In the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s passing, a new layer of complexity has been unveiled surrounding the communication dynamics within the royal family. Royal biographer Omid Scobie, in his latest book “Endgame,” provides fresh insights into Prince Harry’s experience during the Queen’s final hours.
According to Scobie, Harry and Meghan Markle were in the United States when they received the news, completely unaware of the preparations being made in anticipation of the Queen’s passing. Upon receiving a call from his father, Prince Charles, urging him to immediately travel to Balmoral, Harry attempted to coordinate plans with his brother, Prince William.
However, his attempts to reach William were reportedly unsuccessful. Scobie alleges that William had already arranged travel with uncles Andrew and Edward, along with Edward’s wife, Sophie. Despite Harry’s attempts to join their flights, he was unable to make contact with anyone, reported Mirror.
Subsequent calls from Charles clarified that Harry should come alone, despite previous arrangements that Meghan would accompany him. Allegedly citing ‘protocol,’ Charles assured Harry that Kate Middleton would also not be present. A former Palace aide is quoted in the book saying, “They just didn’t want Meghan there,” emphasizing a palpable tension.
Omid Scobie details that when Harry eventually arrived at Balmoral after the Queen’s passing, both his father and brother had already left. The book suggests that this marked a turning point in the relationship between the two brothers, with Harry reportedly having no further contact with William in the ensuing days.
The narrative painted by Scobie’s account unveils a complex tapestry of family dynamics, protocol considerations, and personal tensions within the royal circle during a significant and emotional period. The book sheds light on the intricacies of the relationships within the royal family, offering readers a glimpse into the challenges faced by Harry and Meghan during this poignant chapter in their lives.