The Queen ‘will make Windsor Castle her main residence so she can be closer to Philip’

The Queen will spend less and less time at Buckingham Palace as she makes Windsor Castle her main residence – so she be close to Prince Philip, it is claimed. 

The couple, married for 73 years, had been isolating in Berkshire throughout the pandemic, and the Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully there aged 99.

Palace insiders now say that although Buckingham Palace, which is undergoing a £369 million refurbishment, will be the Queen’s primary workplace, it is unlikely to be her main residence.

She is set to remain at Windsor Castle, where the Duke is buried, for the foreseeable future.

An insider said: “The kindest thing to do is to allow her to live where she feels most comfortable.”

Next week the Queen will turn 95, and is claimed to favour spending time at her favoured residence in Windsor.

Yesterday members of her family gathered for the first time in a year to say farewell to Prince Philip, as his funeral was held at St George’s Chapel within the grounds.

Heartbreaking pictures showed her sitting alone during the service, due to Covid regulations.

His coffin was lowered into the 200-year-old vault below the chapel, but this will not be his final resting place.

When the Queen dies, the Duke of Edinburgh will be transferred to the gothic church’s King George VI memorial chapel to lie alongside his devoted wife.