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British Royals

Charles, William & Harry leave Sandringham separately as the crisis meeting breaks up

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The meeting of the Royal Family at Sandringham has broken up after an afternoon of intense discussions.

The Queen summoned the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex to Sandringham for the summit to discuss the future roles of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex in the family.

It is understood that the Duchess dialled-in to the meeting from Canada.

No information about what happened at the summit has so far been released, however, it is known that the meeting started at around 2pm.

Prince Charles, Prince William & Prince Harry left Sandringham House separately at around 4:30pm.

The Queen summoned her son and two grandchildren to Norfolk for the crisis meeting which she chaired.

The unprecedented summit saw the most senior members of The Royal Family discuss the Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s future in the family.

The meeting marked the first time that Prince Harry has spoken to his family face-to-face since making the shock announcement last week that he and his wife would be stepping down as senior royals.

In their statement released last Wednesday which was not approved by The Queen, Harry & Meghan said they wanted to ”carve out a progressive new role” within the Royal Family and ”work to become financially independent”.

The statement also said that dividing their time between the UK and America would allow them to ”raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born while also providing out family with the space to focus on our next chapter”.

They said they would continue ”to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth and our patronages” and they added they would be launching a new charitable entity.

Neither The Queen or any other member of The Royal Family were consulted about Harry & Meghan’s statement before the couple released it via their Instagram account on Wednesday evening.