Queen Elizabeth Just Called an Emergency Family Meeting to Discuss Meghan and Harry's Future
The unprecedented summit is scheduled for Monday.
A resolution to the Megxit drama appears to be on the horizon. Four days after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from royal life, Queen Elizabeth called a face-to-face summit between the Duke of Sussex, his father, Prince Charles, and and brother, Prince William to "talk things through," according to multiple reports.
The emergency family meeting will reportedly take place at the Queen's estate in Sandringham on Monday, and Meghan is expected to phone in, as she is currently in Canada with baby Archie.
The meeting's agenda will focus on several realistic solutions to Meghan and Harry's desire to exit the British monarchy. “Following a series of meetings and consultations across the last few days, there is a range of possibilities for the family to review which take into account the thinking the Sussexes outlined earlier in the week,” a palace source told People. “As we have said previously, making a change to the working life and role of the monarchy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex requires complex and thoughtful discussions."
"Next steps will be agreed at the meeting,” the insider continued, adding that the Queen wants to reach a resolution as quickly as possible. “The request for this to be resolved ‘at pace’ is still Her Majesty’s wish. The aim remains days not weeks."
However, even once a plan for Meghan and Harry's future is in place, any sort of transition won't happen overnight. "There is genuine agreement and understanding that any decision will take time to be implemented,” the source said.
Until then, Harry and Meghan will uphold their royal duties.