The Kiwi who broke the news of Meghan and Harry's royal resignation

Author
Newstalk ZB / NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 10:42AM
Dan Wootton is the Kiwi journalist who broke the news of the latest royal scandal. Photo / Getty Images

The Kiwi who broke the news of Meghan and Harry's royal resignation

Author
Newstalk ZB / NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 10 Jan 2020, 10:42AM

Listen to the audio above as Dan Wootton speaks to Andrew Dickens

It's the news making headlines all over the world - and it was a New Zealander who first broke it.

Dan Wootton, executive editor of The Sun in the UK, published a front page story yesterday, the day before the official announcement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, saying "the split was imminent".

The New Zealand-born journalist broke the world exclusive with his front page in The Sun, which was confirmed by the royals a day later.

The Kiwi editor also pointed to the Queen's latest official family portrait as a sign that not all was well between her and Prince Harry.

Wootton, originally from Lower Hutt, joined The Sun in 2013 and has been the newspaper's executive editor since March 2018.

He began his career in New Zealand, working as a columnist for the Dominion Post.

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