Royals deny report of rift
PRINCE CHARLES is fully “committed to supporting the Queen”, according to a statement from the royal households amid reports of a power struggle involving the heir to the throne.
The statement followed claims that the Queen’s private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt was “forced out”.
Unnamed sources said he left after complaints from Prince Charles.
But an unprecedented statement from Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace said: “It was previously announced in July that Sir Christopher Geidt is stepping down after 10 years as private secretary.
“Recent years have seen an ever-closer working relationship between all the different royal households and their respective teams.
“The Prince of Wales and the entire Royal Family are committed to supporting the Queen in whatever way they can at Her Majesty’s request.”
Sir Christopher will be succeeded by the Queen’s deputy private secretary Edward Young. His job involved advising the Queen on political and constitutional matters.