It was meant to be Prince William and Princess Kate’s triumphant return to Kensington Palace, to establish their place as the future of the monarchy.
But now the upcoming move has turned to mud, thanks to an evil plot from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, which has seen her involved in the departure of several key royal staff members and join forces with another thorn in the Queen’s side – Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson.
Last week, Queen Elizabeth’s most trusted senior advisor and right-hand man Sir Christopher Geidt resigned, while Wills’ private secretary Miguel Head and Harry’s private secretary Edward Fox are also said to have handed in their notice.
This follows the shock resignation of Princess Kate’s private secretary, Rebecca Deacon – and it seems Camilla is the one behind all the staff turmoil and in-fighting behind palace walls.
‘Wills and Kate are moving back to London because Prince George is starting school soon – but also because the Queen is intent on moving them to Kensington Palace and establishing them as the future of the monarchy,’ says a well- placed source.
‘While Prince Charles is next in line to the throne, the Queen has made it clear that she wants Wills and Kate, and also Harry, to be the face of the monarchy – and Camilla doesn’t like this one bit.
‘She’s been manipulating the staff and moaning to senior aides for years, hatching plots and spreading evil rumours.
‘The staff just got sick of it and couldn’t see things getting better with Kate and Wills moving to Kensington Palace and closer to Camilla. They knew the scheming would get worse with Camilla feeling more threatened – they just couldn’t bear it anymore.’
Camilla’s plotting has become so bad that it even led Prince Charles to ban her from their recent tour of Belgium. Last week, the 69-year-old attended to official duty in Belgium with Wills and Kate – while Camilla was a notable no-show.
‘With all the resignations and the turmoil in the palace thanks to Camilla, Charles thought it best to leave her back in London,’ a source explains.
‘Wills and Kate can barely stand the sight of her at the moment, they’re so sick of her interfering – so it’s for the best.
‘Needless to say, it’s putting a lot of strain on Charles and Camilla’s marriage.’
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