The Queen will reunite with Prince Philip for Lockdown Two after living apart


THE Queen is set to be reunited with Prince Philip and form a new ‘HMS Bubble’ for the coming lockdown.

The couple have been living apart after the Queen, 94, returned to Windsor Castle this month to return to work.

The Queen is set to reunite with Prince Philip for the lockdown after living apart
The couple have been living apart after Her Majesty returned to Windsor Castle

But Prince Philip, 99, will this week leave Sandringham where staff have complained Covid-19 ‘royal bubble’ restrictions kept them away from their families.

He will be back in the Queen’s ‘HMS Bubble’ set up to stop her catching Covid-19 in time for the nationwide lockdown and their 73rd wedding anniversary this month.

The move could quell revolt where loyal palace workers are threatening not to work over Christmas.

Estate staff complained the three-week shifts with seven days quarantine keeps them away from their families.

They remain unwilling to isolate from loved-ones during the festive period.

The mutiny is said to involve about 20 staff including cleaners, laundry and maintenance workers.

The Duke will be in Windsor Castle for his upcoming 73rd wedding anniversary on November 20 giving Sandringham staff time off.


His trip to unite the Sandringham and Windsor bubbles comes as millions of Brits face a second crippling lockdown.

A source said: “Philip is keen to spend his anniversary with the Queen.

“They spent seven months together in HMS Bubble due to Covid-19 this year and only been apart for a few weeks now.

“It is also seen as a chance for staff at Sandringham to have a break so that they will feel better about working at Christmas. But Christmas is still up in the air.”

Philip and the Queen went into lockdown in March and spent seven months together.

It was one of the longest spells for decades.

They went on holiday for a month at Balmoral before spending a fortnight at their Norfolk estate.

The Queen is set to lead the nation at Remembrance Sunday next week but Philip will not attend the Cenotaph ceremony.

The Sandringham uprising means the monarch, 94, may be forced to spend it at Windsor Castle for the first time in 33 years.

Buckingham Palace did not want to comment.

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