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Old 06-24-2020, 07:51 AM
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Perhaps I should clarify. Omid Scobie may be more "balanced" in relating events leading up to the decision to walk away from being full time working royals because out of all the authors putting out books about Harry and Meghan and their decisions, Omid has had an eagle eye on the couple from the start of their relationship and actually has traveled with the couple covering their events.

In other words, out of all the authors, Omid Scobie is probably the one that actually knows them the best. He's been a royal reporter at large for 8 years. I just would be prone to believe something more out of Omid's mouth than the other authors doing books on the Sussexes. He can relate events from a first person point of view whereas Lady Colin Campbell has never been seen with the couple and, IMO, most likely has never met them.

But then again, what do I know?
I think there are a lot of experienced royal journalists who would have followed Harry for many years, and H&M in more recent years, including travelling with them on royal tours.

I think the point I was making is that Omid clearly has an inside line to Meghan, in a way that others do not. That will mean that he will probably be putting out a version of events that Meghan (and Harry) want to put out. Is that a more "balanced" view, I think not.
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:18 AM
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Morton already did a book on Meghan so this will just be another in a long line of books to come. There's a zillion books on Diana but in the end the mostly all say the same thing.


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Old 06-24-2020, 08:47 AM
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Morton already did a book on Meghan so this will just be another in a long line of books to come. There's a zillion books on Diana but in the end the mostly all say the same thing.


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yep - there are more to come I have been told. Including one on Archie, one on Kate and Meghan and one on royals in the Millennium. and a film too to boot.

Thinking of writing one myself. Only met three royals , it was brief but meaningful I think I am overqualified.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:00 AM
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You'd of had more face time with them than some authors!


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Old 06-24-2020, 09:27 AM
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I think there are a lot of experienced royal journalists who would have followed Harry for many years, and H&M in more recent years, including travelling with them on royal tours.

I think the point I was making is that Omid clearly has an inside line to Meghan, in a way that others do not. That will mean that he will probably be putting out a version of events that Meghan (and Harry) want to put out. Is that a more "balanced" view, I think not.
I don't want us to get off on other royals but...

I just think everyone, not least royals tends to see themselves positively and portray themselves that way to others. It's rare that I have a conversation with anyone that they admit they acted an entitled ass a bit, that their gifts outweigh their troubles,, etc. I think we all believe we do the best we can in the moment. And people do some pretty inhuman things in the moment.

Especially when people lead isolated lives, this happens. Or when they don't seek diverse opinions. It's not an excuse. But it is so common that you and I experience it every day either because we do it or we are around other people doing it.

Of course Omid sees Meghan and Harry the way they portray themselves.
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:34 PM
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Let us be honest here: if we buy every book that comes out about Harry and Meghan in the next few years, a lot of us will go broke
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:53 PM
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This does seem like overkill. She was barely in the royal family before they left. Now they're private citizens. How many books do we need on that topic?
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Old 06-24-2020, 01:41 PM
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yep - there are more to come I have been told. Including one on Archie, one on Kate and Meghan and one on royals in the Millennium. and a film too to boot.

Thinking of writing one myself. Only met three royals , it was brief but meaningful I think I am overqualified.
Now this is hilarious. So true though. There will be 245565 more books to come. It is what it is.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:03 PM
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yep - there are more to come I have been told. Including one on Archie, one on Kate and Meghan and one on royals in the Millennium. and a film too to boot.


How do you there’s more to come out of interest?
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:34 PM
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This does seem like overkill. She was barely in the royal family before they left. Now they're private citizens. How many books do we need on that topic?
But they clearly intend to have a public career so they are going to be of interest in the US at least and there will be books and newspaper coverage...
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"Meghan Misunderstood" has been serialised by "The Independent" ahead of it's November 5th publication.

The newspaper is running three extracts from the book - behind a paywall - but some has turned up across the internet, much the same as happened with some of the other books from earlier this year.

Looking at it, I think I am a bit over the Sussex saga actually.

I will have my eyes open/ears perked up, with the big court case in January. I think it will go ahead - I don't see the Duchess withdrawing now after all this time.

But otherwise I think I'm a bit burnt out.

I could not understand "Megxit" and the reasons for it earlier this year - but that is no longer the case

A lot has fallen into place, and it was all very interesting and enlightening. It filled in a lot of Covid days.

I also enjoyed the whole new house/new location thing - that was fun.

I think some of this year's books may have updated editions when more time has passed, and there is more to add about how things developed and ended up.

It's been a very interesting year, and I think Harry and Meghan will continue to be interesting.

But that is the future - and what they do/what happens - as they continue their US lives and businesses.

I can't take much interest anymore in what they have done in life up to this point. It's been covered so much.

I do wish Mr Smith success with his endeavours though, and hope he finds a market.
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Sean Smith, the author of Meghan Misunderstood did an interview on ITV Lorraine (10th November) ahead of the book released.



Lorraine Kelly at one point challenged Sean Smith's claim that UK is the only country that dislike Meghan and did not embrace her. This was picked up by the Daily Express.
https://t.co/xInUl44UcC?amp=1

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She was a very serious person who was upset that the UK only considered her a royal wife and "we" lost her after a week? Seriously?

I know she had done charity work before and wanted to use her new platform for good and I applauded that about her, but really? She came from a life where her most well known role was as Hot Love Interest on an increasing ludicrous light weight but fun legal show and everything is about your appearance and what you're wearing. There's every evidence that she very much enjoyed the dress up parts of it considering her new couture wardrobe. She could always have worn more repeats if she wanted to be focusing on other parts.

She wasn't an Amal Clooney suddenly sucked up into "famous for being a celebrity wife" from a serious career, she was from a Hollywood circus life apparently wanted to step up straight to being serious world famous philanthropist. But it doesn't work like that even if you are Melinda Gates or even someone like kamala Harris.

Blaming the public for the reaction to the South Africa interview is missing the point as well. If you want to make a documentary highlighting all the great charities you're visiting, do that. Maybe skip the parts where you complain about you're privileged life against the back drop of those a million times worse off than you.

People do listen when Kate talks childhood health and mental health and when Sophie and Camilla champion causes but it does take a bit of time. Though Meghan also had success with the cookbook and the clothing line for her charities. People were listening to her message.

And someone else pushing the half-in half-out "compromise" as a great idea. Yeah let them come back for all the good bits and the tours, I'm sure they'd also volunteer for flying back and forth for the less glamorous bits as well.

There are always people who aren't going to like you her sister in law and step mother in law can tell her that, along with Charles always languishing in the popularity polls or not even remember you exist (Sophie/Anne/Alexandra), the trick for the BRF is to continue on anyway.

That's if this book isn't a guy completely writing fanfiction about her.
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