Queen Elizabeth will make Windsor Castle her permanent home – Reuters

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The Queen will stay in Windsor

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Queen Elizabeth will no longer live in Buckingham Palace.

The 95-year-old monarch and her late husband Prince Philip – who died last April aged 99 – left their London residence to self-isolate at Windsor Castle at the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago. years old and she would have grown up to enjoy her life there, so she wants to settle there permanently.

Her London residence is midway through a 10-year redevelopment program and although the Queen has planned to leave her private apartments temporarily and move to another set of rooms in the palace while her apartments are being refurbished, she has now changed his mind.

A royal source told The Sunday Times newspaper: “Commissioning doesn’t end until 2027. Although it’s ongoing, it’s not really a place to stay long-term.”

While the Queen has previously felt that conducting her work from Buckingham Palace contributes to the smooth running of the affairs of state and is symbolically important, she will now take a ‘work from home’ approach from Windsor and undertake there. “mainly” its commitments to reduce it. Travel.

She will return to London for occasional engagements, but it is believed she has not stayed at the Palace since March 2020.

Royal author Hugo Vickers, who knows the Queen, said: ‘Windsor is the place she loves. She has her memories with Prince Philip there, she has her ponies there and her family close by. It makes sense.”

Windsor is convenient for regular family visits from Princes Charles and William and Princess Anne, while Prince Andrew lives at the Royal Lodge on the Windsor Estate and Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, are not away at Surrey’s Bagshot Park.

The castle was used by the Queen for weekends and at Easter and during Royal Ascot in June, while she summered at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire and Sandringham in Norfolk from December to February.

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