"I doubt if there was any invitation to spend Christmas with the royal family. I would be very surprised. [The furor over Endgame] isn't going to help," marketing analyst Pauline Maclaran told an outlet.
This insight comes after the Dutch edition of the book was pulled from shelves over a "translation error" that revealed King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, were allegedly the "royal racists" who asked about Prince Archie's skin color in 2019.
"Presumably Meghan and Harry have given a solemn undertaking that this should never see the light of day, and given their absolute horror at invasions of privacy, it is frankly astonishing that they haven't already instructed Schillings [their legal team] to issue injunctive proceedings against Omid Scobie. He's let the cat out of the bag, and they can also get the injunction against the world — and it could be the great rapprochement," legal analyst Mark Stephens dished.
Stephens continued: "Any injunction would apply to future publication or repetition of the names and could be sought at the High Court in London. You're mainly looking to prevent him or anyone else from repeating information that should have never seen the light of day."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have never taken steps to name the racist royal they alluded to in their 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, which could be their grounds for suing.
"The way that Harry and Meghan demonstrate that they didn't want to see this in the public domain is by getting an injunction against the person who's breached their confidence," Stephens concluded.
As The Royal Observer previously reported, despite these insights, some believe that neither side would have considered an invite to Sandringham regardless of the new racism revelation popping up.
"So the story in The Sunday Times was that their friends are putting out that they really would quite like to be welcome or be invited to Sandringham at Christmas. I mean come on. This is no way to operate, is it?" royal expert Richard Eden told an outlet. Some reports suggest the revelation in the Scobie book could be a ploy to divide Charles III and Prince William, which could be another reason for a potential X-Mas snub.
"It seems intended to create a strategic rift between the king and William, which raises questions about who may be feeding that and who benefits from it," chair of Reputation Management Consultants, Eric Schiffer, told a publication. "The question is was this fed by Harry with the intent to destroy the close relationship between William and the king, and if so its a new act of war," he added.
Daily Express reported on the expert opinions.