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 a Cop26 video message recorded last Friday and played in Glasgow on Monday this week

Queen Elizabeth II is seen during the Cop26 video message, which was recorded last Friday and played in Glasgow this week.

The Queen was pictured driving close to Windsor Castle on Monday after being instructed by doctors to rest for a fortnight

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

The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle in Berkshire for rest following her overnight hospital stay last night

The monarch is expected to spend the weekend at her Norfolk estate of Sandringham after flying there by helicopter

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.

October is a busy month for the Queen 

The Queen continued to be busy in October, until doctors told her to rest and she cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland two weeks ago. Here’s what the monarch, aged 95 years, has been doing since October began:

  • October 6: The Queen has two virtual audiences at Windsor with both the ambassador for Belize, and the Greek ambassador. She meets Canadian troops of the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and then has a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
  • October 7: The Queen launches, along with the Earls of Wessex from Buckingham Palace’s forecourt, the Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
  • October 12th: The Queen is accompanied by Princess Royal at a Westminster Abbey service to thank God for the centenary of Royal British Legion. This is the first time she’s used a walking stick at a major event.
  • October 13: The monarch will have a face-to–face audience with pianist Dame Imogen cooper to present her the Queen’s Medal for music. She also holds three additional audiences.
  • October 14: The Queen addresses the Welsh Senedd sixth session on an away day from Cardiff.
  • October 16: Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Ascot.
  • October 18: She hosts a virtual audience of sorts with Dame Cindy Kiro (new Governor-General New Zealand).
  • October 19, 2009: The Queen holds three engagements. She then hosts a reception at Windsor Castle for the Global Investment Summit.
  • October 20: The Queen is on strict orders to rest, and she’reluctantly cancels’ a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.
  • October 21: Buckingham Palace confirms that the Queen spent the night before in hospital for ‘preliminary investigation’. She is expected to return to Windsor Castle around lunchtime.
  • October 24, 2012: The monarch misses a Windsor church service.
  • October 26: The Queen holds virtual audiences at Windsor Castle. This is her first official engagement since she was placed on a restorative diet. Buckingham Palace later announced that the Queen had’reluctantly determined’ not attend the Cop26 Glasgow reception on November 1. Instead, she will deliver an address via video message.

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 the Duke of Edinburgh last year spent their Christmas alone at Windsor Castle - the first time since 1987 that she did not spend the holiday with her family at Sandringham. The Queen and Philip are pictured at Sandringham in 2017

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.

Insiders said the Queen was determined to host her family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk for Christmas this year

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.”