In a stunning turn of events, Britain’s newly crowned King Charles has been dealt a significant blow just days after his momentous coronation last weekend.
Startling reports from Hello reveal that Sir Edward Young, the monarch’s long-serving private secretary, has made the decision to step down from his esteemed position after an impressive tenure of 19 years, dedicated to serving the royal family.
As elucidated by the esteemed publication, the private secretary to the reigning monarch holds the utmost importance within the Royal Household, shouldering the immense responsibility of providing unwavering support to the sovereign in fulfilling their duties as the Head of State.
Sir Edward Young began his tenure at Buckingham Palace back in 2004, and his dedication and commitment earned him the esteemed role of private secretary to the late Queen Elizabeth, a position he held from 2017 until her unfortunate passing.
In recent years, Sir Edward had the privilege of serving both Queen Elizabeth and now King Charles as a joint private secretary alongside Sir Clive Alderton. However, following his departure, Sir Clive Alderton will continue to serve in this role solo, taking on the tremendous responsibilities that lie ahead.
Reflecting on his decision to step down, Sir Edward, a trusted confidant and close aide to King Charles, expressed his deep sense of honor in having served two sovereigns during such historic times. Graciously acknowledging the support and camaraderie of his esteemed colleagues throughout his remarkable journey, he remarked, “I am deeply touched by their kind words and tributes as I venture beyond the Palace gates, but look forward to staying in close contact in years ahead.”
The departure of Sir Edward Young marks a significant transition within the royal household, as King Charles adjusts to this notable change in his close team of advisors. Only time will reveal the impact of this departure on the future reign of the newly crowned monarch.