Queen calls her entire household to ‘highly unusual’ emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace today but mystery surrounds the reason why

Drama: All members of the Royal staff have been called to Buckingham Palace for an emergency meeting involving the Queen and Prince Philip

 

 

  • Staff to be addressed by senior officer of Royal Household Sir Christopher Geidt
  • Fuelling rumours of announcement concerning Queen or Duke of Edinburgh
  • Staff from afar afield as Balmoral in Scotland have been called back to London
  • Royal sources won’t reveal 10am meeting details but there is ‘no cause for alarm’
  • Queen and Prince Philip were at engagements and their health said to be ‘fine’ 
  • Ex-royal press secretary Dickie Arbiter claimed it could be about palace refurb

Speculation amongst Buckingham Palace staff is rampant this morning as the Queen’s most senior aides called her entire household to an emergency meeting today.

But royal sources have told the Mail that internet rumours about Her Majesty’s or Prince Philip’s health are ‘wide of the mark’ and they are ‘fine’.

Servants from royal residences across the country have been ordered to London and will be addressed this morning at 10am by the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior officer of the Royal Household, as well as Her Majesty’s right-hand man, Private Secretary Sir Christopher Geidt. Continue reading

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier Has no Purpose Except As ‘a Failed Dream of EU Integration’

The 65,000-ton Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth, launched by Her Majesty on July 4 and praised as “a national instrument of power,” is in fact “a ship with no real purpose other than to act as the monument to yet another failed dream of EU integration,” according to historian and journalist Christopher Booker.

Even before the launch, there were questions raised over the ship’s purpose. No aircraft will be able to fly off it until 2020. Despite a vast flight deck, it is not designed to handle fixed-wing aircraft, only the American-built vertical take-off F35, which is still in development with chronic design problems.

The F-35 seen on board the ship at the launch was in fact a fibre glass replica, a plastic kit plane defence giant Lockheed Martin assembles for air shows and exhibitions.

Other questions have been raised that HMS Queen Elizabeth should be nuclear powered like American aircraft carriers, not by diesel and gas. More, the Royal Navy no longer has enough surface craft to provide escort for an aircraft carrier. Continue reading