The much-anticipated Royal book, Endgame by Omid Scobie was released in the UK on 28 November. The book, which promised to "have the world talking", has done just that and is packed with many shocking allegations against the Royal Family.
The book features bombshell revelations about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, as well as King Charles and the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Royal Family is yet to comment on any of the claims made by Omid in the book despite its numerous attacks on several members of the family. So what are the most shocking stories to emerge in the book? Take a look below…
Meghan Markle told King Charles of two 'royal racists'
One of the most jaw-dropping claims in the book is that Meghan Markle accused two members of the Royal Family of expressing their "concerns" about the colour of her son Prince Archie's skin.
This revelation comes after Harry and Meghan's explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, where they alleged that an unnamed member of the Royal Family had expressed "concerns" about "how dark" Prince Archie's skin would be when he was born.
Meghan is said to have named two members of the Royal Family who made controversial comments to King Charles. However, the names of those implicated remain undisclosed. Author Mr Scobie claims he knows who they are but UK laws prevent him from revealing them. They have however appeared in the Dutch translation of the book.
King Charles' stern warning about Harry
The book also delves into the strained relationship between Harry and his father, King Charles. It suggests that Charles issued a cautionary message to the Royal Family regarding his son, particularly after the release of Harry's controversial memoir, Spare.
In this book, Harry shared deeply personal stories about his Royal relatives, including the lack of emotional support from his father following the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana.
In his book, Omid shares a chat between Harry and his dad after the release of Spare earlier this year. A source says that the King wanted to keep their chat light-hearted. The source added: "Concerning Harry, the message that circulated in the family was not to trust him… everyone took it very seriously."
King Charles 'branded Harry a fool in the wake of the Netflix series'
The book also suggests that Charles wasn't pleased with Harry after his revealing Netflix documentary criticised the Royal Family. Alongside a candid chat with Oprah Winfrey in 2021 and his memoir, Harry also discussed issues in his Netflix documentary, Harry and Meghan.
Omid notes that following the series airing on Netflix: "At the Palace, heads were in hands and migraines were brewing." He describes how the show left everyone feeling deflated, and quotes an aide saying about Charles: "(He) went from not wanting anyone to talk about his son to openly criticising 'that fool'."
The Netflix series, released last December, consisted of six episodes. It was thought to have been uncomfortable viewing for the Royal Family – and the new book seems to confirm this.
Princess Anne was 'behind Frogmore Cottage eviction'
Endgame reveals that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were asked to leave their UK home, Frogmore Cottage, earlier this year. The property was a wedding gift from the late Queen in 2018, but in March it was taken back, with Harry and Meghan confirming they had been "asked to vacate" it.
According to Endgame, Harry pleaded to keep Frogmore Cottage for when he and Meghan visit the UK, even asking his father: "You don't want to see your grandchildren anymore?" The book also suggests that Princess Anne convinced Charles to take the cottage away from the couple.
Princess Anne's alleged contribution to the move has not come as a surprise given her decades of loyal service, her obvious respect for her role and the trusted position she finds herself in as Gold-Stick-in-Waiting to her elder brother.
Harry and Meghan were 'hurt Archie and Lilibet's titles were not given straight away'
Another point raised in the book is the delay in granting their children, Archie and Lilibet, Prince and Princess titles, which reportedly left Harry and Meghan feeling 'hurt'.
As soon as their grandad, King Charles, became king, the young royals could use their new titles thanks to the rules set out by King George V in Letters Patent 1917. But it took six months for this to be updated on the official Royal Family website, while the new titles for William and Kate's kids George, Charlotte and Louis were updated much quicker.
In Endgame, it's said that Charles didn't talk about this until early 2023 when he told Harry he would "make it official". But nothing happened until a month later when a press secretary told Harry and Meghan's team the change would happen.
Omid writes: "The Palace blamed the delay on the site's periodic update schedule but refused to explain why they didn't just change the titles at the same time as publishing William and Kate's new Wales titles in September 2022. 'They see the way their children are treated differently and that's hard to feel comfortable with', said a friend of the Sussexes."
Charles declined invitation to Lilibet's christening
When Princess Lilibet, who is now two, was christened in secret earlier this year in California, King Charles didn't go – and the book says he was invited but said no because of "scheduling conflicts".
But even though he couldn't be at the party, Endgame says Harry and Meghan still keep the King up to date about his youngest grandkids and send him new photos of them.
Charles' 'stubbornly hard to pin down about Coronation'
Meanwhile, when it comes to other invitations, the book claims Harry and Meghan were left in the dark about whether they were going to receive an invitation to King Charles' Coronation back in May.
In the end Prince Harry attended the historic occasion alone while Meghan remained in California with their two children. Endgame claims that Harry and Charles had spoken in early 2023 but says after that the King was "stubbornly hard to pin down" leaving the Sussexes wondering whether they were even invited to the spectacle.
The books claims: "His [Charles'] responses to Harry's enquiries about his attendance were vague at best. 'I.. haven't decided' he told his son during an early February phone call that Harry initiated" and it was only by the end of March that the invitation was confirmed.
Kate 'shudders when Meghan is mentioned'
Despite being sisters-in-law, the Princess of Wales and Meghan Markle never really hit it off and are now said to have a non-existent relationship. And according to Endgame, the two women have not exchanged words since 2019 with Kate "shuddering' every time Meghan is mentioned.
The book suggests that Kate "immediately detected a rival" in Meghan, and adds: "She spent more time talking about Meghan… than with Meghan."
In his own memoir Spare, Harry recounts several times that his wife clashed with his sister-in-law in the early days of their romance. He says the two women had a row over bridesmaid dresses and tights in the lead-up to his wedding that left Meghan in tears and that Kate "grimaced" when the Duchess borrowed her lip-gloss.
Kate 'works part-time and has unflattering nickname'
Meanwhile, Endgame paints an unflattering and unfair picture of the Princess of Wales as she is described as a royal who works 'part time' and has earned herself the nickname 'Katie Keen' because the palace press office hides her reportedly lower workload by saying she is "keen to learn".
Despite Kate recently launching her biggest project yet to tie in with her early years development work, Omid implies that she does less than other senior working royals. He writes that her position is one other parents could "only dream of", and insists she "does not plan to increase her workload for 10-15 years" until her children are grown.
He adds: "The late Queen, too, would take off blocks of time throughout the year to recharge, but she was also known to carry out at least three hundred engagements annually. Sources said Kate remains 'laser focused' on her duty to the family first, and then the Crown.
"Where other senior royals are out and about several times a week, meeting people across the length and breadth of the country, Kate has long maintained a smaller work schedule that helped her check off the required royal boxes while saving time for her roles as a mother and a wife." Scobie also brands the future queen 'cold' and claims that despite being an advocate for better mental health, Kate "ignored Meghan's cries for help" and had "no interest in being friends with her sister-in-law".
'Kate and Sophie went out of way to ignore Meghan'
However, it is not just Kate who is singled out for her alleged treatment of Meghan, Endgame also accuses the Duchess of Edinburgh of also ignoring her at the late Queen's funeral last year. It says that during their time in the UK in the aftermath of the late Queen's death, Harry and Meghan were "on the receiving end of snubs and brush offs".
It adds that "Camilla, Kate and Sophie noticeably went out of their way to ignore Meghan outside Westminster Abbey". A source tells Omid: "They did their best to remain focused on the importance of the trip and honouring Her Majesty, but being dragged into the Royal fold again was an unpleasant experience. So little has changed, the same old power trips and dancing around various protocols."
Sophie and Edward's 'royal screw up'
Aim is also taken at the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh who Omid accuses of being "yet another page to the history of recent screw ups". This is in reference to comments made by the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh after Harry and Meghan's explosive Oprah interview.
Just days after the revealing chat, Edward and Sophie joked about the interview with The Telegraph, cheekily responding, 'Oprah who?' and 'what interview?' when asked if they'd watched it.
Omid suggests in Endgame that these "comments about the world's most successful black woman and one of the biggest faces in entertainment made them seem stuffy or tin-eared at best, and casually bigoted at worst." He adds: "Sophie's Oprah gaffe is yet another page to add to the history of recent screw ups."
The Royal author believes that Sophie and Edward's comments could be seen as proof that the British monarchy is an "intolerant organisation steeped in bigotry and privilege".
Camilla 'thanked Piers Morgan for defending Firm amid Meghan claims'
The book also makes a shocking claim about Queen Camilla, suggesting she has a close bond with former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan. It alleges that she "quietly thanked him for defending the Firm" following Harry and Meghan's explosive Oprah interview.
Piers Morgan left his role at the ITV breakfast show after refusing to apologise for his comments about Meghan Markle, whom he cheekily referred to as 'Princess Pinocchio'. He has now denied ever having any contact with Camilla.
Harry 'kept in dark about late Queen's health'
In other royal stories, Omid suggests that Harry was not informed about his late grandmother's deteriorating health in the hours leading up to her passing at Balmoral Castle.
According to Endgame, the book says that Harry and Meghan were unaware of the Royal Family's preparations for the Queen's final hours while they were visiting the UK on unrelated charity engagements.
The author writes: "By the next morning, the Sussexes had no idea that Buckingham Palace was already planning for the Queen's final hours and the first days of the monarchy's new era – until the duke's phone started ringing. An unknown number. He usually ignored those."
Meghan reportedly encouraged Harry to answer the call, which he did just in time. The book continues: "Harry hadn't spoken to his father much that year, but this was not the time for any father-and-son tension. Charles told him he and Camilla were about to leave Dumfries House for Balmoral, where Princess Anne was already by the Queen's side. He told Harry to make his way to Scotland immediately."
Harry 'is ready to forget and move on'
Prince Harry is reportedly ready to let bygones be bygones. According to the book, one of the main obstacles to a reunion between King Charles and his youngest son has been Harry's insistence on receiving an apology.
In an ITV interview earlier this year, Harry stated that "the ball is in their court", while The Times reported that the Duke was eager for an apology from his dad. But now Endgame suggests that Harry has decided to move forward, saying: "I'm ready to forget. Get an apology or explanation? At this point, who cares, right?"
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