Despite it being her usual place of residence and work, it has been revealed the Queen won’t be returning to Buckingham Palace “for the foreseeable future”.
Instead, the decision has been made to make Windsor Castle her permanent base until the coronavirus threat has passed.
According to a report by royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah for The Times “the seat of monarchy shifts from London to Berkshire”
Queen Elizabeth will “continue working from Windsor and is understood to be keen on commuting into London for engagements and events at Buckingham Palace, if it is considered safe for her to do so”, the publication explains.
Her Majesty first left Buckingham Palace in March this year, and at this stage it looks like she won't return until next year at the earliest. It’s believed to be the longest period in her 68-year reign that she's spent away from her primary residence.
At this time of year, the Queen would normally be returning to Buckingham Palace, after her summer holiday in Balmoral, Scotland.
Instead though, she and Prince Philip will head straight back to Windsor Castle, where they have been keeping isolated along with a handful of staff.
Prince Charles and Camilla have also been keeping clear of London, instead residing up in Scotland, where Charles stayed in isolation after contracting COVID-19.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have also spent most of the time in their Norfolk home Anmer Hall, where they have been home-schooling Prince George and Princess Charlotte.