Prince William and Kate, Princess of Wales, have allegedly not spoken with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry "for two years" since the latter's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021. A source close to the Montecito twosome shared with Omid Scobie that the "radio silence" from the Prince and Princess of Wales "caused a lot of confusion and upset" for the fiery-haired prince and former actress.
This revelation is one of many in Scobie's new book, Endgame, which is causing a wave of controversy.
The timeline for the claims does not seem to add up, as the interview aired on March 7, 2021, which would mean the spring of 2023 would be two years. The former "Fab Four" were seen to be communicating during events surrounding the Platinum Jubilee, and later, the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in June and September 2022, respectively.
Regardless of timing, a bitter feud between the four millennial royals has been reported on extensively for years now and by multiple analysts and outlets. During their chat with the American media mogul, Meghan revealed that a senior royal once questioned what color the future Prince Archie's skin would be while the Duchess was pregnant with him.
Racism was strongly implied since the Suits star said that revealing who said it would be "very damaging for them" and that Winfrey's assumption of implied racism was "a safe one" to make. This is despite the Duke of Sussex claiming in a 2023 interview that neither he nor Meghan ever insinuated the mystery royal was racially prejudiced.
Shortly after the interview, Prince William was asked by a reporter at an engagement if the royals were racist, to which the future king replied: "We're very much not a racist family." When asked if he had talked to Harry since the Winfrey special, he replied: "No, I haven't spoken to him yet, but I will do."
Flash-forward to now, and Scobie's follow-up to 2020's Finding Freedom is once again reigniting the racism controversy, now with "two royal racists" instead of the one.
"I can't talk about the details. We have, however, received a request to put the title on hold, and that is what we have done. We are awaiting further instructions. I do not know how long this will be," a representative for the book's publishing house shared when the news broke of the error that eventually named King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, as the culprits questioning Prince Archie's eventual skin color.
Further reports suggest the Dutch edition was somehow a "translation error," which is not going over well with some royal commentators who questioned the news.
As The Royal Observer previously reported, royal expert Phil Dampier said that he found it "very hard to believe that this error occurred due to a problem with the translation," while veteran royal reporter Michael Cole believes the spill is nothing more than a "publicity stunt" on Scobie's part to drive more attention toward the tome to increase sales.
Daily Express reported on excerpts from Endgame.