‘Hang heads in shame’ Wootton blasts Sussex biographers for Diana anniversary release

Meghan and Harry: Wootton criticises ‘Finding Freedom 2.0’

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Earlier this month, Finding Freedom, a biography penned by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage and subsequent separation from the Royal Family, hit bookshelves. Released on August 11, GB News host Dan Wootton took aim at Scobie on Thursday’s Tonight Live after reading a revised reaction to the Queen’s statement following the Sussex’s claims of racism during their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year. Wootton blasted Dobie as a “sycophant” and branded the decision to publish a revised version of Finding Freedom on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death as “crass”.

Kicking off his Thursday night show on GB News, Wootton brought up the topic with viewers.

“Now how despicable that Harry and Meghan sycophant Omid Scobie is now spreading bile about the Queen. 

“In an updated edition of his hagiography Find Freedom – crassly, by the way, being released wait for it, on the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death,” he added while shaking his head.

“After that Oprah interview, we all remember what Harry and Meghan said, the Queen released a tasteful and considered statement even though her husband Philip was dying in hospital.”

In the interview, the Duke and Duchess claimed there were “worries” over the colour of their son Archie’s skin.

The Queen released a statement at the time which read: “The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. 

“The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately. 

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members,” it finished but Scobie has now released a reaction reportedly from sources close to the royal couple.

“This bloke Scobie,” Wootton resumed, “writes of the Queen’s statement: ‘Those three words, recollections may vary’, did not go unnoticed by the couple.

“A close source said (they) were ‘not surprised’ that full ownership was not taken. Months later and little accountability has been taken’.”

Wootton then revealed he’d written in his own column for the Daily Mail that the Queen “does not need to take full ownership for something she didn’t do” and that the Sussexes had stated it wasn’t her who made the comment.

Continuing his rant against the pair and Scobie, Wootton continued: “Until Harry and Meghan provide proof of racism, there’s nothing the Queen can do apart from talk to her relatives which she has already promised.”

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He continued: “All the dishonourable duo have achieved by allowing their inner circle to collude with this author is heaping further pain and pressure on the grieving Queen,

“And that’s nothing to be proud of,” he sternly said to camera.

Concluding, Wootton’s final words on the biography and the subsequent statement were: “Those involved in Finding Freedom 2.0 should hang their heads in shame.”

Scobie has responded to claims similar to Wootton’s insisting the revisions and quotes were not targeted at the Queen herself.

In a tweet to his 71.2k Twitter followers, he penned: “Back at this rodeo and, predictably, words are being twisted again. 

“The comments made by a SOURCE (a detail some outlets have purposefully ignored) were about a lack of ownership from the royal institution as a whole. There is no ‘attack’ against the Queen anywhere in the book.”

Tonight Live airs nightly at 9pm on GB News.

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