Queen Elizabeth II has decided to leave Buckingham Palace for good

Publish Date
Monday, 7 March 2022, 12:01PM

After calling it home for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II will no longer live in Buckingham Palace.

The 95-year-old monarch and her late husband, Prince Philip - who died last April aged 99 - moved out of their London residence to isolate at Windsor Castle at the start of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago.

And according to reports, Her Majesty is said to have grown to enjoy her life at Windsor so is keen to settle permanently.

The Palace is also currently midway through a reservice that won't be completed until 2027, and although the queen had planned to temporarily move out of her private apartments while her quarters were renovated, she has now changed her mind.

Royal author Hugo Vickers told The Sunday Times: "Windsor is the place she loves. She has her memories with Prince Philip there, she has her ponies there and family nearby. It makes sense."

The Queen will now adopt a "work from home" approach from Windsor and will "predominantly" undertake her engagements there to reduce her travel.

However, she will return to London for occasional engagements.

The Queen spent much of her childhood at Windsor, with her father and mother.

Windsor is also where Prince Philip is buried. When the Queen dies, the pair will be buried together in Windsor, in King George VI’s memorial chapel.

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