Who is Omid Scobie? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 'biographer' to counter Tom Bower's claims in new book
Omid Scobie has revealed that he is writing a new book and leading royal enthusiasts are quite curious. 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.' Scobie sold world English rights to a currently untitled book, set for 2023, to Carrie Thornton at Dey Street. "Scobie, who co-wrote 'Finding Freedom', a 2020 biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will focus on a new chapter of the royal story and feature unique insight, deep access, and exclusive revelations,” said Dey Street. Albert Lee at United Talent Agency brokered the deal on behalf of Scobie, stated sources
Scobie is the royal editor-at-large for Harper's Bazaar, and co-author Carolyn Durand is a royal contributor for ELLE.com and OprahMag.com. However, The Royal Family remained tight-lipped as the Sussexes' unofficial biography 'Finding Freedom' created a stir with its publication in 2020. According to a senior royal source, the palace was keen to step back from the “soap opera” surrounding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
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Scobie also tweeted on his official Twitter handle, "Now that it's Publishers Weekly official ( ), I can finally share that I'm working on a BRAND NEW BOOK!! So excited to be working again with Carrie Thornton at @DeyStreet @HarperCollins (US) and @MsLisaMilton at @HQstories @HarperCollinsUK (UK/Commonwealth)." Coming 2023!
Now that it's Publishers Weekly official (🙏🏻), I can finally share that I'm working on a BRAND NEW BOOK!!— Omid Scobie (@scobie) July 30, 2022
So excited to be working again with Carrie Thornton at @DeyStreet @HarperCollins (US) and @MsLisaMilton at @HQstories @HarperCollinsUK (UK/Commonwealth).
Coming 2023! pic.twitter.com/IrOF0qInjN
'Finding Freedom' a biography of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was published by HarperCollins and was released on August 20, 2020. It was co-authored by Omid Scobie along with Carolyn Durand. The synopsis of the 368-page book, on Amazon, stated, “For the very first time, 'Finding Freedom' goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond.
However, with the release of the book, 'Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War between the Windsors' by Tom Bower, there have been endless conversations about the Royal Family. There were some major allegations in the book where Bower alleged that Meghan had asked her close ones not to speak with Harry. "She made it pretty clear to all her friends and people who work for her not to talk to me, so it was quite an uphill struggle but I got enough people to speak to me, more than enough, I got about 80 people'. Bower also appeared in various shows and went on to spark numerous controversies, his book explored an alleged 'rift' between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the monarchy. Royal enthusiasts are now awaiting more updates regarding Scobie's book which is to be released in 2023.