Omid Scobie released his bombshell book Endgame earlier this week, in which he claims Meghan wrote letters to King Charles in which she named two members of the Royal Household who allegedly made racist comments about her son. Meghan and Harry originally made the accusations during a chat with Oprah Winfrey and alleged an unnamed member of the Royal Family had expressed "concerns" about "how dark" Prince Archie's skin would be when he was born.
Thousands of copies of a Dutch translation of Omid's book were pulled from shelves and pulped after a publishing "error" saw the pages identify those who had allegedly made the comments. Now, people are urging Harry and Meghan to speak out and set the record straight.
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Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fan said the Sussexes need to speak out, writing that "transparency is essential". Another person said the names mentioned are likely to be wrong, adding: "Next Meghan will say that those names are wrong, so everybody will guess again who the royal "racists" are."
One Royal columnist has also encouraged Meghan and Harry to break their silence over Endgame and denounce its "poison". Sarah Vine wrote in the Daily Mail: "Harry and Meghan's silence is effectively an endorsement of his status as their 'unofficial mouthpiece' — and, by extension, an endorsement of all the petty, vicious and malicious accusations he makes."
In the UK version of Endgame, Omid hasn't named those involved in the racism row. He claimed that he knows the names but said "laws in the United Kingdom prevent me from reporting who they were." The Mirror has chosen not to publish the names of those in question.
Publishers have now put sales including the names on hold "temporarily". Xander, the publishers of the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie's Endgame, said there had been an "error". In a statement, they said: "[We are] temporarily withdrawing the book by Omid Scobie from sale. An error occurred in the Dutch translation and is currently being rectified."
Omid himself has denied responsibility for the error, telling Dutch chat show RTL Boulevard: "The book is in several languages, and unfortunately I do not speak Dutch. But if there are translation errors, I'm sure the publishers will have it under control. I wrote and edited the English version. There's never been no version I've produced which has names in it."
Omid went on to deny that he had ever written the names claiming: "There's never been no version I've produced which has names in it."