Courting disaster: the key events that led to the ‘Sussex ...

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Courting disaster: the key events that led to the ‘Sussex situation’

As the palace reels from the Harry and Meghan bombshell, it’s helpful to look at three pivotal moments in 2017

Camilla Tominey

2019 may have been another annus horribilis and the new decade could certainly have started better, but 2017 was actually the year it all started going wrong for the royal family.

As the queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge remain locked in talks about how to resolve Harry and Meghan’s royal future, insiders point to three key events that contributed to the “Sussex situation”, as it has been dubbed behind palace gates.

Negotiations continued over the weekend ahead of a crisis meeting called by the queen for Monday after a working group convened to find “workable solutions” was advised from the top to sort the matter within a week...

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