Buckingham Palace has confirmed the shocking News to Her Majesty, 91

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How Queen really feels if someone doesn't bow or curtsy her
How Queen really feels if someone doesn't bow or curtsy her

The Queen’s private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt resigns after ten years

The resignation will come as a shock to Her Majesty, 91

The Queen was pictured arriving at Crathie Church today marking her first Sunday of her annual break to Balmoral
The Queen was pictured arriving at Crathie Church today marking her first Sunday of her annual break to Balmoral

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen’s private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt has resigned after ten years in the post. Sir Christopher will leave in October and will be replaced by his deputy, Edward Young, who joined the royal household in 2004. In a statement, Sir Christopher said: “It has been my very great privilege to serve the Queen since the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and, especially, as her private secretary for the past decade. In that time, as throughout her reign, Her Majesty’s authority has brought stability, purpose and colour to country and Commonwealth alike.

Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince William and Queen Elizabeth II Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“With the Duke of Edinburgh’s recent decision to draw back from public life, the Queen’s own unwavering commitment as sovereign has the full and active support of the entire royal family. It is therefore with every confidence, and with Her Majesty’s agreement, that I now hand over the responsibilities of the Queen’s private secretary to my successor, Edward Young.”

The Spanish Queen showed her sartorial credentials in an elegant pale yellow coat dress displaying just a hint of décolletage
The Spanish Queen showed her sartorial credentials in an elegant pale yellow coat dress displaying just a hint of décolletage

The resignation will come as a shock to Her Majesty, who has worked with Sir Christopher since 2002. He started his career in the royal household as an assistant private secretary to the Queen. He became deputy private secretary in 2005 and private secretary in 2007.

Poor Prince Charles fell firmly into the trap of the awkward greeting when he was spotted
Poor Prince Charles fell firmly into the trap of the awkward greeting when he was spotted

Sir Christopher’s surprise departure is being viewed as the first of a “slew” of personnel changes at senior level in the royal household. The Mail on Sunday reports that a dramatic shake-up is taking place as the Queen and Prince Charles try to impose greater unity on the rival “firms”, or households, of the younger royals. It comes as the Queen, 91, and Prince Philip, 96, prepare to scale back official duties and hand responsibility to the younger generation. The Duke of Edinburgh is due to retire on Wednesday.

Meet the man who will be at the Queen's side after Prince Philip retires Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Meet the man who will be at the Queen’s side after Prince Philip retires Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

The report went on to say that “two, maybe three more” senior officials would resign before Christmas. Prince William’s private secretary Miguel Head and Prince Harry’s private secretary Edward Lane Fox are said to be weighing up their positions.

Prince Harry pictured with some of the Royal Family in 2013. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Harry pictured with some of the Royal Family in 2013. Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her son Prince George seated next to Queen Elizabeth II

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace has just announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has hired a new private secretary. Catherine Quinn will take over from Rebecca Priestley, née Deacon, in October. She is currently the chief operating officer and associate dean for administration at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Catherine has an MBA from the business school, as well as degrees from US and UK universities.

The royals on the balcony spanned four generations, from Queen Elizabeth to the young Princess Charlotte
The royals on the balcony spanned four generations, from Queen Elizabeth to the young Princess Charlotte

Source: HELLO MAGAZINE

Tags: Kensington Palace, Duchess of Cambridge, Private Secretary, Rebecca Priestley, Dean for Deacon, Officer and Associate Dean, Business School, US and UK Universities, Miguel Head, Prince Harry, Edward Lane Fox, Christmas, Buckingham Palace

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