Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's decision to step back from their official duties has sent shockwaves through the Royal Family.

There have been numerous reports that the Queen, Prince Philip, Charles and William are all extremely upset and angry at the couple's historical decision.

Today, the Monarch has summoned her son and grandsons to a crisis meeting in Sandringham to discuss what will happen going forward.

It is understood that Meghan and Harry didn't consult any of their relatives before making their announcement on Instagram , only sending the statement to Charles and William 10 minutes before they told the world their intentions.

There have been a number of official statements over the past few days giving an insight into how things are looking behind palace walls.

We've taken a look at how each member of the Royal Family responded to the news, both publicly and privately.

It has been another difficult week for the Royals

The Queen

Harry's grandmother is said to be "deeply hurt" by the Duke and Duchess' actions and has called him to a crisis meeting at Sandringham today.

It is understood Her Majesty knew little of Harry and Meghan's plans until reading them on an iPad at her Sandringham estate before switching on the news.

Before Meghan and Harry told the world they will be stepping back from their roles as senior royals, the Duke wanted to discuss his decision with the Queen.

The Queen is said to be extremely hurt

However it's claimed he didn't plan on negotiating with the Monarch, and instead just wanted to talk to her "grandson to granny" to explain why they were doing it.

He called her up to ask if he could come to Sandringham for a chat, to which she agreed, however things quickly went downhill in what has been described as a "classic" move by the Palace.

The source added: "He has been communicating with her on the phone throughout. He wanted to see her, not to negotiate with her but to talk to her grandson to granny, to say, ‘This is how we have come to this.’ "

He called her at Sandringham, where she is still enjoying her Christmas break, and asked if he could go up to Norfolk to see her.

She reportedly said: "Yes, love to see you, come and see me".

Harry is said to be torn

But the meeting never happened, with a source claiming: "A message was conveyed: ‘Oh, sorry, misunderstanding, she might have said she was available, but actually she is not available.’ "

However the Queen made it very clear that he wasn't to publicly announce the plans for now - but Harry is said to have ignored this, sharing the statement on Wednesday evening.

Shortly afterwards the Queen released her own statement reading: "Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage.

"We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through."

Prince Philip

Furious Prince Philip is said to have barked "what the hell are they playing at?" after learning about Harry and Meghan's plan to quit royal life. 

The Queen's husband, 98, was reportedly furious when he was told and is understood to have accused his grandson of disrespecting the monarch.

Philip has always been very close to his grandson

hilip, who retired from public life in 2017, now spends much of his time in a farmhouse on the edge of the Norfolk estate, but is believed to have returned to the main house to comfort the "disappointed" Queen in the wake of the crisis.

A source told The Sun on Sunday that Philip asked “what the hell are they playing at?” after being told about Harry and Meghan's announcement.

The source added: "To say that the Duke feels let down would be a considerable understatement. He is deeply hurt.

“But he was spitting blood when aides informed him what had happened. Philip has accused Harry and Meghan of lacking respect and he is weary of their behaviour."

Philip was today seen being driven away from the Sandringham estate ahead of the Queen's crisis talks with her heirs.

Prince Charles

According to the Evening Standard , Charles and William were only sent a copy of the statement 10 minutes before it was made public - and they were not given any further information.

Both men are said to be "incandescent with rage" .

Harry reportedly spoke to his dad before Christmas expressing his desire to spend more time in Canada and was told to come up with a concrete plan.

The couple put together a full proposal, detailing how they would make the plan work, which they sent over to Charles at the start of the New Year.

However, they were reportedly told they needed to spend more time thinking it through.

They were told there were "complex implications" that needed to be worked out.

A source told The Times : "It reached an impasse where his father said, ‘We need to have these conversations in person. This is not something we can negotiate over email.’

The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate celebrated her 38th birthday amid all the royal drama, with Kensington Palace ignoring all the goings on to share a gorgeous new photo of the Duchess.

However she was today pictured looking strained ahead of her husband and brother-in-law's crisis talks.

She was photographed driving in London this morning, wearing a cream coat with her hair tied back.

Prince William

Wills is said to be just as angry about Harry's decision as his father.

Over the weekend there were reports that William had spoken to a friend about his “sadness” at the broken bond with his brother in the wake of Megxit.

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According to the Sunday Times , he expressed sorrow that he and Prince Harry are now ‘separate entities’.

The report claims the Duke told a friend: “I’ve put my arm around my brother all our lives and I can’t do that anymore; we’re separate entities.

“I’m sad about that. All we can do, and all I can do is try and support them and hope that the time comes when we’re all singing from the same page.

“I want everyone to play on the team.”

However this morning he released a joint statement with his younger brother denying "bullying claims" .

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The pair said the speculation about their relationship was "offensive" and "potentially harmful".

It said on behalf of the brothers: “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between The Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge.

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”