Omid Scobie doesn't care that he is likely "blacklisted" by the British royal family in the wake of his controversial book, Endgame. The author, who has been called the "lapdog" and "cheerleader" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, also stated in an interview that he is looking to pursue a career in "storytelling," which some royal analysts claim he already does.
"I was more than happy to burn my bridges to tell this story because I think that to tell the best version of it, you have to shine a light in the darkest places. But I also realize that the outcome of that was being essentially blacklisted from things with the palace moving forward. Which I’m absolutely OK with," the co-author and author of Finding Freedom and Endgame, respectively, told a publication.
The scribe added: "My passion has always been in storytelling, whether that is through writing, or podcasts or TV or documentary."
Scobie's book, which has been labeled as "low selling," faced an avalanche of criticism due to a supposed "translation error" with the Dutch edition that named King Charles III and Kate, Princess of Wales, as two royals who allegedly questioned Prince Archie's skin color.
"I wrote and edited the English version of the book with one publisher. That then gets licensed to other publishers, I obviously can't speak Italian, German, French, Dutch, or any of the other languages that come out. So the only time you hear about the book is once it's come out in the public domain. I'm as frustrated as everyone else. I make it very clear in this book that I, in every way possible, want to adhere to the laws surrounding this subject," Scobie told an outlet.
He continued: "It's why I've been very careful in how it's described in the book, and it's why I've never spoken about it beyond what I've said in the public domain before. The reality is though that this is information that is not privy just to me. Journalists across Fleet Street have known those names for a long time. We've all followed a certain code of conduct when it comes to talking about it."
Despite his claims, there are many who feel that the author cannot be trusted after collaborating with Meghan on Finding Freedom.
"He's always craved the attention that being Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's one-time preferred outlet gave him, and that is completely evident with his decision to relocate to Los Angeles. He's literally following the Meghan Markle handbook, burn bridges in the U.K., and flee to LA in search of fame and fortune," one royal commentator shared.
GBN reported on Scobie's comments.