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New Book Claims Royal Family ‘Chose To Completely Ignore‘ BLM Movement, Refused To ‘Stand Against Racism’

A new book suggests that the British royal family refused to speak out in the wake of George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter movement.

A new book from British journalist Omid Scobie claims that the British royal family “chose to completely ignore” the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin.

In Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival, Scobie alleges that the royals’ refusal to speak out during that time follows a longstanding trend of silence on racial issues, Page Six reported.

“During my years covering the Royals I have regularly been surprised by the Palace’s blasé attitude when it comes to anything to do with race, racism, or the issues that impact those from minority backgrounds,” the 42-year-old wrote.

“A global civil rights issue was forcing change around the world, but the royal family chose to completely ignore it.” The journalist claimed that his many attempts to gather comments from Buckingham Palace as global unrest and protests in London reached a fever pitch went ignored.

“As often as I emailed or phoned the Buckingham Palace communications team (more than weekly during the height of the BLM marches), my requests for on- or off-the-record guidance on whether we may see family members acknowledge this hugely important moment went noticeably unanswered — they responded to other queries I had, just not that one.”

The journalist’s disappointment in the royals came from what he believes was their refusal to simply denounce racial injustice. “The Palace famously stays away from anything it considers political, but unlike the political intricacies involved with the movement in the United States, BLM support in Britain simply meant standing up to and against racism,” Scobie wrote.

Alongside his rebuke of the royals’ lack of a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been suspicion that some of his intel was gathered directly from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a claim he’s vehemently denied, BBC reported. “The Sussexes have nothing to do with it,” Scobie said while also denying allegations that he and Meghan Markle are friends.

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