- Earlier this week, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family and will be carving out a "progressive new role" for themselves.
- The Queen's response has been to give her staff 72 hours to find a solution for what Meghan and Harry's new roles would look like.
- The Queen is also thinking of Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' future amid the drama.
Wow, it has been a WEEK for the royal family. And no, I'm not talking about the fact that it was Kate Middleton's birthday on Thursday (sorry, Kate!), but rather the earth-shattering news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are stepping down from their role as senior royals.
And if you've been like, "what the heck does them stepping down even mean?" well, it's not that you're not enough of a royal nerd to figure it out—rather, the Queen herself is still trying to figure out what Meghan and Harry's new role and position in the family will look like.
However, it also appears as though the Queen wants to figure it out ASAP, and the palace is scrambling to find a solution to Meghan and Harry opting out of their royal duties. Yesterday, The Telegraph reported that Queen Elizabeth "ordered that the row over the future roles of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex be resolved within the next 72 hours."
But here's where it gets reallyyy interesting: The Queen reportedly also tasked officials to "turn a crisis into an opportunity" by creating a solution that could be applied to future generations of the royal family, should Princess Charlotte or Prince Louis decide to step down as well. And really, Charlotte and Louis didn't ask to be part of this narrative!!
So something tells me that the palace staff will be working over the weekend!
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