Royal Family release video of Prince Edward that contradicts bombshell Scobie claim

Prince Edward

Royal Family release video of Prince Edward that contradicts bombshell Scobie claim

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 12/12/2023

- 19:00

Updated: 11/01/2024

- 15:58

The Duke of Edinburgh was called a "germaphobe" by the royal author in his latest book

The Royal Family has released a video of Prince Edward that contradicts a bombshell claim made by Omid Scobie in his book Endgame.

The Duke of Edinburgh visited The Wharf Studios last week to mark 10 years of filmmaking in Barking & Dagenham.

In the video, Edward could be seen shaking hands with lots of members of the public, which directly contradicts a claim made by Scobie.

In Endgame, the author suggested that the prince "famously avoids most physical contact with the great unwashed".

WATCH NOW: Royal Family releases video of Prince Edward shaking many people's hands

​Scobie quoted a royal source who said: “He’s a massive germaphobe."

One royal fan posted on X: "Another lie exposed!"

Another added: "Seems like @scobie needs to answer for why he’s calling members of the public 'the great unwashed'."

Someone wrote: "It seems that all of his book is based on people's opinions and not facts."

Prince Edward

Royal fans took to social media to defend the duke, claiming he does shake people's hands


Many fans pointed out that Prince Edward does regularly shake people's hands, in contrast to what Scobie wrote in his book.

One said: "Even before he was the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Edward went around the world to 144 nations meeting, greeting and awarding recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards on behalf of his father.

"What do you mean he never shook hands?"

Someone else commented: "Why would Omid Scobie go after Edward (or Sophie) who work hard and keep their heads down?

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Prince Edward shaking hands on his recent tour in Sydney


EndgameEndgame was released in the UK on November 28HarperCollins

"They don't seek the spotlight. They don't complain. They just get on with it."

In addition, a fan wrote: "Prince Edward spent several hours at my previous school, meeting and spending time with the students.

"He stayed longer than planned because the children were so engaged, and he couldn’t have been more lovely.

"Oh, and he shook lots of hands!"

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