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Gran exit: what the queen’s message really says about the Sussex crisis

From security to rent at Frogmore – the queen hinted at a clutch of problems to come for the Sussexes

Robert Mendick

There has rarely been a statement like it from the queen. At 5pm on Monday, Buckingham Palace issued a 153-word personal message that simultaneously tried to resolve a royal crisis and hold a family together.

Such heartfelt pronouncements are unusual.

In 67 years on the throne, the queen has maintained a stoicism and sense of duty. In the face of public criticism of her silence in the week after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, she went on television to explain to the nation: “We have all been trying in our different ways to cope.”..

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