Bombshell book reveals 'upsetting' twist in William and Harry feud

Prince Harry was left 'in the dark' and 'completely by himself' before the Queen's passing.

A new bombshell book about the royals has revealed an 'upsetting' twist in the feud between Prince Harry and Prince William.

Endgame, which was written by Omid Scobie, claims Prince Harry was left 'in the dark' and 'completely by himself' as he tried to make it to Queen Elizabeth II's bedside in Scotland in the hours before her passing in September last year.

Prince Harry and Prince William
A new bombshell book about the royals has revealed an 'upsetting' twist in the feud between Prince Harry and Prince William. Photo: Getty

People shared an excerpt of the book, which is set for release later this month, revealing Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, had no idea that the Palace was planning for Her Majesty's death.

Harry, who was in the UK at the time with Meghan, received a call from an unknown number, with the Duchess of Sussex telling him, "You should answer it." The then-Prince Charles told Harry that he and Camilla were leaving Dumfries House for Balmoral to be by the Queen's side.

Charles told his son that Princess Anne was already at Balmoral and Harry should go "immediately", adding that William was organising arrangements for the rest of the family to travel on a jet.


"Harry sent a text message to his brother asking how he and Kate planned to get to Scotland and whether they could travel together. No response," the book claims.

The Sussexes were forced to "operate in the dark" as they were unable to contact anyone to learn the family's travel arrangements.

"It was upsetting to witness," a source reportedly close to the Sussexes told Omid. "[Harry] was completely by himself on this."

Princess Kate, Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
William and Harry attempted to put on a united display after the Queen's death, however, behind the scenes, things were anything but friendly. Photo: Getty

"William ignored him," a family source said. "He clearly didn’t want to see his brother."

Charles had informed Harry that Meghan should not come with him, as Kate would not be with William, though the book claims this was because she wanted to pick her children up from their first day at a new school, and had this not been the case she would have been there. The royal family simply did not want Meghan in attendance.

As Harry frantically found a flight, he was unaware that his grandmother had already passed away at 3:10pm – his own flight not even taking off until 5:35pm.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with the Queen
Harry was heartbroken after having to find out about the Queen's death via the BBC and not his father. Photo: Getty

While he was in the air, the Sussexes' team tried to persuade Buckingham Palace to hold off announcing the Queen's passing without telling Harry, with the Prime Minister already having been informed an hour before the Duke even took off.

"His team literally had to beg for them to wait for his plane to land and they reluctantly agreed to hold the statement back for a little bit," a source said.


However, bad weather delayed Harry's landing, and the Palace pushed the announcement live at 6:30pm, with Harry finding out 20 minutes later when he finally landed.

Upon landing, he received a text message from Meghan asking him to call her ASAP and a breaking news alert on the BBC News app with the announcement that his grandmother had died.

Omid claims there is "no going back" for Harry and William as tensions are so bad.

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