Ahead of the Sandringham Summit 2020, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended a Sunday Service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, England on January 12, 2020.
The Queen was accompanied by her eldest grandson Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s son), her Lady-in-Waiting Susan Katharine Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley and guests.Embed from Getty Images
Peter Phillips leads guests to St Mary Magdalene Church.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II and her Lady-in-Waiting Susan Katharine Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Charles Richards (Equerry to HM The Queen and Deputy Master of the Household of the Royal Household) and Peter Phillips.
Her Majesty was seen wearing a hearing aid for the first time. Something else The Queen has in common with her husband Prince Philip.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Peter Mark Andrew Phillips (born 15 November 1977) is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder child and only son of Anne, Princess Royal, and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending a morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
For the Service Church, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II brown-camel coat with matching hat, classic pearl and diamond earrings, Bird of Paradise Jubilee Brooch and black Launer bag.
Sandringham Summit 2020
On January 8, 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement saying that they intend to step back as senior members of The British Royal Family.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. 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. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Hours later, Buckingham Palace also released a statement regarding The Duke and Duchess of Sussex:
“Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage. We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”
A statement from Buckingham Palace regarding The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. https://t.co/1qtTEHiIq6— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 8 de enero de 2020
Neither Her Majesty or any member of The Royal Family were consulted before the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released the statement to the world.
The Queen calls Prince Charles of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex to attend a crisis meeting at Sandringham “Sandrigham Summit 2020” on Monday January 13th 2020 to discuss The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s future in the British Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex expected to dial-in to the meeting from Canada.
The meeting between The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex took place at Sandringham State on January 13, 2020.
After the “Sandringham Summit” The Queen released the next statement:
A statement from Her Majesty The Queen. https://t.co/IVSyfeojqk— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 13, 2020
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“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.
My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.
Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.
It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
- THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX STEP BACK AS SENIOR ROYALS.
- LADY SARAH CHATTO AND QUEEN ELIZABETH AT CHURCH.
- QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE ARMSTRONG JONES AT CHURCH
- HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH AND BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY MEMBERS AT CHURCH SERVICE.
- QUEEN ELIZABETH AND THE PRINCESS ROYAL ATTENDED CHURCH SERVICE.
- DUKE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND CLOSE FRIENDS AT CHURCH.