London: The UK royals, led by Queen Elizabeth II, will gather on Monday at the Monarch’s Sandringham Estate for talks over the futures of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle over their shock announcement to step down as senior royals.
Prince Harry, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and their father Charles, the Prince of Wales, will all attend the meeting, while Meghan was expected to join the discussion by phone from Canada, reports the BBC.
It is hoped the talks will produce a “next step” on the way to defining the couple’s new relationship with the Royal Family - in line with the Queen’s wish to find a solution within days.
Among the issues likely to be discussed are what funding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will receive, whether they will keep their titles, and what royal duties they will continue to carry out.
Monday’s gathering at the Queen’s estate in Norfolk - being described as the “Sandringham summit” - will be the first time the monarch has come face-to-face with Prince Harry since the Sussexes’ announcement, which was posted on their official Instagram account on January 8. (IANS)