Royal fans slam Meghan’s pal over ’embellished tales’ ahead of Queen’s Jubilee

Meghan Markle's pal and expert Omid Scobie has been slammed by royal fans after his opinion piece mentioned 'embellished tales' ahead of the Queen's Jubilee.

As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, working members of the Royal Family are expected to join the Queen and younger royals on a balcony at Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour.

However, non-working family members like Prince Harry, Meghan, and Prince Andrew who will be invited to the other events, including a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, will not be part of those standing on the balcony.

Meghan's biographer Mr Scobie waded into the controversy of who will or will not appear on the balcony with an opinion piece titled "The Queen deserves better for her Jubilee than obsessing over family drama."

According to Mr Scobie, the decision on who appears on the balcony and who doesn't is a "fuss," with him adding that the only working royals have been invited shouldn't be a surprise.

In the article, Mr Scobie suggested that Harry and Meghan's omission from the balcony line-up was presented by some experts and publications as a snub, but that It was not the case.

Citing an unnamed source, he explained that the Duke of Sussex had said previously that he and his wife wanted to be part of Jubilee events, but were less keen on appearing on the balcony.

Royal fans were less than pleased with Mr Scobie's piece, with many seeming less than convinced that the Sussexes didn't want to appear on the balcony.

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One comment read : "They are so desperate to get on that balcony and have created a mountain of stories, I'm now waiting on the excuses as to why they can't come."

A second Twitter user added: "So the Duke and Duche$$ of Netflix supposedly don’t care about the balcony. Instead, they want to give thanks to the institution that purportedly caused them so much pain and thanks to the woman who has led that institution for 70 years??"

Another user, who agreed with Mr Scobie regarding Harry and Meghan, commented: "Harry & Meghan deserve better than being considered the drama that always existed in that institution."

Meanwhile, Mr Scobie's piece also suggested that the Platinum Jubilee balcony arrangements are a way to keep Prince Andrew at bay.

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He wrote: "Sources say Prince Andrew was eager to stand by his mother during such a poignant and sympathetic scene. Instead, the appropriate image being presented on June 2 is a line-up of part-time and full-time working family members who are all responsible for continuing the Queen’s legacy beyond her reign. Makes sense to me."

His piece ends by critiquing the media, saying: "The biggest threat to the jubilee isn’t coming from within the Windsors or House Montecito, it’s the sections of media hellbent on joyriding the focus towards soap opera-style drama and embellished tales."

To which one person commented that Mr Scobie was "one of the biggest creators of drama and especially embellished tales concerning the Royal Family."

The Sussexes may not appear on the balcony for the celebrations, however Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer revealed that a royal aide hinted a balcony moment with Harry and Meghan could take place after the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

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