#23NewsBulletin – The #Queen flew out of #WindsorCastle today by helicopter to spend the weekend at #Sandringham, her country estate in #Norfolk. Doctors cleared the 95-year-old monarch to travel after she spent several days resting at her Berkshire home due to exhaustion. The Queen was said to be "delighted" to be able to travel to her mini-break, which had been planned for some time.
Her Majesty withdrew from a planned visit to the historic Cop26 climate change conference in #Glasgow last week, instead of recording a video message from #Windsor on Friday that was played to world leaders on Monday.
And her 105-mile flight to Sandringham for the weekend follows reports that the Queen was determined to host her family at the estate for #Christmas this year after the #pandemic forced them to cancel last year's event.
#Buckingham Palace refused to comment to MailOnline on her visit today, citing it as a 'private matter.'
'The Queen had hoped she would still be able to spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted her doctors gave her the all-clear to travel,' a royal source told Mirror Online today.
'Her Majesty is looking forward to hosting her family for the Christmas holiday at her Norfolk home, and there is much preparation to be done in time to accommodate everyone who has been invited.'
'The Queen has many happy memories of spending Christmas at #Sandringham with the family and was convinced that she was far better off being there in person to oversee everything as much as possible.'
The Queen traveled 'on the understanding with her doctors that she continues to rest as advised,' according to the source, after they said last week that she should only participate in 'light, desk-based duties for at least a fortnight. Last year, the Queen and the late #Duke of #Edinburgh spent #Christmas alone at #WindsorCastle, marking the first time since 1987 that she did not spend the holiday with her family at Sandringham.