Finding Freedom, the tell-all biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is due to be released today, August 11th, but everyone wants to find out about the authors who have unveiled this insider knowledge on the Royals.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has denied that the couple had any involvement in the book, stating ‘this book is based on the author’s own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.’
However, Omid Scobie admits that he and co-writer Carolyn Durand would like to correct the narrative that the media already portray for Meghan and Harry.
Who is Omid Scobie?
- Omid is currently the Royal Editor at Large for Bazaar.com covering the royal family and presenting for Good Morning America.
He started his journalistic career reporting for celebrity magazine Heat. However, Omid claims that left he left this job after an executive allegedly called him a “p*ki” over email, and he has since been reporting the Royal Family for several years.
After spending time with the couple whilst reporting for charity events, Omid was one of three journalists invited to cover Meghan’s Royal engagement.
Omid Scobie’s Age
The same paper also reports that Omid often ‘knocks six years off his age’ and claimed to be 33 in a recent interview when plugging his new book.
Who are his parents?
- Growing up in Oxfordshire, Omid is British with Iranian roots. He is the son of a Scottish man who runs a marketing agency and has an Iranian mother who works as a child-welfare professional.
Omid feels he and Meghan have a lot in common, they are both bi-racial and both love designer brands and dogs. Omid’s Instagram is full of Balenciagas, Gucci and his little pooch ‘Yoshi’, who is a french bulldog.
Finding Freedom is released today, August 11th, so get your hands on a copy for the real scoop from Omid!