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.

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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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