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Palace aides believed that the Duchess of Sussex was deliberately laying a 'trail of evidence' as she carefully plotted her departure from the Royal Family, a new book claims. It alleges that her aides - who named themselves the 'Sussex Survivors' Club' after Meghan and Harry quit their roles - called the Duchess a 'narcissistic sociopath'. Extracts of Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind The Crown by Valentine Low were published by The Sunday Times last night. Core members of the Survivors' Club included Samantha Cohen (pictured with the Duchess, middle) - whom the Queen had personally asked to step in as the couple's private secretary and who worked for the Sussexes from after their wedding in May 2018 until the end of their South Africa tour in September 2019 - and Sara Latham, who was in charge of communications. Others included assistant press secretary Marnie Gaffney. Extracts claim that Ms Cohen, who had 17 years' experience of working at the Palace, would frequently say to Edward Young (bottom right), the Queen's private secretary, and Clive Alderton (top right), Charles's private secretary, that if it all went wrong, the Palace needed evidence of the duty of care it had shown to Harry and Meghan.

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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.

Rachel, 51 and Stephen Kinnock, 52, have described the 'slow grief' of of watching their mother's decline since she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years ago.

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.

The 78-year-old watched the service with his son Thomas Jr and was bolstered by the show of royal unity between the brothers.

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ALEXI MOSTROUS: The school seemed a cosy home-from-home, perfect for nurturing young children. But, bizarrely, it was to become the centre of a sinister conspiracy theory.

John McVicar, 82, escaped from a top security prison in Durham 1968 leading to a nationwide manhunt. Following his release from prison on parole in 1978 he began his career as a broadcast journalist

Book sales about the astrologer Nostradamus have soared since Queen Elizabeth died, as people have suggested the French prophet predicted her death more than 450 years ago. In the week prior to the Queen's death, the book sold just five copies but by the week ending September 17 almost 8,000 copies had been sold pushing it to the top of the paperback charts. Within the book, that was first published in 2006, Reading interprets one quatrain as 'Queen Elizabeth II will die, circa 22, at the age of around 96'.

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Liz Truss is planning even more tax cuts as the new PM says she is 'unapologetic' after her Chancellor's mini-Budget sparked panic among markets and her critics. Reforms to income tax, pension pots, and child benefits are reportedly being drawn up Treasury officials as the PM makes a bid to unleash a 'decade of dynamism'. She defended Friday's Budget against criticism of tax cuts for higher earners, declaring in The Mail on Sunday that she was in pursuit of a 'low-tax nation rich in opportunity', despite the nervous reaction that also came from some of her own backbenchers. In his striking announcement to the Commons, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng scrapped the top 45p rate of tax and cut 1p from the basic rate in the biggest package of tax cuts by a British Government for half a century.

Long-standing plans laid out by Buckingham Palace stated that horses would be ridden behind the Queen's coffin as it was pulled to Wellington Arch after the funeral service.

Michael Gove was spotted lunching with Liz Truss's leadership rival Kemi Badenoch at an exclusive restaurant in London's West End, sparking concerns that he is plotting against Ms Truss.

Sir Iain has privately vowed to hold an inquiry into growing evidence that Covid leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, where the pandemic was first detected.

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 claims the late Queen was surprised by Meghan's wedding dress choice, 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.

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LORD ASHCROFT: Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Peachment tried to enlist, but was turned away as too young after giving his real date of birth.

Rev Calum MacLeod had a cameo role (pictured), playing a vicar who officiated at the doomed wedding of Saffy, Jennifer Saunders ' character's daughter in the much-loved show.

Edward Fitzalan-Howard, Duke of Norfolk is understood to have proposed to his girlfriend Francesca 'Chica' Herbert (the couple, pictured) while they were on holiday in Italy last month.

The Prime Minister (on left, in parliament with her Chancellor and Levelling Up Secretary, and right) is facing resistance from her cabinet colleagues to a move that would see labour shortages plugged by allowing businesses to recruit more overseas workers. Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, Kemi Badenoch, the Trade Secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Business Secretary, are said to be resistant to Liz Truss' plan. It is understood that Nadhim Zahawi, the Cabinet Office minister, who chaired a meeting on the proposals, is also in favour along with Ranil Jayawardena, the Environment Secretary, and Kwasi Kwarteng, the Chancellor. Businesses have long been frustrated that the visa system for skilled work has not been responsive enough to shortages.

The revelation that Michael Fawcett held a party for his daughter at Dumfries House will only bolster the perception of his closeness to King Charles.

Leading figures of the Tories including Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith and Sir Graham Brady want the American online payment giant to be held to account over cancelling freedom of speech group.

It is believed that West Midlands Police didn't receive a complaint because officers were given an unofficial 'wellness' policy to make sure recruits got through training.

Lachlan Macdonald (pictured hiking), 46, from Glasgow, is understood to have lost his footing while on top of a ridge and fell backwards off a cliff near the Isle of Skye. The father-of-one was walking through Forcan Ridge, considered a challenging route, on The Saddle, the peak, at around 12pm on Saturday, September 17 when he died 'doing what he loved best'. He has been described as a 'man who could light up a hillside in seconds' and someone who had 'love, compassion and the ability to bring out the best in every situation'.

Whitehall officials are poring over an extraordinary plan to install almost 12 million solar panels and 530 wind turbines across a vast expanse of desert in Morocco.

The 53-year-old former Bros singer said his beloved dog and 'furry son' endured a 24-hour, 6,000-mile journey from Los Angeles to Frankfurt before being driven in a 4x4 to London.

The students are also challenged to ask themselves 'if they have ever felt guilty about being white or having privilege'.

A maths teacher has been sacked after refusing to affirm a pupil's gender change because he wanted to first obtain the permission of the student's parents. Kevin Lister is taking legal action against his employers for unfair dismissal, claiming he is a victim of a 'witch-hunt' for challenging 'dangerous transgender ideology'. He has been backed by campaigners as well as Tory MP Danny Kruger, who said he was 'very concerned' because recent government guidance says the teacher had been within his rights to apply caution. Mr Lister, a teacher at a school in Swindon, had enjoyed an unblemished 18-year teaching career before he was dismissed for 'gross misconduct' this month. He had refused to refer to a biologically female student, aged 17, by their preferred male name and he/him pronouns in A-level lessons.

The senior Conservative's sons, who are reportedly in their late teens and 20s, were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm at a bus stop in Blackheath, south-east London on June 18.

Rosena Allin-Khan, a Shadow Health Minister, allegedly made the shocking claim earlier this year in reference to the former Prime Minister's Covid policies.

The most senior Herald, David Vines White, forgot to say the crucial words 'God Save the King' at the end of the ceremony at St George's Chapel in Windsor last week.

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.

The luminescent tribute to Her Majesty was part of an installation called 'Reflections' and was originally planned to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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On the evening of Saturday, April 16, Tyrone Ludlow, 35, was captured on doorbell camera footage walking towards his victim's home in Gravesend, in northwest Kent, carrying a petrol can.

The disgraced Conservative Party deputy chief whip was reported to parliament's Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS) in June.

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. The frightened animal was found stuck in the sink hole at Cockfield Fell, County Durham when the firefighters arrived at the scene. Calming the horse down, the firefighters tied a rope to the scared creature, managing to dig out a channel to create a step which helped the animal hope out of the hole on its own.

Speaking to Paul Brand on LBC, shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell said the Labour Party was 'not going to oppose that measure when it comes to Parliament in the next couple of weeks.'

A 'distressed' woman wearing a red top was seen running from bushes holding her trousers near the Rose Gardens, Portsmouth, on Monday, shortly before a man was spotted leaving the scene.

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Putin's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (pictured left) has repeated threats that Russia would be prepared to use nuclear weapons in annexed Ukrainian territories.The comments came after an explicit warning on Thursday by former President Dmitry Medvedev, an ally of Vladimir Putin (inset), that any weapons in Moscow's arsenal could be used to defend territories incorporated into Russia. That includes 'strategic nuclear weapons' such as Putin's giant new Sarmat missile (pictured right), Mr Medvedev said, and 'weapons based on new principles' - likely a reference to hypersonic technology that the Kremlin claims is invulnerable to air defences.

North Korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan just days before US military drills and a visit by Vice President Kamala Harris to the region

Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, today made fresh fiery comments pushing Beijing's long held claim to Taiwan, which separated from the mainland after a 1949 civil war.

After questioning the boy, he admitted inserting the needle into his urethra himself because 'he was bored' and wanted to discover if it was possible

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