Prince William’s friends claim he never, ever briefed against Prince Harry, lmao

Omid Scobie’s Endgame has extensive reporting on several incidents of Prince William directly or indirectly briefing against the Sussexes. It’s 2023 and we’re basically in Year Seven of this story, because the dividing line of when this all began was when Prince Harry met then-Meghan Markle in 2016. As soon as Harry scored such a beautiful, glamorous, accomplished woman, William’s brain broke and he’s been seething with rage and jealousy ever since. My point is that long-time Sussex watchers know that William has briefed against Harry and organized specific stunts to “one-up” the Sussexes, but Scobie’s got extensive receipts and even some new information about who organized what and when (and why). Well, the Kensington Palace Clownshow decided to organize a huffy piece in the Daily Mail about how they have NEVER briefed against Harry, thank you very much.

Friends of the Prince of Wales last night blasted ‘outrageous’ suggestions that he briefed against his own brother after the latest round of claims by the writer dubbed ‘Meghan’s mouthpiece’. Supporters leapt to the defence of the future king, expressing their anger and frustration that Omid Scobie was ‘peddling’ what they described as conspiracy theories ‘dressed up as fact’ ahead of the publication of his new book tomorrow.

In extracts from Endgame, his second book attacking the Royal Family – as well as interviews to publicise it – Scobie has suggested that William ‘prioritised his loyalty to the monarchy’ over his brother and actively leaked information about Harry and Meghan to undermine them. Kensington Palace has remained silent on the furore, but the frustration of those loyal to William was clear. One told the Mail that Scobie’s depiction of the heir to the throne was the ‘very opposite’ of William’s personal mantra.

‘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,’ they said. ‘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.’

In his latest interview, with The Sunday Times, Scobie breathlessly describes William as a hot-headed, power-hungry man who has become increasingly willing to allow the Palace to deploy dirty tricks. Aside from the prince occasionally being prone to the famous Windsor temper, those who know him well say it would be anathma to him.

The author also paints the Princess of Wales as an under-achiever, who is too scared of putting a foot wrong to stick her head above the parapet.

‘That will really wind William up,’ said another source. ‘He’s immensely proud of what his wife has achieved. The princess has been the driving force behind a great deal of their work, particularly when it comes to bettering mental health.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“The princess has been the driving force behind a great deal of their work, particularly when it comes to bettering mental health.” As we’ve noted here at this blog, Heads Together basically died the moment Harry moved away. William and Kate still do vague projects under the banner of “mental health,” but the cause is definitely MIA at the Kensington clownshow. As for William’s “friends” crying about how William would never, ever brief against Harry… as I said, Scobie provides several richly detailed stories about how that’s completely false. Having read an embargoed copy of Endgame, it’s fascinating that William is mostly concerned (at the moment) with this part of the book. There are much worse parts for Peg.

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  1. Tessa says:

    What has Kate achieved. Will is so proud of her he kept her away from earth shot trips. Will got media cooperation by the photo of will and family scurrying from the commercial j e t.

    • Lucy says:

      Right I think it’s wild for them to say he would never do deals with the press when there is proof in court that he took a million + pound settlement from the press. I hope Omid goes hard.

    • BeanieBean says:

      ‘Kate the underachiever’ suggests she’s capable of doing more or actually achieving something, I’m not so sure about that. Nothing in her pre-william life suggests that, nor does her time at university.

      • Cairidh says:

        She put a lot of effort into getting William to marry her.
        She set a goal (or rather her mother did) and she went for it, and achieved it. Against the odds – her mother was working class from a council flat.
        I don’t think seducing and manipulating a man into marriage for status is anything to be proud of. However it took a lot of work and drive and determination.

        Imagine if she put that much effort into trying to help people – she could have done a lot of good. Perhaps she could have been a high achiever. Then again her mother was pulling her strings during the stalking, maybe she’s not capable of achieving anything without her mothers help. Apparently neither of them are interested in trying to do the Royal job well. Which is strange when they were both obsessed with Diana and wanted to BE her.

    • ales says:

      K has multiple talents. Wonder which ones impress William the most. Stalker, predator, mean girl, exhibitionism, racism, deviousness, narcissism, lack of intelligence, being tone deaf, jealousy, superiority, mumbling, inability to speak clearly, inability to create sentences, being a spendthrift, annihilating anyone in her way, cosplayer, gossip creator, leading hate campaigns against her perceived competition, obsessive button wearer, plus many more similar skills. There have never been any stories of K doing anything to help other people other than the occasional visit empty handed always designed to rub peoples noses into her superiority.

  2. Christine says:

    Total lies starting with: Will not has no friends.

    • seaflower says:

      He has sycophants and toadies who curry favour.

      • Oh the insane gymnastics of covering up for Omids details is beginning in earnest. Stay tuned for this circus and all the clowns they can find to distract and lie. Fun times at the Palaces.

    • kelleybelle says:

      I think by “friends” they mean courtiers, lol.

    • Cairidh says:

      William has had the same best friends since childhood – Tom van straubenzee, James Meade, guy pelly. He’s still friends with most of his ex girlfriends. There was another girl, called Tamara, that he never dated but was close to from when he was a teenager at Eton. Kate used to get upset about him confiding his feelings about his mother to Tamara and Jecca instead of her.
      It’s Kate who doesn’t have many female friends and preferred to always shop alone instead of with the few she did have. She may have male friends though.

      • May says:

        @cairidh, I do think a lot of his old friends, or rather the hanger ons, dropped William (or were chucked out) after his marriage with Kate. Not long after their marriage W&K appeared at some event where they were sitting in stands with a bunch of their acquaintances but we don’t see that anymore. Kate may have something to do with it. She was said to not like Pelly’s influence on William and I don’t think she was ever a fan of the Anstruther now Branson woman. Their circle of friends seems to have diminished greatly to a few of the Norfolk turnip toffs. I will believe that they have friends when I see them out and about with these people. They didn’t even bother to show up at the van Straubenzee Christmas fundraiser the last few years. The only recent time we saw them with supposed friends was on the Norfolk walk to church with a few of them. The one where Rose look like she was being held captive!

  3. Dee(2) says:

    I’m still on the fence on whether I am going to read it, I’ll probably wait for a few more recaps here and from other posters. That said they’re going to do the same thing with this book that they did with spare Make it seem like really abusive and unprofessional things are totally normal. Just like they try to make it seem like whining when Harry spoke about his mistreatment and the physical assault by William as all siblings get into squabbles, ignoring them both being in their late 30s. And they’ll excuse the horrific laziness of William and Kate, by making it seem like they are the literal only people on the planet that simultaneously have small children and jobs, and instead make it seem like people that travel and do things for their jobs are bad parents.

    • Kingston says:

      I was undecided about whether or not I wd buy this bk but i’m now decided: I’m not buyng it.

      I am turned off by how, in the interviews he’s done so far, scobie has allowed himself to be railroaded into focussing on Meghan. All these fckers are out there muddying up her name, as usual, when in fact, H&M are not even the headlines on any chapter.

      Granted, the entry and departure of M in the RF has brought about some seismic after-effects, shaking up that moribund institution and the laggars in it. But based on the blurb, etc., the book tells a much larger, overarching story about the BRF and the reasons for its steady decline as an anachronism in the 21st century, run by a bunch of dinosaurs…….with all the lying, thieving, criminal tendencies of their progenitors.

      So….no. Not my coins.

      But knowing that kaiser received a free copy and has read it and will be making numerous posts on here; PLUS the discussions that I anticipate from SussexSquad on twitter; PLUS discussions in Spaces, all that will more than satisfy my curiosity.

    • BeanieBean says:

      I noticed they slipped in ‘famous Windsor temper’ as though ripping sinks off the wall (Charles) assaulting your brother (William) were perfectly acceptable & normal. Did we ever read or hear of TQ going off on someone? No we did not. This is abnormal behavior & should not be tolerated.

      • Rnot says:

        We heard about her throwing shoes and a tennis racket at Philip’s head because it was witnessed by reporters in Australia. (The scene was recreated in The Crown.) If it happened once, it probably happened other times.

      • May says:

        Queen Elizabeth’s father apparently had a very, very bad temper. He was called “Nashville” among the staff because of his gnashing of the teeth!!! This was only revealed in the last few years though and was based on the writings of one of his senior courtiers. It appears as though the press hiding the rotten tempers of the Royals has been going on for generations.

    • Concern Fae says:

      I’m on the waitlist at the library. I only buy books I want to reread these days. My life and wallet is so much happier. And the books actually get read! Right before I need to return them LOL.

      • Steph says:

        @concern fae, I’ve been trying to place a hold on it for a while now at NYPL but they don’t have any e-copies or audiobooks. I’ll check again at midnight. They may not list it until the publishing date. I thought I put a hold on Spare well in advance though bc I read it within the first week.

  4. Kristen from MA says:

    “He’s immensely proud of what his wife has achieved.”

    What exactly would that be?

    • Ocean Girl says:

      Exactly. we’ll all believe it when he says it himself!

    • Kingston says:

      Ever since H, in 2019 made a birthday toast to M on their Sussexroyal IG saying: “Happy birthday to my amazing wife;” and also in the O interview when H said he was proud of his wife for safely delivering Archie during all the shidt she was being put thru, Bulliam’s sychophants started telling us every now and then that Bully is ‘proud’ of kkkHATE. LMAO

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    “There are much worse parts for Peg ” 👁️👀🍿

  6. Jais says:

    Okay, this teasing of the book is working😂. I’m ready to read all the parts about William. Even Robert Jobsen said on camera that KP could deny it until they were blue in the face but that KP did a lot of the leaking. At this point, there is evidence and facts, and on the other side, there’s William stamping his feet and swearing he would never ever leak against Harry and Meghan. It’s just not believable.

    • Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

      Dan Rotten said, Richard Palmer has said it; Harry said with his whole heart in Spare that William had been leaking against him.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Twitter has all the receipts – there were several royal paps who all said the same thing on video, no less. Even Dan Rotten confirmed that KP was briefing them on the Sussex’s.

      Harry’s case against the Fail should be very interesting as I suspect that the ‘source’ will be named in court. The Fail won’t take the hit for the RF, someone will take the fall and we have already started seeing who that might be.

  7. Becks1 says:

    William has never briefed against Harry and would never play games in the press, his friends and inside sources insist as they actively brief the press that william would…..never brief the press.

    And even in this article, which I guess is supposed to defend him, it still mentions his temper.

  8. Anna says:

    I was right about the tea being lukewarm, but I’m ready for Omid to get his bag just because of how pressed he’s got William lmao

    • May says:

      To us some of it is lukewarm (but there have already been some big surprises). But to the majority of people what Scobie is saying will be a huge surprise, if not shocking. I for one am in full support of his laying out some truth bombs because he’s the only one of the royal reporters that has had the guts to do so.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        May, I agree. I want this book to be widely read, because the more people understand what has been going on, the more the brf look like fools.

  9. Cessily says:

    I hope downloading begins at Midnight, I don’t plan on sleeping much tonight. I am looking forward to what is actually in the book not what the rags with a very noticeable agenda are pushing.

    • SarahCS says:

      I’m travelling to London for the next two days and really hoping I can download it in the morning before I go to get the train.

    • windyriver says:

      This is an interesting question. I bought it via Amazon; don’t know if it matters that their headquarters is in Seattle (so midnight is 3 hours behind the US east coast), because the publisher, HarperCollins, is headquartered in Manhattan. (HarperCollins is owned by News Corp – ugh, Murdoch – which also has its headquarters in Manhattan.).

  10. s808 says:

    If there are worse parts of this book concerning W than it is weird that this is what he’s concerned about. Maybe his team is choosing to make a big deal out of this claim to distract from whatever else in the book? Also from an image standpoint to do this to your own brother is extremely terrible. One of Diana’s boys making life a living hell for the other? What would she think? *please note the sarcasm*

  11. @BelizeEmpower says:

    The tabloids really do try to re-write history for fools, don’t they? I mean, it’s been written and discussed by many of them that William leaked stories about his brother and his wife, Meghan. There are even direct quotes attributed to Willy, and what about Willy helping the tabloid with the court case against Meghan? Some of the rats got on TV and stated that this move had to have been approved by senior royals, Will and/or Kate. So where is the contradiction? Hell, Harry even stated William put a PR brief out with Harry’s name on it that he, William, did not bully them out of the institution unbeknownst to Harry.

    • Eurydice says:

      It think it’s the royals who are trying to rewrite history through the tabloids. The tactic is to make it seem as if this is the first time anyone has ever reported any of this – they did the same thing with Spare. People who don’t follow the daily drip, drip, drip of royal gossip will believe it.

    • equality says:

      Exactly. Will’s employee Knauff was allowed to publicly brief against H&M concerning that court case.

      • Eurydice says:

        The weird spin they’re putting on that now is to say that Meghan allowed a “friend” to give info to Scobie – since when was Knauff ever a friend?

      • Christine says:

        Not a friend, and a really shitty employee.

  12. Em says:

    Funny how William’s friends ( he has none) can’t notice how ironic briefing the media to say you haven’t briefed the media is, we have dailybeast telling us daily how much he hates harry and providing commentary on anything harry does.

    Every one is allowed to be protective and proud of their wives except harry i see.

    i dont care about omid or his book but i like that he keeps this cult of deeply damaged people on their toes

  13. Jensa says:

    “The author also paints the Princess of Wales as an under-achiever”: well, of course she is. No one can claim otherwise with any credibility. Even the courtiers know this. She’s performed her main function which is to have the heir and spare, but any actual “work” achievements are embarrassingly thin at best, no matter how much the courtiers try to big it up with their word salads.

    • Tessa says:

      She had no career pre marriage. Had one brief part time job in years waiting for the ring. Just vacations and parties and waiting for williams call. She did not pursue another degree and did not use the art history degree.

      • kelleybelle says:

        And that said part-time job was part-time so she could “always be available for William” at her mother’s insistence. In other words, any time he wanted to get laid. It was Will’s own POs that named her “the mattress,” yet they try and pin all the shyte on Meghan. Gee, I wonder where THAT comes from. And being the pig he is, he would brag to his mates after a night of drinking that he had sex waiting for him. I mean wow, what an intellectual giant. He is a boor … and now he’s just an ugly boor.

  14. SussexWatcher says:

    I mean, this is so stupid. They can’t keep their stories straight because just a few weeks (months?) ago one of Pegs’s friends was telling the press with his whole chest about how much Pegs “fcuking hates him (Harry).” And what about the previous story a few years ago about how worried Pegs was for Harry’s mental health…and then a week later there were completely opposite leaks about how Pegs can’t put his arm around Harry anymore, or something to that effect.

    Pegs and his minions – whether friends or staff – are constantly leaking to the media and talking trash about Harry. And then crying about how they’d never leak to the press…as they’re leaking to the press. It’s absolutely unhinged.

  15. Amy Bee says:

    William and KP at their gaslighting best. What happened to “dignified silence”? I’m just loving the panicked response from KP to this book.

  16. MsIam says:

    William has spent so much time briefing against Harry and Meghan it’s a wonder he gets anything else done. Oh wait…..

  17. Cathy says:

    “The author also paints the Princess of Wales as an under-achiever, who is too scared of putting a foot wrong to stick her head above the parapet.”

    I disagree, Kate’s not scared. If she was she wouldn’t be flashing the world with a smirk on her face.

    • Em says:

      She is scared and suffers from massive imposter syndrome because she’s an actual imposter and doesn’t belong in these spaces, that flashing is a desperate cry for attention and also serves as a distraction, it’s gonna be harder as she gets older, no one was to see a wrinkly bum

  18. ariel says:

    You should get a cut of the profits- you have just sold me this book. Thanks.

  19. jemmy says:

    “The princess has been the driving force behind a great deal of their work, particularly when it comes to bettering mental health.” with emphasis on “when it comes to bettering mental health ….”

  20. antipodean says:

    That picture of Kate in the blue coat has her looking like her true self. What’s that they say about every picture tells a story? You could actually bounce bricks on that face. How can they be so bad at all this?

  21. Jay says:

    Ah, so leaking would be “anathema” to William. That’s hardly a denial, is it?

  22. Kingston says:

    “…..Scobie has suggested that William ‘prioritised his loyalty to the monarchy’ over his brother and actively leaked information about Harry and Meghan to undermine them.”

    While this ^ statement in its entirety paints a clear picture, its unfortunate that the first part: [“…William ‘prioritised his loyalty to the monarchy’”] is included at all or that it forms any part of the larger point that is being made. Because it gives an excuse for Bulliam apologists to say, but of COURSE he prioritizes his loyalty to the monarchy……..thats the duty of the heir. Theyll focus on that and completely ignore the other, more salient point: his betrayal of his brother and SIL.

    In truth, it isnt duty to the monarchy that made him and continues to make him “….leak information about Harry and Meghan to undermine them.” It is pure, unadulterated jealousy, envy, anger and hatred.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    The only reason William would be made at the swipes at Kate is choosing a woman who is not up to the task of being queen consort is a poor reflection on him. The Times did do an article that William instructed the press to do Bad Dad Markle stories.

  24. Lau says:

    I mean, we know William and Kate watched Suits so it’s pretty safe to assume that he had a crush on Meghan from there and was just so freaking embarrassed to meet her and realised that she didn’t give a fig about him that it just turned into hate.

  25. Beverley says:

    When you tell a lie often enough, sometimes you can convince yourself that it’s the truth. The remarkable thing here is that Will has been briefing the tabs for years about how much he hates Harry, how he’ll never forgive him, and what a nasty American Meghan is, yet he can’t seem to recall any of those statements.

    Either he’s a bald-face liar, or he thinks the public is too stupid to remember, or he himself doesn’t recall saying those things. Any way you look at it looks bad for the future king.

    • Lady Digby says:

      @Beverly Will has behaved in a vicious, cowardly and snide way. Claiming that NO ONE talks about the Royal Fight Club is talking about it! Will is denying all responsibility because he has allowed minions to leak on his behalf. He is a cowardly, lying bully who is gaslighting everyone with such laughable denials and in such outraged tones! What a moron if he thinks newspapers articles full of royal sources authorized by him aren’t available on the internet. What about Jason Knauf’s treachery offering to give evidence on behalf of MoS against Meghan?! This part takes us all for fools if we are expected to believe he has actively encouraged briefing against MH!

      • Lady Digby says:

        Last sentence should read “he hasn’t”!

      • Beverley says:

        Absolutely! What about the NDA that JK would have had to have signed upon his employment at KP? He couldn’t have given evidence to the court unless KP officially released him from his NDA. Why is no one in the media connecting these dots?

  26. Mary Pester says:

    Sooo the Palace has changed its Web address to “Liars are us. Com”.
    How the fk can they keep a straight face while pushing this bullsht?
    Have they forgotten that the majority of people In the UK, saw editors and reporters ADMIT that they were being briefed by Billy bloody liar! On the programme The princes and the press “, the press, ALL OF THEM from the editors of the sun Tom Newton somebody, the mirror, the Times and some of their” Royal reporters “admitted, that the day after a successful tour by Harry and meghan, and the Grenfell work Megan was doing, they were called to WILLIAMS OFFICE and asked WHY Harry and Megan were getting so much positive press compared to his and Kates and WHAT THEY COULD DO ABOUT IT?? So from that day to this, William has had to honour the deal with the devil’s and has continually briefed against Harry and meghan. Now we all know that Harry and Megan were the driving forces behind “heads together”, so I will ignore that part, BUT Kate, start salting some big bucks and jewelry, because according to your husband YOU are the driving force. So your responsible, So it would seem your on the outs.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Mary Pester, isn’t it interesting that mental health is what is chosen here? I wonder why it isn’t the ‘early years’? Such an interesting choice.

  27. JaneS says:

    William fights like hell to maintain any good PR.
    Seems to me, William wishes he could have gotten out like Harry did.
    Once he realized there is no way Out for him, he just uses his anger.

    This entire family is one hot mess.

  28. Macky says:

    Either the daily mail is making this up or the middletons are briefing. The only thing I believe is William is concerned that he looks like a bad brother. The people who he was ultimately responsible for (in their world) was his mother and brother. They are a small family unlike queen e2. So you got will calling his mother paranoid, which was proven false. Now you got a brother who had to run away. As far as tradition William has failed.

    Don’t even need to speak about the family he married into.

  29. Keri says:

    “‘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,’ they said. ”

    His defenders are clearly on another whole level of stupid. He literally agreed to a deal aka payout with the media worth millions that he actively tried to hide. These “friends” just ousted him for the liar he is. Congrats, idiots!

  30. QuiteContrary says:

    LOLOLOLOL at the claim that William doesn’t brief to the media.

    He has to give them something in return for them keeping his secrets.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      QuiteContrary, wasn’t it Ship at the Sunday Times who stated clearly that it was Wont who wanted the bm to use Meghan’s Dad against them? That was in print. Add that to the Princes and the Press (Mary Pester mentioned it above), and there’s isn’t anyway for Wont to talk his way out of this.

  31. AC says:

    “It’s 2023 and we’re basically in year Seven …, because the dividing line of when this all began was when PH met then met MM in 2016…As soon as H scored such a beautiful, glamorous, accomplished woman , Ws brain broke and he’s been seething with rage and jealousy ever since”

    This 1000%. Direct and to the point, the root cause of it all that they really do not want to publicize. And we’re now heading to year 8..

  32. VilleRose says:

    So William okayed this article about his friends briefing the rota that he never briefs against Harry. OK then. Just come out and say it yourself then. Stop using the press to send messages to your brother. They are such a messed up family.

    William we know you briefed against Meghan and Harry, but mostly Meghan in the beginning to distract from your affair with Rose and failing marriage. There’s probably way more there but and the affair is just the tip of the iceberg thanks to indiscreet reporters. I’m honestly surprised Harry would want to reconcile with his brother after that. I’m sure that’s why Meghan wants nothing to do with them. She knows some (probably not all) of the skeletons the Windsors are trying to bury. She knows about Rose and the affair. If I were her, I would have just told Oprah plain and simple: “They fed me to the wolves to protect William so the story of his affair wouldn’t get out.” Would have loved to see Oprah’s face after that revelation, so many of her facial expressions became classic memes during that interview.

  33. Over it says:

    William screamed down the phone to the daily mail I would never cooperate with the tabloid while cooperating with said tabloid

  34. J.ferber says:

    Liar, liar, pants on fire.

  35. J.Ferber says:

    A coward like William will never be fit to be king.

  36. J McGraw says:

    “…the famous Windsor temper.”

    It infuriates me that generations of these men (including QE2’s father) are permitted to throw rage fits and everyone behaves as if that’s just “how Windsor men are”?? AS IF a Windsor woman would ever get away with such disruptive, even frightening behavior. AS IF it’s okay to terrorize your family and your staff occasionally if you’re a royal man, and it’s everyone else’s job to “calm” them and soothe their rage. It’s abuse, straight up, and it’s appalling that William is continuing this awful legacy in 2023.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      J McGraw, someone above posted that QE2 threw a tennis racket and something else at PP in front of the media. I have to assume she was doing the same when they weren’t anywhere around. The point I’m making is that NONE o them should be allowed to terrorize people with unregulated anger.

  37. blunt talker says:

    Will has been taking favors from the press for many years-they paid him a million dollars to hide something they wrote about Will and Harry-Murdock paid Willy but did not pay Harry-When Will send his flunkies to the tabloids to deny or express an opinion he is apart of the problem-they have him and the royal family by the necks-he should be a man and verbally stated out loud whether he briefed or not briefed against his brother-don’t use flunkies who eat dogshit off his shoes. get the answer straight from the horse’s mouth.