Shocking! Hardly had he become king when one of Charles III’s first measures shocked the population across the Channel.
A harsh return to reality. After the death of Queen Elizabeth IItraumatic for the British citizens who were very attached to it, here are a hundred employees of the King Charles III when he was still only a prince, received a letter from dismissal. All of these fine people were employed at Charles’s home, Clarence House.
According to The Guardian, taken up by our colleagues from Le Parisien, “Charles’ private secretaries, finance office, communications team and household staff have received a letter from Sir Clive Alderton, the King’s chief adviser, telling them that changes are coming, which for some may lead to dismissal”. A notification received on Monday, when the world was watching the tributes paid to the deceased in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland.
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As required by law, a consultation period has begun with the aim of reorienting former employees and compensating them.
“Everyone is absolutely furious, including the private secretaries and the management team. All the staff have worked late every night since Thursday, to be confronted with this. People were visibly shaken by this news”according to a staff member quoted by The Guardian.
While no one knows where the new king and queen consort will live from now on.