So Now Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis Are Getting Dragged into Meghan and Harry's Royal Drama

Didn't see this coming!

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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 (opens in new tab) (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 (opens in new tab) 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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Alanna Greco is the weekend editor at and a freelance writer based in New York. Her writing focuses on anything/everything pertaining to women, from sex and relationships to pop culture and health. She has two cats that she’s still trying to get to like her.