"He is not concerned by the book and remains full of energy," a palace source spilled when sharing how the monarch was not at all disturbed by the controversies surrounding Omid Scobie's Endgame.
After Harry and Meghan Markle's November 14 phone call with the King on his 75th birthday, news leaked that the pair shared a video with His Majesty, which was of Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana wishing him a happy birthday. Numerous insiders came forward to suggest a Christmas at Sandringham reunion was in the works, which would allow the King to spend time with his estranged grandchildren.
Two weeks later, Endgame was released, and with it came the scandal surrounding the Dutch edition of the book that was pulled from shelves. In that version, the King and Kate, Princess of Wales, were listed as two senior monarchy members who asked Meghan what color Archie's skin would be. This contradicts Meghan's claim to Oprah Winfrey in 2021 that detailed only one major royal as the culprit.
Scobie claims he did not sign off on a Dutch manuscript that had their names in print — the translator went public to challenge that claim by sharing how she saw Charles and Kate's names clear as day.
"As a translator, I translate what is in front of me. The names of the royals were there in black and white. I did not add them. I just did what I was paid to do, and that was translate the book from English into Dutch," translator Saskia Peeters told an outlet when defending herself.
The book's other translator, Nellie Keukelaar-van Rijsbergern, further added: "We are professionals, and we've done this for years, both of us. It's unfair."
This also follows Harry's statement to the London High Court on Thursday, December 7, that the Sussex family was "forced" to leave the monarchy in 2020. "It was with great sadness for both of us that my wife and I felt forced to step back from this role and leave the country in 2020," the fiery-haired prince stated. The new revelation was part of the royal rebel's ongoing claim in court that he and his family should have the right to police protection while in Britain.
"The U.K. is my home. The U.K. is central to the heritage of my children and a place [where] I want them to feel at home as much as where they live at the moment in the U.S. That cannot happen if it’s not possible to keep them safe when they are on U.K. soil," Harry concluded in his written address to the High Court.
Daily Express reported on the insider revelations.