The palace has its sights set on ruining Prince Harry thanks to what they see as complete and total betrayal due to his memoir, Spare. Sussex biographer Omid Scobie wrote in his new book, Endgame, that King Charles III's courtiers "continue to punish" the fifth in line to the throne nearly one year after his book and are on a quest to "make him feel like s---."
The co-author of Finding Freedom claims that palace courtiers were largely behind the fiasco that erupted over the Duke of Sussex wearing his military uniform to Queen Elizabeth II's lying-in-state on September 17, 2022.
"King Charles gave special dispensation for Harry to wear his Blues and Royals, Number 1 dress attire," Scobie wrote. Despite the new monarch allowing his son to wear his gear, there were certain key components of the uniform missing once the fiery-haired prince received it. Although Harry tried to press the issue to the courtiers, they allegedly refused to give him the missing parts before the ceremony.
"Some of these people are determined to make him [Harry] feel like s---, determined to continue punishing him for leaving, it’s bullying," an insider told Scobie.
The book is already starting to garner criticism from those close to and in support of the British monarchy when compared to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
"It's one thing writing a critique of the royal family. That's freedom of expression. But it's another thing to peddle conspiracy theories dressed up as fact. The suggestion that [royal aides] were briefing negative stories [about Harry and Meghan] is totally fabricated. It just didn't happen," a friend of the Prince of Wales told an outlet.
They continued: "The truth is that everyone was walking on eggshells practically from the engagement trying to keep them happy."
Senior members of the royal family are also reportedly exhausted by the "Harry and Meghan circus" in the media, and with any attempts to reconcile with the Montecito twosome that backfire.
"The difficulty with this situation is that private conversations are regularly becoming public," royal expert Sarah Hewson observed. "Even the birthday phone call, we had the details that it was a warm conversation, that Meghan also spoke to her father-in-law, and that Archie and Lily recorded a special rendition of 'Happy Birthday' for their grandfather."
She concluded: "The fact that those private conversations do end up in the public domain is a problem because if you are going to start rebuilding a relationship, the trust needs to be there. We once had hope for William and Harry when, after the death of Prince Philip, Kate tried to instigate a conversation between them."
GBN reported on the insider revelations.