Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on good terms with the former royal reporter, but despite being labelled the couple’s ‘mouthpiece’, Omid denied he is friends with the Sussexes
Prince Harry has been hailed as a ‘Good King’ by former royal reporter Omid Scobie as he liked a strange tweet.
The 42-year-old, who has been nicknamed ‘Meghan’s mouthpiece’ due to his alleged friendship with the Duchess of Sussex, sparked a backlash on Twitter/X when he reposted a video of Harry taken from his and Meghan’s Netflix docu-series. In the clip, the Duke of Sussex discusses his daily duties as a father-of-two and lists all his accolades as he ‘introduces’ himself to the cameras.
However, it is the caption on the post that has irked Omid’s followers, as the post read: “Did someone say #GoodKingHarry?” One quickly replied: “No,” while another fumed: “A more appropriate question should be how does he earn his money? Answer, he sells his family to the highest bidder.”
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Others were full of praise for the prince, with one follower calling him “so photogenic”. Another added: “What a lovely man. You can see deep in his soul this is a good heart, loving compassionate and driven to serve others and make a real difference. He cannot make hearts of stone love they are just incapable of it!”
Omid, who worked as a royal reporter for Us Weekly in 2011, as well as stints as the royal editor-at-large at Harper’s Bazaar and a royal contributor at ABC News and Good Morning America, rose to prominence after his first meeting with Meghan Markle in 2015. He developed a close friendship with the former Suits star, and Omid later revealed she had personally called him in 2018 after receiving threats online. He has written two hugely successful books about the couple – Finding Freedom in 2020, and Endgame, which was released last year amid huge controversy.
However, he’s still insistent he has no close ties to the couple, and denied being friends with the Sussexes. “I’m not Meg’s pal. I am not their friend and never have been,” he wrote on Twitter/X, as he claimed he gets his information about the couple from “mutual friends”. But, he was one of three journalists invited to Meghan’s final solo appearance as a senior working royal, and revealed they had all shared a “big farewell hug” at Buckingham Palace.
Omid later told Tatler he had been “kept away” from engagements by Prince William, who was reportedly furious with his attendance at important events. “William even kept me away from his engagements for several months, thinking I was Harry’s emissary… there have been times when I haven’t been able to work properly because of the repercussions of this book,” he claimed.
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