"He is twisting facts to make a narrative that doesn’t make sense," Lady Colin Campbell told an outlet.
"Harry wanted to bring Meghan, he had heard the news from his father, [and] he had people he could be in touch with. William wasn’t stymying him. Harry wanted to bring Meghan, he wanted to inflict Meghan upon them, but they refused," she added.
This insight comes amid the release of excerpts from Sussex biographer, Omid Scobie's upcoming book Endgame. The tome is the follow-up to 2020's Finding Freedom, which he co-authored with Carolyn Durand, as the scribes explored the events surrounding "Megxit" in early 2020, when Harry and Meghan left the British monarchy.
One major detail in the new tell-all revolves around the death of Elizabeth II and the controversy surrounding Harry being unable to rely on his family to help him make it to Balmoral Castle to visit her before she died.
"'You should answer it,'" Meghan told him. He tapped accept just before it stopped. 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," Scobie wrote when describing an unlisted phone call Harry received on the morning of September 8.
The book continued: "He told Harry to make his way to Scotland immediately. William, whom Charles had just spoken to, was supposedly working on arranging travel. Harry sent a text message to his brother asking how he and Kate planned to get to Scotland and whether they could travel together. No response."
"Charles had cited 'protocol,' but the reality was that Kate chose to stay back to pick up the children from their first day at a new school," Scobie added. '"They just didn’t want Meghan there,' said a former Palace aide. Meghan, a friend added, 'could sense she wasn’t wanted.'"
With the king-to-be falling back on various royal protocols as an apparent excuse, the soon-to-be Prince of Wales allegedly outright snubbed his younger brother during his time of need.
The author observed: "'William ignored him,' said a family source. 'He clearly didn’t want to see his brother.' Princess Eugenie reached out to Harry to see if he had any more information about their grandmother. She had heard from another family member that it was 'time' but knew little more. With no invite forthcoming from any of the family members, Harry eventually located an available option — a private charter costing [$37,000] from Luton Airport, a 40-minute drive from Frogmore without traffic."
Daily Express reported on Lady Colin Campbell's remarks.