Meghan Markle and Harry 'feel they've won' says Scobie
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Britain this week as part of a trip to Europe to carry out a series of charity engagements. But Finding Freedom co-author Mr Scobie dismissed speculation Harry and Meghan were snubbed by the Cambridges over a reunion.
Writing in his column for Yahoo! News, Mr Scobie cited a source as saying: “There’s a laughable effort to suggest the [Sussexes] have been shunned.
“The true story is, they never reached out to the Cambridges.”
A senior palace aide added to Mr Scobie: “Looking at [the coverage], you would be forgiven for thinking that certain family members have had a say in the matter. They have not.”
The two couples have been just a 10-minute walk apart this week with the Sussexes at their former Windsor home Frogmore Cottage and the Cambridges at their new residence Adelaide Cottage.
But it is understood they have not met.
Mr Scobie cited a friend as saying William is “still waiting” for an apology from his younger brother, while Harry wants “accountability”.
It comes as the once-close brothers have been at the centre of a well-documented rift.
Harry and Meghan, who are living in California after quitting royal duties, travelled to Britain this week for the first time since the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June.
The Sussexes stepped out in Manchester on Monday for the One Young World summit.
Former Suits actress Meghan, dressed in a red high-necked trouser suit, delivered the keynote address in front of 2,000 delegates at the opening ceremony.
Harry and Meghan made their next stop in Germany on Tuesday for an Invictus Games event.
The couple made an appearance in Dusseldorf to mark the one-year countdown to the 2023 games in the city.
They greeted crowds of fans during a walkabout outside the Town Hall, shaking hands and posing for selfies.
Delivering a speech at the reception of the One Year To Go event, Harry said he was “filled with such excitement” at the thought of the next Invictus Games having the backdrop of the River Rhine.
He said: “I can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowds, to feel the adrenalin of the competition and join in on the laughter and even the tears, happy ones of course, while we get to witness lives being changed right before our eyes.”
The Sussexes then returned to Britain and are set to attend the WellChild Awards in London later today where Harry will give a speech.
The couple have reportedly hired one of Harry’s ex-Metropolitan Police protection officers, who is said to now work in the private sector, as part of their security team for the whirlwind working trip.
The Duke is bringing legal action against the Home Office over a decision not to allow him to pay for police protection for himself and his family when in the UK.
The trip comes shortly after Meghan’s controversial interview with The Cut which saw her open up about the royals saying it takes “a lot of effort” to forgive.
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