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Omid Scobie's latest book 'Endgame' is at the center of controversy. (Image via X/scobie)

Who is the alleged racist royal named in the translated Dutch version of ‘Endgame’? Bombshell book by Omid Scobie goes viral, leaves fans shocked

As per RTL Nieuws, King Charles III of the United Kingdom was allegedly named the racist royal in the Dutch translation of Omid Scobie’s latest book Endgame, released globally on Tuesday, November 28, in many languages.

As soon as the piece of information became viral, netizens were left flabbergasted, with many wondering who the other racist royal was, as there were rumors that Omid Scobie mentioned two “racist royals” in his book. Speculations arose that it may be Queen Camilla, Prince William, or Princess Catherine.

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The author cleared the air during his recent appearance on the Dutch chat show RTL Boulevard, saying,

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“The book is in several languages, and unfortunately, I do not speak Dutch. But if there are translation errors, I’m sure the publishers will have it under control.”

He also added that he wrote and edited the book's English version, which did not name any racist royalty. Per his knowledge, none of the translations should have any names either.

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Exploring the recent racist royal drama in the Dutch version of Omid Scobie’s Endgame

In 2021, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, during which the Duchess of Sussex alleged that when she was pregnant for the first time, there were “concerns and conversations” about the potential complexion of their son Prince Archie and how dark he might be.

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This topic was discussed in the original English version of Omid Scobie’s new release, Endgame. However, the book did not name the individuals who made the alleged racist comments due to libel laws. Instead, it claimed two people were among the racist royals.

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Now, following the publication of the Dutch version, one of the racist royals was reportedly named King Charles III, while the other one remains unnamed. But this has stirred a debate online, with many wondering who the other person is, with many taking the names of Queen Camilla and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Here are some of the comments underneath @MeghansDevotee’s tweet on the same:

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Omid Scobie denied naming any racist royals in his latest book and even claimed that the Dutch translation made an “error.” According to the Independent, he further hinted Dutch journalists may have been involved in the alleged mistake.

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The Daily Mail reported the identity of the alleged racist royal was first revealed to Dutch book reviewers ahead of the printing for public sale, with the copy reading as follows,

“But in those private letters, an identity was revealed and confirmed: Charles. The king…”
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The sale of the Dutch version of Endgame has been paused for the time being by the Dutch publisher of the book, Xander Uitgevers. A spokesperson confirmed that the sale was on hold per a “last-minute request” from the USA, which allegedly occurred due to a translation error “currently being rectified.”

According to the Independent, Endgame claims King Charles and Meghan Markle discussed the accusations via private letters in the wake of the Oprah interview, and the monarch suggested she should discuss the issue with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well. The book further alleges neither of them reached out to Meghan or Harry about the same.

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It is noteworthy that previously, Meghan and Harry confirmed to reporters that the alleged racist royals were neither Queen Elizabeth II nor the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, in the aftermath of the Oprah interview.

Prince Harry even denied making racism allegations earlier this year while promoting his memoir Spare, saying all he and his wife were concerned with was the “unconscious bias” within the British royal family.

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