Tensions within Britain's royal family have reached a new peak, as detailed in the revealing book "Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival." Journalist Omid Scobie, in an advance copy obtained by Page Six, paints a picture of mounting frustration among royal family members over King Charles III's apparent reluctance to mend fences with his youngest son, Prince Harry.
Prince Harry, alongside his wife Meghan Markle, made headlines in 2020 by stepping down as senior members of the royal family and subsequently relocating to California. Their departure, marked by a series of candid interviews and the release of Harry's candid memoir "Spare," has laid bare several contentious issues within the monarchy.
Royal Reconciliation Stalled
Despite efforts by Harry and Markle to rekindle connections with their royal relatives, sources close to the situation reveal a persistent coldness from Charles and other family members. According to a royal insider quoted by Scobie, there is a growing impatience within the royal circle over Charles' apparent unwillingness to smooth over family tensions for the greater good.
The book describes an instance where Harry reached out to his father, only to be met with a response that was “cold and brief,” lacking the warmth necessary for meaningful dialogue. Scobie also sheds light on the broader royal family's struggle to accept Harry and Markle's newfound success outside the UK.
The couple, now settled in Montecito, California, and parents to two young children, continue to be a topic of concern for the monarchy. Scobie claims that the royal institutions have often resorted to leaking negative information about Harry and Meghan, particularly at times when the spotlight should have been on other royal matters.
Furthermore, the book delves into the impact of Harry's departure on his brother, Prince William. With Harry's absence, William reportedly feels increasingly isolated in balancing his public and private personas. The author notes that despite their divergent paths, the brothers once worked closely and shared common goals, particularly in protecting their families.
The book also highlights a reported unity between Prince William and King Charles in their shared frustrations with Prince Harry, indicating a deepening divide within one of the world's most scrutinized families.