Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the world shocked and wondering when they announced their exit from the Royal Family. The royal couple has decided to "step back" from royal duties as seniors in the family. While Queen Elizabeth II has called for a crisis meeting for a quick solution to the family breakup, Kate Middleton and Prince William are feeling "blindsided."

According to Us Weekly, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are still reeling from the shock. The Sussexes made the big announcement with a lengthy statement on their official social media account, Sussex Royal. In their statement, they made the Royal Family and the rest of the world aware of their plans of "carving out a progressive new role within the institution." They are apparently taking steps to become "financially independent" and split their time between the UK and North America.

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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit (link in bio) Image © PA

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Meanwhile, a source told the publication that the Cambridges are not very pleased with their younger brother's family's decision to change their role within the institution of the Royal Family. They are reportedly described to be "distraught" and "frustrated."

"William's done everything in his power to help his brother over the years and feels totally let down by his 'reckless' and 'selfish' actions," an insider told the publication. "The way he sees it, Harry's thrown all the good advice he gave him back in his face."

As for the Duchess of Cambridge, she has also been by Meghan and Harry's side when they were in low spirits. However, with their desire to reset their roles, Kate is "incredibly hurt."

It is said, in the past, Kate has "acted as a mentor to Harry before Meghan came into the picture and hates seeing her husband so upset."

Amid the crunch, the Queen has called for a crisis summit at Sandringham estate to define the future of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The meeting will be attended by Prince William, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry. There is news that Meghan, who flew to Canada the next day after the big announcement, may join the discussion through a conference call.

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Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on 25 December 2017 in King's Lynn, England. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Meanwhile, citing The Sunday Times report, The Guardian says that William is "sad" and considers the brothers to be "separate entities." Nevertheless, he told his friend, that he is hoping that matters are resolved and the "time comes when we're all singing from the same page."