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Buckingham Palace, Clarence House & Kensington Palace release rare joint statement

The three royal households, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace, have taken the unusual step of releasing a joint statement following claims that there is an ongoing power-struggle between the houses.

An investigation by The Times newspaper revealed that The Queen’s most senior aide, Sir Christopher Geidt, was forced out of the job by the Prince of Wales in what the paper describes as a ‘power struggle.’

Buckingham Palace and the Prince of Wales are said to be in the midst of a huge row over how best to manage the transition arrangements for when Prince Charles succeeds his mother as Monarch and becomes King.

The Queen’s former Private Secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt, left his position in July after complaints by both the Prince of Wales and Duke of York. The Times report that this was the ultimate climax between Buckingham Palace and Clarence Hosue.

The power struggle is thought to revolve around plans to make Prince Charles King, and his staff are keen to increase his royal role significantly by the time he turns 70-years-old next year.

In a rare joint statement, the royal households said: “While we never comment on the confidential employment details of individuals, it was previously announced in July that Sir Christopher Geidt is stepping down after 10 years as private secretary.

“At the time of the announcement, the lord chamberlain paid tribute to the major contribution made by Sir Christopher who, in turn, commended the support offered to Her Majesty by other members of the royal family.

“Indeed, recent years have seen an ever-closer working relationship between all the different royal households and their respective teams.

“Beyond that, we are not going to engage with a story based on rumours from unnamed sources.”

Prince Andrew is reported to back his brother in this unprecedented row, helping remove Sir Christopher from his role as Private Secretary in July. Sources say that the sixth-in-line to the throne shares a great dislike to Sir Christopher in the same as his brother does.

You can read the full investigation in The Times by clicking here.

  • vegastearoom

    There remains time for him to predecease her.

    • Gerry

      I feel they are power hungry status seeking fools why value do they have for England living s life of privlage while the rest if England is batteling why keep a monarchy if they cant make a diffarance in the lives of their loyal subjects just another super rich family who are they so special not even pure bloods any more aren’t roy as lty supposte to be of pure blood not mixed blood

  • Scott Windsor

    I say end the Monarchy. It is has no value in today’s world.

    • Gerry

      They are costing England millions of pounds if they still worked as in the past kings and queens did yes but lazy money eating status seeking hounds get rid if them I say too have they not drained enough money out if englands hard working people

    • Anthony Hathaway-Taylor

      NO! The Monarchy has an extreme position in today’s world – or do you want a TRUMP as Head of State? The Monarchy brings in more money than it spends – so if you’re balancing the country’s books – you work it out – the Monarchy is a positive influence on people, the Commonwealth and this is where we gather as a nation.

  • pamela traves

    Very Nasty! They must be ashamed!!!!

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