Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s friend gives up royal job as bombshell book looms

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Social Bite in Edinburgh, during their visit to Scotland

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle outside Social Bite in Edinburgh, during their visit to Scotland

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 01/08/2023

- 14:05

The Sussexes’ pal co-authored a biography about the couple in 2020

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s friend has stepped down from a coveted royal role as he plans to pen yet another explosive book about the Firm.

Omid Scobie, 41, a supporter of the Sussexes, is no longer royal editor at Yahoo! News.

Scobie’s last column was published five months ago and warned King Charles should fear the rise of indifference to the Royal Family and outright republicanism.

He is looking ahead to the release of his next bombshell book Endgame in November.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Omid Scobie previously co-wrote a book about the Sussexes (above)


Scobie last month revealed the book would reveal moments the Royal Family should be “ashamed of”.

The 41-year-old, who is also royal editor-at-large at Harper’s Bazaar, co-wrote Finding Freedom with Carolyn Durand in 2020.

The biography was sympathetic about the Sussexes.

Confirming Scobie’s departure, a notice on the news website said: “He was Yahoo! News UK’s royal executive editor from 2022-2023.


Omid Scobie

Omid Scobie


Scobie also issued a statement on social media about his decision to leave the outlet.

He said: “For those asking, I chose not to renew with Yahoo! News in order to focus on new projects.

“Massively enjoyed my time with the company and its fantastic teams, especially Stuart Henderson who was beyond patient with me while I took time off to finish the final chapters of Endgame.”

There have been reports Endgame’s release could be delayed by as much as three months.

Royal Family

Endgame will criticise certain things in the Royal Family's past


Such a delay would enable Scobie to add new chapters about King Charles’ Coronation.

It has even been suggested the 41-year-old could include “sensational details” about the Duke of Sussex’s solo flying visit to London from California.

Scobie has previously said the book would "pull back the curtain on an institution in turmoil—exposing the chaos, family dysfunction, distrust and draconian practices threatening its very future".

He is a close ally to the Sussexes and wrote about the Duchess’ decision to stay in California for Archie’s fourth birthday ahead of Charles’ Coronation in May.

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