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Isabel II hires ex-spy to manage the monarchy crisis – ZAP

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Queen Isabel II hired former MI5 director general Andrew Parker for Lord Chamberlain. The ex-spy will have the responsibility to manage the crisis experienced by the royal family.

In the midst of the institutional crisis experienced at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II hired Andrew Parker, former director of the British intelligence service (MI5), for Lord Chamberlain, one of the top UK royal court officials. Parker will have the responsibility to manage the crisis, but also to deal with other matters of the royal family.

Parker succeeds William Peel and has already taken office, in a replacement that was delayed by the pandemic, writes Jornal de Notícias.

Sir Andrew Parker, born in 1962, joined MI5 in 1983 and, before becoming general manager, accumulated a 30-year career in a wide range of national security and intelligence functions. He led investigations into events such as the Islamic attacks in the UK in 2017, or the poisoning of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal in 2018.

The British royal family is going through a troubled time due to the controversy surrounding the Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. The couple recently moved to the United States, after severing ties to the royal family. The interview they recently gave to Oprah Winfrey served as a conduit to further inflame the crisis experienced.

O Prince André still awaiting the investigation being carried out in the United States on Jeffrey Epstein, the pedophile who died while in prison awaiting trial. This could be another case that Parker will have to manage if he goes to court.

Daniel Costa Daniel Costa, ZAP //

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