"If the goings-on behind-the-scenes: the leaking, the briefing, the lack of support and speaking out for Meghan, from William, and all the rest, if those things didn't happen they would still be in the U.K. as senior working royals," Scobie said in an interview while promoting his new book, Endgame.
"And I think the current landscape of working royals would look a lot more different," he added.
"I think there's a very noticeable void in that current working lineup now without them," Scobie continued. "Harry and Meghan connected with a younger demographic in the U.K. and across the Commonwealth in a way that other royal families just weren't."
"I saw this for what it was, which was a mixed-race woman who was largely left unprotected and not defended or helped," Scobie explained. "Regardless of whether you like Meghan or not, she was still a human being and one that should have been treated as an equal to the people around her, but consistently wasn't."
"A lot of people I’ve known from my years of covering the royals will not see me as someone to talk to again," he admitted. "And I'm OK with that."
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During the time the Suits star was transitioning into life in the U.K., negative headlines began to surround Kate Middleton, and Scobie believes the actress was treated differently than her sister-in-law.
"There was nothing to stop them from protecting Meghan in the same way they did Kate," Scobie stressed. "But standing up against racism isn't in their style. There's never been an example of that before."
"People educate themselves, and people's unconscious biases become conscious, more people would like to see the same within the institution," he noted.
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"He's sharing private information about his brother that ended up on the front page of a newspaper not long later," Scobie told Maggie Rulli on Good Morning America. "And these are things that have caused irreparable damage in the relations between each other."
Scobie spoke to Yahoo! Entertainment.