Buckingham Palace have summoned all royal household staff for an emergency meeting this morning (Thursday). Any meeting of this nature of course prompts speculation about the reason for the meeting and whether it was to do with the health of the Queen (91) or Prince Philip (95).
— Richard Gaisford (@richardgaisford) May 4, 2017
Royal sources have said there is ‘no cause for alarm’ about the meeting but did not provide any other indication of the meeting that will take place at 10am on Thursday 4th May’s reasons.
The Sun did report that Prince Philip had in fact died on their website, but swiftly removed the article as it’s been suggested not to be true. It has even been pointed out that he was very ably and healthily at Lord’s cricket ground yesterday.
There'll be a staff meeting at Buckingham Palace this morning. It's not to do with the health of either the Queen or Prince Philip.
— Peter Hunt (@BBCPeterHunt) May 4, 2017
Prince Philip, 95, at Lord's cricket ground, uttering one of his favourite lines: pic.twitter.com/pltAwfbhai
— Peter Hunt (@BBCPeterHunt) May 3, 2017
Theresa May herself was at the palace yesterday to discuss the disolution of the government in preperation of the upcoming general election. It was reported that both Her Majesty and Prince Philip were in good health.
Just talked to #BuckinghamPalace press office. No comment on reports of urgent summit. "Her Majesty and Prince Philip are alive and well."
— Rosa Hwang (@journorosa) May 4, 2017
The Daily Mail reported that one of the household staff commented saying, “Everyone is on tenterhooks…Although meetings involving the entire royal household are occasionally called, the way this has been done at the eleventh hour is highly unusual and suggests that there is something major to be disseminated.”
Despite the reports of ‘no cause for alarm’ people have responded on twitter as they do…
— Tess Wagner (@KVUETess) May 4, 2017
Hoping that the #BuckinghamPalace news isn't anything bad, but rather an announcement that all of our lost Hogwarts letters have been found.
— Harry Potter Memory (@PotterMemory) May 4, 2017
Glad to see the Flag still flying at full mast! #BuckinghamPalace
— Karl William Reid (@MrKarlReid) May 4, 2017
If the British motto is Keep Calm and Carry On. The American version is Freak Out Immediately and Spread Rumours. #BuckinghamPalace
— LA (@angelolexie) May 4, 2017
It's going to be awkward if Prince Philip is perfectly fine and the Queen just remembered something important overnight. #BuckinghamPalace
— Karen Sweeney (@karenlsweeney) May 4, 2017
— clare (@clareemilyd) May 4, 2017
— JR (@Bald_Monkey) May 4, 2017
— Kassasimone Le Boo (@rosiewhatacutie) May 4, 2017
More to follow as we get it.