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Meghan Markle is done with the drama brought on by her involvement with the royal family. Royal reporter and author of Endgame Omid Scobie spoke to People about how differently Meghan and her husband Prince Harry feel about the Firm.
Meghan has “moved on” from the royals while Harry “still has unfinished business,” he said. “Quite early on in the [book-writing] process, some of those Meghan sources that I really leant on in the earlier years this time were like, ‘You know what? She doesn’t want anything to do with it.’”
“For Harry it’s different,” Scobie continued. “He still has unfinished business when it comes to his battles with the press. His challenge will be to find something that balances that out so we can see him working in a space that isn’t connected to the ties that bind from the past.”
Harry and Meghan also still have a relationship with King Charles, although not a very close one. Harry is the one who reaches out, and he reluctantly accepts “this is just who his father is. He would rather have that in his life than to cut it off completely,” Scobie said. He added, “I was surprised to learn that even Meghan has some sort of correspondence with Charles, sending over photos of the children, although they’re not directly to him. So there is a willingness there.”
Scobie added that those working at the Palace view Meghan and Harry “as just irritating noise. The feelings of this man are not worth anything anymore. That’s sort of typical of any big corporation. I know it’s different because they’re family. But as we’ve known for a long time, the meaning of family is very different to them.”
Scobie spoke earlier this week about how Harry’s relationship with his brother, Prince William, isn’t going to get any better. An excerpt of Endgame that People ran also revealed it was Meghan who first reached out to Harry about the Queen dying, not his family or William, who had allegedly been ignoring all of Harry’s texts that day.
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Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.