According to several sources, Queen Elizabeth II summoned her entire royal staff for an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace. And, for now, the reason is a mystery. Apparently, the staff from every royal residence, including Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral were called to London. The staff will be addressed by the most senior officer of the Royal Household, Lord Chamberlain, and Her Majesty’s Private Secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt.
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Rumors are swirling around the Internet and social media, but even long-standing staff members are in the dark. Several sources described the situation as “highly unusual”, and admitted that they’re concerned about the health of the monarch or her husband, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Last month, the Queen celebrated her 91 birthday and Prince Philip will celebrate his 96th in June.
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According to the Daily Mail, one staff member said, “Everyone is on tenterhooks. Although meetings involving the entire royal household are occasionally called, the way this has been done at the eleventh hour is highly unusual and suggests that there is something major to be disseminated. But at the moment, only those closest to her genuinely know what on earth this is all about.”
Buckingham Palace has yet to comment.
More to come.