Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has moved permanently out of Buckingham Palace in central London. British media reported Sunday that she will live and work permanently at Windsor Castle, about 20 kilometers west of the British capital.
Buckingham Palace was the official residence and residence of the Queen. Formal receptions are now being arranged at Windsor Castle.
Elizabeth, 95, may not have been to Buckingham Palace in nearly two years. I went to work from home in Windsor in 2020 with the arrival of Corona measures. The British royal family would have preferred Windsor anyway. Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, died there in April. Buckingham Palace, over 300 years old, is undergoing renovation work.
Since 1837, Queen Victoria has been the first monarch to live and work there. She retired from public life and primarily moved to Windsor Castle after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, in 1861.
Elizabeth’s decision to officially leave Buckingham Palace comes months before her platinum anniversary celebrations. Then she ruled for seven years longer than Victoria. British media assume that the next residents of Buckingham Palace, after Elizabeth’s death, will be King Charles and Queen Camilla.