Publishers Zander said there had been an “error in the Dutch translation” of the book, which was originally written in English by author Omid Scobie.
by James Robinson, Sky News correspondent @thejournojames
Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 9:03pm in the United Kingdom
A new book about the Dutch royal family has been halted for sale.
Zander, the publishers of the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie’s Endgame, has “temporarily” suspended sales of the book due to what it describes as an “error”.
They said in a statement: “[We are] Omid Scobie’s book has been temporarily withdrawn from sale. An error occurred in the Dutch translation and is currently being corrected.”
This comes amid reports that the translation appears to refer to the name of a member of the royal family who allegedly asked about the skin color of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie when he was born.
The Duchess of Sussex claimed in her March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey that a member of the royal family raised “concerns” about Archie’s skin tone.
The couple declined to reveal who made such comments, but Winfrey has since said so Harry He told her it was Not Prince Philip or the late Queen.
This claim sparked a strange reaction from members of the royal family, as Prince William said: “We are not a racist family at all,” in response to questions about these allegations.
In a statement following the interview, the royal family said that “although some recollections may vary”, the issues raised in the interview were “concerning” and would be “addressed”.
Mr Scobie told Dutch media that he had not mentioned any names in his new book, which was published in the UK on Tuesday.
He told the RTL Boulevard chat show: “The book is available in several languages, and unfortunately I do not speak Dutch. But if there are errors in the translation, the publisher will correct them.”
“I wrote the English version. There was no version where I mentioned names.”
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Scobie’s book claims that in the wake of the Oprah interview, Meghan wrote a letter to King Charles expressing her concerns about unconscious bias in the royal family.
In the British version of Endgame, Mr. Scobie wrote that in her letter to the king, Meghan revealed “two identities” to those “participating in the exchange.”
He added in the book: “Laws in the UK prevent me from reporting their identities.”
Mr Scobie previously wrote Finding Freedom, a biography about the Sussexes’ break with the royal family.
The 42-year-old author said his new book aims to explore the monarchy’s “battle for survival.”
He denied interviewing the Duchess of Sussex for the book, after Meghan’s legal team admitted in her legal battle with Associated Newspapers – publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday – that she had allowed a close friend to communicate with him and his co-author. In order to search for freedom.
Mr Scobie said in a Times article about Endgame that he was “not a friend” of the Duchess, despite having mutual acquaintances.
He said: “I have mutual friends with (Meghan), and this definitely helps in obtaining information and revealing details.”
Sky News has contacted Archewell, the organization founded by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for a response.
Buckingham Palace was also contacted, but they declined to comment.
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