"I suspect that they [Harry and Meghan] are probably annoyed with Scobie as the rest of the royal family," royal commentator Richard Eden dished.
"Over recent weeks, the Sussexes had been desperately trying to mend fences with King Charles, phoning him on his birthday and friends dropping hints about how they would like to be invited to Sandringham for Christmas," he added.
Rumors about a possible Sussex reunion with the senior members of the monarchy at Sandringham this festive season started to circulate after a cordial phone call between the King and Harry and Meghan on his birthday. Only two weeks later, the "translation error" controversy of the Dutch edition of Scobie's book named the monarch and Kate, Princess of Wales, as potential "royal racists."
Per usual, Charles III and the future queen have remained silent when pressed to respond to the issue by reporters, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are doing the same. Scobie has denied that the manuscript contained the royal names before going to print, but the book's two translators claim Charles and Kate were listed in "black and white." As to which side is lying remains to be seen, and is only causing even more furor as the story continues.
Despite nearly four years of a bitter feud, any hopes that Harry and Meghan may have had for a royal reconciliation have evaporated.
"I can’t imagine the Sussexes would decline an invitation to spend time with His Majesty. As of yet, there have not been any invitations for the holidays. While Meghan would of course prefer Christmas in Montecito, she also knows that the longer they go without being part of the family, and with all their projects, it's their currency. She knows their royal connection is vital to their survival in Hollywood," a source shared before the "royal racist" controversy erupted again.
The co-author of Finding Freedom is the only person who has come forward to address the scandal his newest tome is currently causing.
"I wrote and edited the English version of the book with one publisher, which then got licensed to other publishers. I obviously can't speak Italian, German, French, Dutch, or any of the other languages that it's come out. I'm as frustrated as everyone else," Scobie told an outlet when asked about the alleged mistake.
He continued: "I had never submitted a book that had their names in it. I can only talk about my version. I'm frustrated, but I wouldn't say I'm upset about it."
The Daily Mirror reported on both the expert and insider revelations.