Royal commentator and author Omid Scobie announced on Twitter that he is currently busy writing a new biography, which is believed to focus on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the royal family. Referring to his silence on social media over the past few days, he wrote: “You know if I’m quiet at the moment it’s because I’m busy writing – (and it feels so nice to finally be able to do that to be able to admit!)”
In a second tweet, he joked, “I’m always watching.”
This update was greeted by many of the author’s social media followers with a Twitter handle @HeleenGroen telling him: “Enjoying the process, Omid! It’s going to be great again, because that’s what you do… write great books!”
Another, @ZandiSussex, replied to Mr. Scobie and wrote: “Looking forward to reading whatever you write Omid!”
And a third, @KajolMomento, said: “We know @scobie… you told us beforehand.
“You are missed though! I wish you the best for your upcoming play!”
This comes a few days after Mr Scobie announced his new royal book would be released in 2023.
Mr Scobie first announced on Twitter that he was working on a new royal book on July 30.
Sharing a screenshot from Publishers Weekly, the author wrote, “Now that it’s officially Publishers Weekly, I can finally share that I’m working on a BRAND NEW BOOK!”
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The tweet was accompanied by a screenshot from Publishers Weekly, an American weekly business news magazine, announcing that the journalist had sold the worldwide English rights to his new book, currently untitled, to Dey Street, a HarperCollins imprint.
The book will focus on “a new chapter in the royal story, offering unique insights, deep access and exclusive reveals”.
While keeping a low profile on its content, HarperCollins added that the book “will make the world talk.”
This book comes three years after the publication of Finding Freedom, the biography of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, co-authored by Mr. Scobie with Carolyn Durand.
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The flattering bio focused on the Duke and Duchess from their first meeting to their falling out with the royal family.
It included intimate details from Meghan and Harry’s first dates to what the Duchess was thinking the night before their wedding – and even gave a glimpse of Prince Harry’s emojis habit.
Although this biography had not been authorized by the Sussexes, it turns out that Meghan did allow one of her senior staff at Kensington Palace last year, when she was still a working queen, to give the authors some limited background information about herself.
So far, there has been no indication that this book will include any endorsement from the Duke and Duchess, who now reside in California.
The release of Mr Scobie’s book will come as several royal books are expected to hit shelves over the next few weeks and months.
Later this month, Catherine Meyer will release a new biography of the Prince of Wales entitled Charles: Heart of a King.
In the autumn, two more books by royal commentators and journalists are likely to address the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their relationship with the firm.
One, written by Valentine Low, is entitled Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown.
A second, written by Angela Levin, will focus on the Duchess of Cornwall’s life story.
However, the book most awaited by royal observers will likely be Prince Harry’s “intimate” memoir.
The Duke announced in July last year that he would be writing a book that touches on his entire life in public, from childhood to fatherhood.
Penguin Randomhouse hasn’t given a release date for the book, but it’s expected to be released in late 2022.