Meghan Markle’s favourite hairdresser gives Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas striking new look

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The Duchess of Sussex’s hair stylist has turned his attentions to the woman many think Prince Harry should have married.

 

Prince Harry's Ex-girlfriend

George Northwood, who toured Australia, New Zealand and Tonga with Meghan in 2020, has, I hear, been tending the locks of Cressida Bonas, Harry’s former long-term girlfriend.

‘Fringe-tastic!’ says the 35-year-old actress, who shared this photograph of her new do online. She has previously worn her hair in a demure side parting.

Northwood has said he became ‘very close’ to Meghan, who flew him out to join her when the former actress travelled to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games in 2022. He also saw Meghan, Harry and their two children when they visited Britain for Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebrations that year.

‘So nostalgic and wonderful to be reunited [with] Harry, Meghan and their family in the UK,’ he said at the time. ‘Archie has grown to be the cutest, well-mannered little boy and Lilibet is just beautiful.’

Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell and her husband, Formula 1 boss Christian Horner, are told they must keep the noise down if they want to win permission for new swimming pool at their country home

They have, together, weathered a squall of indignities following accusations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ made earlier this year by an anonymous female employee.

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But might Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner, the subject of those accusations, and his wife, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, now have to reconcile themselves to regular monitoring of their private passions – at least when in the grounds of their 15th century manor house in an idyllic village on the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border?

I ask not because of any further machinations at Red Bull, whose inquiry completely exonerated Horner, but because of the latest development in the couple’s battle to install a 40ft x 16ft swimming pool.

The proposal – the centrepiece of plans involving the introduction of a yew hedge, vegetable garden, raised flower beds and either an apple or rose walk – provoked howls of fury from fellow villagers.

One, I disclosed, categorised the Horners’ scheme as ‘the height of disrespect’, arguing that the pool would be offensively close to the village church, raising the possibility of mourners at funerals being ‘distracted by screaming, shouting and splashing’ as a loved one was interred.

Now, I can reveal, the local council’s environmental protection officer has leaped in, saying that ‘appropriate safeguarding conditions’ must be met.

She recommends that, from midnight till 7am, there should be no ‘overall noise’ above ‘background levels’. For the rest of the time, the overall noise should be less than five decibels above those levels.

To put that in context, a whispered conversation would usually peak at 25 decibels, while the sound of rustling leaves equates to 10 decibels.

The Horners’ respective vocations have, by contrast, taken them to a completely different sonic sphere, with Formula 1 routinely reaching 140 decibels, while a Spice Girls concert would be just 10 decibels lower.

Hand-held sound meters can be had for £100 – a price which some of the Horners’ neighbours may feel well worth paying to check that the couple are reining in their whoops of poolside pleasure.

Geri is, of course, well versed in coping with all manner of unsolicited advances, having done a stint as a dancer in a Majorca nightclub, and could almost certainly neutralise even the most antagonistic critic with a dazzling smile and an invitation to hop over the churchyard wall and help her skewer something sizzling on the barbecue. But her husband…? Would I be wrong to fear a more abrasive outcome?

Time – and the decibel count – will tell…