Though Her Majesty The Queen is residing at Windsor Castle for the foreseeable future and her immediate engagements have all been cancelled, she is said to be planning a return to work as soon as it is possible and plans to work ‘harder than ever’. Though The Queen would never go against the advice of the Government, it is said that she is looking forward to getting back to normal once it is safe to do so.
The Queen is said to be in excellent spirits as she isolates at Windsor with her husband, Prince Philip. A source told Vanity Fair’s, Katie Nicholls, that while The Queen was sad to see Spring and Summer events cancelled, she is looking forward to a return to Buckingham Palace when she is able and possible events in the Autumn and Winter.
The Queen and Prince Philip have been at Windsor Castle since mid-March and are expected to continue to reside there. Prince Philip usually stays on the Sandringham Estate. The Queen usually returns from Windsor to London after Easter Court which normally ends at the beginning of May. She then stays at Buckingham Palace until early July when her annual Summer trip to Balmoral begins. It is unsure whether this Balmoral trip will go ahead this year.
The source also told Vanity Fair that “I think we will see her doing her private audiences again and more of the work we are used to seeing her do in public at some point in the future.”
It was also revealed that during the Coronavirus crisis, The Queen has been keen for The Royal Family to show a united front and is relying on what she calls her ‘substitutes’ – The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
It has also been reported that while at Windsor Castle, The Queen is out riding every day and making the most of the time she is spending with Prince Philip.