Queen continues recovery as she is driven around her Sandringham estate in ...

Queen continues recovery as she is driven around her Sandringham estate in ...
Queen continues recovery as she is driven around her Sandringham estate in ...

The Queen enjoyed a morning drive at her Sandringham estate as she continues her recovery after doctors advised her to cancel all official visits for a fortnight.

The 95-year-old monarch wore a headscarf as she sat in the passenger seat of a Range Rover while she was driven around the estate.

One of her corgis also made an outing but had a Land Rover to itself, peering out the rear window during the excursion around the ground.

The head of state is expected to spend the weekend at Sandringham while she has some time off amid her determination to be fit for Remembrance Sunday.

Her Majesty last week pulled out of a planned visit to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow and instead recorded a video message from Windsor last Friday, which was played to world leaders on Monday.

The Queen enjoyed a morning drive at her Sandringham estate as she continues her recovery after doctors advised her to cancel all official visits for a fortnight

The Queen enjoyed a morning drive at her Sandringham estate as she continues her recovery after doctors advised her to cancel all official visits for a fortnight

The 95-year-old monarch wore a headscarf as she sat in the passenger seat of a Range Rover while she was driven around the estate

The 95-year-old monarch wore a headscarf as she sat in the passenger seat of a Range Rover while she was driven around the estate

One of her corgis also made an outing but had a Land Rover to itself, peering out the rear window during the excursion around the ground

One of her corgis also made an outing but had a Land Rover to itself, peering out the rear window during the excursion around the ground

And her 105-mile flight to Sandringham for the weekend comes after insiders said the Queen was determined to host her family at the estate for Christmas this year after the pandemic forced them to scrap last year's event. 

The Queen and Prince Philip used to escape to Sandringham every year around the time of Halloween so they could enjoy some quality time together at Wood Farm on the estate.

And although her 'dear late husband' – as she referred to him this week – died in April, the Queen has decided to honour those cherished memories together by going back to the estate this week.

The head of state is expected to spend the weekend at Sandringham while she has some time off amid her determination to be fit for Remembrance Sunday

The head of state is expected to spend the weekend at Sandringham while she has some time off amid her determination to be fit for Remembrance Sunday

Her Majesty last week pulled out of a planned visit to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow and instead recorded a video message from Windsor last Friday, which was played to world leaders on Monday

Her Majesty last week pulled out of a planned visit to the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow and instead recorded a video message from Windsor last Friday, which was played to world leaders on Monday

The Queen's very busy October schedule 

The Queen maintained her typically busy schedule in October up until she was told to rest by doctors and cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland around two weeks ago. Here is what the 95-year-old monarch has been up to since the start of October:

October 6: The Queen holds two virtual audiences at Windsor with the Greek ambassador and the ambassador for Belize. She meets Canadian troops from 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, and later has a telephone audience with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. October 7: The Queen, with the Earl of Wessex, launches the Queen's Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. October 12: The Queen, accompanied by the Princess Royal, attends a Westminster Abbey service of thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion. She uses a walking stick at the abbey, the first time she has done so at a major event. October 13: The monarch has a face-to-face audience with pianist Dame Imogen Cooper to present her with the Queen's Medal for Music. She also holds three other audiences. October 14: On an away day to Cardiff, the Queen delivers a speech at the sixth session of the Welsh Senedd. October 16: The Queen enjoys a day at the races at Ascot, and presents the trophy after the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes during the Qipco British Champion Day. October 18: She holds a virtual audience with the new Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Cindy Kiro. October 19: The Queen has three engagements, two virtual audiences with the Japanese ambassador and the EU ambassador, and then hosts an evening reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit. October 20: The Queen is under strict orders to rest and 'reluctantly' cancels a two-day trip to Northern Ireland. October 21: Buckingham Palace confirms the Queen spent the previous night in hospital for 'preliminary investigations'. She returns to Windsor Castle at lunchtime and is said to be in 'good spirits', back at her desk, undertaking light duties. October 24: The monarch misses a church service at Windsor. October 26: The Queen carries out virtual audiences from Windsor Castle, her first official engagements since she was ordered to rest by doctors. Later, Buckingham Palace announces the Queen has 'reluctantly decided' not to attend a Cop26 reception in Glasgow on November 1. Instead, she delivers an address via recorded video message on Monday of this week, which was filmed on Friday of last week.

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Wood Farm was where Philip, her husband of 73 years who passed away aged 99, largely spent the last few years of his life following his retirement.

A countryman at heart, he loved Sandringham and relished the relative simplicity of Wood Farm, where his only concession to modernisation had been to put in a new kitchen. If not for the pandemic, which saw him move to Windsor to be with the Queen, it is likely to have been where he would have spent his last days. 

A royal source told Mirror Online yesterday: 'The Queen had been hoping she would still be able to spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted her doctors gave her the all clear to travel. 

'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

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