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Queen's most senior aides 'call ALL royal staff into emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace'

Mirror logo Mirror 5/4/2017 Natalie Evans

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The entire royal household staff has been called into an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace today, it has been reported.

The Queen's most senior aides reportedly ordered all staff from royal residences across the country to London, sparking frenzied speculation as to the reason behind the sudden request.

According to the Daily Mail , the employees will be addressed this morning by the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior officer of the Royal Household , and Her Majesty’s right-hand man, Private Secretary Sir Christopher Geidt.

Meetings involving the entire household staff are occasionally called, but one such as this at the eleventh hour is "highly unusual" a source told the Mail.

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As the news emerged, speculation was rife on social media that an announcement regarding the Queen or Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh , could be imminent.

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Staff from royal residences further afield, such as Balmoral in Scotland, as well as those closer to London, including Windsor Castle and Sandringham have all been asked to attend suggesting the announcement will also affect them.

Mirror Online has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

Yesterday, the Queen met with Theresa May at Buckingham Palace to mark the dissolution of Parliament for the General Election.

The Prime Minister spent more than 30 minutes at the Palace, in a longer-than-anticipated audience with the Queen.

Prince Philip was also out on public duty yesterday when he opened the new £25million Warner Stand at Lord's.

The 95-year-old Duke wore a tie matching the ceremonial ribbon he cut to officially open the stand, named after former England captain Sir Pelham Warner.

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