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Royal writer in hospital after suffering stroke

Collapse: Royal author Andrew Morton PIC: MARTIN KEENE

ROYAL biographer Andrew Morton was last night recovering in hospital after suffering a mini stroke while promoting his new book.

The 65-year-old was just minutes into a talk when he told an audience at Simpson’s In The Strand: ‘Sorry, I can’t go on,’ and slumped into a chair. An ambulance was called and he was taken to London’s University College hospital for treatment.

He later tweeted: ‘Thank you for all of your good wishes — seems I had a mini stroke, but am doing well & on the mend.’ Morton was plugging new book Wallis In Love: The Untold True Passion Of The Duchess Of Windsor, when he fell ill.

The author was also due to promote his other new title, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, at Waterstones in Chelsea last night but the event was cancelled. The bookshop tweeted: ‘Please accept our sincerest apologies. We are offering refunds to all ticketholders so do pop in.’

Morton, who was Princess Diana’s closest confidante, had been due to help present US TV channel ABC’s coverage of the royal wedding this weekend.