023. He reports that the subject was then ‘casually mentioned’ to Prince Harry by the King’s press secretary the following month.

Eventually, the official changes were made on the Buckingham Palace website, but the delay in doing so reportedly led the Sussexes to compare themselves to the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children.

A friend of Harry and Meghan’s told Scobie the couple ‘see the way their children are treated differently’ to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis , which is ‘hard to feel comfortable with’.

EVICTED HARRY AND MEGHAN TO ‘PUNISH THEM’ FOR NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

Charles removing Frogmore Cottage from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was a ‘cheap shot’ to ‘punish’ the couple, according to Scobie.

He writes that sources confirmed a ‘significant’ part of the reason for Charles evicting the Sussexes was ‘undoubtedly’ a punishment after the Netflix series came out last December with a series of attacks on the Royal Family.

The author said a source told him there was a ‘feeling of shock and disappointment’ from Harry and Meghan on the day they were told they would be losing the property.

Scobie claimed Frogmore was the Sussexes’ ‘only truly safe option when visiting the United Kingdom’ because its grounds are surrounded by armed guards – and the couple could no longer access royal protection, even if they paid for it themselves.

Several days after finding out they would lose the home, Harry was said to have spoken to his father over the phone, saying: ‘Do you want to see your grandchildren?’

Charles is said to have been silent before a ‘half-hearted declaration that they would always have ‘somewhere to stay’.’

But Scobie said this ‘didn’t give Harry much hope’, according to a royal source.

He wrote: ‘For Charles, the issue of Frogmore Cottage wasn’t just about punishing his son, though sources say that ‘undoubtedly’ played a significant role.

‘It was also part of the effort to streamline the portfolio of properties being used by members of the family.’

Harry and Meghan were asked to move remaining possessions out of their UK home in Windsor just weeks after Harry also criticised his family in his book Spare in January.

 Scobie added: ‘Staying mum about Harry’s accusations and remaining publicly unconcerned for his son’s wellbeing while ending his family’s lease on a safe UK residence was not a decisive action by a resolute King.

‘It was a cheap shot from a wounded father bound by an institutional system that is often intolerant of human emotion’. 

COLD AND BRIEF TO HARRY, WHO HE BRANDED ‘A FOOL’ 

Prince Harry called his father Charles following the release of his memoir Spare but their conversation was ‘awkward’ and the King was ‘cold and brief’, Scobie claims.

Endgame quoted an unnamed friend of the Duke of Sussex who said that Charles was not ‘open to any proper dialogue’.

A friend of Harry’s had encouraged him to call Charles after the book came out in January, which the author said followed months of the King ‘keeping his distance’.

Scobie wrote: ‘Despite the many opportunities to discuss his grievances ahead of the publication of the book, Charles instead chose to keep his distance for months.

‘Harry and his father swapped a few words over Christmas 2022, but it wasn’t until after the January 10, 2023, release of the memoir that they had their first proper conversation.

‘Encouraged by a close friend, the Duke of Sussex reached out to Charles by phone to try to discuss some of the unresolved issues between them.’

Scobie then quotes a friend of Harry’s, saying: ‘It was an awkward conversation, but he knew if he didn’t make those first steps, there would never be any progress.

‘There were no raised voices, no arguments… but the King was cold and brief rather than open to any proper dialogue.’

Before Prince Andrew was asked to step down from royal duties, the author says King Charles and Prince William (pictured in September 2022) grappled with the best course of action

Before Prince Andrew was asked to step down from royal duties, the author says King Charles and Prince William (pictured in September 2022) grappled with the best course of action

Scobie said the lack of ‘significant resolution or outcome’ from the discussion showed that Charles had ‘once again wasted an opportunity to take the upper hand and let bygones be bygones for the sake of family harmony.’

William, Harry, Meghan and Charles speak together at Westminster Abbey in March 2019

In the book King Charles is also sensationally accused of branding his son Prince Harry ‘that fool’ following the Duke of Sussex’s bombshell Netflix documentary.

Harry made a series of allegations against the Royal Family in the series released in December last year as part of his £80million deal with the streaming network.

Mr Scobie wrote: ‘At the Palace, heads were in hands and migraines were brewing.

‘(The show) took the wind out of everyone’s sails,’ said one aide. ‘(He) went from not wanting anyone to talk about his son to openly criticising ‘that fool’.’

In the hit Netflix series Harry made dramatic claims Kensington Palace ‘lied to protect my brother’ when it issued a statement denying a story William had bullied him out of the royal family.

And he accused Charles of lying at the tense Megxit crisis meeting with the Queen in January 2020.

Both Buckingham and Kensington Palace have remained silent over Harry’s allegations in the series that the Prince of Wales left his brother terrified after screaming and shouting at him during the Sandringham summit.

STUBBORN OVER MEGHAN’S CORONATION INVITE

Charles was ‘stubbornly hard to pin down’ over whether Prince Harry and Meghan would be invited to the Coronation, the book claims.

Harry attended the monarch’s big day in May on his own, with Meghan staying at their home in Montecito, California.

He attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey and then quickly returned to the US in time to see his son Archie on his birthday.

Scobie adds that whilst the Duke had an ‘extensive list of reasons for skipping the proceedings altogether’, Harry had allegedly told a source that supporting his father ”still outweighed other things”.

Harry attended the ceremony in a suit, with his medals pinned to his chest, after being told he would not be allowed to wear his military uniform.

But Scobie says Charles gave the disgraced Prince Andrew a ‘firm nod’ to wear his ‘lavish’ Order of the Garter ceremonial robes.

WILL NEVER REACH NATIONAL TREASURE STATUS

King Charles will ‘never reach the national treasure status’ his mother the Queen achieved, Scobie said.

He said  even aides on Charles’ team are ‘fully aware’ of the difference in popularity between them.

‘No one is under any illusion that he has the same pulling power,’ a royal source told the author. 

Speaking about the Queen in the fourth chapter ‘Remembrance of Things Past,’ Scobie said she always demonstrated tradition and duty.

‘She protected her image and, by extension, the monarchy’s, by consistently rising ‘over and above’ all the squabbles and turmoil, even when problematic members of her family (oh, where do I start) and some buffoons in the establishment (ahem, Boris Johnson) were doing their best to bring it down,’ he writes. 

She became a ‘national icon,’ he said, and was committed to her role and to the old values of Britain.

Meanwhile, Charles’s role was described as to secure ‘the sail’ until the next in line, William, can take over.

Scobie claims the establishment are merely riding out the years while Charles is in reign until William, Kate, and their children can take over the spotlight and make the royals ‘great again’.

He claimed the King was facing increasing opposition to his reign and personality, referencing eggs hurled at him during a walkabout in Yorkshire.

TOLD FAMILY TO BE CAREFUL AROUND HARRY 

Charles wanted other royals to limit their discussion with Harry.

‘He wanted to limit their discussion to a harmless exchange. Concerning Harry, the message that circulated in the family was not to trust him…everyone took it very seriously,’ the source alleges.

Despite the strained relationship between Charles and the Sussexes, she and Harry still keep him ‘up to date’ by ‘sending him photos of their children’. 

'Charles was cautious' after Prince Harry called his father to pass on his best wishes three weeks after the book was published, it is claimed

‘Charles was cautious’ after Prince Harry called his father to pass on his best wishes three weeks after the book was published, it is claimed  

Harry used Spare to make a series of personal attacks on his family, including the claim they helped ‘trash’ his and Meghan’s reputations, forcing them to move to California, and have ‘shown no willingness to reconcile’. 

He also accused his elder brother of physically attacking him at Nottingham Cottage in 2019 and ‘lunging’ at him after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in 2021. 

The prince also detailed the conversation he reportedly had with his father the King on the day of the Queen’s death, in which the Duchess of Sussex reportedly was banned from joining the immediate family in Balmoral.

PRINCE WILLIAM: ‘Power hungry’ and ‘does not think his father is a competent leader’ and sees him as a ‘transitional king’ 

CONSTANTLY SCHEMING AGAINST CHARLES

Scobie claims Charles and William are ‘scheming and backstabbing’ against one another in a ‘tussle for the spotlight’ after the Queen’s death,

The author says the monarch and his heir are ‘pursuing selfish agendas’ and ‘one-upmanship’ that threatens their relationship, Elizabeth II’s legacy and the future of the Crown.

He calls it a Shakespearean tragedy of ‘scheming and backstabbing’ between ‘the favoured prince and an unpopular king’.

The bombshell book claims there is ‘increasing’ tension between Charles and William, fuelled by the King’s ‘jealousy’ of William and the public viewing his time on the throne as a brief ‘bridge’ to his son’s more ‘modernising’ reign.

He said amid these tension father and son ‘have already displayed signs that they are pursuing selfish agendas, a culture of coverups and PR trickery and family discord have taken over the House of Windsor’.

He cites the handling of Susan Hussey’s comments to a black British charity boss, where Prince William was quick to distance himself from his godmother.

He writes: ‘The father-son relationship was beginning to bristle with tension and one-upmanship, so William’s solo manoeuvrings around the Hussey trouble added force to friction.

‘William’s Kensington Palace and King Charles’ Buckingham Palace are now hives of competing agendas and different ideas about how to modernise’, adding: ‘The tussle for spotlight has only heightened since Charles became King’.

Endgame claims that Charles has always put himself first. It says the monarch is ‘a stubborn eccentric who has spent most of his life waiting and planning for his ascension, even at the cost of his relationships with his own sons’.

He goes on: ‘The former Prince of Wales is not only far less popular than his predecessor and his successor, he is a thorn in the side of the institution.

‘Charles knows his reign will be a transitional one. An intervening sovereignty that must happen before his elder son William, the Prince of Wales takes over at a far younger age to breathe new life into a desiccated monarchical system’.

SEES HIS FATHER AS ‘TRANSITIONAL’ 

Scobie claims William admired the Queen’s political neutrality and wants to mirror her reign more than Charles’.

What’s more, a source close to the Prince of Wales claims he sees Charles as a ‘transitional’ King – who will ‘pave the way’ for his reign.

Prince William ‘doesn’t think King Charles is a competent leader’ and was baffled that the King ‘lay awake any nights worrying about Prince Andrew’, Scobie claimed. 

Before Prince Andrew was stripped of his military affiliations and patronages in January 2022, the author says King Charles and Prince William grappled with the best course of action.

A source close to King Charles said: ‘You’d find it hard to believe but [Charles lay] awake many nights worrying about [Andrew].’

According to the author, Prince William was ‘baffled’ by why his father was agonising over the decision – and wanted him to take decisive action. 

The author says a family friend told him that Andrew was the ‘one who would make [the Queen] laugh, keep her company, and because he was always a little bit lost, she coddled him’. 

The author claims that Prince William put the plan to oust Prince Andrew into action with his private secretary as the late Queen and the then Prince Charles were ‘not ready’ to start the process themselves.

A source close to King Charles told Omid Scobie: 'You'd find it hard to believe but [Charles lay] awake many nights worrying about Andrew'

A source close to King Charles told Omid Scobie: ‘You’d find it hard to believe but [Charles lay] awake many nights worrying about Andrew’

As Prince Philip was no longer there to ‘take charge’, Prince William consulted his team about ‘the Andrew problem’ and then set up a meeting with his grandmother and her private secretary in her residential quarters at Windsor.

After allegedly speaking with Prince William for over an hour, the Queen then phoned Charles in Scotland to tell him that they needed to strip Andrew of his titles and duties.

The author claims it was a’ genuinely sad’ moment for the Queen and a ‘gut punch’ for the family following Prince Philip’s death. 

Prince Andrew resigned from public duties in May 2020 before he was then stripped of his military titles and patronages by the Queen in 2022. 

‘SILENCED PRINCESS DIANA’ 

Perhaps one of the most shocking attacks, Scobie accused  William of ‘silencing his late mother’ by blocking the BBC from reairing her BBC interview with Martin Bashir.

Scobie says William was more interested in protecting the institution than allowing Princess Diana’s ‘candid and truthful words’ to remain public.

In contrast, Scobie wrote the Duke of Sussex was more concerned about protecting ‘his mother’s legacy and her words’.

In his fly-on-the-wall Netflix series last year, Prince Harry said: ‘She was deceived into giving the interview, but at the same time, she spoke the truth of her experience.’

Bashir secured a bombshell interview with Diana in 1995 by using duplicitous methods such as forged documents to manipulate her family, The Mail on Sunday revealed in 1996.

Perhaps one of the most shocking attacks, Scobie accused William of 'silencing his late mother' by blocking the BBC from reairing her BBC interview with Martin Bashir (pictured)

Perhaps one of the most shocking attacks, Scobie accused William of ‘silencing his late mother’ by blocking the BBC from reairing her BBC interview with Martin Bashir (pictured)

‘HURT HARRY AND MEGHAN’ BY NOT SPEAKING AGAINST ‘RACIST ROYAL’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were left ‘confused and upset’ after not hearing from Prince William and the Princess of Wales  for two years following their explosive Oprah Winfrey interview, according to Scobie.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sparked the race row during their interview with Oprah in March 2021 by alleging that a member of the royal family, whom they did not name, had commented on their son Archie’s skin colour.

In the book, Mr Scobie claims the two royals who commented on Archie’s skin colour have been revealed in letters between Megan Markle and King Charles.

Mr Scobie also says that within these letters, King Charles encouraged Meghan to discuss her feelings with the Princess of Wales. However, in the aftermath of the interview, the reporter says the two brothers and their wives have yet to speak. 

The only comment made in public by Prince William following the interview was his defence of the family, saying: ‘We are very much not a racist family.’

Mr Scobie also says a palace source told him the Waleses pushed for a ‘recollections may vary’ style clause to be added to Buckingham Palace’s public response to the interview, with Kate said to be ‘really passionate about defending the family’.

LEAKED STORIES ABOUT HARRY

Scobie told ABC News that William had shared ‘private information about his brother that ended up on the front page of a newspaper not long later’.

He added: ‘These are things that have cause irreparable damage in the relations between each other.’

Describing William as a ‘company man’, he said: ‘We have seen the emergence of a man who is much harder, who seems to have embraced and embodied the royal institution’.

In the book the royal biographer also claims that the first in line to the throne has ‘inherited Prince Philip’s assertiveness when it comes to protecting the Crown’.

However, allies of the Prince of Wales have hit out at suggestions he leaked information to the media, calling it the ‘very opposite’ of William’s personal mantra.

One source told the Mail: ‘He has always been very tight-lipped when it comes to his family and made clear to anyone within his orbit that he would not do ‘deals’ with the media.

‘Like Harry, he is scarred by his childhood experiences, seeing his mother and father engaged in what was dubbed ‘the war of the Waleses’. He never wanted history to repeat itself.

‘That was something that he and Harry were meant to be united on.’

Another added: ‘It’s one thing writing a critique of the Royal Family. That’s freedom of expression. But it’s another thing to peddle conspiracy theories dressed up as fact. The suggestion that [royal aides] were briefing negative stories [about Harry and Meghan] is totally fabricated. It just didn’t happen.

‘The truth is that everyone was walking on eggshells practically from the engagement trying to keep them happy.’

Scobie told ABC News that William had shared 'private information about his brother that ended up on the front page of a newspaper not long later'. Pictured with Kate at a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade

Scobie told ABC News that William had shared ‘private information about his brother that ended up on the front page of a newspaper not long later’. Pictured with Kate at a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea at Horse Guards Parade

IGNORED HARRY’S TEXTS ABOUT DYING QUEEN

Scobie claims that Prince William ignored texts from his younger brother asking how to get to get to Balmoral to be with their grandmother in her final moments.

The Sussexes’ favoured royal reporter insists that the Duke of Sussex was ‘completely by himself’ as he scrambled to get to Balmoral on September 8, 2022.

Scobie writes of the moment that Harry tried to contact his brother after being told by his father to go to the Scottish estate.

He writes: ‘William, whom Charles had just spoken to, was supposedly working on arranging travel. Harry sent a text message to his brother asking how he and Kate planned to get to Scotland and whether they could travel together. No response.

‘Harry sent another text to his brother. Nothing. Though there were available seats on William’s chartered Dassault Falcon private jet, which was leaving in less than an hour, Harry was left to fend for himself.

‘William ignored him,’ said a family source. ‘He clearly didn’t want to see his brother.’ Princess 

‘Eugenie reached out to Harry to see if he had any more information about their grandmother. She had heard from another family member that it was ‘time’ but knew little more’.

It is the second time the confusion surrounding the scramble to get to Scotland has been touched upon in a royal book, with Harry writing about it in his memoir Spare.

The Duke of Sussex wrote: ‘I immediately texted Willy to ask whether he and Kate were flying up. If so, when? And how?. No response. Meg and I looked at flight options’.

QUEEN CAMILLA: SCHEMING WITH NO RELATIONSHIP WITH PRINCE HARRY

While the queen has ‘great sympathy’ for what Meghan went through, a royal source told the author that she has ‘no respect for the way they handled themselves’ and ‘no relationship’ with the Sussexes but they enjoy ‘laugh-filled’ lunches will William and Kate.

‘In the early days it would have been unimaginable to think that one day William and Kate would meet Charles and Camilla for laugh-filled lunches, but the two couples have grown increasingly closer over the years, especially since the Sussexes’ departure.’ 

KATE, PRINCESS OF WALES: ‘Cold’, a ‘Stepford-like royal wife’ without ‘leadership and outgoing nature’

The Princess of Wales was branded ‘cold’ in the book, with Soobie lambasting her for ‘advocating for mental health causes while ignoring Meghan’s cries for help’.

He also claimed she ‘shivers’ whenever Meghan’s name is brought up and hasn’t spoken to her since 2019. 

Scobie also alleged the Princess of Wales has never had interest in being friends with her sister-in-law and branded her a ‘Stepford-like royal wife’ and the monarchy’s ‘last shiny thing for many years to come’.

In a scathing chapter dedicated to the future Queen, Scobie says the royal earned the nickname  ‘Katie Keen’ and claimed the late Queen liked her because she was ‘coachable’ unlike the ‘strong-minded’ Princess Diana. 

Scobie added that Kate ‘glides under the radar’ because she’s ‘never challenged the system with public struggles or oversized aspirations’.

Omid Scobie has launched an astonishing and cruel attack on the Princess of Wales , branding her 'cold' and lambasting her for 'advocating for mental health causes while ignoring Meghan's cries for help'

Omid Scobie has launched an astonishing and cruel attack on the Princess of Wales , branding her ‘cold’ and lambasting her for ‘advocating for mental health causes while ignoring Meghan’s cries for help’

Scobie said that Kate and Meghan 'could have helped the warring Windsor brothers' if they'd made friends

Scobie said that Kate and Meghan ‘could have helped the warring Windsor brothers’ if they’d made friends

He adds she is ‘comfortable in her role’ and ‘willing to bring the requisite smile and elegance to her duties as princess’.

He claims her workload is lower than other senior members of The Firm – which he says makes her ‘technically a part time working royal’.

Kate started carrying out official royal engagements in 2011, the year she married Prince William. 

Naturally she started off small with just 34 engagements after the wedding in April, but in her second year she made a huge jump to 111 – more, in fact, than her husband who did 88 that year.

In 2013, 2015 and 2018, the number of engagements naturally took a dip while she was on maternity leave, but she’s added more and more engagements every year since with a total of 138 last year.

Scobie, who wrote also wrote Harry and Meghan’s hagiography Finding Freedom,  added that Kate isn’t known for ‘leadership and outgoing nature’ like ‘Meghan’, who was ‘another shimmering ornament in the royal family tree’ before she stepped down.

This, according to Scobie’s recollection, meant coverage of Meghan’s engagements during her short time as a working royal, were ‘far less about fashion choices and more about her work or her role in the Firm’.

Scobie added that Kate misses her friendship with Prince Harry (pictured together in 2016_

Scobie added that Kate misses her friendship with Prince Harry (pictured together in 2016_

Despite thinly-veiled attacks on Kate, Scobie said that Meghan was the ‘star of the show’ and ‘the new Diana’ after marrying Prince Harry.

He believes that Harry and Meghan made the ‘Cambridges look a little dull’ as they’d shown the world ‘how to be modern royal’ during their short time as working royals.

Because Meghan ‘got things done fast’ William and Kate ‘took note and altered course’ meaning Kate was doing less ‘learning’ and more ‘doing’.

He added that despite Meghan and Kate having ‘nothing in common’ they ‘could have made things work in those early days if there was peace between the warring Windsor siblings’.

Scobie adds that Meghan found her time in The Firm ‘lonely and isolated’ and that she hoped Kate would be ‘someone she could turn to for an encouraging word, including her emotional difficulties during her pregnancy as ‘were once both outsiders, middle-class women brought into the House of Windsor for unimaginably different lives’.

Kate, Scobie claims, was ‘uninterested in forming this kind of bond’ as ‘she can be cold if she doesn’t like someone,’ and ‘wasn’t a fan of Meghan’.

Scobie claims another source told him Kate ‘spent more time talking about Meghan than to her’ despite multiple photos of the sisters-in-law together during Meghan’s time as a working royal. 

‘This is a side of Kate that rarely gets written about. Advocating for mental health causes—the mental health of mothers, for that matter—but ignoring her own sister-in-law’s cries for help seemed out of character for someone the public knew as sweet and easy to get along with,’ Scobie writes in one of many acid-penned jabs.

He added that Kate ‘watched on in silence’ as stories were published about Meghan making her cry, and that she now ‘shivers’ when her name is brought up.

Scobie adds that ‘bar a few pleasantries’ Meghan and Kate have not spoken since 2019 and the Princess of Wales ‘looks back in fondness’ with the relationship she once had with Prince Harry.

Scobie also claims that Megxit saw the birth of ‘Kate 2.0’ where she became more approachable and appeared of the Happy Baby, Happy Mum podcast.

Scobie also claims that Kate ‘does not plan to increase her workload for 10-15 years’, or until her children reach adulthood, and added that she earned the nickname ‘Katie Keen’, because palace press release mitigate her doing less by saying she is ‘keen to learn’.

In a clear swipe, Scobie writes Kate’s lifestyle is something most parents could ‘only dream of’ and that Palace aides were afraid to push her do to anything that ‘makes her uncomfortable’ before the Queen died.

He claims that the future queen has been through five different private secretaries in six years, because they all found the role ‘uninspiring and frustrating’.

‘The late Queen, too, would take off blocks of time throughout the year to recharge, but she was also known to carry out at least three hundred engagements annually.

‘Sources said Kate remains ‘laser focused’ on her duty to the family first, and then the Crown,’ he claims.

Scobie added that Kate also ‘often stumbles on her words’ when speaking publicly and that she ‘didn’t want to make’ her widely praised Blue Peter performance in June 2019.

Describing it as a ‘low-pressure, small-stakes’ appearance, Scobie says Kate was ‘a bag of nerves’ and ‘well out of her comfort zone’ before the taping’, which was suggested by then press secretary Christian Jones.

He claims a Kensington Palace source said she ‘had never been pushed’ until that point as she was ‘naturally timid’.

‘Where other senior royals are out and about several times a week, meeting people across the length and breadth of the country, Kate has long maintained a smaller work schedule that helped her check off the required royal boxes while saving time for her roles as a mother and a wife,’ he writes.

Scobie adds that William manage to circumvent Kate’s lower workload by allowing her role to produce an heir, and spares, first.

He adds that Palace gatekeepers are ‘vigilant’ of Kate, never pushing her too hard ‘as the road to Queendom is a marathon, not a sprint’.

PRINCESS MICHEAL OF KENT: Thinks Meghan makes ‘everything about race’

Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor

Princess Michael of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent attend the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel on May 18, 2019 in Windsor

Meanwhile, Princess Michael of Kent came under fire when she wore a controversial 'blackamoor' brooch to the Queen's Christmas lunch in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan. Some commentators claimed the piece was 'racist'

Meanwhile, Princess Michael of Kent came under fire when she wore a controversial ‘blackamoor’ brooch to the Queen’s Christmas lunch in 2017, which was the first attended by Meghan. Some commentators claimed the piece was ‘racist’

Scobie claimed Princess Michael of Kent said the Duchess of Sussex has ‘made it all about race because that’s all everyone does these days.’

Harry and Meghan’s ‘cheerleader-in-chief’ wrote, seemingly quoting the royal: ”Well… we could already guess what someone like her would be like. I saw it coming from miles away.’ 

‘At a March 2021 meeting in her Kensington Palace apartment, Princess Michael of Kent – wife of the [late] Queen’s first cousin Prince Michael of Kent – couldn’t stop herself from indulging in gossip with an aide about Meghan. 

‘Princess Michael has never been much of a fan of Prince Harry’s wife,’ the author added, before claiming the 78-year-old royal said: ”Meghan’s made it all about race because that’s all everyone does these days.”

The comments were said to have been shared after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

 PRINCE EDWARD AND DUCHESS SOPHIE: ‘Casually bigoted’

Scobie called Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh ‘s ‘Oprah gaffe’ a royal ‘screw up’.

During a June 2021 interview with the Telegraph, just days after Meghan and Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex shared a laugh over Harry and Meghan’s controversial Oprah interview.

Speaking in their first major interview together since they married in 1999, the royal couple jokingly asked ‘Oprah who?’ and ‘what interview?’ when quizzed on whether they watched Harry and Meghan’s bombshell sit down with the US chat show host. ‘You know, if you’re not into chat shows, there’s no reason why you should know who she is. Certainly not this this country, anyway,’ Sophie said.

Omid Scobie has called Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh's 'Oprah gaffe' a royal screw up

Omid Scobie has called Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh’s ‘Oprah gaffe’ a royal screw up

But Omid has claimed that ‘the comments about the world’s most successful black woman and one of the biggest faces in entertainment made them seem stuffy or tin-eared at best, and casually bigoted at worst.’

‘Sophie’s Oprah gaffe is yet another page to add to the history of recent screw ups,’ Scobie said.

For Scobie, Sophie and Edward’s apparent ignorance could be used as evidence that the monarchy is an ‘intolerant organisation steeped in bigotry and privilege’.

Scobie further claimed that Sophie ‘noticeably’ went out of her way to ignore Meghan Markle outside Westminster Abbey at the late Queen’s state funeral.

According to Scobie, it wasn’t just the Duchess of Edinburgh who ignored Meghan, but Queen Camilla and Kate Middleton too.

The Duchess of Sussex received ‘snubs and brush-offs’ and was victim to ‘the same old power trips’ during their stay, the author claims.

The author further claimed that the media often fail to acknowledge Sophie and Edward to a desirable degree, even during their trip to the Cayman Islands in February 2023.

According to Scobie, their excursion failed to reach western press, and instead only featured in the Cayman Compass and Cayman News Service.

Scobie recalled a conversation with a ‘top Fleet Street Editor’ about Sophie and Edward who apparently claimed: ‘I’d have more luck putting my mum on the front page.’

The author further made a series of shocking claims regarding Sophie and Edward’s March 2022 trip to Antigua- where they supposedly ‘smiled’ and ‘waved’ to audiences ‘demanding apologies and reparatory justice’ for Britain’s colonization of the Caribbean.

According to the author, the public were, instead, greeted by a ‘disinterested’ Edward.

Furthermore, the author additionally claimed that Edward went on to offend Antigua’s prime minister, Gaston Browne.

Browne supposedly asked Edward to bring about ‘open discussions’ on the topic of colonisation, to which he allegedly responded: ‘I wasn’t keeping notes’.

PRINCESS ANNE 

Princess Anne persuaded her brother King Charles to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage , Omid Scobie claimed.

The couple were given the five-bedroom, Grade II-listed property on the Windsor estate as a wedding present by the late Queen before being kicked out in January – 24 hours after the publication of Harry’s book, Spare.

Princess Anne persuaded her brother King Charles to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage , Omid Scobie claimed. The paire are pictured together in September

Princess Anne persuaded her brother King Charles to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage , Omid Scobie claimed. The paire are pictured together in September

The Sussexes had paid £2.4million to renovate Frogmore and were determined to hold onto it as a UK base, but were told to move out in what their cheerleader Scobie described at the time as a ‘cruel punishment’.

The author claims it was Harry’s aunt, Anne, who encouraged Charles to initiate ‘Frogxit’ as part of a ‘strict’ approach towards the wayward couple.

This is said to have prompted the prince to plead, ‘Don’t you want to see your grandchildren any more?’

Princess Anne is said to have persuaded her brother King Charles (right, at the Highland Games last year) to evict Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had paid £2.4million to renovate Frogmore and were determined to hold onto it as a UK base

Meghan and Harry were given notice to leave Frogmore (pictured) days after Harry’s memoir, Spare, was published in January

Members of the Royal Family were reportedly told not to trust Harry after his memoir, Spare, was published earlier this year

Scobie says that only Harry’s uncle, Prince Edward , was concerned about the prince’s mental health.

He even accuses the King of being more worried about the pressure on Prince Andrew in the wake of the Epstein scandal.

The magazine says: ‘Meanwhile, the King could not bring himself to hurt his brother. [He] was in tears because he was afraid for Andrew’s mental health.

‘Charles leads with his head and his heart. William is colder. He wants the job done and he had no problem with casualties along the way.’



Post source: Daily mail

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