Omid Scobie: ‘Endgame’ is not ‘Harry & Meghan’s book’ & ‘I’m not Meg’s pal’

As we’ve discussed a lot this week, the first excerpts of Omid Scobie’s Endgame were dropped and everyone over in the UK commenced with their salty-ass freakout. The Windsors are shaking, and the royal media apparatus seemingly feels betrayed. I tend to believe that much of what Scobie writes is common knowledge among most royal reporters and that’s why they’re so mad at him – it’s not just the Windsors who have a code of omerta, it’s the royal media too, they have their own omerta, where they all feel like they have to capitulate and be stenographers to royalty. Scobie “broke” that code by writing that the emperor has no clothes.

In the middle of all of that, the Windsors and royal media have been desperately trying to claim that Endgame is a Sussex-centered story, or that Scobie’s sources are all Prince Harry and Meghan. As I’ve said, I have no doubt that Scobie has close sources in Team Sussex. But he also has contacts and sources in Windsor World and beyond. In any case, the Mail is now reporting that “Meghan and Harry categorically deny any suggestion they are ‘affiliated’ with the book or that Mr Scobie, who has been friendly with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and co-wrote their biography Finding Freedom, is part of the ‘Sussex Camp’.” That’s seriously how the Mail wrote it. LMAO. Anyway, for Scobie’s part, he tweeted this out on Thursday:

I enjoy the fact that Scobie isn’t playing with these bitches. I cannot wait to read Endgame.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Scobie’s Instagram.

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  1. Jais says:

    I’m actually more interested to read the non-sussex related parts of the book. Scobie was a royal reporter for a number of years before Meghan ever entered the scene. For me, I’d love it to have more of an inside baseball feel to the weird world of royal reporting, aka royal stenography.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Pinkosaurus says:

      Agreed! If this were just about the Sussexes, I’ve read Harry’s book already. I want to hear about the conniving men in grey, nitwits at KP and generalized panic and nicompoopery of the rest of the family.

    • jamzsquared says:

      Totally agree! I very much enjoyed Scobie’s articles for Yahoo, especially the ones that discussed the broader royal apparatus. I know some CB’ers have found his discussion of tabloid storylines to be suspect, but IMO the real work is in the framing and analysis. Rather than repeating stories verbatim like the rest of the rota, Scobie uses them to underscore the broader decay of the system and the cruelty/shortsightedness/narcissism of those involved. There’s a lot of value to that, since literally no other “royal correspondent” has done that.

  2. Ameerah M says:

    Which is exactly what Scobie has been saying since he announced the book. He already wrote his Sussex-centered book, Finding Freedom. This one is about the institution and I am frankly excited to read about THAT aspect. Because we are watching the decline of the BRF in real time.

    • SarahCS says:

      I enjoyed the CB coverage of Finding Freedom but had no interest in reading it. I did buy Spare as it seemed like such a unique insight but it’s the first time I bought/read a royal book (unless you count the Grenfell cookbook!). I have this on pre-order because I’m fascinated to see the whole picture laid out by someone who isn’t beholden to the royal institution.

    • swaz says:

      We are definitely watching the decline of the the the BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY in real time. Omid is the first to write a book of that nature but he will not be the last. This is just the beginning of these type of books.

  3. Amy Bee says:

    The British press freakout is performative. None of the stories that have come out are unknown and they chose to ignore them when Harry wrote of this stuff in his book. They view Omid as an outsider both racially and professionally and believe he has no right to write about the Royal Family. The press knows that there’s no relationship between Harry and Meghan and Omid and that they didn’t work with him on Finding Freedom.

    • Becks1 says:

      “They view Omid as an outsider both racially and professionally and believe he has no right to write about the Royal Family.”

      This really nails it and also nails why Omid IS in a good position to tell this story – he’s always seen the racism for what it is, because he’s also a victim of it.

      When the picture was shared of Meghan, Harry, Archie, Doria, the queen and Phillip – you know the one from Windsor Castle – Omid posted it and said something about how much that picture meant to him and so many others like him in the UK (i.e. nonwhite Brits.) He has always had a grasp on what Meghan meant to so many and he also has always had a grasp on what drove her away.

      • Lurker25 says:

        His “outsider” position is made very clear when you hear the others talk about him. When finding freedom came out and was discussed on various shows, the gratuitous innuendos about his age and sexual orientation were really something.

        They really worked hard to massage those into completely unrelated conversations, like insinuating that if things about his personal life were unclear then…strrreeetttcchhh… he was somehow not above board and therefore… strrreeetttcchhh…. His writing couldn’t be believed.

        Kind of shock when Jobson said he was a good journalist recently. Wonder wtf happened for such an about face there.

      • SarahCS says:

        When we are finally shot of this institution can we nominate him for whatever award the Republic of Britain sets up to replace knighthoods, etc. Exposing the rot is so important.

    • Aurelia says:

      Amy Bee….didn’t assist Omid to write Finding Freedom. They officially did. Even proven in court.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Aurelia, what was prove in court is that H&M didn’t want to respond to Omid about the book, but Jason Knauf said that is what’s done. I believe things went through Jason. Also, what came out in court was how much Omid got wrong. Omid is only as good as his sources, and I think the palace sources fed him a line quite a few times.

  4. Slush says:

    I wonder if anything in the book will be news to those of us who read this blog regularly?

    Not intended as a slam on Omid, it’s just that we’ve kinda got the BRF’s number over here: they’re too busy tripping over their own egos to do anything effective and are a waste of space and money.

    • May says:

      I think it will be big news to a great many people. As I commented yesterday the Royal family and UK tabloid media have done a great job of convincing a lot of people that Harry and Megan are liars and self-pitying fools. This and the media’s constant mockery of Harry and Meghan is reflected in comments made by people, such a celebrities, that swallow the media’s line. Scobie’s book is long overdue and I welcome it. Will Celebitchies learn anything new from the book? I hope so!

    • Eurydice says:

      I don’t think we’ll be surprised by the general themes, but we may be surprised by details and behind-the-scenes actions.

      • May says:

        💯, @eurydice. I think this is already the case just with what has been released thus far. For example, the fleshing out of the timeline on the day of the Queen’s death and who knew what when.

  5. Brassy Rebel says:

    Can’t help but think that Scobie is enjoying all the free promotion of his book by the royals and their devoted sycophants. And their deranged claims give him the perfect excuse to clap back.

  6. Robert Phillips says:

    Just had a thought from where they talk about the end of the monarchy. I don’t care how often they say that a lot of the stuff belongs to the Windsor family. If the monarchy ends. The public is going to demand most of it back regardless. So I wonder if Camilla has some kind of exit plan. They already reported her and Charles don’t really live together. Can she divorce him if starts to implode?

    • ChattyCath says:

      One or other of them will die is my prediction. Camilla knows that and has secured her bits before that happens. If he dies she’s nicely provided for, if she dies her kids are. It’s called ‘Estate Planning’.

  7. OnThisDay says:

    The rota aren’t the only ones treating this as Harry and Meghan’s book. I’ve seen some Squaddies in Twitter (X) dismiss the book as a ripoff of Spare, and argue that Squaddies shouldn’t buy it. It’s as though some of them believe that only the Sussexes are authorized to write about the Sussexes, and no one else can be trusted to do so. As others have said, Omid was doing this before the there was a Harry and Meghan.
    Additionally, to only accept what the Sussexes say to be the only legitimate take is silly. Cuz the Sussex Squad has been providing their on readings, interpretations, and takes for years and they continue to do so. Shoot, that’s what happens here on this site!
    Everyone writes from a biased perspective, including Harry and Meghan, so other legitimate (non-rota and royalists) voices help contribute to a fuller picture.
    Also, Harry and Meghan aren’t all there is to the monarchy. They aren’t even the most important people. What the Sussex departure represents in the larger scheme of things is a crisis of its core beliefs (its a white supremacist institution) clashing with smart adaptations (they need to learn how to hide it better). And also, it’s a crisis of not planning for a changing world in which the spare role will need to be reconsidered.

    • sevenblue says:

      The parts People Mag reported mostly are about H&M. So, I understand why people argue that he is just rewriting Spare. If there is other stuff (which I am sure there is) in there, it isn’t marketed right now. In a way, I understand H&M will bring the eyeballs, so their story will be the one that gets the cover. I am very interested in press corruption part of the book and more detailed look on RF’s relationship with them, but I didn’t see that much of coverage of it, so I am not sure how far he went in terms of revealing corruption between 2 institutions.

      Also, there is nothing wrong that other people are writing about H&M as long as it isn’t filled with lies. I think, since Harry said they are moving on, done with “look back” projects, the promotion of this book feels like they are sucked back into it, which bothers a lot of people.

      • Mary Pester says:

        That is the daily mirror front page I complained to the press complaints people about, because under where it says “is nothing sacred” it goes on to say, “Harry and Megans book Endgame”, and there was no way in hell I was letting them get away with that. Plus I sent a letter direct to the Mirror, calling them out. They ran a pole today asking if people will buy Endgame, and I was pleased to see just how many said YES because they want to read something, and in one man’s words “based on some thing other than cover for the Royals”!! Think people are beginning to open their eyes! Harry wrote his own book, the story of his life inside that mauselium surrounded by the cult. Omid was inside the reporting crew so has a right to say what he has seen and heard. The fact that the rest of the British press and their reporters didn’t and don’t have the guts to, Is on them not him

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        Mary Pester, ” The fact that the rest of the British press and their reporters didn’t and don’t have the guts to, Is on them not him”

        And there it is. This must make many of them angry that they haven’t or aren’t doing this. Robert Jobson has made a comment here or there that makes me wonder if he will write a book when he retires. It’ll be interesting to watch.

  8. JenCF says:

    I’m guessing the H&M parts of this book are going to be minimal and relegated to the RF’s mistake-ridden reaction to their exit and its causes. By nature of the title, this book is about how the RF is jacking up their survival prospects. I think this “Happy Birthday Dad, love Harry & the Kids” story has been floated by KC3 to soften his image in advance of the book. Wm. is plodding along in his incandescence, setting up Scobie’s thesis nicely. The whole lot should’ve clapped and had big smiles at the Remembrance Festival last week when Harry & Invictus was mentioned, but of course, they stay playing checkers vs those playing chess.

  9. Jaded says:

    I like Scobie but if you want to read a great book on the sins of the BaRF going back generations, read “…And What Do YOU Do?” by Norman Baker. He’s a former Minister of State and current Privy Counsellor and has done a deep dive into the multi-generational scamming of the British people by the royals. It’s a great takedown of the royal household for not just getting taxpayers to pay for everything their top financial advisors can get for them, but also for ignoring laws and getting them changed in the interests of not being held accountable and hiding their sources of income and details of their expenditures. He cites the detailed tax dodges and schemes all the family members benefit from, as well as the dubious business connections and selling of titles and status to the highest bidders — the same titles and honours they constantly give themselves, including completely undeserved military honours.

    • OnThisDay says:

      Jaded, Baker’s book is precisely the kind we need. Ultimately the problem with The Firm that the UK and Commonwealth should be concerned with is its criminality. Family discord is universal, but corruption, abuse, lies in a government institution must be confronted

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  10. Lau says:

    I’m just annoyed that most of the excerpts in People magazine are about the Sussexes because it just allows the other tabloids to imply stuff like this.

  11. J.Ferber says:

    He tells the truth. Will definitely get the book. Comes out on my husband’s birthday.

  12. Over it says:

    Do you think these people are all big mad at omid because he is going to finally spill the tea on where wank really lives and whose bushes he has been watering? Rose or her husband? And why are Kate parents not getting any financial help from wank and why and when did wank decided that he was done playing happily ever after with Kate mcbuttons? These are the things I really want to know. The real tea

    • May says:

      I think they are mad because they suspect that possibility. Unlike with Finding Freedom, Scobie did not release an advance copy to the Royals for comment. People are running scared.

  13. Lissen says:

    My take on this:

    The brf are panicked about Scobie’s book. The publisher would have contacted them for their responses to relevant parts of the book so they have a good idea of how detrimental it’ll be for them. Since they can’t stop its publication, they, via their minion rota, are trying to bury it. They tell people it’s just a Harry & Meghan re-telling, already covered in Spare. Nothing new here, folks. Move along. Don’t waste your money, etc. etc.

    Glad Scobie is pushing back. Spare is Harry’s story. Endgame will be the monarchy’s.

    • May says:

      Don’t know if this is true or not but it has been reported that Scobie did not release any excerpts of the book for comment by the Royals. There were some Rota reporters b*tching about that very thing.

  14. Beverley says:

    I’m looking forward to Endgame. I’m particularly interested in Scobie’s evidence and analysis of the racism that runs rampant in the royal family. No one else seems to want to touch this subject, not in any serious way, so it’ll be refreshing to hear a non-white journalist discuss and point out the racism of the Firm and how the members of that family are virulent bigots…and what that may mean to a modern-day Britain and more pointedly, the Commonwealth.

    I’m here for it.