The Queen flies to Sandringham by helicopter after medics cleared her to travel – .

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The Queen flies to Sandringham by helicopter after medics cleared her to travel – .


The Queen left Windsor Castle by helicopter today to spend the weekend at Sandringham, her country home in Norfolk.

Doctors allowed the 95-year-old monarch to make the trip after she spent several days resting at her Berkshire residence due to fatigue.

The queen agreed “delighted” to be able to make the trip for her mini-break which had been planned for some time.

Her Majesty is reportedly making the trip to plan to welcome her family to the country estate for Christmas.

The Mirror exclusively revealed on Sunday how the Queen was “fully committed” to organizing the festive vacation for all of her extended family, after being forced to step down from public service to rest on doctor’s orders.











Doctors cleared the 95-year-old monarch to make the trip
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The queen was understood as “delighted” to be able to make the trip
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It will be her first Christmas without her late beloved husband Prince Philip, who died at the age of 99 in April.

The Duke of Edinburgh spent much of his later years after retiring from public service in 2017 living at Wood Farm, a cottage on the vast estate.

A royal source said: ‘The Queen was hoping she could still spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted that her doctors had given her the green light to travel.








It will be the Queen’s first Christmas without Prince Philip
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“Her Majesty cannot wait to welcome her family to her Norfolk home for the Christmas holidays and there is a lot of preparation to be done in time to welcome all who have been invited.

“The Queen has many happy memories of being at Sandringham with the family over Christmas and was a firm believer that it was much better to be there in person to oversee everything as much as possible.








The Duke of Edinburgh died in April at the age of 99
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“But she has traveled on the understanding with her doctors that she continues to rest as advised. “

The Royal Flag still flies above Windsor Castle, as it indicates where the monarch’s primary residence is and where the Royal Court is currently located.

The Queen is due to return in the coming days to Windsor Castle, where she was forced to spend last Christmas alone with Prince Philip due to coronavirus restrictions.








The Queen visited Sandringham House by helicopter
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The royal family have reportedly become ‘concerned’ about the Queen in recent weeks after she embarked on a relentless program of engagements.

Last month, the monarch was forced to spend a night in hospital, after medical specialists carried out a series of tests, described as “preliminary inquiries” at King Edward VII Hospital in Marylebone, London.

She withdrew from a two-day visit to Northern Ireland just five hours before her arrival, raising huge concerns for her health.








The Queen faces her first Christmas as a widow
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Buckingham Palace said medics had taken a ‘naturally cautious approach’, adding that the Queen’s admission was for ‘practical reasons’, before she returned home to Windsor Castle the next day.

The royal doctors ordered Her Majesty to rest completely, which meant that she was unable to undertake her daily walk with her dogs.

The Mirror also revealed that the Queen has chosen to give up riding throughout the winter as a precaution.

Her Majesty performed “light duties” from her Windsor Castle office, also hosted video call meetings, and virtually hosted ambassadors.

The Queen was also forced to withdraw from the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, where she was scheduled to host a reception for world leaders with her son Prince Charles and grandson Prince William on Monday.

The future kings stepped in to represent her, alongside their wives, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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