Queen takes helicopter to Sandringham ‘to organise royal Christmas’

The Queen has reportedly flown to Sandringham by helicopter after doctors gave her the all-clear to travel.

Her Majesty, 95, is said to be ‘delighted’ to get to Norfolk for a ‘mini-break’ after spending the week resting in Windsor.

There have been concerns for the monarch’s health after she spent her first night in hospital in eight years in October.

But she is said to be busy ‘overseeing’ plans for a family Christmas in Sandringham – her first festive period without her beloved late husband Prince Philip.

A source told the Mirror: ‘Her Majesty is very much looking forward to hosting her family at her Norfolk home for the Christmas holiday and there is much preparation to be done in time to accommodate everyone who has been invited.

‘The Queen has many happy memories of being at Sandringham with the family over Christmas and was in the firm belief that she was far better off being there in person to oversee everything as much as possible.

‘But she travelled on the understanding with her doctors that she continues to rest as advised.’

The trip comes after other members of the Royal Family ‘became concerned’ as she continued her royal duties from home when doctors told her to rest.

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The Queen cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland, along with an appearance at COP26 in Glasgow.

But she was seen cracking jokes as she awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry last week via an online link.

She also advised world leaders to ‘rise above the politics of the moment, and achieve true statesmanship’ in a video message to COP26.

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