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Charles v William, and why Meghan is not to blame: the REAL royal story

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We’ve all heard a lot about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle falling out with the royal family. But what if the real tension was between Prince William and King Charles III? And while it’s Meghan who has been widely blamed for Megxit, what if she was actually the one willing to stick it out - and it was Harry who was determined to walk away?

Now, facing a crossroads more than a year after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, will the royals decide to modernise and embrace diversity to reflect the wider demographic of the Commonwealth? Or does the monarchy’s future lie in only appealing to a certain part of the British population?

And what of Australia? Will the growing tension and rivalry within the firm- particularly between Charles and his eldest son William - put the idea of a republic back on the table?

And what if, for all the breathless speculation about a catfight between Meghan and Kate Middleton (and yes, her official title is Catherine, Princess of Wales, but she is also known as Kate - we’ll get to that too), the real problem was in fact the broken relationship between brothers Harry and William?

And for those who might be rolling their eyes at another deep dive into palace politics, then is it simply time for Harry and Meghan to listen to their critics, stop complaining and count their blessings?

All of this is at the heart of this special bonus episode of Something To Talk About with Omid Scobie, the royal correspondent who famously co-authored the 2020 Harry and Meghan biography Finding Freedom – and now the new book, Endgame: Inside The Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival, which has already made headlines around the world.

His detractors like to portray him as the couple’s mouthpiece – but Omid believes that’s a predictable label that says more about the double standards in play than it does about him.

Omid Scobie’s new book, Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy's Fight for Survival, is available now.

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