Queen travels to Windsor for new lockdown

Larissa Schwedes

Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip have returned to Windsor Castle for Britain's second lockdown, Buckingham Palace says.

The royal couple travelled to Berkshire from the Sandringham estate three days before the month-long restrictions come into force.

Philip's decision to accompany the monarch to Windsor and return to HMS Bubble - the nickname for their smaller household of staff amid the coronavirus pandemic - came after the UK government announced the new lockdown on Saturday.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the duke's move to Windsor had been planned for a while.