Royal expert Omid Scobie says she's "moved on."
As royal fans prepare for bombshells to drop with the publication of Omid Scobie's Endgame (it's out on Nov. 28), the author and royal expert says that one ex-senior royal in particular has "moved on" from all the drama that's swirling around the monarchy in the wake of Queen Elizabeth's death, the publication of Spare, Charles taking the throne, and everything surrounding Prince Andrew. That ex-royal is, of course, Meghan Markle, who famously decamped from Buckingham Palace to the sunny shores of California.
"Quite early on in the [book-writing] process, some of those Meghan sources that I really leant [sic] on in the earlier years this time were like, 'You know what? She doesn't want anything to do with it,'" Scobie told People.
"For Harry it’s different. He still has unfinished business when it comes to his battles with the press," he added. "His challenge will be to find something that balances that out so we can see him working in a space that isn’t connected to the ties that bind from the past."
Scobie adds that even though things have soured between Markle, Harry, and the royals, she still maintains contact with King Charles III and makes sure that her children, Archie and Lilibet, have a relationship with their grandfather.
“With Harry, there’s a reluctant acceptance that this is just who his father is. He would rather have that in his life than to cut it off completely. Hence, when they talk it is often [Harry] reaching out," Scobie explained. "And I was surprised to learn that even Meghan has some sort of correspondence with Charles, sending over photos of the children, although they’re not directly to him. So there is a willingness there.”
Scobie also clarified that nobody in the direct orbit of the palace pays any attention to what Harry does or says. He went as far as saying that his sources considered it all "irritating noise" and "not worth anything anymore." It's harsh, but that stiff upper lip is apparently a very real thing in the hallowed halls of Buckingham Palace.
“You really feel this when you talk to people working at the palace, that they really consider what Harry and Meghan, but mostly Harry, say as just irritating noise. The feelings of this man are not worth anything anymore," Scobie said. "That’s sort of typical of any big corporation. I know it’s different because they’re family. But as we’ve known for a long time, the meaning of family is very different to them."
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