Buckingham Palace confirmed that the Queen and Prince Philip had returned from Sandringham, where they spent their weekend, arriving at Windsor Castle. The palace added that the royals there will spend together the second national lockdown, which begins Thursday.

This means that the couple will be able to celebrate under one roof their 73rd wedding anniversary, on November 20.

The Queen traveled to her home in Norfolk last week to visit her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The couple met for the last time in early October, when the King left Prince Philip at Wood Cottage to return to Windsor and resume her royal duties.

Prince Philip had been directed to stay in Norfolk until November and December to be joined by the king again during the festive period, similar to what happened in 2019.

The Queen and Prince Philip together will spend their second national lockdown period (Image: Getty)

Prince Philip Windsor Castle returns to royal lockdown due to Coronavirus

The Queen and Prince Philip will especially celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary (Image: Getty)

However, he decided to join the Queen at their home in Berkshire to spend their second lockdown weeks together.

Prince Philip had traveled from Sandringham to Windsor as well on March 19, the same day the Queen left Buckingham Palace to isolate herself at her home in Berkshire.

There, the couple celebrated the king’s 94th birthday in April and the Duke’s 99th birthday in June.

Prince Philip, who retired from his royal duties in August 2017, issued a rare statement to thank the staff for their tireless efforts to keep the UK afloat during the crisis.

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Prince Philip Windsor Castle returns to royal lockdown due to Coronavirus

The Queen and Prince Philip married on November 20, 1947 (Image: Getty)

In July, he also appeared at Quadrangle in Windsor for a socially distant engagement, during which he moved to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, with the rank of colonel in The Rifles.

The couple stayed there together between March and early August, when they traveled to Balmoral Castle.

In mid-September, the couple cut short their stay in Scotland to spend a few weeks in Sandringham.

Since his retirement, Prince Philip has made Wood Cottage his main residence.

There, the Duke and Queen are believed to lead simpler lives, without the restrictions dictated by royal protocols in other royal palaces.

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The Queen and Prince Philip during their honeymoon in Malta (Image: Getty)

Prince Philip Windsor Castle returns to royal lockdown due to Coronavirus

The Queen and Prince Philip spent the weekend together in Sandringham (Image: Getty)

Prince Philip, for example, does not require staff at Wood Cottage to wear a royal outfit.

The Queen has reportedly offered more than once to do the laundry while at Sandringham.

A former royal told The Telegraph: “I was once at lunch.

“At the end of lunch, I heard someone say, ‘I’m going to do the laundry.'”

“She turned around and there was the queen in her yellow washing gloves.”

Prince Philip Windsor Castle returns to royal lockdown due to Coronavirus

The Queen and Prince Philip have arrived at Windsor Castle (Image: Getty)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Saturday that England will close its non-essential store as well as museums, bars and restaurants from November 5 to December 2, in a bid to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the growing number of cases in the country.

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“When I told you two weeks ago that we were taking a local and regional approach to tackling this virus, I believed then and still firmly believed it was the right thing to do,” Mr. Johnson said during a press conference.

“Because we know the cost of these restrictions, the harm they cause, and the impact they have on jobs and livelihoods and on people’s mental health.

Prince Philip Windsor Castle returns to royal lockdown due to Coronavirus

The Queen and Prince Philip together will spend their second national lockdown period (Image: Getty)

“Nobody wants to impose these kinds of measures anywhere.

“We did not want businesses, bars and restaurants to close in one part of the country, as the infection rate was so low, when the bulk of the infections were happening elsewhere.

“Our hope was that with strong local action, strong local leadership, we could lower infection rates as the disease was spreading, and thus address the problem across the country.

However, the prime minister added, over the past two weeks, the number of cases has doubled – so much so that the NHS now risks outlining them.