Meghan Markle’s 'biographer' Omid Scobie apolgizes for saying Queen’s coffin will travel ‘from Scotland to UK’
The journalist said the Queen's coffin would travel from Scotland to the UK. He later clarified the comment and described it as a 'slip of the tongue'
LONDON, ENGLAND: Omid Scobie, the journalist who wrote the biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle admitted to making an error after stating on an American news channel, ABC News that the Queen's coffin would travel from Scotland "over to the UK."
Scobie who later explained it as a "slip of the tongue" indirectly suggested Scotland is not a part of the UK. He also said the Queen would be taken to London on "one of the royal trains," despite there only being one royal train. Meanwhile, the Queen will be transported by airplane.
Scobie made the comments on ABC News on Thursday, September 8, where he was explaining to the viewers what would happen to the Queen's body after her death at Balmoral Castle. He stated, "Her Majesty will end up laying at rest at the smallest palace in Edinburgh before it makes its journey on one of the royal trains over to the UK." However, the statement made by the journalist was incorrect. The Queen's body will be flown to London on a military aircraft from Edinburgh Airport to RAF Northolt outside London on Wednesday, September 14.
Later, Scobie responded to it on Twitter, "Turns out in the chaos of breaking news on September 8 I accidentally said 'Scotland to UK' instead of 'Scotland to England' when discussing travel elements of Operation Unicorn. Slip of the tongue and happy to own it."
Turns out in the chaos of breaking news on September 8 I accidentally said “Scotland to UK” instead of “Scotland to England” when discussing travel elements of Operation Unicorn. Slip of the tongue and happy to own it😁— Omid Scobie (@scobie) September 12, 2022
Scobie is popularly known as a favored journalist of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. He is the royal editor of US website Harper's Bazaar and has become one of the closest journalists to the couple since they relocated to America. He also made it to headlines when he recently denied that the Duchess said Harry told her he had "lost" his father Charles over Megxit. Scobie said she was actually referring to her own father and not Harry's.
The journalist is currently working on a book about the royal family. He has sold world English rights to a currently untitled book, set for 2023, to Carrie Thornton at Dey Street. Fans of Meghan and Harry are now anticipating that the royal authority will refute the assertions made in Tom Bower’s 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the conflict between the Windsors'. Meanwhile, the Queen's body is currently at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, where thousands of people have been lining up for hours to pay their tribute to the former monarch.