The Queen is due to travel to Balmoral, Scotland later that month following the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
The Queen usually didn’t visit her property until the summer – July for most years on her way to Balmoral.
But this year she will spend some time in relative solitude in a house on the Balmoral Castle estate.
According to the MailThe Queen will stay with a small staff in the seven bedroom Craigowen Lodge on the property, possibly in the company of her niece Lady Sarah Chatto at times.
Queen Victoria retired to Balmoral during her reign after Prince Albert’s death.
Emma Cowing wrote in the Mail: “The time at Balmoral will be a period of quiet reflection, punctuated by the same sense of routine that she has kept for nearly a century.”
The Queen usually visited Balmoral in July and stayed at the lodge until July, then at the castle until September or October.