Meghan Markle “could sense she wasn’t wanted” in Queen Elizabeth II‘s final hours as family members scrambled to Scotland in an effort to be by the monarch’s side, according to a new book by Omid Scobie.

Prince Harry and Meghan were in Britain for the WellChild awards when Buckingham Palace announced the queen was under medical supervision in Balmoral, in a sign Elizabeth’s journey was nearing its end.

And King Charles III rang Prince Harry to say he should make the journey up to Scotland as other family members were doing—but asked that Meghan should not join him.

Meghan Markle at Queen's Funeral
Meghan Markle during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022. After the queen’s death, she knew she was not wanted, according to new biography “Endgame,” by Omid Scobie.
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The Sussexes had already announced Meghan was planning to travel with Harry but the king said the Princess of Wales would not be going.

In his new book Endgame, serialized in People today, Scobie, author of bestselling biography Finding Freedom, suggested the explanation was a smoke screen.

“They just didn’t want Meghan there,” according to a former palace aide quoted in the book. Meanwhile a friend of Meghan added that the duchess “could sense she wasn’t wanted.”

Charles also told Harry that William was arranging travel north of the border but the prince struggled to connect with his brother.

“William ignored him,” a family source told Scobie. “He clearly didn’t want to see his brother.”

Scobie also gave People an interview in which he said: “In the eyes of some within the institution, Harry is a threat to the crown. His freedom to exert his own thinking outside of the confines of the institution has made him the enemy.”

This is a developing story and will be updated later.