Royal insiders are unsurprisingly super-salty about Omid Scobie’s ‘Endgame’

I’ve seen a lot of Sussex Squad grumbling regarding Omid Scobie’s Endgame, which has been exclusively excerpted in People Magazine this week. Not only that, there’s a lot of palace outrage, so Scobie is getting it from “both sides.” Despite the palace briefings, Scobie is not “the Sussexes’ cheerleader” and his sources are not exclusively Sussex insiders. Scobie is not focused on solely telling a purely sympathetic Sussex-exclusive story. The full title of the book is Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival. It will be, I hope, a larger view of what we cover here at this blog all the time – the palace leaks and briefings, the poor management and decision-making within the establishment, the clownshow of it all, the fact that the ashy royals are struggling and unpopular, all of which has been thrown into sharp relief within the past four years of the Sussexit. While most of the people reading this post know the ins and outs of what happened, it’s great that at least one “royal reporter” is attempting to tell the larger story in a coherent and gossipy narrative.

As for the palace outrage, notice that not even unnamed royal aides can come up with a specific denial of what Scobie wrote in the excerpts:

Royal courtiers were last night said to be furious over the revelations about Princes ­William and Harry’s feud that erupted as the Queen lay dying.

Palace insiders tore into author Omid Scobie over a string of claims he made about the pair’s fractious relationship during a time of personal grief for the Royal Family. The writer, who was previously briefed by Megan for another of his books, alleges William ignored Harry’s calls as he ­desperately tried to get to the late Queen’s bedside. He said there was “no proof” Charles phoned his youngest son during his gran’s dying moments. And his book, Endgame, says of William: “He feels he has lost Harry and doesn’t want to know this version of him.” Scobie also said the Prince is convinced his brother has been brainwashed by an “army of ­therapists” in America.

A Royal insider said: “It appears no matter what happens behind closed doors, even in a time of such pain and grief, that where the Royal Family are concerned it will one day emerge. Nothing is off limits with William and Kate appearing to be this author’s number one target. It only takes a few months for the knives to come out again and the wounds to be opened up.”

By having an excerpt of his book published, Scobie overshadowed Kate’s launch of a conference on her campaign for children and their families yesterday. Royal fans speculated details from the book had been timed to mar Kate’s work, a point regularly levelled at the Sussex’s over events.

[From The Daily Mirror]

“Scobie overshadowed Kate’s launch of a conference on her campaign for children and their families yesterday” – LMAO. Kate gave a half-assed schoolgirl book report in which she repeated her motto, “the early years are important” and then nothing. The palace should be glad that so few people are talking about that idiocy. As for “It appears no matter what happens behind closed doors… that where the Royal Family are concerned it will one day emerge.” What’s strange about the Windsors’ sudden pearl-clutching about briefings and leaks during a time of grief is that they had no qualms about it in the hours and days after QEII died. King Charles, just hours into the job he had been waiting for his entire life, authorized a series of palace briefings about how he told Harry that Meghan wasn’t welcome in Balmoral, how “no wives” were welcome (a lie). William was on a rampage too. Go back and read my coverage of the palace briefings from the 72 hours after QEII died. Also: I can’t help but remember how William, Kate, Camilla and Charles were all completely GIDDY after QEII died. Kate and Camilla began raiding the jewelry immediately, Kate couldn’t stop laughing, Charles was thrilled.

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  1. BeyondTheFringe says:

    The bottom line is you can’t help but feel they are rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.

    I suppose there is a chance I’m projecting given my “burn it all down” opinion of the royals but nothing feels cohesive, like they can’t get out ahead of anything and if they can managd it, no one else in the world really gives a flip about it.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      🙌🏽 well said!

    • olivia says:

      The establishment and politics are so ingrained in the UK, the monarchy knows they have little to fear for another 30-40 years. Everyone vies for some knighthood or damehood.. They thirst over an invite to any aristocratic cycle.. it is sick.. and it serves to keep everyone compliant.

      • Robert Phillips says:

        I don’t think so. I don’t think William will ever wear the crown. The Queen was what was ingrained. Not the monarchy. And now she’s gone and everybody is starting to realize the Windsors bring nothing to England. No they dont bring in tourists. The castles and the history do. They don’t make policy. And now they don’t even help their patreneges. All they do is waste a lot of money on nothing.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        The political establishment in the UK couldn’t even construct a workable exit strategy from the EU despite having YEARS to prepare. And that was an institution they had been part of for less than a century. What makes you think they’d be able to extract the Crown/monarchy from the State when there isn’t even a written constitution?

        And that’s not even addressing the general apathy towards the BRF from the general public AND the unwillingness of the political establishment to dismantle the monarchy, after all the political and cultural elite of the UK is firmly embedded in the class system of which the BRF is the pinnacle.

        I very much doubt that the English monarchy will abolished in our lifetime thought it may very well shrink with a possible Scottish independence. The easiest way would be to defund the BRF and let them wither into obscurity. But there doesn’t seem to be any political desire to do think either.

    • Megan says:

      Sometimes in life you have to admit that mistakes were made. You do your best to correct them and move on. One would think with nearly 1,000 years of history, the BRF would have learned this lesson, instead they double down and fester in their mistakes.

  2. Amy Bee says:

    So far as people in the squad have said the tea is ice cold. However, the piece in the Mirror was performative outrage because as Kaiser said the Palace spent most of their time briefing against Harry and Meghan after the Queen died. Furthermore, Harry talks about the Queen’s death in his book so either the Palace did not read his book or they’re trying to distract from Kate’s abysmal performance yesterday.

    • equality says:

      H&M are being blamed for leaking the BD call story to “overshadow” KC’s food launch and Scobie is being blamed for “overshadowing” Kate’s meeting. They needed something to blame for their own boringness and nobody caring about what they do. Sounds a lot like “complaining and explaining”.

      • Amy Bee says:

        @equality: I suspect the Palace Communications team is freaking out that their principals are not garnering enough press attention and the British press are constantly looking at what Harry and Meghan are doing.

      • Megan says:

        Do the royals seriously think People Magazine is out to get them? They have been calling Kate “Princess Kate” since the day she married William. The Mag is their unofficial fan club.

      • Jais says:

        People mag pretty much is a RF fan club but they also cover the montecito court. And the Windsors want complete and utter devotion. Which is unrealistic but that’s what they want.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Scobie’s excerpts also overshadowed the King’s Bday as well as that food-waste project of his. The Harry & Meghan phone call overshadowing was a bonus throw-in. And now the excerpts overshadowed Kate’s ‘landmark’ ‘speech’? These people are so ridiculous I’ve run out of superlatives. Where’s Kate’s feelings wheel when I need it??

      • Lorelei says:

        “Where’s Kate’s feelings wheel when I need it??”

        @BeanieBean the way I just screamed when I read that ☠️

      • Christine says:

        LOL, BeanieBean!

  3. Brassy Rebel says:

    It doesn’t get any more absurd than “Scobie timed the release of his book excerpt to overshadow Kate’s dumb speech”. Honestly, overshadowing that nothing 🍔 was the kindest thing Scobie could have done for the poor little sausage. I’m still laughing at a two minute speech being billed as “landmark”.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Right?! A cup of two day old tea could have overshadowed that mess of a “landmark” “speech.” She should be sending Omid a thank you card.

    • Nic919 says:

      The “speech” was only announced on Sunday after we were told excerpts would be printed. It’s not like People magazine changed their print schedule that quickly.

      Besides no one in the US cares about her vanity project.

      • Becks1 says:

        And People Mag isnt going out of its way to take away Kate’s “thunder.” They would have happily put her on the cover on in her purple pantsuit.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Nic, people do this all the time and it drives me insane. One side will accuse the other of doing or wearing something purposely to overshadow or “send a message” or whatever to the other side, when it’s clear that whatever they’re referring to must have been planned weeks if not months in advance. Like, every single thing isn’t a conspiracy.

        (This is not worded well at all because I’m tired but hopefully you know what I mean!)

      • Christine says:

        Is the date of a book release ever in the author’s purview? Not that it matters, since the date of Endgame has been public knowledge for months!

        Hey, Dummies, YOU are the ones who chose what day she was going to speak groundbreaking words.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Lorelei, I get what the message you are referring to. The BRF feign anger as they expect full devotion with complete coverage with whiffs of earth shattering applause along and “ground breaking” efforts all within the midst unworthiness. They all live their lives with the same type of mindset that we read of some brides-to-be who unreasonably expect the lives of others remain faithfully devoted solely to her and her wedding date.

        Yet out of the ashes of constant attacks as they are clutching of every strand of pearl they seem to forget who the real villain, or perpetrator is!! It’s actually the BritishidMedia who are the ones who that choose who and what will be splashed across the front pages of their niche reporting. Their own propaganda group are the ones defying them!!

    • Dee(2) says:

      They have to keep pushing the idea that people existing on the same planet as them is purposeful ” overshadowing “, because they can’t say no one is interested in anything that we do so it has to be someone else has taken attention away from us. The idea that successful people can exist at the same time and we see that all the time with celebrities releasing movies, memoirs, going on tour just has to be ignored as evidence. I mean it’s not like we didn’t just spend the entire summer watching two incredibly successful tours break records, nope definitely not.

  4. SarahCS says:

    I saw a number of comments yesterday that ‘none of this is new’ but I very much agree with the commentary here; we’re all paying attention to the ins and outs but most people don’t. Many to most of the people who read this book will not be that close to the stories so laying them all out in a (hopefully) coherent narrative is important.

    • Jais says:

      Agree. There are so many royal books that come out from a royalist perspective with very little critique, especially in regards to the family’s relationship with the press. So I’m really interested to see how the narrative gets laid out.

    • L84Tea says:

      I agree. I find that CB is the only place where it all gets fully laid out and spoken about–the good, the bad, and the ugly. The writers here are the truth tellers. Even people like Scobie, who has gone out on a limb to attempt to stick up for H&M, still falls short when it comes to truly telling it like it is. None of the RR’s, or any other journalists out there apparently, have the cajónes to call the RF out for their behavior. That’s why this little corner of the internet is my favorite place. That’s also why the tea is cold. It’s only cold to us, those of us here, because we already knew.

      • sevenblue says:

        @L84Tea, I think, we also need to point out that someone like Omid faces more dangers when they tell the truth about RF than CB writers. Omid was getting threats and being targeted by tabloids even when all he did was talking positive about H&M.

      • Deering24 says:

        L84Tea–hey, there’s a lot to be said for iced tea. Most refreshing, for starters…:)

    • Ace says:

      What I find suprising is the idea that this book is going to hit that much wider than the usual royal books to be honest. I don’t expect it too. Sure, Finding Freedom sold a lot but that can be put to the H&M effect. I don’t think this book is aimed to a general public, so I’m not sure that that many new people are going to discover how the Windors have behaved.

      • Becks1 says:

        It definitely will. Is it going to be as big as FF? maybe not. But the fact that its being excerpted in People mag is a big deal. That’s going to get its name out there more than a book like Jobson’s.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, having this book not only published at all but also excerpted in People mag – a lot of people who are going to read this who think William is perfect and on an pedestal. Most people just don’t follow this the way we all do, especially people in the US (you know, the country william is trying desperately to “win over.”) Or people see the tabloid headlines and thats it.

      So because something isn’t new to us doesn’t mean its not going to have a broader impact.

      • Debb says:

        I live in America. The girls 10 to 40 love M&H. The black community love M&H. From all of these shenanigans from the Royal Family, we, in America know they are racists. I want them to give the countries back to the black people. I read all the royal books and know that they are out of touch. The Middletons are what we call PWT. Why would anyone want her to be queen? I love this CB to learn more about these entitled people. Americans have plebty of people to admire than Prince William or the clan. We are not stupid in America, we just do not give a damn about them. I did not know William was coming to America, for what?? They are not decision makers for England, elected in, just royals. We have royals too…The Kennedys, popular entertainers..Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, LeBron James, Magic, Tiger, even Elton( I went to his concert in Detroit, MI last year). NOBODY cares about the royals, except the history books. Americans love H&M and will buy their products and support them. My 26 year old daughter loves them. She and her friends have the money to see them, buy their products, copy M’s sytle. Last year, while I was in Indiana, I overhear a 20 something telling her mom that M was coming to town for a speech and she wanted tickets. I saw/heard the magic of the Sussexes. If they use their titles or not, we know who they are. By the way, titles are given to popular people in America. Queen Latifah, King James, Michael was King of Pop, etc. We all use titles in America. Do not listen to negative Americans. H&M live in a rich neighborhood with the ultra rich and know all the movers and the shakers, where most Americans do not (like Me). TEAM H & M.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Debb I also live in America and I know wayyyyy too many people who just read the headlines or their social media gives them anti H&M stories so thats what they believe. And I know way too many people who do not think the royal family is racist, they just think Meghan couldnt “hack it.”

        That’s why I think Omid’s book is important, even if not for us, and why I think being excerpted in People mag is a good thing for this book.

        Again I’m American.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Becks, ITA. The American People magazine readers who only casually follow the royals are mostly W&K fans (at least imo), and skew older. Because if all they see is what People publishes, then yeah, their takeaway will likely be “What a nice young little family W&K have!” or whatever.

        If they’re not online and don’t see Scobie being called the Sussexes’ “mouthpiece” or “cheerleader” or whatever bullshit people are saying about him freaking constantly, then learning what a pr!ck William was to his brother really might come as a revelation to a decent number of them who’ve been reading People’s sugary coverage since the Diana days.

        Unfortunately I don’t think the first excerpt (btw do we know if there will be a series of them, or if People just published this one?) was necessarily the best one to use if our hope for this book is to honestly show a broader audience what W&K are really like and how awful they were to H&M.

        But since this is People, which is forever wanting to both-sides the royals, I’m sure that was a purposeful decision. They don’t want to come right out of the gate leading with “Normal Bill is actually a monster!”

        Maybe another excerpt will be published next week and it will be more damaging? IDK. I guess a lot depends on how many of their readers are intrigued enough to buy the actual book. In my (limited!) experience, the people whose source for royal news is People magazine absolutely do not care enough to buy or read an entire book about them.

  5. SussexWatcher says:

    That’s the thing about these royal leakers and courtiers and reporters – none of them ever deny the content of what Harry (and now Omid) is saying. All they do is complain that the stories are being told to the general public. For example, not one of them denied that Pegs is a violent bully, but instead they all just call him an incandescent rage monster in their own reporting. So they are, in essence, confirming the truth of Harry and Omid’s stories.

    It’s also wild to me that they literally don’t see their leaking to the press as leaking and telling tales out of turn. They really somehow can say with a straight face that king Chuckles and Pegs never complain or explain…as their “palace sources” or “friends” are complaining and explaining about everything under the sun via constant leaks to the press. WTAF?!

    • LadyBreenie says:

      👏🏽👏🏽 agree 💯
      And whatever Harry and Meghan do will always be considered overshadowing by the RF, the royalist rats and tabloid hacks. Jealous and obsessive people will use any excuse to slap down H&M, who have every right to correct the lies published about them by the media.

  6. Let’s face it a fly hitting a windshield would over shadow Cants landmark speech and symposium. Yes they are completely worried about what Omid will say about ALL of them because it’s about the WHOLE royal cult. Yes they have put out things that are already known but that’s just a few sentences. Let’s hope that he will spill new tea. I will reserve judgement until the book is out.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      Now that The Crown is limping toward the finish line, they apparently intend to train all their outrage on Scobie who will probably be happy for the free promotion.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Susan I am losing it at “a fly hitting a windshield would overshadow K’s speech & symposium” 😭

  7. Selene says:

    I hate that “overshadowing” argument because they’re literally THE MONARCHY. That’s a decision the press makes, to not cover or to not pay attention to their “endeavors”. Why is that excuse so readily available? Shouldn’t it be a source of shame? How is it that Meghan buys a burger from In-N-Out and that swallows England whole?

    • SurBarbri33 says:

      This is it, right here. KC3 gave his speech last week, Wills did ES in Singapore, Kate did her early years thing, and Camilla even had a literature event. This should have been one of their big weeks for royal work, but there just isn’t any buzz around these people at all. They should be ashamed. What a boring, low energy, jealous, and spiteful group of people.

  8. EasternViolet says:

    I kind of love it how the Sun reiterated the quote about William thinking that harry has been brainwashed by an army of therapists — even though it tries to shut it down, the Rota, obviously don’t mind a bit of Streisand effect.

    I don’t care if the tea is hot or cold… this book is going to churn the waters for the Royal family – and I just love that for them. Keep them reacting like everyone plans their press and PR strategies according to the King’s ribbon cutting or the Princess of Wales book report — its just going to underscore how utterly useless and uninteresting they are. The press story around them is more interesting, and that be what is happening and why we still keep them around.

    • Jay says:

      Yeah, we’ve heard this for awhile now – that William doesn’t “recognize” his brother anymore and blames therapists for “brainwashing” him. Not a great look for someone who likes to pretend to be a mental health advocate.

      • Shawna says:

        It’s weird to me that there are no news stories calling William out on this when there were some outraged stories when William was trying to blame African countries for global overpopulation and blame Africans for having children even though European colonizers were largely the source of today’s environmental issues over whole continent.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jay, right?? I expected there to be some backlash over the “brainwashed by therapists” line, since William’s been going on about how “passionate” he is about taking care of one’s mental health since at least when Heads Together was started, and I think (?) he started talking about it even before that. How there shouldn’t be a stigma attached to it, and people shouldn’t be ashamed to reach out for help. Wasn’t he involved with the launch of that “Shout” text-hotline service?

        So yeah, this is BAD coming from a mental health “advocate.” I mean, all of us here who have been paying attention all along already knew that anything coming out of William’s mouth was bs, but to have that particular quote out there in writing? Yikes.

        You’d think KP would be doing some damage control. Maybe they’re waiting until the book is actually released?

  9. Haylie says:

    A fart in the wind could overshadow these self-important dullards. Kate’s “landmark” book report on baby brains was a flop, the Rota knows it, but Omid set up Harry and Meghan to take the blame by trickling out excerpts of the same things the Rota have been saying for years and lifting Harry’s words from Spare.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Might be why we got a second article on keen’s book report, giving us the verbatim small talk bit about the feelings wheel. Her ‘speech’ had so little content they had to try to beef it up with…whatever that was.

  10. Ginger says:

    I’m not going to buy his book but I do hope he goes in HARD on W&K. He gave them way too much grace in FF. He is banned from W&K engagements (according to Omid) so hopefully he will tell the truth about them . I hate how the rota tiptoe around W&K because they want the access. Omid no longer has it so I hope the truth comes out.

    • Haylie says:

      Omid gave Will and Kate grace in his last book, “Finding Fiction,” because one of his “credible sources” was Jason Knauf, Will and Kate’s employee who was working with them to destroy Meghan, the architect of the bullying smear.

      • Nic919 says:

        I’m hoping that Omid remembers how Knauf and by extension W and K threw him under the bus by pretending FF had anything to do with the letters, even though it came out a year after the letters were published.

    • Ace says:

      I’d be surprised if he did. Or at least I don’t think he’ll talk about some of the core issues with W&K because, if I’m not mistaken, he literally can’t talk about William and Rose for legal reasons.

      That means that either he doesn’t explain one of the biggest reasons of why William behaved like he did or he comes up with a different explanation, like he did it because he wanted to protect the crown (which we saw yesterday in those People experts).

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Ace, could he include the rumors and the subsequent injunction? I wonder if he could cite the article by the Scottish journalist?

        Perhaps the most effective way to handle that issue is to not give a reason at all. Make people wonder.

      • Lorelei says:

        Wait, I can’t believe this only occurred to me now, but I have to go check and see what house is publishing Omid’s book, because if it’s an American publisher, he’d have a lot more freedom (no pun intended, lol, I swear), regarding what he could say about not only William, but Kate and the Middletons and the rest of the BRF, right?

        I still don’t understand how the fact that something is *the truth* isn’t a sufficient basis for the UK press to be able to write about it— in this case, William’s misdeeds.

        Sure, if they publish lies, then W can sue them just like the Sussexes did. But if they have evidence/receipts that whatever they’re saying is truthful, how is that not enough of a defense to publish it, even with the super-injunction in place?

        Judging by the vague comments many journalists (and “journalists,” lol) have made on SM, they do in fact have at least some proof of…whatever they’re hiding about William that would “make our eyes bleed.” And don’t the taxpayers have the right to know as much as possible about their future Head of State, even when it’s…unflattering?

        @Nic, ITA— the landscape has changed considerably since FF was published, and Omid has learned and been through a LOT. I don’t think he’ll feel any compunction to cover for W&K or make sure they come out looking good in this book.

  11. Eurydice says:

    The final line strikes me – not just that the excerpts were timed to overshadow Kate, but that his has happened with H&M’s “other” events – like the excerpts are another of H&M’s events. The insiders are determined to paint this book as “Spare: Part Two.”

    • Shawna says:

      Hopefully Omid has a good laugh over him being promoted to the same threat level as H&M themselves!

  12. Lulu says:

    The tabloids decide what coverage each story gets – then blame everyone else when they give little coverage to the royals who regularly make a big show of doing very little.

  13. ales says:

    Scobies book release was scheduled around twelve months ago and well publicised as being in November 2023. Vakate scheduled her symposium to clash. BooHooHoo…. no body cares that mumbles read some words in a monotone voice. Subtitles as well as caption cards should be used to interpret her whenever she speaks. Solving unemployment at the same time, a new job or maybe two jobs created as the personal caption card holder and interpreter for the Princess of Wales. Watched her boring speech, it was a waste of everyones time being forced to sit there and experience this dummy being touted as intelligent and offering any type of intelligent commentary. .

    • Jay says:

      Actually, one thing that has surprised me so far is that the “working” royals are *not* really trying to distract from Scobie’s book release. As you say, we’ve known that this book would be released at this time for a year. You might think that the RF would have a full court press of engagements already scheduled in order to distract, but so far they’ve barely shown up.

      If it were me, I would trot out the whole Wales family looking as normal and loving as possible, preferably doing some kind of charity event together. Instead, so far we have the King celebrating himself, four days of drama over whether Harry called his dad on his birthday, and what feels like a last minute arly yars speech from Kate. So far, the court circular just lists the usual Anne and the Duke of Gloucester bread and butter engagements and the king hosting a dinner. Now, maybe they are going to surprise me and roll out some blockbuster stuff next week, but I doubt it.

      • BeyondTheFringe says:

        This is what I’m talking about when I said upthread that nothing about their approach feels cohesive. It’s so scattershot at a point in time when it should be an all hands on deck, DEFCON 1 situation. They are not long for this world if they can’t get their act together.

        It’s such a bizarre level of amateur hour that it almost makes you wonder if they’re not *trying* to embrace the mess, the soap opera-adjacent, Kardashian vibe to keep their name in the headlines. To rely on our culture’s obsession with reality TV to prop up their reigns.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jay and @Beyond, I agree with you both. The only thing I can think of that explains the BRF’s inaction is that their plan is to grit their teeth throughout the publication of the excerpts, and then get out there and look busy when the book is actually released?

        Or maybe Charles knows that W&K are the ones most likely to experience negative fallout from this book— or at least to bear the brunt of it— so he’s not losing his mind like he was before the publication of Spare? He’s content to just celebrate his birthday and chill, fine with William being thrown under the bus?

        Chuck knew he was going to feature prominently in Spare, so he was freaking out for months. Maybe he somehow got a tip through one of Camilla’s media connections who knows enough about the content of Omid’s book that he personally doesn’t need to be as worried about this one? Who knows.

  14. Tessa says:

    It would not hurt incandescent William if he got therapy. He probably feels he is too special to get therapy.

    • Shawna says:

      Some commenter were made a great argument yesterday when they said that because William’s entire identity is being the heir(whereas working on yourself is for peasants), therapy would absolutely destroy his identity.

      • Lorelei says:

        I think William is too proud to ever admit that he needs therapy.

        Ugh, I just remembered how grossly condescending William was when he visited that organization where men talk about their feelings while gardening, and he held up that pink watering can with a big smirk on his face. I think my jaw actually dropped at the rudeness when we first saw that picture.

        I’m sure William believes that “real men” (🙄) don’t need therapy or anything resembling it. His bros who he goes clubbing with are probably the same type.

      • Lady D says:

        William has no one he can trust to keep their mouth shut about what he says. Also, aren’t therapists also mandated to report a crime? I know mine were, but I’m in another country. I would believe William has done things he can’t tell anyone , or he at least thinks he can’t. If I was a dirty double-crosser like William, I would constantly be watching my back, and trusting no one.

  15. Gabby says:

    Waity overshadowed her own vapid speech by being uninterested and unprepared. I cannot wait for this book, and preordered 2 copied from my indie bookstore, one for me, one to share. I feel like there was already some pretty hot tea yesterday. Hopefully more of Willie denigrating America and California. I suspect this may be a real nail in the coffin to his plans to conquer America.

    • Lorelei says:

      @Gabby I just snorted at this comment because I happened to come across this article yesterday, and check out the headline:

      Can you imagine anyone EVER saying this ⬇️ about William or Kate? Lmao

      “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took part in the grand opening of the Navy SEAL Foundation’s Warrior Fitness Program West Coast facility on Wednesday, and CEO of the Navy SEAL Foundation Robin King tells PEOPLE that the couple knew their stuff.

      “They were absolutely fantastic. They had done a lot of homework on the Navy SEAL Foundation, on the program,” King shares exclusively. She adds that Meghan, 42, and Harry, 39, “came prepared, and they were extremely interested in knowing what the program did, what it was going to do and how it’s going to impact the community.”

      She adds, “I was thoroughly impressed with both of them on how much they wanted to engage with the community members to talk about the real issues.’”

  16. Nanea says:

    If the BaRF is so easily overshadowed by things like days-old photos of Meghan that the Fail held back for maximum impact, only then to deflect the blame in the general direction of Montecito and specifically to Meghan – or by Omid’s pre-arranged serialization of book excerpts, then they don’t have anything remotely important to offer for the hundreds of millions £££ of taxpayer funds they receive and need abolishing.

    Why though hasn’t anyone of the 🐀🐀🐀 ever criticised Willnot the Incandescent for repeatedly, willingly overshadowing CRex III? See Keenshot Earthflop in Singapore on the same day as the opening of Parliament.

    Too bad they’re mere third-rate entertainers with no substance, no brains, and no charisma.

    Let’s hope Harry’s court cases, Omid’s book with all of its stale tea, and organisations like Republic and the Campaign to abolish the Monarchy manage to put a huge dent in all things royal, 🐀🐀🐀 included, and that the UK will do away with the RF eventually and will be made to pay substantial reparations and will have to restitution stolen art, jewels etc.

  17. YeahRight says:

    The tea is very old and stale much like the Windsors. Harry told us what happened from his perspective in Spare. Then in the Netflix documentary with Meghan. So I don’t need Omid for that part of the story. If he wants to reveal things about Willy go ahead but keep the Sussexes tea is old. I get it they get the clicks but come with something fresh.

    • Amy Bee says:


    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      YeahRight, but can he not include Sussexit? How does he do that if he’s writing about the end of the Monarch? I think Sussexit coupled with QE2’s death started the ball rolling faster. I want to know how he is putting all of the pieces together to show how the Monarchy is slowly eroding.

  18. Molly says:

    “It appears no matter what happens behind closed doors, even in a time of such pain and grief, that where the Royal Family are concerned it will one day emerge.”

    Nobody there is suggesting that Peg did *not* ignore his brother’s texts and exclude him from reaching Balmoral (cold AF) … yet pissed anyone dare speak of it.

    Yikes. The cold spots in hell reservations are filling up…

    • Jay says:

      I think this is saying the quiet part out loud – the RF does, in fact, dread that the things they have said and done to Harry will one day emerge, because they know how damaging it is. They know exactly what they did!

      • Jaded says:

        Yes, and let’s not forget there are some 400+ pages that didn’t make it into Spare hovering over the BaRF’s heads like the Sword of Damocles and I bet they contain some truly mind-boggling stuff. That family is as rancid as a garbage dump.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Jaded, AND Meghan’s public assertion that she never signed an NDA (plus she kept a journal) 🙃

  19. Lady Digby says:

    All the tabs were gleefully reporting royal sources rundown on how MH were being treated from th moment Chuckles told his own son over the phone that Meghan wasn’t welcome as the Queen was dying. Who do Daily Fail readers and co believe is authorising Royal sources to give out 24/7 updates about just how Chuckles and Co are cold shouldering their own flesh and blood? How can any RR state with a straight face that Palace does not regularly brief against MH?

  20. Shawna says:

    Dear tabloids: there is no overshadowing unless the media covers it. The overshadowing is your own journalistic practice.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I think Scobie’s book is going to be more pro-Sussex that the usual books about the RF but it’s still going to be a pro-Monarchy book, simply because that’s its main public. He’s a royal reporter and is writing for people who follow the royals, if he wasn’t we’d be seeing a different promo strategy.

    Of course for the RF anything that isn’t completely sucking up to them, and treating H&M like shit, is an attack so they’re going to be angry at the book. I don’t expect many revelations (at least for those of us who’ve been following all of this) but I don’t expect this book to get out of the usual royal watching public either, so I don’t think it’ll have much of an effect in the public at large. And the people in those royal watching circles aren’t going to have their mind changed by this point.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Anonymous, why would it be pro-Monarchy, when he’s explaining how the Monarchy ending? I doubt that Scobie is a Monarchist–too much racism has been thrown his way.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Saucy, I totally agree with you.

        And I doubt the monarchy is going anywhere in Omid’s lifetime, so I don’t think he’s worried about toeing the line in order to maintain his job security. Hopefully we’re seeing the beginning of the end, but it’s not exactly something that’s going to be wrapped up quickly when the time finally comes!

  22. aquarius64 says:

    I think the teeth knashing in the palaces is due to how the BRF will be perceived in the US. The Windsors look horrible here; treating Harry like a stepchild during the Queen’s funeral; treating Meghan, a US citizen, not like family; William, the mental health advocate, scoffing at Harry’s therapy and coming off as looking down on Californians (and Americans in general). EndGame may be old tea, but it could be seen as confirmation to what Harry said in Spare. The BRF wants to be loved in the US and this book is a wrecking ball to them. They brought it on themselves for the Sussex briefing spree. FAFO.

    • swaz says:

      I agree with everything ❤ they are more upset that the book is excerpted in People Magazine in the US ❤ Omid really hit them where it hurt the most 😍

      • AC says:

        @aquarius 100% agree. And the more they’re condescending towards Americans the more and more they become irrelevant to Americans.

  23. QuiteContrary says:

    A Royal insider said: “It appears no matter what happens behind closed doors, even in a time of such pain and grief, that where the Royal Family are concerned it will one day emerge.”

    That’s the price of living on the public dime. Boo-freaking-hoo.

  24. Mary Pester says:

    Offs, if the Palace “insiders” don’t want everything to appear in the press, no matter what the occasion or loss then they SHOULD STOP FKING leaking to the press. Do they think people are stupid, how the hell could Harry and Megan leak what they weren’t privy to??? Charlie wanted everything pointing to his terrible loss of his dear mama, but, instead we found out he had fkd of and gone mushroom picking. THAT little gem appeared in the press the following day!!! Harry was either travelling to or from Balmoral, saying goodbye to his grandmother’s and seeing his aunty Anne, so fk of Charlie, it was your wife or rage monster who “leaked” that little titbit. And that’s who always does it, or their tame media monkeys. Tell you what Charlie boy, take a look at your itemised phone bills, you might be in for a nasty shock, or better still set up a sting, only tell one person a certain thing, wait for it to appear in the press and then you have your culprit. But your to much of a coward to do that aren’t you Charlie, your to afraid to face the truth

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      MaryPester, oh, it didn’t occur to me that the Escort would be leaking about stuff and KFC didn’t know about it. It just never ocurred to me. Now, that’ makes everything a little more interesting.

      • Mary Pester says:

        @saucy&sassy, yes lovey, it could only have been camzilla or Billy boy as Charlie was of talking to toadstools! My money is on camzilla as she has friends at the mail!! Another point lovey, camzilla keeps her ray mill home, funny how she is always there when stories are leaked to the press, she was there until Charlie’s birthday! AND she’s been back there since the day after, WHEN this story appeared

    • Lorelei says:

      Or, instead of constantly worrying about leaks, they could also, you know, simply stop being some of the shittiest people on the planet, generation after generation.

      That would take care of a lot of their problems and anxieties around the press!

  25. Deering24 says:

    “By having an excerpt of his book published, Scobie overshadowed Kate’s launch of a conference on her campaign for children and their families yesterday.”

    *snort* He hardly had to knock himself out–if this assertion is even true. 🙂