The Queen will no longer call Buckingham Palace her home.
The 95-year-old Monarch is reported to have made the decision after a series of health issues in recent months have made her consider where she will call home, reports the Mirror.
It’s now understood that she will “never live at Buckingham Palace again” according to sources close to the Royals.
Her Majesty, who usually resides at Buckingham Palace, has, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, been working from home at Windsor Castle.
A series of refurbishments to Buckingham Palace, the official royal residence since 1837, have been taking place while the pandemic has been ongoing.
Expected to be completed in 2027, it was always planned that the Queen would move out of her private apartments, albeit temporarily, but with recent health concerns she is now reportedly making Windsor Castle her permanent residence.
The decision comes as the record-breaking monarch is set to celebrate her 96th birthday this year, yet concerns over her health from royal officials have been quietly ongoing for some time now.
Last month, it was reported that the Queen said she “couldn’t move” as she leaned on her walking stick at a meeting at Windsor Castle, while last year she was advised to rest for several weeks on doctor’s orders – that was after going for tests at hospital for an unspecified illness.
February also saw the 95-year-old test positive for Covid-19, experiencing what were called “light symptoms”.
She has since returned to duties and is expected to “be visible” at Buckingham Palace for festivities such as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.
It is anticipated that for her birthday on June 2 she will still appear in the balcony of the palace.
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