Royal biographer Omid Scobie has addressed the rumors surrounding the revelation of the person involved in the discussions about the skin color of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child in his book, “Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival.” Following Markle’s revelations during the Oprah interview, Buckingham Palace acknowledged the concerns raised but refrained from confirming details, intending to handle the matter privately. However, speculation over the identity of the Royal Family member persisted until Scobie’s book allegedly disclosed it in copies distributed in the Netherlands. Speaking with “RTL Boulevard,” Scobie clarified that he had not named anyone in his submitted manuscripts, refuting claims that he revealed the identity.
Despite Scobie’s denial, fans remain divided over whether the revelation was an intentional maneuver or an inadvertent mistake. Some fans believe the timing and circumstances surrounding the release in the Netherlands were too coincidental, suspecting it might have been a strategic move. There’s speculation that Scobie, known for his closeness with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, could have intentionally included the name or that the couple might have been involved in the book’s creation, using it as a strategic ploy against the Royal Family.
Scobie, however, maintains his stance, asserting that he had no involvement in the printing error and emphasizing that he is not friends with the couple. Expressing his exasperation with being labeled as “Meg’s pal,” he clarified his relationship with Meghan, stating that he’s not her friend despite persistent public assumptions. He anticipated the backlash his book might provoke and acknowledged that it might affect his relationships and opportunities.
Scobie’s intention in exploring the discussions about race within the Royal Family was to delve deeper into an area Markle and Prince Harry had not extensively addressed. He highlighted that these conversations were conspicuously absent from their interviews and public appearances, leading him to probe the issue. Despite facing resistance and opposition for challenging royal traditions and practices, Scobie persisted, aiming to encourage the royal family to adapt to a rapidly changing world.
The Dutch translation of “Endgame” faced complications following the alleged error, with the publisher announcing its unavailability in the Netherlands due to the translation issue. This development has sparked further discussion and scrutiny surrounding the content and its handling, leaving the impact of these events on the book’s sales and reception uncertain.