Meghan Markle would face one big issue if she wrote a tell-all memoir, it has been revealed by Omid Scobie, with the Duchess urged to be candid if she does
Meghan Markle would face one big issue if she wrote a tell-all memoir, it has been revealed by Finding Freedom and Endgame author Omid Scobie.
The Duchess of Sussex, 42, is rumoured to be considering putting pen to paper for a tell-all memoir, with speculation rife over the past couple of months. This comes off the back of the former actress and her husband Prince Harry having a deal with Penguin Random House.
Based in Montecito, California, the Sussexes stepped back from royal duties in 2020 when they moved across the pond. And since moving to the States, the couple have been making a name for themselves in Hollywood.
Working with Spotify on podcasts, and Netflix on documentaries, the couple also have a four-book deal with Penguin Random House. Meghan has already written The Bench which came out in June 2021, and Prince Harry has already penned his memoir Spare. The couple are also rumoured to be working on a third book together, a wellness book, with the fourth now rumoured to be a memoir by Meghan.
And now Omid Scobie, the co-author of Finding Freedom and author of Endgame, has spoken out about what Meghan would have to do to pen a tell-all memoir, with him revealing one thing that might pose as a problem for the Duchess.
Speaking to Newsweek, the journalist and author said: “To gain the respect of the reader, you have to be completely human in your portrayal, transparent in your portrayal of yourself.”
He noted that a memoir has to be “candid” and “embarrassing in places”, and can’t be a “varnished image of a public figure that wants to be seen in a certain way”.
Scobie added: “And it’s why I think his [Harry’s] book would always be more interesting than say if Megan wrote a memoir, because I think Megan has a much more curated take on what her image is and how it should be. Harry has always been a very candid, candid man.”