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Meghan Markle Urged to Delay Plans For Tell-All Memoir Amid Royal Racism Scandal

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In the past year, Meghan Markle has been caught up in numerous scandals related to the content of two controversial books, neither of which she had a hand in writing.

Back in January, Prince Harry’s memoir hit stores, and soon after, Meghan found herself on the receiving end of some of the harshest criticism of her career.

And just as the tension between the Sussexes and the rest of the royals began to subside, a new literary controversy emerged.

This one had to do with a book written by journalist Omid Scobie, a longtime supporter of Harry and Meghan.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at The Archewell Foundation Parents’ Summit: Mental Wellness in the Digital Age during Project Healthy Minds’ World Mental Health Day Festival 2023 at Hudson Yards on October 10, 2023 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Scobie makes no effort to conceal his pro-Sussex bias, so it was assumed that the book would only benefit Harry and Meghan.

Instead, it created some major headaches for the couple.

The trouble began when a Dutch translation of the book was sent out with an un-redacted passage that identified King Charles and Kate Middleton as the royals who made racist comments to Meghan during the brief time she lived in London.

King Charles III departs the Coronation service at Westminster Abbey on May 06, 2023 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Even though Meghan was the obvious victim in the encounter described by Scobie, the allegations against Charles and Kate wound up rebounding on the Duchess of Sussex.

Shortly after news of the scandal became public, one UK politician called for Harry and Meghan to be stripped of their royal titles.

And a prominent British tabloid journalist has predicted that Meghan will be dropped by her talent agency as a result of this latest round of bad press.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the cycling medal ceremony at the Cycling Track during day six of the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023 on September 15, 2023 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

It’s unlikely that Meghan will suffer any consequences quite that severe — after all, she’s the victim in all of this.

But even the Sussexes’ biggest supporter in the media believes that the most recent royal scandal might require Meghan to put her career plans on hold.

Speaking with Newsweek about the rumors that Meghan is working on a memoir, Scobie revealed that he believes such a move would be ill-advised at this time.

Meghan Markle on a red carpet
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the 2023 Variety Power Of Women at Mother Wolf on November 16, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Kayla Oaddams/Getty Images)


“To gain the respect of the reader, you have to be completely human in your portrayal, transparent in your portrayal of yourself,” he told the outlet.

“It has to be candid, it has to be embarrassing in places, it has to be all of these things to be the true portrait of a human being rather than the varnished image of a public figure that wants to be seen in a certain way,” the author continued.

“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.”

Meghan Markle in 2019
Meghan Markle leaves after paying her respects during a visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in central London on November 7, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images)

It was a diplomatic response from Scobie that skirted the issue of how Meghan’s potential memoir might have been impacted by the current scandal.

But he made a valid point in his assertion that Meghan is more careful with her public image because she has to be.

It’s a set of circumstances that would make a memoir a very risky undertaking for the duchess.

But there may come a time when Meghan has no choice but to set the record straight in her own words.


Meghan Markle Urged to Delay Plans For Tell-All Memoir Amid Royal Racism Scandal was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

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