According to reports, Queen Elizabeth II left Windsor on October 31st to travel to London. This was after Covid fears led to her avoiding Sandringham’s Christmas visit.

Last week, the monarch of 95 years returned to London. It is reported that this was her first visit to London since she was admitted to hospital last October.

According to The Sun the queen was seen standing on her own in the capital, without using a walking stick.

It comes after the Queen ‘regretfully’ scrapped next week’s traditional Royal Family Christmas lunch and could skip her annual trip to Sandringham amid Omicron fears.

The Queen (pictured on October 16) reportedly returned to London last week in what was thought to be the first time she left Windsor since she spent a night in hospital in October

According to reports, the Queen returned to London last Wednesday (pictured October 16). This was believed to be her first visit to London since October when she spent one night in hospital.

Speaking about the Queen’s reported visit to London, an onlooker told The Sun: ‘It was great she was out and about and on her feet and looking back to her best.  

“Hopefully, she is on her feet in London and that’s a good sign we’ll see her again on engagements.”

MailOnline reached out to Buckingham Palace in order for them to comment. 

After spending the night in West London’s King Edward VII’s Hospital on October 20, Queen Elizabeth has been doing light duties. She has now been relaxing at Windsor Castle.

The Aides claimed that her stay was to conduct preliminary investigations and maintained that these tests were strictly ‘precautionary.

On orders of doctors, she cancelled a 2-day Northern Ireland trip for commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Partition just hours later.

The Queen is currently residing in Windsor Castle, where she remains on 'light duties' after multiple health scares (pictured with the Sultan of Oman and his wife this week)

The Queen is now residing at Windsor Castle. She continues on “light duties” after numerous health problems. 

It comes after the Queen 'regretfully' scrapped next week's traditional Royal Family Christmas lunch, due to be held at Windsor Castle (pictured), instead of the usual Buckingham Palace

This is because the Queen has’regretfully’ scrapped the traditional Royal Family Christmas Lunch next week, which was due to take place at Windsor Castle (pictured) instead of Buckingham Palace. 

In the previous month, Queen Elizabeth had to walk with a stick when she visited Westminster Abbey.

As she recovered, she was also unable to attend the Cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow in person, instead sending a recorded message, while she also missed Remembrance Sunday commemorations due to a back sprain.

The Queen may now be unable to go to Sandringham for Christmas, which would mean that her family members will have to travel to Sandringham.

After her ‘regretful’ decision to scrap next week’s traditional pre-Christmas dinner for up to 50 family members due to soaring Covid cases, sources told the Daily Mail yesterday that ‘all plans were under consideration’ – including her annual trip to Norfolk.

It means that the 95-year-old – spending her first Yuletide without her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip – could spend a second festive season at Windsor Castle. 

But the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children still intend to travel to their Norfolk home for the holidays, and their plans are unlikely to change – meaning the Queen may not be able to join them as planned. 

Royal aides are monitoring government advice and will make a decision by next week.

The Queen is still keen to go to her beloved 20,000-acre estate at Sandringham, where she normally stays until early February – particularly as she spent last year at Windsor alone apart from her late husband and a handful of staff, due to lockdown.

A second source close to the royal said that they believed her Norfolk stay was in balance, despite the changing circumstances. 

The 95-year-old monarch was planning to welcome 50 or so relatives, including Prince Charles and Camilla (pictured in March 2020), to an event at Windsor Castle next week

According to the monarch, who is 95 years old, 50 relatives were expected to attend the Windsor Castle event next week.

They said that Her Majesty is always an example of leadership, no matter what her preferences may be.

But, so long as social mixing is allowed by the Government, the Queen won’t be the only one. 

On Christmas Eve, the Prince of Wales will be joined by the Duchess and Duchess Cornwall along with Princess Anne, the Earl and Countess Of Wessex.

It comes after the Queen cancelled her annual Royal Family Christmas lunch on Tuesday ‘with regret’ as a ‘precaution’ to try to save her loved ones festive plans, amid fears over the Omicron Covid variant.

The monarch was planning to welcome 50 or so relatives, including Prince Charles and Camilla, to an event at Windsor Castle next week.

The Queen is scheduled to fly by helicopter from the party to Sandringham, Norfolk on the day following the festivities. She will then spend Christmas in Sandringham. 

However it has now emerged the Queen ‘with regret’ has cancelled her family lunch as a ‘precautionary’ measure, feeling that too many people’s Christmas arrangements were at risk if it went ahead. 

Sources close to the Royal Family stated that there was a conviction that doing so is best for all.

The Queen cancelled this event for the second consecutive year. It is usually held at Buckingham Palace.

She called it off last year because of tougher restrictions that were imposed amid the Delta Covid strain’s surge. 

The decision comes after millions of Britons cancelled Christmas Day plans in order to be with family. 

Camilla Tominey was a royal expert who spoke on This Morning ahead of today’s announcement. She told viewers that the monarch may leave it up to his guests whether they choose to attend. 

She explained that while we thought the Queen would have a Christmas party at Windsor’s extended family on Tuesday, it seems like this is still being planned. 

“She’ll then go to Sandringham, where she can enjoy the traditional celebrations of Norfolk.

“But now, they seem to be in a state of flux. Like we are all. Maybe it’s going to be about the guests and if people don’t feel comfortable coming,  that makes the decision for you.’ 

The family would be reunited in their largest ever reunion after the death of the Duke in April. 

While three of her four new grandchildren – August, Lucas and Siena – had been expected to attend the lunch, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and their son Archie and newborn Lilibet, also born this year, will remain in the US.

A ITV crew recorded Queen Mary’s Christmas Day address a few weeks ago. 

The Mail reported last Wednesday that palace officials were looking into options for the monarch’s appearance in public, in order to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Buckingham Palace released video and photos of the sovereign undertaking. However, the meetings were held behind palace walls.

We hope that Queen Elizabeth II will be able to attend a small public event on the grounds of the castle.