Omid Scobie 'happy to burn bridges' with Royal Family in Meghan-like move as he fled to LA to pursue 'storytelling' career

Omid Scobie and Meghan Markle

Omid Scobie said he was 'more than happy to burn my bridges' in order to release his book, Endgame before moving to LA - in a move similar to Meghan Markle

Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 21/12/2023

- 17:02

Updated: 21/12/2023

- 19:15

The author said he is 'absolutely OK' with being 'blacklisted' from Buckingham Palace

Omid Scobie said he was "more than happy to burn my bridges" in order to release his book, Endgame before moving to LA - a move some say reflects Meghan Markle.

In an interview about his future, Scobie said he is "absolutely OK" with being "blacklisted" from Buckingham Palace and is now looking to pursue a career in "storytelling".

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His book also claimed there is "still a war" between Harry and King Charles, but that Harry is usually the one who reaches out.

But according to Scobie, he "always just wanted to be a byline" and has denied claims that he is a “mouthpiece” or a “cheerleader” for the Sussexes.

"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," he told the New York Times.

"But I also realise that the outcome of that was being essentially blacklisted from things with the palace moving forward. Which I’m absolutely OK with."


Some social media users have compared Scobie's move to the Duchess of Sussex.

One royal analyst said: "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 UK and flee to LA in search of fame and fortune."

Scobie's book experienced staggeringly low sales as Britons turned their backs on the new royal book.

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The author's book was released worldwide on November 28, however, it only sold 6,448 copies in the UK in its first week.

When asked about what he will do next, Scobie said: My passion has always been in storytelling, whether that is through writing or podcasts or TV or documentary."

And now based in Los Angeles, he is “looking into other mediums, shall we say.”

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