The Queen could move permanently to Windsor Castle to be near Prince Philip

The Duke is buried underneath the chapel

Queen Elizabeth II attends the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on November 08, 2020 in London, England.
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The Queen could permanently move to Windsor Castle, to be nearer to where her husband Prince Philip was laid to rest on Saturday.

·   Prince Philip's funeral took place at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Saturday and the Duke was laid to rest in a 200-year-old vault hidden underneath the chapel.

·    The Queen looked sombre yesterday as she sat on her own for the funeral, reflecting on her husband's life. 

·    In other royal news, Meghan Markle sent a thoughtful wreath and handwritten note for the Duke funeral.

The Queen spends weekends and holidays at Windsor Castle, but sources have said that the move could be more permanent now that the Duke has been laid to rest in the town's chapel.

With a royal insider telling the Express: “The kindest thing to do is to allow her to live where she feels most comfortable.”

During the lockdown, The Queen spent most of her time at the Castle, with Philip, and with her royal duties being cut back now could be the perfect time for her to make the move more permanent. 

The Queen and the rest of the royal family are still in the mourning period, following The Duke of Edinburgh's death. While yesterdays funeral saw the Queen dressed fully in black and sat on her own, quietly reflecting during the service, which honored the Duke's "humor and humanity".

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Earlier in the day Philip's coffin was carried on a custom-built Land Rover Defender, which was designed by the Duke himself. The Queen followed in a Bentley with Lady Susan Hussey, her trusted lady-in-waiting.

There were 29 other members of the royal family, including Prince Harry and William, who joined the Queen in a private ceremony which reflected on the Duke life and their 73 year marriage. 

Meghan Markle didn't make the service but sent a thoughtful colourful wreath and a handwritten note to mark the day and show her respects. 

Sarah Finley

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