BUCKINGHAM Palace is expected to make an explosive announcement at 5pm after staff were summoned to two urgent meetings today.
However the sense of secrecy and urgency did not end there; staff have been recalled to another urgent meeting this afternoon.
The second meeting of the Queen’s Royal Household and Kensington Palace staff could concern an upcoming engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
After Prince Philip retired from public life earlier this year, such a large meeting of Buckingham Palace staff has fuelled speculation the Queen could also be stepping back.
The elderly monarch stepped down as patron of some of her favourite charities in 2016.
She has also made plans to spend more time at Balmoral and Windsor Castle as it has become more difficult for her to keep up with Royal duties.
Prince Charles laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Queen amid speculation she could retir
Prince Harry has also done military engagements on his grandmother’s behalf
The meetings could also point to an engagement announcement between Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle.
Sources claim Suits actress Meghan moved to London this weekend after quitting her breakout role in the legal drama.
She is reportedly also set to move her dogs from Toronto to the UK as she settles down with the fifth in line to the throne.
Royal watchers are certain we can expect a Royal wedding in spring 2018, while bookmakers Ladbrokes have predicted a wedding in 2019.