The Queen ‘tells the family that she’s feeling much better and looks forward to hosting the whole royal family in Sandringham this Christmas’
- Concerns about her health have grown recently after she canceled engagements
- This included missing out on his first Remembrance Sunday ceremony in 22 years
- But sources now say she is recovering and plans to join the royals for Christmas
The Queen has told her family that she is feeling much better and looks forward to hosting the rest of the royals in Sandringham this Christmas, according to reports.
Concerns about the monarch’s health have grown recently after she canceled a series of engagements, which included missing the ceremony for Remembrance Sunday 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 that she is feeling much better and looks forward to hosting the rest of the royals in Sandringham this Christmas, according to reports. Pictured: Last Christmas, she was seen in public in 2019
She had previously spent a night in the hospital for an unconfirmed condition before being asked 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 later.
Now sources close to the Queen have insisted she is recovering and planning to travel to her Norfolk property on or around Friday, December 17, according to the Mirror.
However, it will be some emotionally charged days as it will be the first Christmas since her husband, Prince Philip, died.
While a traditional train ride from London to Kings Lynn is not off the table, it is expected that she will instead take a helicopter from Windsor – a journey that takes about 50 minutes.
Her guests this holiday 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 invitations.
The Queen welcomes Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey during an audience in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle on Wednesday
A source told the newspaper: ‘The Queen has told everyone that she is feeling much better lately and is very much looking forward to welcoming them to Christmas.
“Like many other families, this will be the first time Her Majesty can be reunited with her extended family after being kept apart for so long due to the coronavirus pandemic.”