It was reported last night that The Queen has decided to make Windsor Castle her permanent and primary residence, and it seems that 95-year-old monarch will never fully return to Buckingham Palace and is said to have not spent the night at Buckingham Palace since March 2020.
Instead, she opted for a more “work-from-home” approach to getting involved, where she is expected to meet dignitaries and officials from her Berkshire home. The courtiers are also thought to be keen to restrict the Queen’s travel as she admits to feeling weak joking at a recent meeting with two defence ministers: “As you can see, I can’t move”.
Prince Philip in Windsor was the Queen companion and close allie where she spent most of time with, until his death in April last year – and sources say the couple “rediscovered the happiness of their early years together” while being cared for by only a skeleton staff.
Instead, she opted for a more “work-from-home” approach to engagement, where she is expected to meet with dignitaries and officials at her Berkshire home
There is an ongoing renovation that might continue work till 2027, which might have been her cause of reason to move, which was Influnced by thy refurbishment of her central London home.
That means after the Queen’s death, when Prince Charles and Camilla become king and queen, Buckingham Palace will be occupied by them next.
Hugo Vickers, who is known as the royal writer stated to Sunday Times that: “Windsor is a place she loves. She has her memories of Prince Philip there, the ponies there and the family nearby. It makes sense.” and that Windsor also brought the Queen closer to two of her four children.
Andrew, Duke of York lives at Rowe Lodge on Windsor Manor. Prince Edwards and his wife Sophie Wessex are 10 miles from Bagshot Park, Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also regularly visit the Queen in Windsor.
It is also believed that the Queen now meets with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a weekly basis by phone rather than in person – as has been the case for most of the pandemic.
After Prince Philip’s death, the Queen found solace at work, but she was forced to slow down medical advice last October.
After the hospital check up, she was forced to cancel multiple appointments two weeks ago after contracting coronavirus and developing “mild cold-like” symptoms.
The Queen’s next scheduled departure from Windsor Castle is the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 14, her first official event away from the royal residence in five months, were she is expected to join the rest of the royal family at the Abbey for Prince Philip’s Thanksgiving on March 29.
There’s also a four-day national celebration in June to mark her platinum jubilee, including a platinum party at the palace and a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral, which is a royal aide told The Times the Queen would “hope to be” part of the celebrations.
The eldest son and heir Charles remains at his official residence at Clarence House in London,While the Prince of Wales is known to favour the 200-year-old royal residence just a short walk from the shopping centre, the Prince of Wales is said to have “admitted” Buckingham Palace should remain the official residence of the monarchy if he takes the throne.