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  • By: Omid Scobie
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The explosive new book from longtime royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of the international blockbuster Finding Freedom, Endgame a penetrating investigation into the current state of the British monarchy.

An unpopular king, a power-hungry heir to the throne, a queen willing to go to great lengths to preserve her image, and a prince forced to start a new life after being betrayed by his own family.

Queen Elizabeth II’s death ruptured the already-fractured foundations of the House of Windsor – and dismantled the protective shield around it. With an institution long plagued by incidents involving antiquated ideas around race, class and money, the monarchy and those who prop it up are now exposed and at odds with a rapidly modernizing world.

Relying on his vast experience as a royal reporter and over a decade of conversations and interviews with current and former Palace staff, trusted friends of the royals and even the family members themselves, Scobie pulls back the curtain on an institution in turmoil to show what the monarchy must change in order to survive.

This is the monarchy’s endgame. Do they have what it takes to save it?

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©2023 Omid Scobie (P)2023 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 09-12-2023

Omid ate, left no crumbs!

Finally, a journalist not afraid to call out the BRF for their shady dealings, invisible contracts with the tabloids, unconscious bias and hypocrisy! I can see why the royal rota is currently having a complete meltdown. Well written, easy to read, easy to follow; bravo Omid.

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A Lovely tribute to queen is to only good thing

While this book did have a lovely tribute to the late queen the rest seemed to be focused on painting a one-side narrative. I lost count of the amount of times Omid made that an "anoyumous source told me this" statement whenever he made some rather rude comments about certain members of the royal family as if to imply these aren't his opinions. He tries so hard to paint the statements in this book are what others are "too scared to say" else they'll lose their access privilage. Having read both his books now I stand by my assessment that you need to take what's being said in this book with a grain of salt... do some research of your own because this book is filled with incidents that support his narrative but none of the quotes and incidents that contracted it. Now I'm a firm believer that you need 3 sides of every story (the 2 directly involved and a 3rd party that has nothing to gain from lying about it) before making any judgement and so far I've not heard anything to believe the claims in this book... except that the royal family removed all of Scobie's access privilages because he could no longer be trusted. *FYI I ranked high on performance because while I didn't like the content of the book he does know how to narrate books and the sound quality and editing was really good

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Actually extremely biased - so rather boring

Imagine Piers Morgan and his attitudes - he's arrogant, bullying and won't let anyone who holds a contrary view to him get a word in edgeways. Well this is what Omid Scobie's like in this book, except with diametrically opposed views.

The same old tired tropes are wheeled out yet again - blah, blah, blah, racism, colonialism, Brexit, royal faux pas, and how it will cause their endgame, etc...

It appears well researched (but is it?); nevertheless, it doesn't make it any less tedious.

Honestly, unless you're a veteran gossip, save yourself the time and money and just read the Daily Mail online. You'll get the gist.

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The role of the courtiers and the press.

The corporatisation of the monarchy to manipulate public values removes any positive intent it might have had under Queen Elizabeth II.

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Great read.

Great read. Not afraid to hold royals accountable where applicable but also highlight their achievements.

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COMPELLING!!!!

Compelling, thoroughly researched & with sources attributed, I found this to be an excellent overview of the Monarchy.

Only distraction was in the early chapters I felt the author’s voice sounded like it was a little dehydrated and strained.

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone with a passing interest in the Royal Family, its past, present & future. I’d also recommend it to all English people! Inform yourselves.

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Vindictive narrative

Whilst beautifully read and a lovely tribute to the late Queen, this was a nasty, vindictive and revengeful narrative that attacked the Royal family with inside information that could only have come from the bitter MM’s camp. H&M are the only characters that come out positively. Its pessimistic, predictive view of the future of the monarchy smacked of desperation and jealously. The overwhelming anger against Scobie’s misogynistic attacks are more likely to reinforce support for the monarchy and leave a fervent disgust for MM and Prince Harry.

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Hidden Agenda

This book was clearly written with cooperation from the sussxes what a load bias rubbish very easy to say a source from the palace the author did get one thing right it will finish him as a journalist and quite rightly so!

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Nasty

I found this book and the author both biased and disparaging. He is obviously enamoured of Harry & Megan and displays a large dose of Sussex green eyed jealousy and division.

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Very interesting

Beautifully written and read. Couldn't put it down! I thought it was quite an objective account, giving credit where credit is due.

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