By Ben Chapman
Published: 03/08/2022- 09:18
Updated: 14/02/2023- 10:47
Trending on GB News
Journalist Omid Scobie has confirmed he will publish a follow-up book to his unofficial Prince Harry and Meghan Markle biography, Finding Freedom.
Mr Scobie, who co-authored Finding Freedom with Carolyn Durand, is yet to reveal the title of his new book, which is due for release next year.
Its UK publisher HarperCollins has promised the book will "have the world talking" with a focus on "a new chapter of the royal story and feature unique insight, deep access and exclusive revelations".
Prince Harry's memoir is scheduled for release later this year.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are the subject of a number of upcoming publications.
Mr Scobie is executive editor (Royals) at Yahoo News UK and editor-at-large at Harpers Bazaar US, and will release the book amid a flurry of works about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that are set to be released in the coming months.
Harry's memoir is expected this year, however the title and release date are yet to be confirmed.
Publisher Penguin Random House said upon the announcement of the book in summer 2021 that the release had been "tentatively scheduled for late 2022".
The Duke of Sussex described the account as "a first-hand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful".
The news of Mr Scobie's book comes soon after the publication of Tom Bower's Revenge, subtitled Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors.
The book makes a number of staggering claims about the couple, including a suggestion that the Queen was relieved at Meghan's absence from Prince Philip's funeral.
The Queen is alleged to have said “thank goodness Meghan is not coming” to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, according to unnamed sources.
The book states: “‘Thank goodness Meghan is not coming,’ the monarch said in a clear voice to her trusted aides.”
Buckingham Palace, which does not comment on individual books, declined to comment on the story.
But sources close to the Queen question whether she would have anything other than Philip on her mind on the day of the funeral.
Mr Bower also claims the Duke of Sussex and Meghan made a “demand to appear with the Queen on Buckingham Palace’s balcony” during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last month.
The book alleges that the Prince of Wales opposed this arrangement.
Clarence House also declined to comment on the book.