"I think they're tired," royal expert Nick Bullen told an outlet. "I think... the anger has gone out of it... A lot of the heat has gone out of it. It’s just a sense of, 'Really? Again?'"
"[It’s been said] that the Sussexes are trying to distance themselves from the [latest] book. I think that’s pretty tough for them to do because clearly there’s a lot of stuff in Omid Scobie’s book, Endgame, that can only have come from sources very close to the Sussexes. And we know they had a relationship with him... So, I think there’ll just be a great sense of 'What a shame' from the royal family. What a shame that this is happening again, just as things were beginning to calm down," Bullen added.
Many royal analysts have pointed out that King Charles III's nearly 15-month reign has so far been "swallowed whole" by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Apart from a grand coronation on May 6 and a successful transition to kingship, the monarch cannot stop having to share news space with his rebel son and daughter-in-law. This is also apparent even when the sovereign tries to reach out and repair their rift.
"There was the call with the king for his 75th birthday," Bullen observed. "We know that there was a phone call between Harry and the king... everything seemed to be going well... people were trying to repair relationships. We heard that Princess Lilibet and Prince Archie had sent video messages singing 'Happy Birthday' to the king. It felt like there was some form of rebuilding. But here we are again, with another book and more revelations. So, I think tiredness would probably be the way it’s being felt in the household."
In the new tome, Scobie covers the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's lives since they left the royal family in 2020. He also addresses the controversial revelations by the pair of a senior royal who allegedly questioned Prince Archie's skin color.
"The names were mentioned in letters between Meghan and Charles that were exchanged sometime after the Oprah interview," Scobie told an outlet. "We know from sources that Charles was horrified that that’s how Meghan felt... He wanted to, sort of as a representative of his family, have that conversation with her, and that’s why, I personally think, that they have been able to move forward with some kind of line of communication afterward, though they may not see eye to eye on it."
A book review of Endgame by The New York Times described it as something that "reads like a press release cooked up by ChatGPT and does little to shed light on [Harry and Meghan] as humans."
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