The Queen enjoyed a morning drive at her Sandringham estate as she continued her recovery after doctors urged her to cancel all official appointments for a fortnight.
The 95-year-old monarch donned a headscarf as she sat in the passenger seat of a Range Rover while she was driven around the grounds.
One of her corgis also made an excursion, but had a Land Rover to itself, peering out of the rear window during the jaunt around the grounds.
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 Winsor last Friday, which was played to world leaders on Monday.
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 that they could have 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 chosen to honour those treasured memories together by going back to the estate.
Wood Farm is where Philip, her husband of 73 years who passed away aged 99, mostly spent the last few years of his life following his retirement.
A countryman at heart, he loved Sandringham and enjoyed the relative simplicity of Wood Farm, where his only concession to modernisation had been to put in a new kitchen, and if it hadn’t been for the pandemic, which saw him move to Windsor to be with the Queen, it’s likely to have been where he would have spent his last days.
A royal source told a newspaper outlet that the Queen had been hoping she would be able to spend the weekend at Sandringham and was delighted her doctors had given her the all-clear to travel, and it was said that the Queen was looking forward to receiving her family at her Norfolk home for the Christmas holiday and much preparation had to be done in time to accommodate everyone that has been invited.
But a Land Rover for a Corgi, and we’re supposed to believe that they support climate change, although the Corgi has probably done more for this country than Boris Johnson has.
Perhaps it’s a good thing that the Queen couldn’t attend the COP26, and even though she’s trying to get involved with climate change, this only highlights the royals extravagant lifestyle, private jets, the use of helicopters to hop from one grand place to another, private jets and cavalcades of SUVs. They really shouldn’t get entangled in this sort of thing because it will just show their hypocrisy.
And I can’t believe that the Corgi got its own Land Rover, but then this doesn’t surprise me when it comes to the elites who preach to the minions, and what a nice way to protect the environment if you’re an elite.
Of course, dogs are beautiful creatures and the Queen can have them chauffeured around the property, but I wouldn’t be lecturing the masses not to take their plane, car or helicopter and then do the opposite, that would seriously be a bad call, and perhaps it’s time for the monarchy to go.