Queen ‘tells family she is feeling much better and is looking forward to hosting the entire royal family at Sandringham this Christmas’
- Concerns over her health have grown recently after she cancelled engagements
- This included missing her first Remembrance Sunday ceremony for 22 years
- But sources now say she is recovering and planning to join royals at Christmas
The Queen has told her family she is feeling much better and looking forward to hosting the rest of the royals at Sandringham this Christmas, according to reports.
Concerns over the monarch’s health have grown recently after she cancelled a number of engagements, which included missing the Remembrance Sunday ceremony for the first time in 22 years due to a back injury.
Buckingham Palace said she made the decision not to attend the service at the Cenotaph in London ‘with great regret’ and was ‘disappointed’ to miss the event.
The Queen has told her family she is feeling much better and looking forward to hosting the rest of the royals at Sandringham this Christmas, according to reports
She had earlier spent a night in hospital for an unconfirmed condition before then being told by doctors to rest at home.
But Prime Minister Boris Johnson then claimed she was ‘very well’ when he saw her in Windsor a few days after.
Now sources close to the Queen have insisted she is on the mend and planning to travel to her Norfolk estate on or around Friday, December 17, according to the Mirror.
It will be an emotional few days, however, as it will be the first Christmas since the death of her husband, Prince Philip.
While a traditional train ride from London to Kings Lynn is not off the table, it’s expected she will instead make take a helicopter from Windsor – a journey which takes around 50 minutes.
Her guests this festive season are said to include Charles and Camilla as well as William, Kate and their three children.
Other royals including Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, along with their respective partners and children, have also received invites.
The Queen welcomes the Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey during an audience in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
A source told the paper: ‘The Queen has told everyone she is feeling far better of late and is very much looking forward to welcoming them for Christmas.
‘Like many other families, this will be the first time Her Majesty can gather with her extended family after being kept apart for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.’