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British Royal Family

Meghan & Harry go before the Queen, Charles and William in unprecedented crisis meeting

The historic meeting will occur at Sandringham on Monday.

By Jess Pullar
In an unprecedented move, key members of the royal family will gather in the UK later today to discuss Meghan and Harry's future, after their shock decision to step back from their current senior roles.
Plans for the discussion was first made known to the public over the weekend, and will mark an historic moment for the royal family as they carve out the future of Harry and Meghan's place within the monarchy.
Expected to attend the crisis meeting will be the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.
Meghan and Harry will attend a crisis meeting with the Queen on Monday, January 13. (Getty)
In an interesting move, Meghan has actually already flown back to Canada, where she and Harry spent much of the Christmas break together.
The Duchess is remaining over there with her son Archie, and will dial into the the crisis meeting via a web cam.
According to HELLO! online, the meeting will also include the private secretaries of each royal family member.
By the end of the meeting, the Queen will likely come to a conclusion which will define Meghan and Harry's role indefinitely.
It's expected that a resolution will be made regarding Harry and Meghan following the meeting. (Getty)
The Sussexes shocked the world last week when they made the announcement that they wished to step back as senior members of the royal family.
Sharing a statement on Instagram, which was further detailed on their brand new website Sussexroyal.com, the pair wrote: "We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen."
They explained that they intend to spend their time living between the UK and North America, and would attempt to become "financially independent".
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When the pair made the announcement, the BBC reported that even the Queen hadn't expected it - and was ultimately "blindsided" by their decision.
According to Harper's BAZAAR, there was a reason as to why the pair decided to share their decision before the royals were ready.
Respected royal reporter Omid Scobie, who writes for Harper's, said the pair's agenda was leaked to The Sun, and a source said that "they felt they had been cornered."
"It was a case of act now or lose control of something they had spent a long time working on," the source told him.

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