The latest book, "Endgame", focusing on the royal family, has faced a lukewarm response and criticism due to several inaccuracies. Despite extensive promotion, the book only sold 8,923 copies in its first week in the United States, falling short in comparison to Britney Spears' memoir, which sold 34,438 copies in the same period. The Amazon bestseller list also reflected this disappointing performance, placing the book at No. 731.
One of the main points of contention in "Endgame" is the inclusion of the names of two royals who were allegedly involved in a discussion about the skin color of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's unborn child. The writer has denied including the names of King Charles and Princess Diana in the book, suggesting that they might have been included in an early draft sent to Dutch translators. The writer argues that this was a mistake and the text was meant to be updated. However, the publisher has contradicted these claims, stating that they do not agree with the writer's portrayal of events.
Fact-checkers have identified several errors in "Endgame". The book incorrectly states that a white motorcycle's flash was the cause of the car accident resulting in Princess Diana's death. It also incorrectly reports that Queen Elizabeth II's death was announced at 6:10 p.m. on September 8, 2022, when in fact it was announced 20 minutes later at 6:30 p.m. These inaccuracies have led to doubts about the book's credibility and attention to detail.
Despite the disappointing sales and criticism, the writer remains an important figure in the field of royal biographies. His previous book, "Finding Freedom", which detailed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the royal family, made it to the bestseller list.