The new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown by Valentine Low, claims that the aides of the Duchess of Sussex – who named themselves the ‘Sussex Survivors’ Club’ after Meghan and Harry quit their roles – called her a ‘narcissistic sociopath’. The book describes the Sussexes’ deteriorating relationship with their staff – a ‘succession of... decent people’ who had believed in Meghan and ‘would have done anything’ to help the couple succeed. But it alleges that aides came to believe that Meghan’s departure was premeditated and that ‘one of [her] concerns was whether she was going to be able to make money for herself’.
REVEALED: Hero pallbearers who carried the Queen's coffin will be flown back to Iraq THIS WEEK to resume normal duties combatting ISIS extremists
The eight soldiers from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were flown back from operational service in Iraq to take part in Monday's funeral. They were praised for perfecting the task on Her Majesty's final and saddest journey while watched by billions around the globe. However, the band of brothers will fly this week into an airbase in northern Iraq used to combat ISIS extremists in Syria. The Grenadier Guards are protecting the base both UK and US Special Forces use to launch operations.
Queen's Meghan shock: Late monarch voiced 'surprise' that divorcee Duchess wanted to wear a pure white wedding dress - and also ticked her off for chastising kitchen worker who was preparing special menu, KATIE NICHOLL's bombshell book claims
When Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepped back as working Royals and moved to America, William didn't just lose a brother, he lost his best friend. To this day, he cannot forgive Harry, not least because of the consequences for his wife, Kate, and for their children. KATIE NICHOLL's new book also claims that the late Queen (centre with the duchess) was surprised by divorcee Meghan's wedding dress choice (left), that she had to step in and that royal brother's rift remains damaged. If the departure of the Sussexes has been hurtful and upsetting to William on a personal level, the rift between the brothers has raised fundamental questions about the responsibilities of Royalty, about its purpose and value in the modern age. And it will be down to the future King William and Queen Catherine to provide the answers.
The luminescent tribute to Her Majesty was part of an installation called 'Reflections' and was originally planned to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The glimmering boats were attempting to recreate a beautiful 'nighttime Canaletto scene' - the Italian painter who's best known for his canvases of Venetian canals. Among the procession, which began at Albert Bridge, was the Royal Barge Gloriana. Footage showed the crew using illuminated oars to row through the water.
Revealed: 'Child' boat migrant who claimed to be 16 after illegally crossing the Channel is actually a 25-year-old Iranian who signed up to website wanting to date 55-year-olds... and was caught out by his GREY beard
A migrant who came to the UK by boat and claimed to be a child so he could stay is actually in his mid-20s, and even joined an over-30s dating group, before he was caught out by his grey hairs and stubble. Aria Ibrahimi, who is now believed to be 25, posed as a 16-year-old and got taken into care by Kent County Council as a minor before social workers' suspicions began to grow. Ibrahimi, who is from Iran, arrived unaccompanied in the UK in May 2020 and claimed to be 16, which was not disputed by the Home Office.
There's even MORE tax cuts coming in the New Year! Liz Truss eyes up reforms to income tax, savings and child benefits in bid to unleash a 'decade of dynamism' after her Chancellor's mini-Budget sparked panic among markets and critics
Reforms to income tax, pension pots, and child benefits are reportedly being drawn up by Treasury officials as the PM (main, with the Chancellor) makes a bid to unleash a 'decade of dynamism'. She defended Friday's Budget against criticism of tax cuts for higher earners, declaring in an article for the MoS that she is 'unapologetic' about her pursuit of a 'low-tax nation rich in opportunity', despite the nervous reaction of the markets and some of her own backbenchers.
REVEALED: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were NOT on the official guest list to see Queen lying in state amid claims they 'leapfrogged' mourners - but ITV say they WERE invited nonetheless as Queuegate plot thickens
The TV presenters created a 'hoo-ha' when they turned up nine days ago with two colleagues at Westminster Hall for what they say was to report for This Morning, said a source involved in processing the media list. In what is the latest twist in an astonishing queue-jumping row, the names of their production team were instead used to help them gain access. Since The Mail on Sunday broke details of the social media backlash against the pair last week, more than 70,500 members of the public have signed a petition calling on them to be axed from This Morning.
Personal data of celebrities including Jeremy Clarkson, the Duchess of York, and Sir David Attenborough is leaked on the dark web after Russian ransomware attack on luxury organic farm shop
The personal details of the Duchess of York, Jeremy Clarkson and Sir David Attenborough have been leaked by Russian criminals who hacked into the database of luxury food firm Daylesford, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The King's cousin Lady Sarah Chatto, Tim Henman and snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan are among the other celebrity clients whose details have been posted on the so-called dark web - a hidden part of the internet used by criminals. Experts warned the hack was 'a wake-up call' amid growing concern about Kremlin cyber attacks on Britain. The leak came after the society firm refused the hackers' demand for a hefty ransom payment in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Daylesford Organic is owned by Lady Carole Bamford, wife of Tory billionaire donor and JCB construction owner Lord Bamford (both pictured left).
Nailed it! Lily James pampers herself with a manicure in Rome.. after controversial last trip saw her 'cosy up' with married actor Dominic West
Ms James took some time out from filming her new movie, Finally Dawn, to have a manicure at Mimi Beaute, a salon popular with Italian celebrities. She inspected the salon's handiwork afterwards (left) as she strolled (right) along the city's famous Via dei Giubbonari, dressed in a yellow vest top and black trousers - and wearing no make-up. The Mamma Mia! actress then stopped in a bar for a bottle of water and was asked her for a selfie (top inset). Her low-key itinerary was in marked contrast to her October 2020 trip with West, 52, whose wife was at home with their four children. The two stars were seen cosying up together (bottom inset) before riding on a scooter through the city centre.
Putin's Army in shambles: Bungling officials try to recruit the DEAD to fight in Ukraine war as Russians who have been forced into conscription get the beers in and drink themselves senseless
Vladimir Putin 's chaotic conscription of the Russian male population continues as more videos emerge of drunken insubordination and brawling by those being drafted into the Ukrainian meatgrinder. Just days after the Russian dictator announced a partial mobilisation, the true reality of Putin's vicious war in the Donbas is evidently coming home to the desperate citizens of Russia, as thousands have received their call up orders. Videos show reluctant conscripts at recruitment offices and staging points hitting the bottle and drinking themselves senseless as military commanders try to coral them into order before boarding buses and planes. Putin's desperation for fresh cannon fodder is so great that he is even trying to call up Russians who have already died, including a man who had passed away aged 40 while on a ventilator at a hospital in his Siberian hometown of Ulan-Ude in December 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, flights out of Russia have sold out and border crossings into nearby Armenia , Georgia and Kazakhstan are gridlocked by up to 30 hours as enterprising Russians turn to scooters to beat the queues out of Putin's totalitarian nightmare.
We don't want to die for Putin: Russian couples hug in tearful goodbyes before men are forced into Ukraine war - as European Council chief says EU should give asylum to those fleeing Putin's press gangs
Heartbreaking images show young couples separated as men prepare to fight in Ukraine. Train stations and army checkpoints have become the scene for tear-jerking separations, often involving young couples - and men who don't want to fight. Putin's failing invasion of the neighbouring country has prompted a new partial mobilisation of 300,000 men - including prisoners and even attempts to recruit the dead. Protests in major cities broke out following the Kremlin leader's announcement of the troop surge, while queues at the nation's borders have appeared as young men attempt to flee. Soldiers have also been spotted drinking and brawling on their way to training. European Council president Charles Michel advised EU members yesterday to offer asylum to conscientious objectors leaving Russia to avoid the draft.
Victoria Beckham slips into a £3,000 plunging black YSL dress as she enjoys dinner with her husband David - the couple's first sighting since daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz's claims the designer blanked her following her wedding dress offer
Victoria Beckham and her husband David have emerged for the first time since her daughter-in-law Nicola Peltz's claims the designer blanked her after offering to design her wedding dress. The designer, 48, certainly caught the eye in a £3,000 plunging black gown from Yves Saint Laurent as she joined her dapper husband for a night out at Harry's Bar in Mayfair. In a recent interview, Nicola sensationally claimed that Victoria had blanked her despite previously offering to design her wedding dress, amid claims of a feud between the pair, though insiders have said the model is pushing a 'false narrative', leaving Victoria 'bemused' as to why she keeps 'stoking the rumours'.
Spoken with authority! Parish council clerk turned online icon Jackie Weaver unleashes on Meghan Markle, Liz Truss and Boris Johnson as she 'auditions to be Prime Minister' for new TV show
Parish Clerk of internet fame Jackie Weaver is stepping up to the mark for a six-part Channel 4 programme called Make Me Prime Minister to test if she's up to the top job. In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, She has demolished the Prime Minister, rubbished the new Cabinet, dissed the Duchess of Sussex and said that Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, reminds her of her late mother.
'A classic breakdown in communication': Lewis Capaldi leaves Naga Munchetty shocked as he makes rude remark during LIVE BBC Breakfast interview
Lewis Capaldi left Naga Munchetty shocked after making an x-rated remark live on BBC Breakfast. The singer, 25, was on the red sofa on Saturday to chat with Naga and her co-host Charlie Stayt about his new single Forget Me. But at the end of then chat, Lewis left Naga wide-eyed after mishearing something she said as a sexual remark.
Were the seeds of my son's suicide planted in his mind by my divorce from his mother Julie Burchill 19 years earlier, asks COSMO LANDESMAN as he reveals he has 'dozens of answers to a thousand whys' over Jack's death
COSMO LANDESMAN: I don't really want to go into the details of the end of my marriage to the journalist Julie Burchill. Our break-up wasn't easy on our ten-year-old son Jack - but divorce is rarely easy. My main task was helping Jack adjust to this big scary change by creating a sense of continuity. I did all the things his mum used to do for him: cooking, cleaning, his packed lunch for school. The toughest challenge I faced in those early days was trying to hide my sadness from Jack. The toughest challenge Jack faced was hiding his sadness from me.
Diana and Dodi reunited 25 years later... on Netflix's The Crown as lookalike actors Elizabeth Debicki and Khalid Abdalla shoot 1997 French family getaway scenes
EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Debicki and Khalid Abdalla bear an uncanny resemblance to the ill-fated lovers as they holidayed with William and Harry in the South of France in July 1997. The actors filmed their scenes for the sixth and final series of the Netflix hit on the Spanish island of Majorca, which stood in for Saint-Tropez, where the real couple stayed aboard a super-yacht owned by Dodi's father Mohamed Al Fayed.
Her final resting place: Buckingham Palace releases official picture of Queen's ledge stone in Windsor chapel which will reopen for public to pay their respects on Thursday
Her Majesty's name is now shown simply inscribed on a Belgian black stone slab (main), in gold lettering, alongside her parents and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died age 99 more than a year ago, as she lies underneath the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George's Chapel. The new slab replaces the old stone that bore the names and dates of birth and death of George VI and his wife, Elizabeth. It now contains, in list form, 'George VI 1895-1952' and 'Elizabeth 1900-2002', and then 'Elizabeth II 1926-2022' and 'Philip 1921-2021'. Nearby also sits the ashes of Princess Margaret, who died one month before the Queen mother at the age of 71 as the royal family (inset) is reunited forever. The public can pay their respects at St George's Chapel from Thursday, by buying a castle tour ticket, which costs up to £28.50.
The teenage Private once awarded the Victoria's Cross for bravery: LORD ASHCROFT shares the full story of the short yet remarkable life of a baby-faced soldier who died saving his company's 'father-figure' commander in the Great War
LORD ASHCROFT: At 2pm today, Padre Hugh Bearn will preside over a service to commemorate a courageous baby-faced soldier who died more than a century ago. The event in Bury, Lancashire, will also bring to a close his long campaign to right a wrong. Through the relentless endeavours of Padre Bearn and others, a park in nearby Tottington is being renamed in honour of Private George Peachment (left), who, aged just 18, was one the youngest servicemen ever to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC). The young soldier had gone to the aid of his commanding officer, Captain G. R. Dubs (inset), who lay wounded in no-man's-land. And in the course of this courageous action, Peachment had been killed. Most soldiers had little, or no, imagination of the horrors they would encounter in the trenches (right) or the difficulties they would face being away from their families for long periods.
One of most powerful storms EVER to hit Canada slams into Nova Scotia: Former hurricane Fiona brings 100mph winds, leaves 79% without power and forces Justine Trudeau to postpone Japan trip - as police say it is not safe to be on roads
The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm, now called Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was crossing eastern Nova Scotia, bringing high winds and heavy rains. The storm had weakened somewhat as it travelled north. As of 5 a.m., the storm was about 160 miles northeast of Halifax, carrying maximum winds of 90 miles per hour and barreling north at around 26 mph, the NHC said. Experts predicted high winds, storm surges and heavy rainfall from Fiona. Although a gradual weakening was forecast during the next couple of days, Fiona was expected to maintain hurricane-force winds until Saturday afternoon, the NHC said.
The £10,000-a-day hunt for a Hollywood star: Experts reveal the eye-watering cost of searching for Paris Hilton's beloved chihuahua, 'Diamond Baby' as an army of drones, psychics and pet detectives scour every inch of Los Angeles for the lost pooch
This week, the heartbroken socialite and hotel chain heiress Paris Hilton (pictured) launched the biggest dog hunt in Hollywood history, enlisting an army of canine psychics, dog whisperers and pet detectives in a desperate attempt to track down her lost six-year-old 'daughter'. Such is the sophistication of the hunt that one expert told The Mail on Sunday the hunt is likely to be costing Paris 'upwards of £10,000 a day.' On top of that, the 41-year-old has offered a reward of $10,000 (£9,200) for the return of her pet, who went missing last Wednesday, with 'no questions asked'.
Volodymyr Zelensky tells Russians that panicking Putin is 'knowingly' sending citizens to their death to save face for his failing Ukraine war as riot police arrest more than 700 protesters amid fears 1million men will be conscripted
In Russian, Zelensky (inset) called on Moscow's forces to surrender, saying: 'You will be treated in a civilised manner... no one will know the circumstances of your surrender'. It came just hours after Russia passed a law toughening punishments for voluntary surrender and desertion. A brave one-legged woman in a wheelchair who was shaming troopers leaving to join Vladimir Putin's army was surrounded by Russian riot police (video) on a day in which more than 700 anti-mobilisation protesters were arrested (left, top right). A powerful image of anti-mobilisation showed the woman, reportedly attending the peaceful protest in the Chistyye Prudy area of Moscow, holding a placard up to Putin's soldiers which translated as: 'Do you want to be like me?'. Video footage captured the moment that Russian riot police surrounded the brave woman in their numbers as they looked to crackdown on dissent against Putin's regime. The courageous woman with bright pink hair had unzipped her bag before pulling the shaming placard up as photographers descended on her before the riot police arrived. One Russian officer could later be seen holding the placard which appeared to have been removed from the woman after photographers had gathered around her. A rights group claimed that around 730 people were detained across Russia at protests against the mobilisation order today, just three days after Putin ordered Russia's first military draft since World War Two for the conflict in Ukraine.
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Arsonist, 35, who blew up his ex-girlfriend's garden shed while she was home with her children after furious bust-up is jailed for three years and two months
On the evening of Saturday, April 16, Tyrone Ludlow (inset), 35, was captured on doorbell camera footage (left) walking towards his victim's home in Gravesend, in northwest Kent, carrying a petrol can. His ex-girlfriend was at home with her three children when she heard a loud explosion which was reported to have made the building shake. Moments later she saw flames coming from her garden shed (right) which firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service came to extinguish. Ludlow was arrested later that night and subsequently charged in relation to the offence. His relationship had ended with her following an argument which broke out at the woman's home on Wednesday, January 19. According to Kent Police, Ludlow threw a mobile phone which narrowly missed her head and caused damage to a wall.
Shocking moment TRAIN strikes Colorado police cruiser with female road rage suspect, 20, inside after cops parked SUV on tracks: Victim was left with nine broken ribs, head injuries and broken teeth
A female suspect, believed to have been involved in a road rage incident was pulled over by police in Colorado. Officers stopped their patrol on railroad tracks and handcuffed 20-year-old Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, and placed her in the back. A train smashed in the police SUV sending it hurtling down the tracks, with Rios-Gonzalez still seated inside. Incredibly, the mother-of-one survived despite suffering nine broken ribs, a broken arm, a fractured sternum and losing several teeth in the accident. The police officer who had parked the car on the tracks has been placed on leave.
Watch out for Holly and Phil! Hundreds queue to get fish and chips for just 45p as new chippy branch celebrates its opening with 1972 prices... but energy cost crisis could see chip shops raise prices to £20
Hundreds of customers have queued for a one-off opportunity to get a portion of fish and chips for just 45p (bottom right) - amid a cost-of-living crisis that could see chippies raising prices to as much as £20. Mother Hubbard's in Sheffield, south Yorkshire, opened at 11am this morning and saw around 400 people waiting in line (pictured left and top right) to claim the much-sought after bargain. The chip shop chain first launched in Bradford in 1972 so the owners of the new shop decided to take a trip back in time to reflect those prices - and offer a classic fish and chips supper for only 45p. With decorations from the 1970s, the shop is seeking to go back to its roots and offer its first 1,000 customers the 1972 experience.
Sir Elton John, 75, cries as he is presented with a National Humanities Medal by President Joe Biden after performing at the White House
Sir Elton John became emotional on Friday evening as he was presented with a National Humanities Medal at the White House in Washington. The musician, 75, put on a show-stopping performance after being welcomed to the stage by President Joe Biden and first lady Jill. The Rocketman played on an elaborate stage set up specifically for him and kicked off the show with Your Song, his first big international hit.
Unhappy landing! Plane overshoots runway and ends up nose-down in lake forcing easyJet to cancel flights from Gatwick to southern France
EasyJet was forced to cancel flights between London Gatwick and Montpellier in the south of France after a cargo plane overshot the runway and ended up nose-down in a lake adjacent to the airport. The airport on the Mediterranean coast has been closed until further notice. Rescuers pulled three people out of the Boeing 737. They were unharmed in the accident, which took place before dawn today. An investigation is underway and the airport is shut indefinitely, authorities confirmed. The West Atlantic plane had travelled from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Montpellier in the early hours today, arriving shortly before 3am.
Police dog who survived being shot in the head three times and never missed a day's work is honoured for his bravery
A police dog that survived being shot in the head three times has been awarded a lifetime achievement award. The dedicated pooch, described by his handler as 'my soulmate', bears the distinction of having 'never missed a day's work' during his seven-and-a-half years of service with Humberside Police. Faithful cop dog Logan, who retired in 2020 aged eight and a half, received the commendation at the Thin Blue Paw Awards on Thursday and earned the praise of his proud owner and former handler, PC Ian Sweeney. Logan was once shot in the mouth and head three times as he tried to protect his handler, but he miraculously survived his injuries. Sweeney, said: 'Logan is my soulmate and I'm so proud of him for everything he's achieved. 'Logan has assisted in hundreds of tracks and arrests, he's saved countless lives, he's helped to keep the peace at events and has kept the public safe. 'This award is particularly special as it encompasses everything he's done and I don't think you ever really believe you'll achieve something like that!
Pope Francis, 85, uses wheelchair on his way to tell young people it is up to them to help save the Earth on trip to Assisi
Pope Francis, 85, was seen being pushed in a wheelchair on Saturday as took a trip to Assisi to tell young people it was their duty to protect the planet and change the course of the Earth. Francis was visiting the birthplace of his namesake saint who was close to nature when he called for 'courage' in abandoning fossil fuels and lamented that older generations didn't know how to protect the planet and secure peace. He told young people he was pinning his hopes on their efforts in working to save the planet and to make the world's economy more attentive to the poor. The health of the aging Pope has been under the spotlight for a while as concerned onlookers wonder whether he still has the vitality to maintain his pontiff's duties. He is thought to be making use of a wheelchair due to a serious knee problem that limits his mobility, although he was also reported to have had colon surgery in July to remove 33cm of intestine. The Vatican described it as a 'planned procedure' because the Pope's bowels had 'narrowed.'
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Pro-China authorities in Hong Kong are mocked for forcing children to wear cumbersome double Covid masks while playing the FLUTE in propaganda video
The video, which was released by Hong Kong's Education Bureau ahead of China's National Day on October 1, has drawn ridicule online. More than 400 schoolchildren were invited to participate in the five-minute long advert titled 'Young China Says', which shows them participating in a variety of artistic activities from singing to martial arts. At the 45-second mark, the video shows two schoolgirls with cumbersome double face masks which have a gap for the mouth and a secondary flap covering their flutes.
Inspiring moment an armless man throws first pitch at Colorado Rockies game with his FOOT - completing his dream of doing so at all 30 MLB ballparks
Tom Willis, who was born without arms, set a goal 15 years ago, to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball ballparks. He started the journey in 2008 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif., and closed out at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. Thursday night. After taking off his shoes and gripping the ball with his foot, he threw a perfect strike into the mascot's mitt. Willis became a motivational speaker in 2002 and in 2008, he demonstrated how to throw tennis balls and frisbee without hands. The TV that featured the piece was also the main channel for San Diego Padres and an editor told him he had a good fastball. Willis reportedly told them he should throw the first pitch and after a warm audience welcome, he decided to hit up all 30 parks over the last 15 years.
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The perfect pub for heavyweights! Retired world boxing champion Tyson Fury has his sights on buying small £300k Retford watering hole after The Gypsy King's brother-in-law brokered meeting with landlord
Retired world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has his sights set on a Retford pub as the current owner prepares to retire. Landlord Barry Brown, 65, who has been running The Brick and Tile on Moorgate for the last five years claims the Gypsy King, 34, would like to buy the pub. The establishment is currently on the market, with offers in the region of £300,000 being accepted.
A horse got itself in a bit of a night-mare after it fell into a sink hole leading it to be saved by firefighters. Shocking photos show the black and white horse stuck in the ground. The frightened animal was found stuck in the sink hole at Cockfield Fell, County Durham when the firefighters arrived at the scene.