Topics the Queen will discuss in Royal crisis talks with Charles, William, Harry
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shocked the nation with their announcement that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family, the Queen was adamant workable plans would be made in days, not weeks.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had announced a plan to step back as “senior” members of the Royal Family , and want to spend more time in North America.
They reportedly didn't consult the Queen or Prince Charles on the announcement which was made on Instagram and their own website.
The monarch has now summoned her family to Sandringham in Norfolk where they can hash out the details.
The Queen has invited Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry, and Meghan may join the meeting by telephone.
This will be the first face-to-face meeting since Harry and Meghan dropped the bombshell news.
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What will be brought up in the Royal crisis talks?
1. Royal titles
If Meghan and Harry want to be able to earn an income, they will need to carefully discuss what this would mean for their royal titles.
But keeping their titles could lead to accusations of them cashing in, or tarnishing the royal brand.
However, in the statement they did not indicate they would be giving up their titles.
Meghan and Harry have announced they want to become “financially independent” because they “value the ability to earn a professional income”.
One of the questions would no doubt be about how they plan to do this.
Meghan and Harry could earn money from merchandising, public speaking, book deals, TV and film or acting.
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Harry and Meghan have said they will no longer receive money from the “Sovereign Grant”, which is paid for by the taxpayer.
However, they will still be able to receive an income from the Duchy of Cornwall, courtesy of Prince Charles.
Money will no doubt be a big talking point in this meeting.
4. Where they will live
In the statement, Harry and Meghan vaguely said they were planning to “balance our time” between the UK and North America.
Archie will no doubt be a big deciding factor in this, as family and schooling will be important.
How much they will fly back and forth is also important because of their carbon footprint.
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Harry and Meghan have indicated on their website that the British taxpayer will still have to cover the cost of their police protection officers.
However, it is only senior members of the Royal Family which receive such security.
This will be an issue when Meghan and Harry are travelling between countries, as it will cost more.
6. Official duties
Harry and Meghan want to “carve out a progressive new role within this institution”.
They wish to be Royals who can also earn money privately, which has sparked outrage.
Questions which will need answering include what official engagements they will carry out, what will happen to their charities and patronages and how to ensure there is no conflict of interests.
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