Queen Elizabeth Will Split Her Time Between Windsor Castle & Buckingham Palace After Summer Break, Source Reveals
After spending the summer at her Balmoral estate, Queen Elizabeth will split her time between Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, a source revealed, The Sun reported.
The reason the 95-year-old will stay at her two homes instead of one is because of the £369 million refurbishment bill.
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“Otherwise many people would think, ‘What’s the point’ of the refurb?’ ” expert Roya Nikkhah said.
The Queen shacked up at Windsor in Berkshire for most of the pandemic, but it's been reported that she will be in London when she returns from Scotland.
The Queen isn't the only one to be bopping around, as Kate Middleton and Prince William may be moving to Windsor, The Royal Observer reported.
"Since the Megxit moment of almost 18 months ago, the Cambridges have been trying to redefine themselves and elevate their public images," historian Dr. Ed Owens explained to The Express. "The problem with being at Anmer Hall was that they were pretty out of the public eye."
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"Obviously they’ve always had their apartments at Kensington Palace, that’s been their London base, but moving to the South East and the Windsor area represents an opportunity to elevate their public image, to make themselves more visible," he continued. "They’re clearly trying to associate themselves with the Queen, present themselves as supportive individuals and also associate themselves with this very historic site that’s been important for the monarchy for a long time."
There may be a few other reasons for the real estate shake-up, Susan Logue explained.
"It might be several reasons they'd want to move. One to help the Queen. Two, to be near Kate's parents and three, If Prince George goes to Eton, they'll be close to the school," she said on Us Weekly's "Royally Us" podcast. "I can actually see them moving to Windsor or onto the property somewhere close to the Castle."