Queen’s illness cancels travel to Sandringham for Christmas

Following the family lunch at Buckingham Palace yesterday, The Queen has cancelled her journey to Sandringham due to illness, the Palace have announced.

The Queen and Prince Philip are ill and cancelled their travel plans to Sandringham. Picture by Stephen Lock / i-Images

Both Her Majesty and Prince Philip are feeling under the weather, and at the last minute, decided not to take the 90-minute train to Norfolk, to begin their festive break.


“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds, and so have decided not to travel to Sandringham today,” said a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.

It has been the tradition for the last few years that the 90-year-old Monarch has taken a First Class carriage from King’s Cross to King’s Lynn, always the 10.44 service. But security gathered at the station this morning were called off and the photographers told to go home about half an hour before Her Majesty was due to arrive.


The Queen spends Christmas at Sandringham, but has cancelled her plans today due to illness. (Bigstock)

“It’s not happening now,” they suddenly told those gathered.

Usually, the Royal party is at Sandringham House by 1pm, ready to begin festivities, and for other members of the family to arrive.

With the Royal Standard still flying at Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth is still there. They may try the journey again tomorrow, since it is already 21st December – we will keep you updated.

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Al Sharif Al Sheikh Dr Raad Al Anbaky Wed 21 December, 2016 - 4:32 pm

i am sorry to hear this news & I wish them speedy recovery
May GOD Save & Bless Them All


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