Some members of staff who served King Charles at Clarence House were given redundancy notices today, as the offices of the monarch and Queen Consort prepare to move into Buckingham Palace.

The Guardian reports that up to 100 employees at the King's former residence received notification that they could lose their jobs.

Certain members of his staff have worked at Clarence House for decades, and include private secretaries, members of the communications team and household staff.

It is reported that they received the notice during the thanksgiving ceremony for the Queen, held earlier today at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

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One source told The Guardian: “Everybody is absolutely livid, including private secretaries and the senior team. All the staff have been working late every night since Thursday, to be met with this. People were visibly shaken by it.”

Many staff had assumed that they would be amalgamated into the King's new household, and had been given no information to suggest otherwise up until today.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “Following last week’s accession, the operations of the household of the former Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have ceased and, as required by law, a consultation process has begun. Our staff have given long and loyal service and, while some redundancies will be unavoidable, we are working urgently to identify alternative roles for the greatest number of staff.”

Staff who are made redundant are expected to receive help finding jobs in another royal household or a new one externally.

It is not yet known whether King Charles and the Queen Consort will actually move to live in Buckingham Palace themselves.