Discord is such a polite word.
I think of discord as someone getting into a disagreement about whether one should use one lump of sugar or two.
This is more nasty than that, but probably not dumpster fire bad.
So many moving parts.
You would think when you reach a certain age you start losing interest in the power grab or even caring about anything other than living your life. Not if you are this family. Apparently a close confidante was pushed out of power by the A list offspring of a permanent A++ lister.
It was done under the guise of age but really has to do more with the offspring wanting a front and center role for his wife.
The confidante pushed out is totally against that.
Meanwhile, over on the other side of this family is the guy who basically has never grown up and is living off anyone who will give him money.
This includes his kids who he hits up for money every month.
If this were a Shakespeare play, it would be almost time to find the permanent A++ lister dead under mysterious circumstances.
Close confidante: Sir Christopher Geidt
A list offspring/wife: Prince Charles / Camilla
Permanent A++ lister: Queen Elizabeth II
Other side of the family: Prince Andrew, Duke of York
Kids: Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie
Queen’s most senior courtier was forced out of his job in bitter power struggle over Prince Charles’s demands for extra royal duties ahead of his succession to the throne
It is said that there were differences between Sir Christopher and Charles’s senior aides, led by his principal private secretary, Clive Alderton, over how to manage the hand-over of power between the monarch and her heir.
Sir Christopher, a former army intelligence officer and senior diplomat, is said have denied he was forced out but feels ‘bruised’ by what has happened and believes the Queen failed to support him. – Source
Prince Andrew’s plot to oust Queen’s aide who threatened daughters’ roles in Royal family
As sources sought to distance Prince Charles from claims he had helped to force out Sir Christopher Geidt, it was claimed that the Queen’s former private secretary had been “adamant” Prince Andrew’s daughters would not have full-time roles in the Royal Family.
According to reports, the Duke of York “colluded” with his brother to oust the monarch’s most senior courtier. – Source