Queen & Philip leave Buckingham Palace for Sandringham

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have left Buckingham Palace to head to Sandringham today, after cancelling the journey yesterday.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have taken the Royal helicopter to Sandringham for Christmas after cancelling their train journey yesterday. (John Fielding)

It appears the duo must be feeling better after deciding not to travel yesterday because of ‘heavy colds’.

A Royal spokesman has informed the media that the couple have flown to Norfolk instead of taking the 90 minute train service to King’s Lynn from King’s Cross. It is thought this journey would take around half the time, if not less.

Tuesday saw the traditional festive lunch for the extended Royal family – a tradition they carry out each year, usually the day before travelling to Norfolk.


There were concerns for both Her Majesty and Prince Philip’s health after the announcement yesterday, particularly considering their ages: 90 and 95 respectively.

The Queen and Prince Philip are now at Sandringham for Christmas. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

But the festivities can now begin that the Monarch is at the house; the more minor members of the Royal Family invited to Sandringham over Christmas will begin to arrive, with the most senior – Prince Charles and Camilla – arriving on Christmas Eve.

It is expected that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will spend the holiday with the Middletons this year.


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Al Sharif Al Sheikh Dr Raad Al Anbaky Thu 22 December, 2016 - 3:17 pm

Thank GOD For the Good News & Thank You Also Dear Friends
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year


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