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Thu, 23 Jan 2020 07:49 GMT

Queen Seeks Urgent Solution for Prince Harry Crisis

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Fri, 10 Jan 2020 05:55 GMT

Queen Elizabeth II and senior royals will convene to decide on a "workable solution" for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle's future in the royal family within "days, not weeks," AFP reported.

According to The Telegraph, a meeting is believed to have taken place on Thursday January 9th. This comes after a controversy was raised when Prince Harry and his wife Meghan went public with their decision to step back as senior members of the royal family and spend more time in North America.

The couple released their statement at 6.30pm on Wednesday January 8th, with aides admitting that the news has come as a surprise to many.

In a follow-up statement released two hours later, Buckingham Palace expressed that the couple's "desire to take a different approach" created "complicated issues" that would take time to resolve.

However, the domestic Press Association and Sky News both quoted an unnamed Buckingham Palace source saying that the monarch and princes Charles and William wanted answers as soon as possible.

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