Omid Scobie says he isn’t friends with Harry and Meghan

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Author Omid Scobie has insisted he never submitted a book with the names of two members of the royal family alleged to have raised “concerns” about the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s son.

Dutch copies of his latest book, Endgame, have been pulled after they were reportedly named in the translation.

But speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Mr Scobie insisted: “I have never submitted a book that had their names in it.”

Mr Scobie said he was “frustrated” by the error, which is still being investigated.

He also said he has never used the word “racist” to describe the royals who allegedly questioned Archie’s skin colour, describing the incident as “unconscious bias” in the book.

The royal correspondent, who has been called a “mouthpiece” for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said: “I’m not their friend.

“I have never sat down with Meghan privately for interviews, I have never exchanged information with Meghan, I’m not in their private world.”

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