Buckingham Palace have released a statement in response to the bombshell Harry and Meghan dropped
It would appear that Buckingham Palace was not consulted at all before the Sussex's released their statement detailing their plans to step back from the Royal Family.
The announcement has caused a storm in British media circles, and has divided opinion between journalists and royalists alike.
Reports have emerged that Harry didn't consult the Queen before going ahead with his statement - a decision that is sure to have caused much upset and hurt within the family.
Jonny Dymond, a Royal Correspondent for the BBC, had this to say over Twitter.
BREAKING A palace source tells the BBC that senior members of the Royal family feel “hurt” by the announcement that Harry and Meghan are to withdraw from their current Royal roles. The source confirmed that no members of the royal family were consulted.— Jonny Dymond (@JonnyDymond) January 8, 2020
Buckingham Palace's statement
The Palace kept it short and sweet when addressing the public on this issue. They had this to say
Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.
Clearly, Queen Elizabeth is less than pleased with these revelations and one wonders what the future holds for Harry, Meghan, and the Royal Family at large.
2019 was a disastrous year for the family. Prince Andrew brought shame and disrepute to the monarchy through his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and now 2020 looks to be another difficult year. Time will tell.