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Prince Philip is ‘being forced’ to stay with The Queen at Windsor due to HMS Bubble staffing shortages

The Duke of Edinburgh is ‘being made to stay’ with The Queen as there is not enough staff available to form two separate isolation bubbles.

Despite being married for 73 years, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have lived very independent lives as of late due to their differing work and life styles.

In 2019, Her Majesty only saw her husband a handful of times, with Prince Philip spending the majority of his retirement at Wood Farm – a farmhouse in a secluded corner of the Sandringham Estate.

However, the ongoing public health emergency has seen The Queen and her consort reunited, with the couple living together since March.

Sources have claimed that the 99-year-old Duke is now keen to return to Sandringham, however, he is unable to do so without The Queen as there is not enough staff to form a separate bubble.

 The source told The Sun: “Philip didn’t want to go to Balmoral and doesn’t want to go to Windsor.

“But there is not enough staff to make two bubbles so he is being made to go.

“It makes far more sense to keep them together.”

As a compromise, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are staying at Wood Farm for the next couple of weeks, before they depart for Windsor together at the end of the month.

Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey 73 years ago in 1947.