A woman famed for telling the future based on asparagus spears claims she foresaw Harry and Meghan quitting as senior members of the royal family.
Jemima Packington, 64, is the world’s only “asparamancer”, a term for looking into the future by tossing asparagus into the air.
She claims she can read the future based on her interpretation of how the spears land on the ground.
In the past, she’s correctly predicted the outcome of the Brexit referendum, Theresa May’s departure as Prime Minister and England’s Cricket World Cup win, together with the film ‘A Star Is Born’ winning an Oscar and the closure of household British businesses.
She had made a number of predictions for 2020, including “turmoil in the Royal Family” – a forecast she says has proved true with Harry and Meghan’s announcement yesterday.
“There will be continued turmoil within the Royal family and this will result in certain members being precluded from Royal duties and have privileges withdrawn but the Sovereign will prevail. More royal births but royal bereavements too,” was her prediction in full.
The fortune teller believes her predictions are “75-90% accurate”.
She said: "When I cast the asparagus, it creates patterns and it is the patterns I interpret.
“I’m able to interpret the patterns left by the asparagus
"I am usually about 75-90 per cent accurate with my predictions. I go through my predictions each year and think: 'Yep, that's happened, yep, that's happened.'
"Occasionally I get one slightly off, where I haven't quite read it correctly, but I'm never far off."
Packington, who is from Bath, Somerset, said she developed her unusual talent when she was eight years old – and inherited it from an elderly aunt who used to read tea leaves.
Here is her full list of predictions for 2020:
US President Donald Trump will win a second term; he will however face impeachment again and this time it will be carried through.
Concerns about global warming will again take centre stage but more countries will take action to minimise the threat to the planet.
The instances of storms, typhoons, hurricanes and flooding will increase tenfold, directly attributable to global warming with the UK suffering floods.
Sports and sporting personalities will be embroiled in scandals including some high-profile and much-loved names. The nation will be shocked by some of the revelations.
Brexit will happen smoothly and will not cause the problems that were anticipated.
A real shake up of the major political parties in the UK will take place sooner than expected.
There will be a resurgence of independent retailers and smaller shops. Shop Local will start to mean something again.
The youngest person ever to win an Oscar will be heralded as an acting talent of the future.
There will be continued turmoil within the Royal family and this will result in certain members being precluded from Royal duties and have privileges withdrawn but the Sovereign will prevail. More royal births but royal bereavements too.
A renowned showbiz personality will announce his retirement from public life which will come as a great surprise, but he will receive an honour for his achievements.
A review of the BBC licence fee will take place and the fee will be reduced or abolished completely.
A review will take place of the standards set for education from kindergarten to university. This will lead to radical reforms and more challenging standards.
The interest in veganism will plateau as people will find it difficult to embrace no animal products being consumed.
The Vale of Evesham asparagus will be heralded as the most prized vegetable worldwide.