“The monarchy itself was in peril, it was at such a low ebb.
“It was in such a terrible state that they had to do something.
“That was the turning point when the Queen said, enough is enough, you must now divorce. We have to draw a line under this.
“Someone overheard the conversation, they’d discussed the fact that she was telling Charles and Andrew that they needed to get divorced.”
The news comes days after the 93-year-old royal demanded that a meeting be held between key royal family members to discuss what to do about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s bombshell exit announcement.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently made public their intention to step down from royal duties and move part-time to the U.S.
Following the meeting she announced in a statement that she supports Harry and Meghan’s "desire to create a new life as a young family".
“Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” the statement read.
“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.
“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.
The statement continued: “Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.
“It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.
“These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days," she concluded.