Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly in a challenging position following the release of Omid Scobie's book "Endgame," which has reignited tensions within the Royal Family. According to royal commentator Duncan Larcombe, the couple, who had been showing signs of reconciling with the Royal Family, now finds themselves back at the starting point of their feud.
The controversy arose from the Dutch version of "Endgame," which named King Charles and Kate, Princess of Wales, as the royals who allegedly expressed concerns about the skin color of Prince Archie before his birth. This claim harks back to Meghan's 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she alleged that certain members of the Royal Family had "concerns" about Archie's skin color.
Despite attempts at reconciliation, including a warm phone call between Prince Harry and King Charles on the latter's 75th birthday and the Sussexes reportedly expressing a desire to spend Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham, the book's revelations have disrupted any progress towards peace. Larcombe told OK! Magazine that Prince Harry is under pressure to distance himself from the book, as it has resurfaced the issue of the alleged royal racist, an issue that remains problematic for the Royal Family.
The timing of the book's release is particularly sensitive for Prince Harry, who, according to Larcombe, is facing his "worst nightmare." The ongoing controversy has not only strained relations within the Royal Family but has also put a spotlight on the complex dynamics between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and the rest of the Royal Family.
Despite the strained relations and the potential for further controversy, there are indications that King Charles still harbors hopes of reconciliation with his son and daughter-in-law. A source close to the Royal Family told the Sunday Express that King Charles remains committed to Harry, Meghan, and their children, Archie and Lilibet. The source emphasized that King Charles would not completely cut off the Sussexes, maintaining a lifeline despite the challenging circumstances.
The situation underscores the delicate balance the Royal Family must strike in addressing internal disputes while maintaining a public image. The release of Scobie's book and its subsequent fallout highlight the ongoing complexities and sensitivities within the British monarchy, particularly concerning Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's place within it.