Royal staff called to Buckingham Palace for meeting

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LONDON — Staff working for the British royal family have been summoned to a meeting in London, according to a royal source.

These types of meetings are highly unusual, but they do take place a couple of times each year.

The meeting was called by the Lord Chamberlain, the most senior member of Queen Elizabeth II’s household staff.

The announcement led to a flurry of speculation on social media. Several news organizations reported Thursday morning there was a meeting, but there was no cause for alarm.

The queen, who is 91, met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the palace on Wednesday after Parliament was dissolved in preparation for the June 8 general election.

The same day, 95-year-old Prince Philip was photographed during an event at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.