"It will be interesting to see what they do. Before the book came out, they were trying to distance themselves from it," Professor of Marketing Pauline Maclaran shared when pondering how the monarchy will respond to the book's controversial claims of racism against them.
"The Sussexes may be worried the book will spoil a chance of restoring relations with the royal family. Many media outlets are reminding people that Omid Scobie was Harry and Meghan's mouthpiece," she added. "If that continues, it will damage Harry and Meghan more than the royals. For the royals, it's just another emotional frenzy ... They can move past it."
The Dutch edition of the tome named King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales, as the royals who questioned what color Prince Archie's skin would be in 2019. In the 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview, Meghan alluded to one senior royal who allegedly hinted at the future baby's complexion.
Although Scobie's narrative has nothing to do with Harry and Meghan — unless it comes out that the Duchess assisted him with this book as well — some suggest the pair consider suing their "lapdog."
This news follows speculation from November that predicted the Sussex family was likely on track to spend their first Christmas with the royals since 2018. The talk has now completely died off in the wake of the re-emergence of the "royal racist row" reawakened after nearly three years thanks to Scobie.
If Team Sussex does somehow manage to show up at Sandringham later this month, it would be a first for the King's estranged grandchildren, Archie and Princess Lilibet Diana.
Neither the Duke and Duchess of Sussex nor the King and Princess of Wales have publicly commented on the copy error controversy contained in the Dutch version of Endgame. Sources close to Harry and Meghan stepped forward to establish that the fifth in line to the throne and former actress never intended for the mystery royal to be named in public.
The monarchy is said to be "considering all options" when it comes to a possible legal response to the claims, and some have stepped forward to share how Harry and Meghan should do the same.
"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," legal expert Mark Stephens told a publication.
Daily Express reported on expert opinions.