Royal Family Crisis Talks Being Planned In the Aftermath of the Release of ‘Endgame’

Legal action is reportedly on the table.

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Following the bombshells from last week’s release of Omid Scobie’s newest book, Endgame, there is set to be a crisis summit about the book’s allegations, multiple outlets report. Both King Charles and Prince William are preparing for a summit to address the Endgame fallout and forge a path going forward for the royal family, including potentially taking legal action.

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“Discussions are being had, and we’ll continue those discussions this week,” a source told The Telegraph. “Conversations will be had, and decisions made, with care and time and professionalism rather than rushed over a weekend.” Palace aides are gathering this week to discuss “all options” regarding the book’s damaging claims.

Leaning heavily into the royal family’s age-old “never complain, never explain” mantra, the Prince and Princess of Wales were all smiles on Thursday night as they stepped out for the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall in London, ignoring questions about Endgame’s allegations. 

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The King, in Dubai late last week for his keynote speech at the COP28 Climate Change Conference, also kept a positive attitude as he faced reporters, and told Bola Ahmed Tinubu, president of Nigeria, that he was holding up just fine. “I’m all right very much, just about,” he said, also joking that he was “recovering from the shock”—not of the book, but of his “rather ancient” 75th birthday, which was in November.

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Senior royals will continue to present a “business as usual” stance to the public, The Daily Express reports, but behind closed doors are “united in outrage” over the drama. The royals are apparently “banded together in their utter condemnation” over claims that any member of the family would use racist language.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.