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Clarence House staff ‘left shaking’ after being hit with redundancies in the wake of King’s accession:-

The future of the royal household is under threat as a result of the Queen’s decision to give Prince Charles more influence over policymaking and her husband’s wish to retire from public duties.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last month, the Duke of Edinburgh said he would like to step back from his official engagements but still be involved in “the big decisions”.

He added: “I think it would be nice if I could do that because there are so many things which need sorting out.”

The Duke has also made clear that he wants more say on government issues such as climate change, education reform and health care.

His comments have prompted fears among those

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Dozens of Clarence House staffers were given notice of their potential job loss while working round the clock in the aftermath of Prince Charles’ accession, The Guardian reported.

A private secretary, the finance department, the communications department, and other loyal household staff members were among those who got the email, while the Thanksgiving Service for the Queen was taking part in St Giles’ Cathedral on Monday.

PCS has criticized the government for announcing redundancy plans during the period of national grief.

Following the passing of the Queen, Charles’ office will be moved from Clarence House to nearby Buckingham Palace.

The King’s top adviser, his principal private secretary, Sir Clive Alderton, has revealed that the royal couple’s new roles at Buckingham Palace mean that their official residence, Clarence House, will be “closed down”.

He said the former prince of Wales’s personal interest and former activities will not be carried out anymore.

The Guardian reported that some employees were left upset and shocked by the news.

Following his accession to the throne, the operations of the household of the former prince of Wales and duchess of Cornwall have been suspended and, as per the requirements of law, a consultation process began.

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“We’ve been here for years and our employees have worked hard for us. While some redundancies will be inevitable, we’re trying to identify alternatives for the greatest possible number.”

Staff who are made redundant will receive enhanced redundancies, and none of them will be impacted for at least three month.

After the death of the Queen Mother and her husband, the Household was closed.

Legal advice was given to the family so they could share it with their employees immediately. Despite attempts to delay until after the queen’s funeral.

The decision by Clarence House to announce redundancies during a period of national grief is nothing short of heartlessness.

“The same staff have been working tirelessly for this period in supporting the new king and ensuring continuity across the royal estate.”

While some changes across the households are to be anticipated, as roles within the royal family shift, the scale and speed with which these shifts have been announced is callous.

We don’t know whether they’ll require any staff at all.

PCS will continue to work closely with the Royal Households so that their employees have full job protection.

“We remain committed to supporting our colleagues who are affected by this decision.”

Staff at Clarence House were “shaken” by the news that they would be losing their jobs when Prince Charles becomes king.

According to an article written on the web site standard.co.uk in September 14, 2022 by Barney Davies, members of the household were sent letters about their jobs while the king was attending a service in Edinburgh, the guardian newspaper wrote.

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