Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Is the Queen Dying? Could It Be Philip? Maybe the Corgis?
The Queen's royal staff have been summoned to an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace. Staffers are said to be descending on London from royal residences across the U.K.
The news, from "sources", has sent the internet into meltdown as the monarch's aides and team members from as far as Balmoral in Scotland to her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk and Windsor Castle head to the city residence.
According to the Daily Mail, the staff will be addressed by the most senior officer of the royal household, Lord Chamberlain, and the Queen's private secretary, Sir Christopher Geidt.
UK radio is reporting, and social media is speculating, the news could be regarding her husband Prince Philip.
Then again, maybe Her Majesty, has simply had enough of the old bugger and decided it's time for a conscious uncoupling. Or perhaps there's been a meltdown over the prospect of having to host the Cheeto Benito in the royal digs this October.
As all great journalists say, time will tell.
That's a relief (I actually do like them both, the corgis not so much). Phil is hanging up his spurs. At 95 he'll do no more public engagements. Just breathing at 95 is an accomplishment of sorts. I wonder if the missus will decide she's done her share too.
"I'm sorry to hear you're standing down", one man told him at a royal lunch on Thursday. "Well, I can't stand up much," the duke quipped.