WINDSOR Castle and Buckingham Palace are both set to stay empty — with no royals moving in permanently following the Queen’s death.
Windsor Castle is set to stay empty following the Queen’s deathCredit: Alamy
Will and Kate have only just settled into their four-bed Adelaide Cottage nearby on the Windsor estateCredit: Getty
They will use it as an office while living mostly at nearby Clarence House.
The Queen split her time between Buckingham Palace in the week and Windsor Castle at weekends. She spent her summers at Balmoral and her final few months there.
They were previously disappointed not to get the 1,000-year-old castle after they wed, receiving much smaller Frogmore Cottage instead.
A source said: “It was previously said that William and Kate would move into Windsor Castle, but there are no plans for them to leave Adelaide Cottage.”
The couple moved from Kensington Palace in September, so they can do the school run. They spent no money on refurbs.
The Sussexes paid back the £2.4million they spent doing up Frogmore.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will use nearby Clarence House as a residenceCredit: AFP
Buckingham Palace is also set to stay empty after the Queen’s deathCredit: Getty
Charles ‘right’ not to go big
By MICHAEL HAMILTON and ROBIN PERRIE
TWO choristers who sang at the Queen’s coronation say King Charles III is right to scale back on the “splendour and magic” for his crowning.
Around 8,000 guests were invited to Elizabeth’s event in 1953, while her son is set to have 2,000 on May 6 next year.
And ceremonial robes are set to be ditched in favour of lounge suits.
Adrian Dence, 82, and Stanley Roocroft, 84, were schoolboy choristers at Westminster Abbey in ’53.
Retired food salesman Adrian, of Milford on Sea, Hants, said: “I think they are right to have a toned-down event and not try to match the splendour of the Queen’s coronation.”
Stanley, of Hawes, West Yorks, was “incredibly moved” by the Queen’s passing.
He said of her funeral: “We do those events so well — the pomp and pageantry was something to behold.”
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