The journalist who worked with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the book of their departure from the British Royal Family is revving up for his next offering, in which he brands King Charles as “unpopular” and Prince William as “a power-hungry heir.”
Omid Scobie – who co-write the 2020 bestseller Finding Freedom, has begun promoting the book Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival, which the advertising blurb promises is “explosive.”
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The Mail on Sunday newspaper quotes a Palace insider saying: “I’ve been told this is bad, very bad. It is unlikely that Royal aides will comment, but if there are charges of racism, they will, of course, be robustly rebutted.”
The newspaper added that the book will be serialised in a major US magazine, but not in the UK.
The blurb for the book on Amazon and other book selling platforms describes Endgame as “penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy – an unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to dangerous lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own family.
“Queen Elizabeth II’s death ruptured the already-fractured foundations of the House of Windsor—and dismantled the protective shield around it.
“With an institution long plagued by antiquated ideas around race, class and money, the monarchy and those who prop it up are now exposed and at odds with a rapidly modernising world.”
And Scobie wrote in the i newspaper: “Endgame not only looks at the successes of our Royal family but also the failures; the things to be proud of and those they should be ashamed of.”
The new title has been billed as Mr Scobie “pulling back the curtain on an institution in turmoil” following the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II last year.
Endgame had an original publishing date of August 2023, but was delayed to include events surrounding the King’s Coronation in May.
Scobie originally said that he received no help from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in writing Finding Freedom, a claim Markle repeated in the British court, before admitting that she had forgotten authorising an aide to brief Scobie and his co-author Carolyn Durand.
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