"There's now pressure being put on Harry to come out and distance himself from the book, and I think that will be very tempting for him to do because it seems he has been trying to soften his tone towards the royals," royal expert Duncan Larcombe told an outlet.
"There were some green shoots that he might be trying to end the feud from his side. So the timing of the book couldn’t be worse for Harry. I think it's his worst nightmare. It would have been frustrating for Charles and William. Whether they’ll hold Harry personally responsible, we're yet to see. But it's a hornets' nest that has resurfaced the issue of this alleged royal racist. It’s an issue that won’t go away, and that is bad for the royals," he added.
Ever since Harry and Meghan Markle pointed to a potential royal racist in their 2021 Oprah Winfrey interview, the issue has followed the monarchy. In the tell-all, the Duchess of Sussex told the media mogul that revealing who asked the couple about Archie's potential complexion "could be very damaging for them." Both royal rebels refused to name the mystery person and have remained firm in that decision to this day.
The release of Endgame in Holland was interrupted when it was revealed that copies in that country contained a passage that specifically named Charles III and the Princess of Wales as not one but two royals who pondered Archie's skin tone. Omid Scobie has denied his manuscript contained the names and the book's Dutch translators claimed the names, were intact and in "black and white."
All of this comes after Harry and Meghan had a "cordial" phone call with the monarch on his 75th birthday on November 14.
"He doesn’t want to lose contact completely with Harry, because as a parent and grandparent, his heart remains committed to them. It is a tricky time for Charles, but his overriding decision is that he will not completely cut off the Sussexes. Allegations in the book, whether or not endorsed by Harry and Meghan, are troubling for the image of the Palace, but, frankly, Charles doesn't want to go silent with Harry. They may communicate very little, but a lifeline remains," a royal source revealed, when discussing how the newest scandal has played out at the palace.
Harry and Meghan, as well as Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, have all declined to comment on the supposed "copy error."
The Daily Mirror reported on expert opinions.