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Princess Anne and Prince Edward wade into the Sussex drama calling for Queen’s Private Secretary to resign


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Senior members of The Royal Family are calling for The Queen’s Private Secretary to resign in the aftermath of the Duke of York’s disastrous Newsnight interview and the drama surrounding the Duke & Duchess of Sussex.

The royals – thought to be Princess Anne and Prince Edward – believe that Sir Edward Young has failed to manage the aftermath of recent royal events in an adequate fashion.

According to the Sunday Times, Sir Edward had let down Her Majesty because he did not tell Charles, William and Harry things they might not like, in stark contrast to his predecessor as Private Secretary, Lord Geidt.

Sir Edward will play a key role in Monday’s crunch summit at Sandringham House between The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge & the Duke & Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Charles and Prince William have arrived in Norfolk ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting with The Queen to discuss the future role of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Family.

Prince Charles arrived near the Sandringham Estate late on Sunday evening after a very brief stop in Oman.

Prince William is staying at his family residence of Anmer Hall – just a five minute drive from Sandringham House where Monday’s meeting will be held.

There are no signs of Prince Harry in Norfolk yet. His wife, the Duchess of Sussex has flown back to Canada and will dial-in to the meeting remotely.

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

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

The meeting will mark the first time that Prince Harry has spoken to his family face-to-face since making the shock announcement on Wednesday 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.