Sir Edward Young, the Queen’s private secretary, began his roll when Lord Geidt was ‘ousted’ two years ago by Prince Charles and Prince Andrew.
But now he has become a scapegoat for the Royal Family’s recent troubles, with senior courtiers and even members of the family — understood to include Princess Anne and Prince Edward — thinking he has failed to get a grip on the scandals.
According to The Times, insiders said Young had let down the Queen because he was unable to tell Charles, William and Harry things they did not want to hear in the way Geidt was able to do.
It has been claimed that courtiers privately admitted that a lack of personal authority has made it difficult for him to defend the Queen’s interests during the crisis.
Sir Edward Young will help oversee crunch talks at Sandringham tomorrow with Charles, William and Harry.
A source in the royal household told the publication: ‘All the guns are blazing at Edward Young.
‘He has not geared up the system to protect the monarch. Very senior members of the royal family think he should go.’
Up until this point Anne and Edward have both stayed out of the royal drama, including Harry and William’s ‘feud’.
The source added that it has now become a ‘blame game’ and said that Young has failed to be ‘wise and intuitive’.
It was also claimed that senior officials like Geidt were warning about Harry and Meghan and Prince Andrew years ago, which is why Charles and Andrew got rid of him.
Up until this point Anne (pictured) and Edward have both stayed out of the royal drama, including Harry and William’s ‘feud’
A second source close to the royals called for courtiers to get a grip on the crisis, saying that there has been a lack of discipline and that things would have been different if Geidt was still around.
Harry and Meghan’s intention to quit as senior Royals has widened the gulf between the two siblings, with William understood to be ‘incandescent’ over his brother’s blindsiding of the Family.
After laying down a 72-hour ultimatum to aides on Friday to hammer out a solution to the Sussexes’ future roles, Her Majesty summoned Princes Charles, William and Harry to her Norfolk Estate to put an end to the turmoil ravaging the monarchy – while Meghan is expected to join the discussions via a conference call from Canada.
The Palace let it be known that the 93-year-old Queen was ‘hurt’ and ‘disappointed’ by Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to make their announcement without consulting senior Royals.