This weekend it was known that Queen Elizabeth II will not live again in Buckingham Palace, symbol of the British monarchy since 1837, and from where the Queen lived several decades of her life at the head of the Royal House of Windsor, but why that decision?
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In the first place, it is due to the memories and is that the Queen currently fixed as a fixed residence Windsor Castle, a place with which she has a special connection. He has spent long periods there, one of the most significant being the months of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Queen Elizabeth II took refuge with her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, with a reduced staff that made the couple feel more united than ever in their more than 70 years together and rediscover “the happiness of their first years together”.
Another reason is that in that castle the queen’s husband died, on April 9, 2021, he is buried in that place. Elizabeth II’s parents are also buried in Windsor. On the other hand, flowers grow in the garden of the castle with the name of her late husband, other reasons to want to stay close to her memories.
The renovations at Buckingham Palace is another possible cause that made the Queen make the decision not to return to the official residence in London and is that the reforms will last until 2027. In Buckingham they are installing new wiring, pipes and boilers. Despite the fact that this royal enclosure has enough space – 775 rooms – living between works would not be beneficial for the 95-year-old queen.
His definitive move to Windsor has another advantage and that is that he will live near his sons Edward and Andrew, the Duke of York lives at the Rowe Lodge estate while Edward resides in Bagshot Park about 15 kilometres from his mother’s new residence.