Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s relations with the Queen ‘as strong as ever’ & have ‘nothing but love’ for her, Omid says


MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship with the Queen is “as strong as ever” a pal of the couple has said.

Finding Freedom co-author Omid Scobie told a US show that the Sussexes have “nothing but love” for the Monarch.

The Sussexes remain close to the Queen, according to author Omid Scobie
Omid Scobie spoke to GMA about the royal couple

Their preferred reporter spoke about the couple’s strong connection with Her Majesty while being interviewed by Good Morning America.

The Sussexes’ biography co-writer was asked: “What’s the latest on that relationship with the Queen?”

Scobie replied from London: “I’m so glad you asked that because of course we did release some details from the book, this week.

“I spoke to sources close to the couple, who spoke about their disappointment in the institution of the monarchy, and the sort of lack of accountability taken after some of the revelations that they made in the Oprah Winfrey interview.

“Particularly when they came to the racism claims.

“But when it comes to that relationship with the Queen, it is as strong as ever – they have nothing but love for her.”

He added: “Of course we saw them name their daughter after the Queen’s very nickname, so that really gives us an insight into that close relationship and you know it’s great to be able to put that right today.”

His comments come days after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reignited their feud with the Royals as they took a savage swipe at the Queen.

The couple are reportedly not impressed with the way the Palace dealt with their explosive allegations on Oprah.

They believe Her Majesty did not take “full ownership” of the issues raised and “little” has been done since, according to People.

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Meghan, 40, and Harry, 36, reeled off a whole host of bombshell claims in the tell-all Oprah interview in March.

They alleged there were conversations with Harry and a “family” member about their unborn son Archie and what colour his skin would be – and “what that would mean or look like”.

Meghan also alleged Archie wasn’t made a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.

And she revealed she was left feeling suicidal after joining the Royal Family.

The Queen responded with a statement 36 hours after the chat, saying she was “saddened by the claims” but that “some recollections may vary”.

Now, in a new chapter of Finding Freedom featured in People, co-authors Scobie and Carolyn Durand say the comment “did not go unnoticed”.

They write: “The Queen’s ‘recollections may vary’ comment ‘did not go unnoticed by the couple, who a close source said were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken.

“‘Months later and little accountability has been taken’, a pal of Meghan added. ‘How can you move forward with that?’”


The Palace did not issue any update on the matter beyond its initial statement.

It said at the time: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. 

“Whilst some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. 

“Harry, Meghan  and Archie will always be much loved family members.”

Royal reporters Scobie and Carolyn Durand have updated their book with a new chapter, promising a host of revelations since it was first published last summer.


As well as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s reaction to Prince Philip’s death, publisher HarperCollins said the latest edition will share “behind the scenes” details of Harry and Meg’s bombshell Oprah interview as well as their move to California.

The Finding Freedom update, which goes on sale on August 31 – the date Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in 1997 – is said to have been written with the participation of those closest to the Sussexes.

Scobie, a journalist favoured by the Sussexes, said of the first edition that the couple “did not authorise the book and have never been interviewed for it”.

Meghan and Harry are living in the US with their son Archie and baby daughter Lilibet who they welcomed back in June.

Scobie has also recently revealed that the “thriving” couple are “really excited” about their busy schedule, following the end of their parental leave.

And he confirmed the pair would return to public life after “keeping toxicity away”.

“They’re a couple who do very well in those moments of human interaction. They need to be on the ground,” the author told People.

“They say that the proof is in the pudding, and what we are about to see is that pudding.”

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