The Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II is poised to make Windsor Castle her primary home, without returning to Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II is poised to make Windsor Castle her primary home and will not resume her residence at Buckingham Palace this year, according to a royal source.

Her Majesty, 94, would like to “commute” to London for engagements if it is safe to do so.

The Queen’s absence from Buckingham Palace is believed to be the longest during her 68-year reign.

The Queen used to return to the premises in October after her summer vacation at Balmoral, but instead will reportedly return to Windsor Castle, where she secluded herself with the Duke of Edinburgh from March 19 before her vacation in Scotland.

A royal source said: “There is a desire for Buckingham Palace to once again operate as a functioning palace, but only if all relevant councils suggest that it is appropriate to do so.”