THE Queen is “very keen to return to normal” and “wants to get back to work in London”, an insider has claimed.
According to Vanity Fair, Her Majesty would normally return from Balmoral in October and go straight to Buckingham Palace – but this year, The Queen and Prince Philip will reportedly go back to their Windsor home where they were in lockdown in March.
An insider told the magazine: “The Queen loves Windsor, it’s where she is most comfortable and so it makes sense for her to be there.
“But she also needs to be back in London for certain things and the plan is for her to commute as and when she needs to.”
Royal sources claimed Her Majesty intends to be at the Cenotaph ceremony in November – which she hasn’t missed once during her 68 year reign – with social distancing measures in place.
“The Queen wants to get back to work, she is very keen for things to return to normal as are her staff at the Palace,” the insider added.
The past six months is believed to be the longest amount of time The Queen has ever spent away from Buckingham Palace since she came to the throne in 1953.
The Queen’s staff reportedly have made a “fluid” plan – which changes depending on government guidelines – in the hopes that she can start carrying out engagements in person again.
Another source said: “There is a desire to get Buckingham Palace up and running again as a working palace, but only if all the relevant advice suggests that it is appropriate to do so.”
Since March, The Queen and Prince Philip have reportedly been served by the same 22 household staff – dubbed the “HMS Bubble” – who have all isolated from their families.
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