Windsor Castle & Buckingham Palace set to stay empty with no royals moving in permanently following the Queen’s death

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D89AWB Windsor Castle from the Long Walk, Berkshire, England, UK.

WINDSOR Castle and Buckingham Palace are both set to stay empty — with no royals moving in permanently following the Queen’s death.

It had been thought William and Kate would live in the castle once they became Prince and Princess of Wales.

Windsor Castle is set to stay empty following the Queen’s death

Will and Kate have only just settled into their four-bed Adelaide Cottage nearby on the Windsor estate

But the family of five — with children George, nine, Charlotte, seven, and Louis, four — have only just settled into their four-bed Adelaide Cottage nearby on the Windsor estate.

Last week, HOAR revealed the King and Queen Consort will not move into Buckingham Palace for at least five years due to a £369million renovation.

They will use it as an office while living mostly at nearby Clarence House.

Balmoral Castle, in Scotland, is also set to be opened up to tourists and will also have no royals in official residence.

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.

But a vacant Windsor Castle opens the prospect of Prince Harry and Meghan moving there, should they decide to return to the UK.

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 residence

Buckingham Palace is also set to stay empty after the Queen’s death