Queen Elizabeth II of England has officially left Buckingham Palace in central London. She will take up permanent residence at Windsor Castle, about 20 kilometers west of the capital, British media reported Sunday.
The Queen's office was located at Buckingham Palace. From now on, the official personalities will be received only at Windsor Castle, which was already done regularly in recent times.
The 95-year-old Queen has not visited Buckingham for nearly two years. As soon as the health crisis broke out, she began to perform her official duties from Windsor. It is in this residence that her husband, Prince Philip, died in April 2021.
Buckingham Palace, three centuries old, has meanwhile been renovated. The first sovereign to officiate there was Queen Victoria, as early as 1837. However, she retired from public life at Windsor Castle after the death of her husband, Prince Albert, in 1861.
The decision of Elizabeth II to officially leave Buckingham Palace comes a few months before the celebration of her platinum jubilee. She reigned seven years longer than Victoria. The British media believe that the next residents of Buckingham Palace, after the death of the Queen, will be Charles and Camilla.