After the release of Spare, by Prince Harry, another book ruins the sleep of the English royals on the eve of the Christmas holidays. It comes out today, it’s called Endgame and it was written by the journalist Omid Scobie (a great expert on Her Majesty’s family and friend of the Dukes of Sussex), promising shocking revelations that would put “the very future of the monarchy at stake”. “The book – writes the New York Times – presents a critical view of the machinations of the palace and the central players involved and reflects on the opportunity for the monarchy to ‘step back and watch the curtain slowly close’ on a thousand years of British history “.
The author and relations with the Dukes of Sussex
Journalist and writer, “embedded” in the royal family for over 10 years, with important connections in the entourage of Diana’s children, Scobie tells everything that “Harry couldn’t say”. A bombshell book that explores uncomfortable truths about the British Crown: just under five hundred pages on the background of the royal saga. From Charles III, at odds with his firstborn William, to Meghan Markle who no longer wants to set foot in London, passing through Kate who “only knows how to smile at photographers”. Through intimate conversations, solid and long-lasting relationships with members of the royal family who revealed previously unpublished news, Endgame raises the curtain on many of the most controversial events of recent years: the Court’s doubts about King Charles (“a failed father and a cheating husband who destroyed Diana’s life”), on who and how covered up the news relating to Andrea’s friendship and relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and, again, on the creeping racism that pervades the Court.
Previews of the book
The portrait of William is merciless. The heir to the throne is described as extremely ambitious and uncompromising, a “hothead” but above all a power-hungry intriguer, “increasingly comfortable with the dirty tricks of the Palace”. From the first previews it seems that the book reports episodes in which Harry was explicitly excluded by William (for example on the day of the Queen’s death) on an organizational and human level because he was considered a “deserter, mentally unstable”. Space also for Kate, her relationship with Meghan and her constant commitment to becoming the face of the Crown. “As members of the royal family who have chosen to live independently and completely detached from the institution, Harry and Meghan currently have no say in the direction the ‘Firm’ will take. But their role in royal history remains more relevant than ever. The issues raised by the couple, including allegations of bullying, misogyny, racism and image manipulation, combined with the institutional cruelty of which they were victims, remain largely ignored and unaddressed by the Palace,” Scobie writes in Endgame .