The Queen would leave Buckingham Palace

queen prince philip moves from windsor castle

[]).push(function () { viAPItag.display(“vi_1088641796”) }) || []).push(function () { viAPItag.display(“vi_1088641796”) })

Prince Philip’s funeral took place yesterday (Saturday April 17) in St George’s Chapel in Windsor, following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death last Friday (April 9) at the age of 99.

According to HELLO!, The Queen is about to leave Buckingham Palace, which has been her official residence since 1953 and where she gave birth to Prince Charles and Prince Andrew. HELLO! reports that royal staff have been told that while the Queen will be spending the summer at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and Christmas at Sandringham House again, she is expected to move to Windsor Castle for good.

Windsor is likely to hold special significance to the Queen: this is where Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, was buried and this is where the royal couple previously spent every Easter together before choosing to s ‘isolate after the first national lockdown. announced in March 2020.

Charlie HardingGetty Images

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the Duke of Edinburgh was primarily based at Wood Farm Cottage on the Sandringham Estate, while the Queen stayed at Buckingham Palace due to her professional commitments. However, as the lockdown restrictions were repeated in November 2020, Prince Philip deliberately returned to Windsor Castle to pass the second lockdown with the Queen, celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary together on November 20. According to Vanity Fair, the lockdown was a happy time for the royal couple, who were able to spend more time together enjoying daily walks in the private gardens and dining together each evening.

Prince Philip’s funeral, which took place yesterday, met coronavirus restrictions, meaning only 30 guests were able to attend (before the pandemic, 800 mourners are expected to attend). Another side effect of the COVID-19 rules was that the Queen had to sit alone during chapel service, as mourners were required to sit two meters from anyone outside their household.

Our hearts go out to the entire Royal Family during this very sad time.

The current issue of Cosmopolitan UK is out now and you can REGISTER HERE.

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive more items like this straight to your inbox.

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported to this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content on

[]).push(function () { viAPItag.display(“vi_1088641796”) }) || []).push(function () { viAPItag.display(“vi_1088641796”) })


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here