Meghan Markle's Hollywood relaunch is 'not going to plan' since release of bombshell book

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle recently signed to a top talent agency

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 08/12/2023

- 10:08

The Duchess of Sussex quit royal duties in January 2020 along with her husband

Meghan Markle's Hollywood relaunch is "not going to plan", royal commentators have claimed, as a result of a new bombshell royal book.

Omid Scobie's release of Endgame may have made the Duchess of Sussex "too hot to handle", particularly because of the current naming row.

The mother-of-two recently signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME), whose clients include Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Serena Williams.

Brand and culture expert Nick Ede said that Endgame could be dangerous for Meghan's career.

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He suggested that her representatives in LA will be worried she has "tarnished her reputation and could potentially damage the reputation of her agency".

Ede believes Meghan could soon become "too hot to handle" after Princess Kate and King Charles were named as allegedly raising "concern" over Prince Archie's skin colour in the Dutch version of Scobie's book.

He also claimed that the silence from the Sussexes since the book's release makes Meghan look "guilty by association", despite the author denying the couple had anything to do with the book.

Ede told The Mail: "The book written by Omid Scobie is potentially a career incendiary device for Meghan.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle currently lives in Montecito


"Just as Harry's own goal of a book has proved for him, the new book by Scobie unfortunately has fuelled a fire which many had thought would die down.

"The issue for a huge Hollywood agent is that they will find it hard to navigate the career of Meghan fearing that more will come out over time and that, with court cases looming from her sister and potentially her father, she has tarnished her reputation and could potentially damage the reputation of her agency."

Ede suggested: "Meghan in the right hands is a superpower - the world's most famous woman - and on paper she could make millions for herself and for whoever represents her.

"But she's proving to be too hot to handle and, even though she hasn't said anything about the book, she's guilty by association and this is damaging for her and others as she plots her next career move."

Meghan Markle

Meghan has not issued any statement on Omid Scobie's book

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan and Harry quit as working royals in 2020


Royal commentator Angela Levin told GB News: "They [WME] said they were 'horrified', that can't just be about the two names that were mentioned, it must be about their client, Meghan.

"It seems to me that they will think very carefully what they do next.

"I have never heard such a well-known agency be clear about how they feel."

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