MARKED MOVE Queen brings back loyal aide to ‘keep an eye’ on ambitious Meghan Markle and be Her Majesty’s ‘eyes and ears’

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The Queen has appointed Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting

THE Queen has brought back one of her must trusted aides to “keep an eye” on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Lord Geidt will also be on hand to help with ceremonial events and to welcome heads of state Photo C PA
Lord Geidt will also be on hand to help with ceremonial events and to welcome heads of state Photo C PA

According to the Daily Mail, the Queen has appointed Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting.

A source told the publication: “Her Majesty values Lord Geidt’s wise counsel. This new role gives him a formal status again.”

Sir Christopher resigned as her private secretary in 2017 after there was an alleged power struggle with Prince Charles in his preparations to become King.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to set up their own Royal household after the Kensington Palace split but the move was blocked by the Queen Photo C GETTY IMAGES
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wanted to set up their own Royal household after the Kensington Palace split but the move was blocked by the Queen Photo C GETTY IMAGES

However, the loyal lieutenant is said to have been re-hired at the Queen’s personal discretion.

Part of his role will be working closely with Meghan at the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, following the Queen making the duchess a vice-president of the organisation earlier this month.

The courtier said: “This was all part of the plan to introduce the Duchess to royal life. Lord Geidt will be Her Majesty’s eyes and ears.”

The Duchess will be working with Lord Geidt in her role as vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION
The Duchess will be working with Lord Geidt in her role as vice president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION

He will also be on hand to help with ceremonial events and to welcome heads of state, like President Trump, when they visit Buckingham Palace.

Sir Christopher has already crossed paths with pregnant Meghan, when she visited King’s College London on International Women’s Day on March 8.

The Duke of Duchess of Sussex made a bid for freedom after splitting from the Kensington Palace Royal household but the Queen blocked the move, according to reports.

Sir Christopher greets pregnant Meghan on International Women’s Day on March Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION
Sir Christopher greets pregnant Meghan on International Women’s Day on March Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION

Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, are thought to have grand plans to build a global ‘Sussex brand’ of philanthropy and humanitarian work, in their own modern style.

While Meghan, who was already a passionate speaker about gender equality during her former job as an actress, wants to continue her work as an “activist”, according to reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will part ways from Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Royal office when they move to Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, ahead of their baby’s birth.

Sir Christopher right has previously served as the Queens private secretary Photo C AFP
Sir Christopher right has previously served as the Queens private secretary Photo C AFP

But their bid to create a separate household was met with a resounding “no” from the Queen and Prince Charles, who fund their Royal duties.

A Royal source told The Times: “They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told ‘no’.

The Queen has appointed Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting and part of the role will be working with Meghan Photo C REUTERS
The Queen has appointed Sir Christopher Geidt as her Permanent Lord in Waiting and part of the role will be working with Meghan Photo C REUTERS

“There is an institutional structure that doesn’t allow that kind of independence.”

Instead, the couple’s staff will become part of the Buckingham Palace office – which oversees the Queen and other Royals.

The Queen has brought back trusted aide Sir Christopher Geidt to keep an eye on Meghan Markle according to the Daily Mail Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION
The Queen has brought back trusted aide Sir Christopher Geidt to keep an eye on Meghan Markle according to the Daily Mail Photo C PAPRESS ASSOCIATION

Source: thesun co uk