Is the Queen going to step down? Staff summoned to emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with the Prince of Wales during his investiture at Caernarfon Castle Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh with the Prince of Wales during his investiture at Caernarfon Castle Photo (C) GETTY

Is the Queen going to step down? Staff summoned to emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace

BUCKINGHAM Palace is expected to make a bombshell announcement today, sparking fears the Queen could be preparing to step down.

The source claimed a meeting was held today, concerning the Queen retiring to her preferred residence at Windsor Castle for a while.

Speculation was also rife after the details of a second “emergency meeting” of the Queen’s Royal Household and Kensington Palace Staff were kept under wraps.

The Daily Star source said it “unbelievable as we have never had two big meetings in one day”.

The second meeting was initially presumed to reveal the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but rumours hint it could directly concern the Queen and Prince Philip.

The Duke of Edinburgh retired from royal duties earlier this year after a long and accomplished career alongside the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip bought Her Majesty a bracelet as a gift Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip bought Her Majesty a bracelet as a gift Photo (C) GETTY

Prince Philip’s sudden retirement was the last time the Queen’s household staff were called in for such a big meeting.

At Remembrance Sunday ceremony this month, the monarch stepped back to let Prince Charles take the spotlight.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history, and at the age of 91, royal duties are becoming more difficult.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by A Davidson/SHM/REX/Shutterstock (9039097ac) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing Opening, Scotland, UK - 04 Sep 2017
Mandatory Credit: Photo by A Davidson/SHM/REX/Shutterstock (9039097ac)
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh
Queensferry Crossing Opening, Scotland, UK – 04 Sep 2017

I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service
Queen Elizabeth II

Earlier in September it was suggested if the Queen is still on the throne by the age of 95, she will initiate The Regency Act.

The Regency Act would allow the Queen to step back, and make Charles the King in all but name as Prince Regent.

The beloved monarch still has links to several hundred charities and an incredibly busy schedule of royal engagements.

Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding present from Prince Philip, and Kate Middleton has worn it Photo (C) GETTY
Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding present from Prince Philip, and Kate Middleton has worn it Photo (C) GETTY

But her strong sense of duty to her country and people could keep her in the throne for a long time still.

In 1947, the then Princess Elizabeth told the nation: ”I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service.”

Royal author Sarah Bradford told the Telegraph the Queen would never even consider abdication, because she feels she must do her duty.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

Tags: Prince William, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II

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