Breaking News: Buckingham Palace announcement: Staff ‘summoned to emergency meeting’ on Queen and Philip

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The royal couple released new portraits to celebrate their anniversary Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The royal couple released new portraits to celebrate their anniversary Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Buckingham Palace announcement: Staff ‘summoned to emergency meeting’ on Queen and Philip

Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry's girlfriend has been shopping in Chelsea Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN
Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry’s girlfriend has been shopping in Chelsea Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN

BUCKINGHAM Palace is expected to make an explosive announcement at 5pm after staff were summoned to two urgent meetings today.

A royal source told the Daily Star they expected a crucial announcement to be made later today, while the BBC is on standby having been told to expect Royal news at 5pm.

Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry's girlfriend was shopping in swimwear shop Heidi Klein Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA
Meghan Markle spotted in London Prince Harry’s girlfriend was shopping in swimwear shop Heidi Klein Photo (C) LDNPIX MEGA

The source said they had been called to a meeting this morning expecting details of the imminent announcement, but instead found themselves discussing the Queen’s plans to spend more time at Windsor Castle.

However the sense of secrecy and urgency did not end there; staff have been recalled to another urgent meeting this afternoon.

The second meeting of the Queen’s Royal Household and Kensington Palace staff could concern an upcoming engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Meghan is following in Diana's footsteps. Photo Getty
Meghan is following in Diana’s footsteps. Photo Getty

Buckingham Palace announcement: Staff ‘summoned to emergency meeting’
However the fact the meeting is held at Buckingham Palace could also point to the announcement concerning the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

After Prince Philip retired from public life earlier this year, such a large meeting of Buckingham Palace staff has fuelled speculation the Queen could also be stepping back.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. Picture Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle. Picture Photo (C) GETTY

The elderly monarch stepped down as patron of some of her favourite charities in 2016.

She has also made plans to spend more time at Balmoral and Windsor Castle as it has become more difficult for her to keep up with Royal duties.

The most telling sign of her desire to step back from the centre of public life came on Remembrance Sunday, when Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in her stead.

It was thought the Queen would struggle with walking backwards down the steps after she laid her poppy wreath.

The meetings could also point to an engagement announcement between Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle.

Sources claim Suits actress Meghan moved to London this weekend after quitting her breakout role in the legal drama.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been living apart since they got together [Getty]
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been living apart since they got together [Getty]
She was spotted strolling through Knightsbridge after a shopping spree earlier this week, and has also previously been spotted out with her beau in a number of central London locations.

The star is said to be putting everything on hold to pursue her relationship with Prince Harry.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly starting a new life together [Getty]
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly starting a new life together [Getty]
She is reportedly also set to move her dogs from Toronto to the UK as she settles down with the fifth in line to the throne.

Royal watchers are certain we can expect a Royal wedding in spring 2018, while bookmakers Ladbrokes have predicted a wedding in 2019.

Source: Express Co Uk

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