‘Will stay there forever’ Burrell says why Queen will NEVER return to Buckingham Palace


PRINCESS Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell claimed the Queen will never return to Buckingham Palace and will stay in her residence as Windsor Castle.

In response, Mr Burrell replied: “I do [believe that] because Buckingham Palace is the office, is the London headquarters of the royal family but the Queen’s home now is now Windsor Castle.

“And I think it’s easy for her to stay there she’s just had two new Corgi puppies which take her outside.

“She said the beauty of dogs is they take you out, they take you out in the fresh air they make you exercise and you meet people.

“It’s no good her staying inside those four walls and just living her life out like that because she likes to be with people.

“And as soon as this lockdown ends I think she will get out there again and start to meet people.

“But make no mistake because she will die queen, she will never ever retire and give up their responsibility.

“Not now, not ever.”

Mr Burrell also recalled a funny interaction between the Queen and Prince Philip over a disagreement over her Corgis.

He remembered one evening when Prince Philip was walking through their home he was unable to open a door due to a handful of Corgis blocking the way.

Mr Burrell claimed the Duke of Edinburgh was angry and turned to the Queen wondering why she had so many.

Her Majesty reportedly calmly turned around and said “because they are just so collectable” before walking away.

Prince Philip died on April 9 aged 99 with his funeral to be held this weekend.

Prince Philip timeline (Image: Express.co.uk)

Due to be held on April 17, the funeral will be held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Buckingham Palace has urged the public to stay away from the event due to coronavirus restrictions as only 30 people can attend by law.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected his invitation so more family members could attend.

In a statement released on Monday about the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Harry said: “He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm – and also because you never knew what he might say next.”

Prince William also shared a tribute which read: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.

“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.

“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.


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