Roy­als deny re­port of rift

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - MEMORY WALKS -

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.

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