Omid Scobie is writing a new book about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The London-based author previously teamed up with Carolyn Durand on 2020 biography ‘Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Royal Family’ – for which the duchess has previously confirmed she authorised a friend to be interviewed by the writers – but he’s now going it alone to pen a “new chapter of the royal story”.
According to the Mail on Sunday newspaper’s Emily Prescott, the book will share some “exclusive revelations” about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and the author has promised “deep access” to the couple and their associates.
In November, Meghan apologised to the Court of Appeal for failing to remember she told an aide to brief the authors of ‘Finding Freedom’.
The former ‘Suits’ star and her husband – who have children Archie, three, and Lili, 13 months, together – had previously insisted they “did not collaborate…nor were they interviewed” for the tome, but emails between Meghan and her then-press secretary Jason Knauf about a meeting with the writers later emerged.
In a witness statement to the Court of appeal, Mr. Knauf said the couple “authorised specific cooperation in writing” in December 2018.
Emails showed he felt putting the authors in touch with the former actress’ friends was “not a good idea”.
He added: “Being able to say hand on heart that we did not facilitate access will be important.”