Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy's Fight for Survival (Hardcover)
Endgame, the explosive book from longtime royal journalist Omid Scobie and author of the international blockbuster Finding Freedom, is 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 dangerous 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 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?
About the Author
Omid Scobie is a London-based journalist, author, Harper's Bazaar editor-at-large and Yahoo! News executive editor. His New York Times bestselling biography on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Finding Freedom, remains the fastest selling royal book in two decades and has seen Scobie become the most talked about royal correspondent of this generation. Today, he remains an authoritative voice on the lives and philanthropic endeavors of the British Royal Family, which he has covered since 2011, and can regularly be seen on US television as a contributor for Good Morning America and ABC News, helping shape coverage for breaking royal news and major royal events. An advocate for a more diverse, inclusive and ethical media, Scobie is regularly invited to speak with journalism students and at industry events.
“If you’re looking for a primer to the saga of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this book is a good place to start.” — New York Times on Finding Freedom
“The definitive book about Harry and Meghan.” — The Cut on Finding Freedom
“[Scobie and Durand] go deep behind the scenes.” — Washington Post on Finding Freedom
“Required reading for any modern royal family fan.” — Buzzfeed on Finding Freedom