The Queen is believed today to have flown by helicopter to Sandringham from Windsor Castle, as she continues her recovery from an overnight hospital stay.
The monarch, who is 95 years old, will spend the weekend at her Norfolk estate while she recovers after doctors advised her not to travel for two weeks because of her determination to be able to attend Remembrance Sunday.
Last week Her Majesty withdrew from a planned visit the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow. Instead, she recorded and sent a video message to Windsor last Friday. This message was then played to world leaders on Monday.
The Queen flew 105 miles from London to Sandringham, after insiders claimed that she was determined to host her family at Sandringham this Christmas after last year’s pandemic.
MailOnline was not able to get a comment from Buckingham Palace about her trip today. A source claimed that it was a private matter.
Queen Elizabeth II is seen during the Cop26 video message, which was recorded last Friday and played in Glasgow this week.
After being told by doctors to rest for two weeks, the Queen was seen driving near Windsor Castle Monday
Mirror Online today was told by a royal source that the Queen had hoped to be able spend Sandringham’s weekend, but her doctors gave her the green light.
“Her Majesty” is looking forward to hosting her family at the Norfolk home for Christmas. There is much preparation that must be done to accommodate everyone who has been invited.
“The Queen has many happy memories of Christmas at Sandringham with her family. She was convinced that it was better to be there in person to supervise everything.
According to the source, the Queen traveled ‘on the understanding that she continues rest as advised’ by her doctors after they told her last week that she should not take part in ‘light, desk-based duties’ for more than a fortnight.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April, last year spent their Christmas alone at Windsor Castle – which made it the first time since 1987 that she did not spend the holiday with her family at Sandringham.
The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle in Berkshire for rest following her overnight hospital stay last night
After flying there by helicopter, the monarch will spend the weekend at Sandringham in Norfolk.
The monarch has pledged to attend the Remembrance Sunday service at Cenotaph on Nov 14, even though she will be missing the traditional Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall the day before.
The head of the state was scheduled to attend Cop26. She had hoped to give an in-person speech, and host a reception. But royal doctors told her she shouldn’t travel for any duty.
Instead, the Royal Family was represented at the conference instead by Prince Charles and Camilla, as well as the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge.
The Queen was secretly taken to London’s King Edward VII Hospital last month. The Queen was secretly taken to the King Edward VII Hospital in London by Royal aides. However, they only stated that it was for preliminary investigations.
Last week, the Prime Minister stated that the Queen was in good spirits at the weekly audience they held last Wednesday.
Boris Johnson said that “She seems in very good shape.” Her doctors have advised her to rest. We need to respect and understand this. She deserves the best.
Buckingham Palace assured her that she is well and that she is still in good spirits. However, public concern remains at the longest period of her reign’s absence from illness.
At the end of her recommended fortnight’s rest, doctors will reassess her. It is likely that her diary will be affected for some while.
The Queen’s eagerness for the world to see her is overshadowed by her doctors’ opinions.
This will force other senior royals, particularly the Prince of Wales to attend more engagements on her behalf.
Concerns over the Queen were raised last month when she cancelled a two day tour to Northern Ireland.
She made the decision just hours before she was due for flight. Despite aides stating that she stayed at Windsor Castle, she was later taken to hospital for her first overnight stay in eight years.
Monday saw the Queen driving in a green car close to Windsor Castle, Berkshire. She was wearing her signature headscarf as well as a pair sunglasses.
The Queen addressed world leaders at Cop26 Monday with a strong plea. She urged them to put aside division and act for the sake of their children.
The monarch made her first major intervention regarding the environment. She said that they should “rise above politics” and show ‘true statemanship’.
Speaking in a video message – played at a reception marking the first day of the climate summit – the Queen declared: ‘The time for words has now moved to the time for action.’
She included a poignant nod to her advancing years, saying many involved in the Glasgow summit – including herself – would not see the fruits of their actions, adding: ‘None of us will live for ever.’
She stressed, however, that this was not for her but for her children and for their children’s children.
She struck a positive note, saying that working side by side with the leaders of the world could solve ‘the greatest insurmountable challenges’ and ‘triumphover the greatest of adversities’.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh spent their Christmas last year at Windsor Castle alone. It was the first time since 1987 she didn’t spend the holiday at Sandringham with her family. The Queen and Philip were pictured at Sandringham in 2017.
According to insiders, the Queen wanted to host her family at Sandringham in Norfolk this Christmas.
She spoke with unusual candour of her pride in her family and their stance on the environment – from ‘my dear late husband’, the Duke of Edinburgh, to her son the Prince of Wales and grandson the Duke of Cambridge.
She recalled how in 1969 Prince Philip told an academic gathering: ‘If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become increasingly intolerable within a very short time… If we fail to cope with this challenge, all the other problems will pale into insignificance.’
The Queen stated: “It is a source to me great pride that my husband played the leading role in encouraging people protect our fragile world through the work and leadership of our eldest children Charles and William. They are my pride and joy.
She added she had also ‘drawn great comfort and inspiration from the relentless enthusiasm of people of all ages – especially the young – in calling for everyone to play their part’.
She stressed the enormity of the task ahead and said: “In the coming days the world has the opportunity to join in the shared goal of creating a safer, more stable future for our people, and for the planet upon which we all depend.”