Xander, the Dutch publishers of Omid Scobie’s book “Endgame,” has announced a temporary halt to sales in the Netherlands, citing a translation error that is currently under correction.
The move comes amid reports suggesting that the translation may reveal the identity of a Royal Family member who allegedly questioned the skin colour of Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie.
In a statement, Xander explained, “[We are] temporarily withdrawing the book by Omid Scobie from sale. An error occurred in the Dutch translation and is currently being rectified.”
The controversy stems from claims made by the Duchess of Sussex during her March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where she alleged that a member of the Royal Family expressed concerns about Archie’s skin colour. While the couple did not disclose the identity of the individual, speculations arose regarding the potential revelation in the Dutch translation of Scobie’s book.
Omid Scobie, responding to the situation, clarified to Dutch media that his book does not mention any names. “The book is in several languages, and unfortunately, I do not speak Dutch. But if there are translation errors, the publisher will correct them,” Scobie stated on RTL Boulevard. “I wrote the English version. There was no version from me in which names were mentioned.”